Legbourne East Wold Primary School – Mr Watson's Blog

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Peter Weatherall Videos – Just for you!

Posted by eastwoldblog on July 11, 2011

I know that there are some repeats, but I thought you might appreciate all three together in one place!

 

 

 

 

C’mon now, Sing along! You know you want to!

Mr W.

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Theme Music for Year 6?

Posted by eastwoldblog on July 8, 2011

This one is just for Year 6 – You know that you need this in your lives!

I have already downloaded the music!

I think that Mrs Whitfield is right – this is perfect!

Mr W.

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Summer Term Projects – WWII

Posted by eastwoldblog on July 7, 2011

The time is now everyone!

Remember that your Home Learning Projects are due on the 12th July. This is published on the guidesheet as a Monday, but it is infact Tueday. No matter, I will be happy for them to arrive on either day! But no later please because I will have to start reading them straight away!

Don’t forget:

You must choose a minimum of 8 activities to do.  You must do at least 1 from each section, but not more than 3 from one section.

Your aim is to complete at least 20 points (Points in Brackets). Think carefully about which activities you can do to balance sections and points.

You must complete the tasks and put them into a folder or a scrapbook.

This shouldn’t necessarily be a solo project, unless you want it to be of course, get the grown-ups involved too, draw upon the skills of parents, grandparents, older (or younger!) brothers and sisters. These people LOVE a challenge – but they SHOULD NOT be doing it for you!

If you have any queries, questions or concerns – just ask Mr Watson.

(Handed in: Monday 11th or Tuesday 12th July)

I know that people have been very busy and have put loads of thought and attention to detail into this project and I am sure that the standard will again be incredibly high as it has been for the last 2 terms. The bar was set high with your ‘Coasts’ work – so be sure to match it!

Check the marksheet from last time to see where you might improve!

Good luck and I can’t wait!

Mr W.

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WWII Art

Posted by eastwoldblog on July 3, 2011

Now that we have worked on our Propaganda Posters, the final part of the Art this term is to select an image of WWII that inspires you in some way.

Anything goes, as long as it interesting to you.

If you have something ‘personal’ or relating to your family then that’s great – but it doesn’t have to be.

Here are some examples:

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When you have an image – bring it in to school – preferably by Wednesday.

We are going to think how we might use it to create a piece of Artwork.

The results should prove interesting as your skills are really developing well!

Mr W.

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Sounds

Posted by eastwoldblog on July 3, 2011

In science, we are learning about sound, how sound is created and how it travels.

If you watch this video made up of different sounds from the home, can you think of specific words to describe specific sounds:

Words like:

vibration, pitch, high, low, loud, soft, ear, solid, liquid, air, instrument, tension, tight, noise, tuned, percussion, muffle, soundproof, sound wave, frequency, amplitude, wave length

Might be useful.

It is very clever – see what ideas you can come up with!

Mr W.

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Wolds Small Schools Football League

Posted by eastwoldblog on May 15, 2011

(League Table is incorrect at present – Update to follow)

Congratulations to the football team, as they won both their matches on Friday night against Saltfleetby and Theddlethorpe.

East Wold now top the table, having won 4 out of their 5 matches. 

It was fabulous to host teams from Saltfleetby and Theddlethorpe into what turned into a mini-tournament.

Great support was give from staff and pupils from all 3 schools. Matches were played in great spirit and with great determination.

East Wold 6 – 0 Saltfleetby

Saltfleetbly 0 – 1 Theddlethorpe

East Wold 7 – 0 Theddlethorpe

It was brilliant to have almost the whole squad in attendance to cheer on the players and help as Ball Boys, to keep the games running smoothly. It is so good that everyone gets involved in the matches, even if they aren’t on the pitch. Without that help and support it is so much more difficult.

Special thanks go to Mrs Stubbs and Mrs Laughton for again manning the refreshments! Greatfully recieved ladies.

I will try to fit in one final match before the season can be declared over.

Mr W.

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In Depth World War II Timeline

Posted by eastwoldblog on May 11, 2011

WWII Timeline

I thought that some of you might find this useful.

It is a detailed timeline of the events of World War II.

Adapted from: http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/Homework/war/timeline.htm

It could be useful for something in your projects, or just for reference.

Mr W.

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Litter – A Poem by Mr Watson

Posted by eastwoldblog on May 11, 2011

I rather enjoyed the brilliant poems and commentaries that Y6 write and so I thought I would have a go too!

Litter

 

Chuck it, lob it, drop it and throw it!

Why bother to keep it,

Just for the sake of it?

It doesn’t matter!

I really don’t care.

If I don’t even look, it’s not even there.

 

Grab it, leave it, use it and abuse it!

Why bother to put it,

In a bin just to tidy it?

It’s not my problem,

I really don’t care.

If I don’t even look, it’s not even there.

 

Put it, pick it, recycle it and reuse it!

Should I just do it,

Just for the ease of it?

It really does matter!

