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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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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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Melvin’s Make-a-Match: Comparing Fractions

Posted by eastwoldblog on March 22, 2011

In Maths this week we are looking at Fractions, Decimals, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion!

Today we were revising comparing fractions and equivalent fractions.

Cyberchase has this game which is a really good place to practice your fractions.

Melvin is either a forgetful or very untidy wizard.

He has got all his potions muddled and needs to put them back into pairs.

This is where you come in!

Sort Melvin’s potion bottles back into pairs by selcting them from the shelves.

There are several levels of slightly increasing complexity.

Good luck

Mr W.

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How Do I Learn? How Am I Clever?

Posted by eastwoldblog on February 28, 2011

As you may or may not know, we all learn and enjoy to learn in different ways.

There are lots of different ways of explaining these ‘Learning Styles’ – but I think that these 8 work well.

Body Smart (Kinaesthetic)

Word Smart (Linguistic)

Number Smart (Logical)

People Smart (Interpersonal)

Myself Smart (Intrapersonal)

Music Smart (Musical)

Picture Smart (Visual/Spatial)

Nature Smart (Naturalistic)

If you want to know more about the ways that you learn then here is a website that will give you more information and a test to give you a detailed report about YOU!

(Oh, and it makes a really cool graph too! Check mine out!)

Cool, isn’t it!

If you want a go then visit this website to try it: How Am I Clever?

Everyone will have a different chart depending on how you answer the questions.

You just need to be honest when answering the questions…

Why not print your graph out and share it with the class?

Or tell us how you got on in a comment.

Perhaps you could get your grown ups to try it, how do they learn I wonder?

Are they anything  like you?

Mr W.

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History of Music and Dance

Posted by eastwoldblog on February 13, 2011

As part of the ‘Connecting Classrooms’ Project with out partner schools in Uganda and Nigeria, Class 4 are putting together information on Traditional and Popular Music and Dance.

Here is a ‘Timeline’ of Music History

Can you name any groups/artists from any of the periods?

Lets see how many we can get!

Get the parents and grandparents in on this one too!

 

Mr W.

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BBC Radio 2 Writing Competition – 500 Words

Posted by eastwoldblog on February 2, 2011

This post has been taken from the following link:

Chris Evans’ Blog – 500 Words

Click here to download the Poster

Hello! Are you 13 years old or under? Then enter our 500 Word competition today!

As part of the BBC Year of Books, the Chris Evans Breakfast Show wants to get the children of the UK firing up their imaginations and putting pen to paper, chisel to stone, quill to parchment, or just finger to keyboard. If you are aged 13 or under, you are invited to write a short story of 500 words about any made-up subject you like and send it to us via the link below.

All the stories we receive will be read carefully. Then we will pick a Top 50 and invite them to watch the Breakfast Show being broadcast live from the Hay Festival in on Friday 3 June 2011.

We will also be giving the Top 50 stories to our expert panel of authors who will pick five finalists and an overall winner. So if you have lots of ideas and just love writing stories then why not enter now.

Attention all teachers!: Your breakfast show needs you! We want you to help us judge these amazing tales. If you would like to volunteer to read a batch of short stories then please send us your details, and the name of someone who can act as a referee for you.

As a token of our appreciation, your name will be entered into a draw and we will randomly select 25 names to receive a pair of tickets to come and watch the Chris Evans Breakfast Show live at the Hay Festival on Friday 3 June 2011.

For more information, terms and conditions and Expert advice from authors such as Anthony Horowitz visit the Radio 2 website/Chris Evans’ page:

Chris Evans’ Blog – 500 Words

This could be a fabulous opportunity to flex your writing muscles!

Mr W.

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Coastal Webcams

Posted by eastwoldblog on February 1, 2011

Click on these links to view some webcams of the UK Coastline:

Robin Hood’s Bay – View Over the Bay

Corbyn Head – Torquay

The Watermark Hotel, Looe (Live Streaming Webcam)

These webcams give you the opportunity to see what is happening at the coast RIGHT NOW.

Have fun

Mr W.

