Robot Wars!

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. 

Environment Week

Y6 Class Blog

This week is extra special throughout Prince Edward School, not only because it’s the last week of half term, but also because it’s Environment Week!

What is Environment Week?

Lets ask some Year Sixes what they think Environment Week is all about…

Majida – “It could be helpful because more children will know about pollution and can help change it.”

“It talks about pollution which is important to learn about because it affects animals as well as the world.” – Nathan

“Environment Week is to teach us how to make our environment a better place and to stop things like littering.” – Ebony

“We need to learn about the environment so children understand how important trees and plants are to our planet.” – Louie

But what do we do in Environment Week?

Some children have been outside on a nature walk and gardening in Year Six; others have been learning about…

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Gingerbread Rescue!

Check out the Gingerweb Man blog from Nursery. Loads of exciting investigation and problem solving.

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We loved reading the story of The Gingerbread Man, our favourite part was when the fox tricked him at the end! We thought about ways to help The Gingerbread Man cross the river so he didn’t get eaten. We used our spare gingerbread men that we didn’t eat and made boats, bridges and even spider webs!

Have a look at our learning stories to see what we did…

img_8472039img_8471006img_8476img_8475img_8474img_8473087We were learning to…

  • solve problems
  • work together
  • listen to each others ideas
  • test our ideas and change them if they did not work
  • keep trying when things don’t work the first time
  • explain our ideas and why things happen

How can you continue learning at home? 

  • share the learning stories and talk about what happened and why they think it happened
  • encourage children to solve simple problems at home such as what to do if they spill sand on the floor…

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Investigations at Prince Edward

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!

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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!

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Music, Science and Shakespeare

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. 

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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.