Today 11L did an experiment in Science. We wanted to find out which material would keep our tea hottest for the longest. We used our thermometers to keep checking the temperatures of the different cups.
Today for our English we started to understand the difference between a Dictionary and a Thesaurus. We started to practise finding words in a dictionary and being able to identify the meaning of the words. We wrote the type of word such as a verb or a adjective. We also wrote the definition of the word. We worked super hard!
Today in Rowan we celebrated over thirty years of Children in need by taking part in a eye spy Pudsey and his objects, watched a video clip on BBC website to learn all the facts about why and when Pudsey was created and finished with a tea party in the street with cake and popcorn. Tommy said “Miss I’m so happy this is my best day ever”. Can anyone guess the original colour of Pudsey and what design his bandana was?
Maple class have been looking at the story of The Little Red Hen.
We decided to make some bread. We did not think that the animals in the story were very kind as they did not help to make the bread.
We all decided to help each other and enjoyed tasting the bread when it was ready.
What an amazing couple of days we have had. First of all the Laing Art Gallery Learning Team visited 9G in school to tell them about the Lindisfarne Gospels. They learned how the artwork tells the stories of Christianity, and how the paints used were derived from natural materials such as copper, oak galls and we even saw some real gold. Pupils explored line and shape to decorate illuminated letters. The following day we visited the Great North Museum where we saw Anglo-Saxon Artefacts and learnt about the animals depicted in the gospels. We also got to see the ancient manuscripts themselves (which are over 1300 years old !) at the The Laing Art Gallery alongside more modern artwork which linked to spirituality, which everybody found fascinating. We ended our day with a quick trip to Newcastle City Library where we saw a range of old books and stories dating back as far as the 1400’s. 9G pupils made us all so proud with their excellent behaviour and engagement in all the venues.