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The Titanic – A Brief History

Posted by eastwoldblog on January 17, 2011

As we have been looking at Thomas Hardy’s poem ‘Convergence of the Twain’ and you seemed enthusisatic and interested, I thought that you might like a bit of additional information.

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The Titanic

Before the age of passenger aircraft, ships were the only means of crossing the Atlantic and the journey took several days. Although the White Star Line’s ships were famed for their comfort, their rival Cunard’s liners, with their new turbine engines, had won speed records for the Atlantic crossing.

 In 1907 the White Star Line decided to produce three new ships which would outdo their rivals in terms of size, speed and luxury. They were to be built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast and over 15,000 workers were employed to build the first two ships. When the first of these, Olympic, was launched in 1910, she was the largest moving object ever to be created by human beings. But in 1911, when the Titanic was launched, she took over this record. However, before the Titanic could be put into use she needed to be fitted out. This was done in such a luxurious fashion that she was known as a ‘floating palace’ and described by a periodical of the time as having ‘accommodation superior to anything previously seen afloat’.

She was built with a double-bottomed hull and a complex system of watertight compartments, which meant that, even with several of her compartments flooded she could still remain afloat. For this reason she was described by the periodical, The Shipbuilder, as ‘practically unsinkable’. She also had on board a Marconi wireless, the most powerful of any other passenger vessel of the day, allowing her to transmit distress calls in event of an emergency.

On April 10th 1912 she finally set sail from Southampton on her maiden voyage to New York. As she set off she narrowly missed colliding with the liner New York which had broken her moorings. She crossed the channel and stopped at Cherbourg and then in Queenstown, Ireland to collect more passengers before setting off on 11th April to New York.

At first the crossing was calm, and the Titanic began to build up speed. By Sunday April 14th the weather had turned cold. Normally, the Sunday church service would be followed by a lifeboat drill, but today it was cancelled.

Three ice warnings had come in across the telegraph and these were taken to the captain. The White Star Chairman, J. Bruce Ismay, who was on board, suggested that the Titanic should speed up to get out of the ice field. Another ice warning came in at 7.30pm, but as Captain Smith was at a dinner party, he never received it. Further ice warnings were delayed by private transmissions.

At 11.40pm lookouts noticed an iceberg right ahead and raised a warning. The Titanic turned to avoid it, but it just scraped the starboard side of the ship. The captain inspected the damage and realised that five or six of her watertight compartments were damaged and that, with more than four damaged, she could not stay afloat. The passengers were instructed to put on their lifebelts and come up on deck. The lifeboats began to be filled, with women and children first. Many refused to leave their husbands and some lifeboats were launched half empty. Distress rockets were fired at 12.45am as the seriousness of the situation became apparent. As the water rose in the ship, the orchestra continued to play.

Even after the last of the lifeboats had been launched, hundreds of passengers were still trapped on board. At 2.10am the bow of the ship dropped further and then at 2.17am the stern rose into the air, spun round, and then slid down below the surface of the water.

(Thanks to ‘Hamilton Trust’ for the body of text)

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Hope the information is of interest!

Mr W.

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Mystery Athlete…?

Posted by eastwoldblog on January 17, 2011

I am adding this post as one of those ‘What can you find out about…” questions.

Our Class Assembly is going to be on the topic of  “Determination” and I think that this athlete goes along way towards personifying that.

I am quite sure that you can see why I think that.

My question to you is this…

Who is this Mystery Athlete?

What can you find out about him?

 

Post your answers as comments – Stars WILL be awarded for good answers!

Mr W.

I offer you this clue and this clue only!

He is South African.

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The Water Cycle

Posted by eastwoldblog on January 13, 2011

BBC Schools – Water Cycle

BBC Schools – Water Cycle

We had a quick revision of the Water Cycle on Tuesday.

I said that I would give you the link the the BBC website with the animation.

It isn’t fantastic, but it does its job!

Can you remember what these words mean:

EVAPORATION

CONDENSATION

PRECIPITATION

TRANSPIRATION

RUN OFF

COLLECTION

GROUND WATER

Put some definitions in the comments box…

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!

 ————————————————————————-

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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