If I show I care,

Even when I look, it’s not even there!

Mr Watson

 

About this Poem:

The best way to describe litter is to say it is waste in the wrong place. That is, rather than being placed in a bin or other waste container waste is left on the pavement, park or school field.

Litter is untidy and unsightly and can affect people’s view on the quality and safety of an area. Litter can consist of anything from a tiny sweet wrapper or an empty sandwich box to a discarded mattress in a public park. The majority of litter comes from people dropping it either on purpose or by accident, although some litter comes from other sources, for example wind-blown or natural litter.

From: http://www.eco-schools.org.uk/nine-topics/litter.aspx

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I wrote this poem after having driven into work one morning past a series of fresh fly-tipping sites. There were a number of piles of household waste, builders waste as well as standard rubbish, such as plastic bottles and food packaging.

We all have a duty to dispose of litter in a responsible way. Fly-tipping and dropping rubbish on the ground is not responsible.

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Tangled

Posted by eastwoldblog on May 10, 2011

Tangled, mangled in the sea

Strained ’til someone sees.

Plastic, cotton will be there to.

Blood speeding over me and you.

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Pollution

Posted by eastwoldblog on May 10, 2011

Pollution is happening every day

Pollution is bad for us in every way.

Don’t drive in vehicles

When it isn’t needed,

Because it will make the world worse.

Pollution is happening every day

Pollution is bad for us in every way.

It is a big deal

Pollution is mean,

The water can be bad for us

If it’s not clean.

Pollution is happening every day

Pollution is bad for us in every way.

Please stop…    a bit of it

Please stop…    a bit of it

Please stop…    a bit of it

Please stop…    a bit of it

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The Fish’s Last Breath

Posted by eastwoldblog on May 10, 2011

The smell of icy water,

The creek of the boat floor,

Crashing waves like an angry bull,

Whales fins lifting graciously in the breeze.

Dark fumes rising,

A fish’s last breath.

Dolphins squirming the net,

Screaming Tuna.

Ripping flesh,

Mouths slow devouring,

Throwing the remains away

Again, again, again…

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Flaming Fume

Posted by eastwoldblog on May 10, 2011

Flaming fume

Does consume

All the earth’s

Atmosphere.

 

“Cars don’t help”,

People yelp.

Petrol stations

Across the nation

 

Power station                              

Is extermination

To living things

This would sting.

 

Flaming fume

Does consume

All the earth’s

Atmosphere.

 

This poem is about pollution and how it is destroying the world

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Why Not Walk?

Posted by eastwoldblog on May 10, 2011

Drive to the school,

Drive to the market,

Drive to your friend house,

Drive to the swimming pool,

Drive to the park,

Drive down the road,

Drive to the post office,

Drive to your work,

Drive.

Drive.

Drive.

Drive.

Drive.

Drive!

So we ask you why no walk?

About the poem  

This poem is telling you that you don’t need to drive everywhere, you have feet so you can walk.

If we drive everywhere we will make fumes that will pollute the earth and we don’t want that to happen.

So, if it’s close, don’t use the car, get on your feet and walk!

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The Poaching Plot

Posted by eastwoldblog on May 10, 2011

I was there by the trees,

Watching my fellow animals get killed

and hearing the screams of their pain,

I could imagine them crying in my head

and suddenly they were after me – so I had to run for my life

Then I heard a bang then I realised I was gone.

 

About this page   

Poaching is a serious business, approximately 100,000 animals get poached each year so we have to do something.

As an example there are only a couple of hundreds of tigers in the today.    

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The More I Make Pollution

Posted by eastwoldblog on May 10, 2011

Ring, ring, ring, ring

Hi mate, you watching the footy?

I got tickets, but the new TVs arrived,

Hey turn it back on, I’m going in their in an hour,

What’s that the new cars arrived, nice and roomy,

Uses lots of fuel, what did you say?

Gary’s been arrested,

Better get down their, I’ll take the four wheel drive,

I’d love to hear more, but my life is on the go

I maybe just human, but the longer I live.

The more I make pollution.

 

About the poem

I wrote this poem because people are using far too much electricity and are polluting our planet. The ways people can stop this is are things as simple as low energy light bulbs, turning off the TV, sharing cars and many other low energy activities.

The man in this poem uses almost as much electricity as is physically possible. This poem is an example of the worse possible pollution. Although this poem sounds slightly exaggerated we still make a lot of pollution.

In the UK we spend 2.4 billion pounds. If every house hold in Britain had one energy saving light bulb we would save enough carbon to fill the royal Albert hall over 1,980 times. Over 900 million pounds worth of energy is wasted on people leaving machines on stand by. If every house hold in Britain were to turn the TV of at the plug when it is not in use we would save over half of that amount. If every house hold in Britain were to switch their cold appliances to energy saving cold appliances. We would save enough carbon dioxide to fill 24 million double Decker buses.

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Waste, Litter & Smoking

Posted by eastwoldblog on May 10, 2011

Terrible smokers

Polluting the ozone, why?

