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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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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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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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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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Make your very own Wormery!

Posted by eastwoldblog on November 24, 2010

Information on this post is taken from: Worm Watching (Zephyrus.co.uk)

You can see worms everywhere in parks, fields and gardens.

One of the best times to see worms is when the ground is wet.

Go outside after it has been raining hard and look at the ground.
Do you see any worms on the surface of the ground?

When the rainwater enters the soil it forces the air out. Worms breathe through their skin. When the rainwater forces the air out of the soil, they come to the surface to breath.

 

Build yourself a Wormery.

 

You will need a large jar or plastic bottle, some soil and a few worms.
Fill the jar with soil.
Make sure the soil is moist but not too wet.
Add some worms to your jar and put it in a dark place for a day.

When you bring it out what do you see?
What have the worms done?
Put some tiny bits of leaves and grass on the top of the soils and observe what the worms do.
Pour some water on the top and observe whether the worms come to the surface.

When you have finished with your wormery, empty it back into the garden or a nearby field so that the worms can continue their good work.

Here are my own instructions and ‘Worm Facts’ sheet:

Make a Wormery

Have Fun

Mr W.

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Tower Blaster Game

Posted by eastwoldblog on November 8, 2010

Play “Tower Blaster”

Tower Blaster Description:

This game will make you planning and thinking strategic.

You have to help to the Greeks to build a tower before the Vikings, because they started a tower building contest.

Instructions:

You have to help the Greeks to build a stable tower, using blocks.

They have to be placed in ascending order, which means that the higher block has to be on the bottom of the tower and the smallest has to be on top.

This tower has to be finished before the Vikings finished theirs.

You are playing using the mouse.

One click of the left button and you can choose a block between one that you see and mystery one.

Second click and you can choose a place for the block.

If you place the block successive, for example 24 above 25, you get bonus points.

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 I found this while searching for some other things and ended up playing for ages!

It is simple but good fun!

Enjoy

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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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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Literacy: The Piano – Aidan Gibbons

Posted by eastwoldblog on March 23, 2010

Our next unit of Literacy is “Film Narrative”.

In it we will be using this short animation called “The Piano” by Aidan Gibbons.

We are going to use key points in the film to discuss features and themes in film narrative.

Explore the approaches made by the film maker to create moods, pace and viewpoint.

We will also try to develop your film vocabulary by identifying how colour, light, sound and camera angles have been used to tell the narrative.

The original music for Aidan Gibbons’ film is ‘Comptine d’un Autre ètè; l’Apres-Midi’ , (or ‘Rhyme of Another Summer; Afternoon’), by Yann Tiersen. The music formed part of the soundtrack to the film ‘Amelie’, by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (not
suitable for children, but a fabulous film.)

A version of ‘The Piano’, with its original music, can be seen on Aidan Gibbons’ own site. Aidan Gibbons Website
Other versions of the film, however, features music composed by Stephen Jones, especially for it. Both pieces have a similarly haunting quality, which adds greatly to the mood of the film.

Have a watch and comment with any thoughts, ideas, feelings, emotions, questions etc… that the film raises in you mind.

Enjoy!

Mr W.

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Translation Golf

Posted by eastwoldblog on February 23, 2010

Translation Golf

Translation Golf

This online game supports what we have been looking at in maths this week.

Translations, Rotations, Reflections – use your skills to score the lowest on the 9 hole course.

Use the buttons to rotate, reflect, or translate the golf ball.

Try to work out the transformations which get the ball in the hole.

Just like real golf, the lowest score wins!

Post your scores as comments – I might ask for proof if you claim REALLY LOW scores!

Have fun – Apply your Maths Knowledge!

Mr W.

 

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Our Next Poet – Roger McGough

Posted by eastwoldblog on January 11, 2010

This is Roger McGough another famous poet.

He has been called a “Wordsmith”, because of the style of his poems – when you have read some can you suggest why?

This week we will have a look at his Poetic Style and try to write some poems similar to the way he writes.

He thinks that writing poetry can be just a private activity, unlike stories which are written for other people:

“With poetry no one has to show anybody really, and you don’t have to tell anyone you’re doing it. ”  Roger McGough

This is an animation that has been created for a design competition.

The poem is ‘My First Day At School’ by Roger McGough.

Pat Lakeland who provided the voice rather than Roger McGough himself.

Mr W.

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Our Poems Inspired by Michael Rosen’s “Conversation”

Posted by eastwoldblog on January 5, 2010

Conversation

I’m just going to put the bins out.

Why?

Because they’re full.

Why?

Because there’s no more room.

Why?

Because there’s too much rubbish in them.

Why?

Because we threw it away.

Why?

Because it’s dirty.

Why?

Because it’s bin-time not why-time!

What?

By Luke & Kristian

Conversation

What are you watching?

I dunno.

How long have you been watching it?

I dunno.

Can I watch something now?

I dunno.

Why do you keep saying “I don’t know”?

I dunno.

Can you turn up the volume?

I dunno.

Do you know ANYTHING?!

Yeah.

By Emma

Conversation

I’m just going to the shop.

What?

I said I’m just going to the shop.

What?

I   Am   Just   Going   To   The   Shop!

What?

I am getting fed up with you now!

What?

For the last time, I am going to the shop.

What?

I SAID I AM GOING TO THE SHOP!

Alright, no need to shout!

By Nina

These are just a selection of what we wrote in just a few minutes – I’m impressed, what about you?

Mr W.

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