Barlow Class Rhythmic Compositions

We’ve been taking our compositions to the next step in Barlow Class by writing our rhythmic notations on the stave.

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CAFOD: One Climate One World

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Year Six have been helping us all to reflect on how we can change our lives in small ways every day to help tackle climate change, just like our brothers and sisters throughout the globe are doing. In their assembly this morning, Plessington Class and Miss Patton inspired us all to CUT IT OUT this Lent. Special thanks to CAFOD Schools and Susan Kambalu for inspiring the teachers to bring CAFOD’s message of loving our world through prayer and practice into school.

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From the CAFOD assembly:

Let us pray together

Creator God,
Your world is a wonderful and beautiful place,
Full of variety, full of wonder, full of life!
This is God’s world: teach us to love it!

Sometimes we mess things up.
We can be selfish and irresponsible.
This is God’s world: help us to respect it!

Teach us to care for your world.
Help us to build a world that is filled with your goodness.
This is God’s world: help us to grow it!

Through our prayer
And our learning with our sisters and brothers across the world
Unite us as we work to build a better world.
This is God’s world: teach us to love it!

Passports to Europe

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Problem: We need to carry our passports with us when travelling between countries.

Design Brief: Create something that will hold a standard size passport.

ATTEMPT ONE

Materials and Tools: A4 paper; scissors.

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ATTEMPT TWO

Materials and Tools: A4 paper; scissors; cotton thread; tapestry needle

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Spider Slug Snail

In Clitherow Class, we’ve been exploring the rhythmic value of crotchets (slugs), quavers (spiders) and minims (snails). We’ve even composed some of our own rhythmic patterns.

Try to clap the rhythms of our compositions.

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The Solar System by More Class

More Class have been studying The Solar System. We made these posters to show what we have learnt about the planets.

Earth by Imogen, John, Charlotte and Lawrence.
Earth
by Imogen, John, Charlotte and Lawrence.
Venus by Christopher,Tyler, Blythe and Bailey.
Venus
by Christopher,Tyler, Blythe and Bailey.
Jupiter by Dominik, Grzegorz, Nicole and Autumn.
Jupiter
by Dominik, Grzegorz, Nicole and Autumn.
Uranus by Ewelina, Clare, Callum and Sebastian.
Uranus
by Ewelina, Clare, Callum and Sebastian.
Saturn  by Kellen, Nathaniel, Freya and Mikolaj.
Saturn
by Kellen, Nathaniel, Freya and Mikolaj.
The Sun by More Class.
The Sun
by More Class.
Mercury by Julia, Faith, Ben and Naomi.
Mercury
by Julia, Faith, Ben and Naomi.
Mars by Lauren, Dean, Marley and Jethro.
Mars
by Lauren, Dean, Marley and Jethro.
Neptune by Troy, Olivia-Jayde, Noah and Scott.
Neptune
by Troy, Olivia-Jayde, Noah and Scott.

We’ve been on a bear hunt!

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Fun, fun, fun!!
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Finally, we found the Gruffalo!
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Feeling cold, so time for a hot drink.
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Messing about on the river.

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Tom and Fred by Yasin, Y2

Before the Christmas holidays, Mrs Lowe’s Creative Writing Club had the whole school, grown-ups, kids, and everyone in between, writing for a prize. The challenge was to write a story with no more than one hundred words! It was a difficult competition but lots of people entered and the Creative Writing Club had a hard time judging all of the fantastic writing. The winner for KS1 was Yasin in Barlow Class. Well done, Yasin! Yasin has kindly given us permission to publish his story (complete with superb illustrations) here for you to read. Click on the image below to open Yasin’s story as a .pdf file. Enjoy!

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Click on the image to open Yasin’s story.

 

Barlow Class travel to Mars!

Through dance, music and D.T., Barlow Class (Year 2) has been exploring the universe! Gustav Holst’s Mars from The Planet Suite has been our main stimulus. You can listen to it here:

This morning, the children were given a modest pile of plastic, rubber and wood and were asked to create a vehicle capable of exploring the planet Mars.

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Could you make a vehicle using only this pile of resources?

The children used imagination, conversation, observation and trial and error to solve various problems presented by the resources. Some of the solutions they came up with were ingenious! Well done, Barlow Class!

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UPDATE – 10/02/15

The children in Barlow Class have been reviewing and evaluating their explorer vehicles, and have spent some time redesigning them. This time, we allowed ourselves one extra material: Blu Tack!

Here are some of our updated designs:

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