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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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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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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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Class 4 – Home Learning Project – Spring 2011

Posted by eastwoldblog on January 13, 2011

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

Coasts – Home Learning Project Sheet

(Download a copy above)

Last terms ‘Home Learning Project’  was such an amazing success that I thought we could try something slightly different.

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

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: Week Beginning 28th March 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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Class 4 get Worms!

Posted by eastwoldblog on November 24, 2010

Today in Class 4 – we continued our conversation about composting and how micro-organisms help to break down or waste and over time (sometimes a long time!) will turn it into compost which we can use in our gardens.

Y5 had already made some ‘mini’ compost bins to observe over the next few months.

Mr Watson introduced some ‘Red Tiger Worms’. Very exciting. The children used magnifiers and hand lens’ to observe them in detail.

Some of the worms then were put into the Composters to see how they would influence to contents.

Can’t wait to see what happens…

Mr W.

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Viking Longhouses

Posted by eastwoldblog on November 17, 2010

In Class 4, our History topic is as you know ‘The Vikings’.

As part of this topic we have done a Home Learning Project. This was to extend the our learning and to get the children to research and develop an idea for themselves. Starting with a “Shoe Box” the task was to create a model of a Viking Longhouse.

Longhouses were usually made of wood – or stone, earth and turf, which kept out the cold better. They had no chimney or windows, so smoke from the open fire drifted out through the roof, and lamps were used for light. Beds and benches lined the walls. Other features included heather bedding, wall hangings and rugs for warmth. In the winter animals slept inside too.

The children had to think about what materials they could use to complete their model. They could draw, paint, crayon, stick…anything really but they had to BE CREATIVE!

It could be a solo project, or of course they could get the grown-ups involved too, drawing upon the skills of parents, grandparents, older (or younger!) brothers and sisters.

Six weeks were given to complete these projects, and truthfully Mr Watson was astounded by the results. It was a marvel to see the ingenuity of the children and their families. The levels of Design Technology and Art skills displayed were amazing. The majority of the Longhouses are on display in the corridor between the School Entrance and KS2.

Please feel free to come and have a look for yourselves!

 Mr W.

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The Wolds Sport Partnership Football Tournament

Posted by eastwoldblog on October 19, 2010

Tuesday 19th October

The School Football Club competed in the “The Wolds Schools Sport Partnership Football Tournament” at London Road Sports Ground.

There were 7 teams taking part, 2 from Holton-le-Clay and Lacey Gardens, East Wold, North Cockerington and Louth St Michael’s.

The tournament formed a league with each team playing each other once.

The winning team would progress to represent the Louth area at the County Championships. The ‘Small Schools’ Championship would be decided between East Wold and North Cockerington in the final match of the tournament.

East Wold performed admirably with all members of the 10-man squead playing their part. The boys were good sportsmen and team players throughout the matches.

Match 1: East Wold 0 – 2 St Michael’s

Match 2: Lacey Gardens ‘B’ 0 – 2 East Wold (Addison 2)

Match 3: Holton-le-Clay ‘A’ 2 – 1 East Wold (Byrne)

Match 4: Lacey Gardens ‘A’ 0 – 0 East Wold

Match 5: East Wold 1 – 0 Holton-le-Clay ‘B’ (Addison (pen))

Match 6 SMALL SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP: East Wold 0 – 1 North Cockerington

East Wold PWDLFAGD -1  PTS 7

“4th Place Overall”

A very creditable performance overall – Well done to all and a sincere thank you to all the parents who helped to transport the players to and from the tournament.

Please vote for who you think should be Player of the Tournament (Players ONLY please)

Voting closes at 21:00 on Wednesday 20th October and votes cast after this time will not count… 

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED

THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES…ANY VOTES CAST NOW WILL NOT BE COUNTED!

Mr W.

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Simon’s Cat – Kennings

Posted by eastwoldblog on September 20, 2010

As an introduction to Kennings, today in Literacy Class 4 watched the short animation of “Simon’s Cat – Cat Man Do”

We then though about the cat, what it did, what it sounded like, how it behaved etc… to write a simple Kenning.

This is what we wrote together:

Simon’s Cat

Early Riser

Annoying Singer

Sleep Disturber

Face Scratcher

Ear Puller

Bat Swinger

Pain Bringer

Light Sleeper

Well done Class 4 – very good work!