Litter dropping, why?

Missed my bin, litter

Wasting your food but, why?

Wasting water, why?

Litter, destroying

Smoking, destroying but, why

Wasting food, but, why?

 

Recycle and save

Keep your old clothing and shoes

To donate, why not?

Stop your littering

Stop your smoke, help smokers stop

To save lives why not?

 

About this poem:

This poem is about litter destroying animals and smokers are hurting their own lungs so stopping it is for their own good.

Also if you waste things and just throw them in the bin it just goes to landfill.

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Why Kill?

Posted by eastwoldblog on May 10, 2011

Do we care unhappiness is coming?

Loving animals not coming but going.

And do we care animals are dying?

Habitats are being killed.

Unhappiness is coming.

Do we care we are killing living creatures?

Living like us they have a right to live.

And do we care were causing sadness?

Every tree chopped down in a forest is killing.

Unhappiness is coming.

Do we care ice is melting?

Polar bears are dying away.

And do we care were living but killing?

Animals living but dying as well.

Unhappiness is coming.

So everyone is asking what can we do to help?

Stop causing global warming its’ so easy to help.

So every is asking what am I meant to do?

Cut down on the short car journeys its’ so easy to help.

Unhappiness could be going

RA

About this poem

Why kill? Was written to raise awareness about animals are dying and most are being killed by human activity. Animals are living creatures just me and you so they have a right to a happy and healthy life like us.

RA is a passionate writer about the environment and animals and is well on his way to being a professional poem writer and is wanting to carry on his talent.

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The British Monarchy

Posted by eastwoldblog on April 27, 2011

With the impending Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, we have been looking at the history of the British and English monarchy since 1066 (You have to stop somewhere!)

We have been practising this rhyme to help us to remember the Kings and Queens from William I (The Conqueror) to Elizabeth II (Our present Queen).

Can you rehearse it?

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British Monarch Rhyme

Willy, Willy, Harry, Ste,
Henry, Dick, John, Harry three;
Then three Edwards, Richard two,
Henry Four, Five, Six then who?
Edward four, five, Dick the bad,
Two more Henries, Ned the lad;
Bloody Mary she came next,
Then we have our Good Queen Bess.
From Scotland we got James the Vain;
Charlie one, two, James again.
William and Mary, Anna Gloria,
Four Georges, William, and Victoria.
Edward, George, the same again,
Now Elizabeth – and the end.

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Useful knowledge I think!

Mr W.

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Class 4 – Home Learning Project – Summer 2011

Posted by eastwoldblog on April 27, 2011

I can honestly say that I was astounded by the standard of  last terms ‘Home Learning Project’.

It was such a pleasure to read the work that had gone into the ‘Coasts’ project!

Thanks to all the adults that helped and supported the children through their work – it was truly excellent!

They should be on display very soon in school.

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OK everyone, I introduced this to you in class today.

World War II – Project

(Download a copy above)

This time you are going to create your own folder/file/scrapbook of tasks related to this terms topic – ‘World War II’.

The tasks fit into different categories like KNOWLEDGE, COMPREHENSION, APPLICATION, ANALYSIS, EVALUATION and SYNTHESIS. Each of these requires you to use different skills.

You get to choose what to do and how much because each activity has a ‘Points Value’.

You need to score AT LEAST 20 pts in AT LEAST 8 activities (You can score more and complete more tasks!)

The final presentation can be very personal and as long as it fulfills the instructions it will be fine!

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Here are the guidelines to follow so you get this project in on time:

You must choose a minimum of 8 activities to do.   You must not do more than 3 from one section.

Your aim is to complete at least 20 points (Points in Brackets).

Think carefully about which activities you can do to balance sections and points.

You should complete the tasks and put them into a folder or a scrapbook.

This shouldn’t necessarily be a solo project, unless you want it to be of course, get the grown-ups involved too, draw upon the skills of parents, grandparents, older (or younger!) brothers and sisters. These people LOVE a challenge – but they SHOULD NOT be doing it for you!

As always, if you have any queries, questions or concerns – just ask Mr Watson.

It is to be handed in: Monday 12th July 2011 (You have just over 10 weeks!)

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Remember that if you ‘go the extra step’ and extend any of the challenges then BONUS POINTS will be available!

Copy and Paste from any source of information like a book, leaflet or the Internet and passing it off as your own WILL result in PENALTY POINTS!

Can you be the one to work hard and score the most points?

Good luck and I hope that you enjoy the challenge!

Mr W.

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Summer Term Topic – Teaser Trailer

Posted by eastwoldblog on April 25, 2011

 

Welcome to the SUMMER TERM!!

I thought that I would give you a little teaser as to our new topic for this term – I think you will like it!

Listen to the clip, and then post a comment to say what you think the topic might be and what you would like to learn about it.

Hope you have had a great Easter and not eaten too much chocolate!

Are you rested and ready for our new topic?

See you in the morning!

Mr W.

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