Some of our Y5 and Y6 pupils competed in this year’s inter-school Robot Wars competition. Every year we invite the Robot Wars expert in to show us how to make our own robots, to embark on challenges and navigate obstacles. We always invite pupils from other schools in Sheffield to take part too.
What is particularly exciting, is one of the heavily, armoured robots from the TV show makes an appearance in our school and we can see how complex the real robots are. They are virtually indestructible.
We were proud to come in 2nd and 3rd place out of all the groups from all the schools taking part.
More surprises at my door!
A year 4 pupil was excited about showing me her writing in her topic book about the digestive system. It was very informative, well-written and very well presented. The teacher’s marking really helps to point out the positives in her writing and an area to improve on. I had no idea the small intestines were that long!
FS2 have been thinking about volcanoes. In their Floor Book they discussed all sorts. They investigated lots of things. I love the writing example and the massive model they all made. I can’t wait to see the video clip of the eruption. I then went in to class to tell them about the time I climbed a real life volcano and looked over the edge in to the crater. It was Mount Vesuvius and the class were shocked to hear that a tree was growing inside!
It was a treat to hear the Y2s play their recorders for me. EYFS heard it too on their search for sounds around school today! Loads of science is taking place in Y4 right now. Thanks for showing me extended writing in Topic Books and teaching me loads of scientific vocabulary like: saliva, oesophagus and intestines.
I read to the Y6s this afternoon and started a narrative version of Romeo and Juliet. It’s already very exciting, Romeo has just kissed Juliet at the Capulet’s party and the text gave us opportunities to discuss words like: despised, billowing and contemptuous.