I really enjoyed your Kennings from the lesson too!

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As a reward why not make your very own “Simon’s Cat” here: Simon’s Cat – Cutout

Visit: www.simonscat.com for the NEW Simon’s Cat episode “The Box”

Please note that all ‘Simon’s Cat’ artwork remains the property of Simon’s Cat Ltd.

(All links refer to Original Simon’s Cat links)

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Mr W.

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Class 4 – Now available on Twitter!

Posted by eastwoldblog on September 5, 2010

It is a brave new venture – but you can now follow Class 4 on Twitter!

Not sure how I will make it work yet but that isn’t important is it?

What is important is that I intend to try!

So if you can sum up something that has happened in 140 characters – you might the chance to share it with the world!

You can follow us @Class4EastWold

Mr W.

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Maths Mania 2010

Posted by eastwoldblog on May 12, 2010

On Wednesday 12th May an intrepid team of Y5 boys, travelled to Horncastle Community Primary School to participate in the 7th and final heat of the Lincolnshire “Maths Mania” Y5 Challenge.

On arrival they were greeted by 10 other teams of Number Hungry pupils.

The brave East Wold team, persevered though taxing rounds of Estimation, Calculation, Memory, Puzzles, Mysteries and Challenges – which even Mr Watson and the gathered parents found a little tricky at times.

Mr Dunn had his laptop (but that’s cheating!)

How did our plucky boys think they had done?

By their own admission – “We don’t think we’ve done that well!”

But did they enjoy it?

A resounding “Yes” and suggestions that perhaps there was the chance to have even harder questions next year! (They can say that because of course they won’t be doing it next year!)

THE RESULTS:

1st Place – St Andrew’s Primary – Woodhall Spa (41 pts)

2nd Place – East Wold Primary – Legbourne (35 pts)

3rd Place – Horncastle Community Primary – Horncastle (34 pts)

Perhaps Luke, Ben, Connor & Stephen were not very judges of their abilities after all!

So pleased and proud of you boys – a really impressive achievement!

Congratulations!

Not quite good enough to reach the final at RAF Cranwell, but fantastic nonetheless!

Try to answer this question from the Competition:

My age is a multiple of 8.

Next year it is a multiple of 7.

How old am I?

Answers in the comments box please!

Mr W.

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Monks Dyke Hockey Festival – Result

Posted by eastwoldblog on April 28, 2010

Congratulations to all 10 of the Hockey squad who took part in the Hockey Festival on Wednesday afternoon.

You were all brilliant!

Solid performances from everyone meant that we won our Group Stage:

P4 W3 D1 L0 F3 A0 GD+3 Pts 10

A hard fought Semi-Final was won in a ‘Sudden Death’ Penalty Shoot-Out, after a 1-1 draw at Full Time, thank s to a late goal by Super-Sub Daniel!

Well done to Alice in goal and Ellery who hit the back of the net with the winning penalty.

The Final was a good game with End-to-End action – but unfortunately Kidgate 2 came out on top winning 2-0.

Well done to everyone – every match played in a sportsman-like fashion and with a positive attitude.

This just leaves us with the detail of “Player of the Tournament” – Vote for your choice below.

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED! – Any votes cast from now will not count! Thank you for voting.

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The Piano by Aidan Gibbons: An Audio Commentary

Posted by eastwoldblog on April 22, 2010

Over the past few weeks, we have been working on “The Piano” by Aidan Gibbons.

We have looked at how the film uses Setting, Sound, Sequence, Story and Symbols to tell it’s story without words.

The children have written description, speech, narrative and captions for a range of Key Moments throughout the animation. They have even used the video as inspiration for Artwork, when we painted different scenes.

The last part of the unit was to record a DVD-style commentary for the animation, using the ‘Record Narration’ feature in PowerPoint.

This commentary should encompass much of the elements that we had worked on across the unit. Trying to achieve maximum impact in just 2 or 3 really effective sentences for each Screen shot.

Having written a storyboard style script, the children used microphones to record their DVD Commentary into PowerPoint.

Here are a selection of the work they have produced:

The Piano AM

The Piano PD

The Piano AB

The Piano LF

I was really impressed with the quality of the writing.

What do you think?

Let us know in a comment.

Mr W.

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