What an afternoon, Y6 and their very talented visitors whizzed up some wonderful Wonka inspired sweet treats. How lucky were the Y6 children when they received not one but four delicious treats! The healthiest thing amongst all the e-numbers, sugar and stickiness...the apples inside the toffee-apples. YUMMY!
The week was jam packed full of day trips and activities ...
Stephanie loved fencing!
Morgan was on target with her Archery skills!
Josh loved the monkeys at the animal refuge!
Here we all are at Fougere castle.
Kate thoroughly enjoyed the nightline experience!
and the trip to St Malo was brilliant!
This was just a taster of the adventures that we got up to whilst we were there!
However the best was yet to come.....on our final day we went to...
Class 6W have been looking at clothes throughout the decades.
They looked at many weird and wacky designs and then created some of their own!
The moto from the 1940's was 'make do and mend' so they created their own fashionable garments made with old t-shirts and fabric paints.
Jack printed football designs on his t-shirt.
'Extra special' features were added too to make them a little more jazzy!!
Nadia added feathers to her pink t-shirt!
Pockets from old jeans were cut out and purses were created!
Knitting was very popular during the war so we even gave that a go too!
This year Chopwell Primary School hosted the Hookergate Cluster Key Stage One Play Day Festival.
The pupils had a great time throwing, jumping, running, catching, kicking and skipping!
Thanks to the pupils and staff who attended from both Rowland's Gill and High Spen for coming to our school for the afternoon.
Also thanks to Mrs Needham and our Year Six pupils for leading the event.
Year 6's final trip this year was to Whickham Thornes activity centre. What a time they had! Just look at all the activities they got up to, some harder than others, but EVERYONE had a go!
Would you go again?
A huge thank you for all the 'Helpers' not just on this trip but for all the trips this year group have been on. Without your support we couldn't have gone. Thank you from all the staff and especially year 6.
Year six have been working hard on a new project in Music - Silent movies.
Using their ICT skills the children created short silent movies then composed music to go with them. Combining the two elements was tricky as timing is important when composing for a silent movie. Click on the links below and see for yourself!
As well as Music and ICT Year 6 have been working on a special project linked to animation. It required the same techniques used by the famous creators of 'Wallace and Gromit' and for those who can remember 'Morph'!
Working in groups the children created their own stories, backgrounds and characters. Using digital cameras each group took photos of each movement. On average 100 shots created 30 seconds of film.
Once the film was ready all the photos were down loaded into movie maker, this program allowed the children to choose the speed of each frame, add titles and credits and choose appropriate music to go with their movie. Click on the links below to see their amazing creations!
A huge well done goes out from all staff to year 6, the SAT's are over! A massive amount of work has been going on at school and home in preparation for these tests. Each child did their best.
Now the waiting game starts, results due late June/July.
The whole school took part in a Maths week, lead by Mr Shenton. After finishing their SAT's 6K were given Maths activites linked to ICT and art. Look what they produced!
Click on the link below to see what they acheived.
Year 6 went to the CLC, next to the metro Centre, to have the opportunity to program lego robots. Their challenge was to direct an NXT robot through a maze using a laptop. Click on the links below to find out how successful some of them were. Would you like a chance to do this?
6K have been researching the topic of walking bus. Linking it to Literacy we have wrote a variety of texts
Connor wrote an advert
Throughout the half term we wrote explanation texts, information leaflets and persuasive adverts and letters.
Here are a few more. What do you think to the idea of Chopwell running a walking bus scheme?
A team of musicians who had done a workshop for the year 5 and 6 before Christmas returned so our children could show off what they had learnt to their relatives and friends. The concert, which took place on Friday at the end of another workshop, included many famous Geordie songs. Click on the links below to get a taster of some or the singing and check out their costumes!
6K have been busy in the kitchen making fortune cookies to celebrate the Chinese New year. Fun was had by all when trying to fold the cookies before they cooled down. If you fancy giving it a go then follow these tips:
The cards have been decorated with the symbol of the ox to represent the Chinese New Year.
The Shimenawa are straw decorations made from the dried out stems of the rice plant.
Year five and six took part in a music workshop based on north east songs. It is hoped that the talented team who helped us form a huge choir will be returning in the new year to help us put on a performance for our parents.
Year 5 and six took part in a workshop called 'Show Racism The Red Card'. The idea is to get rid of any form of racism in sport and our day to day lives. Both year groups took part in a range of activities to help promote the importance of working together. In the afternoon year 6 were coached by John Anderson, who also spoke about his experiences of racism.
Anyone know anything about John Anderson?
Click on the link below to see some of our year 6 in action. Did they manage to score a goal?
Year six had a trip out to Heworth to yet another CLC (City Learning Centre). They spent the day composing, recording and editing their own songs and video clips. Watch this space as X factor has nothing on these children!
A big thank you to the people who helped out on the day. We all learnt new skills!
We have been studying mountains through our literacy work. We investigated the British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and wrote a report about his charity climb up Mount Eiger.
We also researched about other highest mountains in the world. We designed a multimedia presentation. Click on the link below to see one of our presentations.
We really enjoyed book week. It was great to read stories by Rudyard Kipling. We enjoyed reading them so much that we wrote our own. Even our parents joined in !
Some of 6K were brave enough to be in front of the camera and record their news broadcasts. They were inspired to write them when they watched a broadcast about a crocodile invading a ladies house ! Click on the link below to see them in action.
Video to be uploaded !
Pupils have been practising cyclic patterns on the glockenspiel.
In Numeracy we have estimated, measured and compared the capacity of various containers.
In PE we have been practising holding a variety of balances individually, in pairs and in groups.
In RE we have been using our literacy skills to create 'tracker stories' with a moral dilemma.
We can use our school website to celebrate our pupil's achievements. We can also showcase their work and skills in MFL by creating podcasts (audio) and vodcasts (video) which can either be viewed or downloaded to a suitable portable media device such as an iPod.
There's a sample podcast below....
We can then use the Comments below feature to talk about the content.