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Specialists - 2/13/15

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Art

In Year 1 we have been finishing up our sculptures inspired by Ron Mueck. This week we reviewed what we know about the artist and have been learning about varnishing.

Music

Music and movement have been a key aspect of lessons this week. Many classes use sign language as part of their voice lessons. We have found that using movement to help us learn lyrics can really benefit our memories but also make learning more fun!

Science

For science this week Year 1 are coming to the end of their unit on forces. They have been learning about the natural forces which shape our planet. They listened to the fable of The North Wind and The Sun and learned that gentle persuasion is always better than brute force when getting things done. They then learned about forces such as volcanos, tidal waves, earthquakes and hurricanes and how these can impact the lives of animals, including humans.

Hubble Bubble Science Club conducted an experiment where they put raisins into a beaker of Sprite. They made a prediction about what would happen, tested, made a careful observation and then concluded. Can you explain why the raisins dance?

Be sure to check out our Twitter account, @PrimarySciatBSC!

Language

Year 4 students this week should be extremely proud after completing their longest ever piece of French writing! The children have worked super hard to include adjectives, connectives and a range of verbs in order to write in full sentences and create paragraphs on sports. Students are now able to write accurately about the sports they do and don’t like to play with extra detail. 

PE

Row, row, row your boat gently down the gym! The Year 6 students have been practicing their rowing skills during their PE lessons this week.

Library

In the Year 1 Bookworms Club this week, we read The Valentine Bears and the students showed off some lovely Valentines they made for their parents and teachers.

Year 10 student Victoria Dorris stopped by to read to some of the students in the Turtles class. Victoria and another Year 10 student, Amaya, come to the library every Tuesday during their morning break to read with the Turtles class.

ICT

What are your thoughts on apps? Year 6 have been conducting market research for their own app ideas over this last term, which culminated in video interviews with staff and students. These thoughts and opinions will now be used as we enter the design and build aspect of our yearlong app development project. 

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