This week Y3 looked at the different layers of the Earth. We model made our own Earth to show all of the layers. We then compared the layers of the Earth to a peach. We looked at the inside of a peach and imagined the peach’s stone was the Earth’s core, the surrounding soft bit of the peach is like the Earth’s mantle filled with magna and finally the skin is like the Earth’s crust. We then labelled all of the layers of the Earth it was super interesting!
Y3 have amazed us with their marvellous map skills this half term. We have been looking at the UK focusing on cities, rivers that flow in to our surrounding seas and mountains. We have had lots of fun finding out how to use maps and follow travel lines using a compass to get from one part of the U.K. to another.
We have seen lots of fabulous examples of Health, Wellbeing and Relationships work across school, from our pupils engaged in remote learning and those pupils in school.
Some pupils in KS1 have been practising mindfulness by joining in with online story yoga, and also learning about what makes them special. Others have been learning about money, and having an awareness of saving money for something they need or would like.
In KS2, some classes have been thinking about what makes them happy, and their thoughts on this are all very unique. Researching issues facing cocoa farmers in Ghana and how organisations like Fairtrade are trying to improve working conditions and environment, has produced some interesting debate from some classes. Other pupils have created very informative posters based upon their awareness of basic first aid to do with nose bleeds.
Our Year 6 pupils have been looking at careers and potential jobs for the future, discussing things that might lead them to choose a certain job or career.
Year 1 enjoyed working outside and around our school grounds to learn more about using a map. We looked at a compass and practised finding North. We then played games to help us remember different directions. We particularly enjoyed our game of Bingo,
where we had to identify different symbols used on a map.
Before half term, year 4 enjoyed learning about coastal features. They carried out research into how different coastal features are formed and how they are protected. We had some brilliant pieces of work produced which persuaded people to visit South Shields. The children thought about the different human and physical features which they thought people would like to see.
During geography week, while working at home, the children were given work to research the local area of South Shields. This included looking at different industries that have been present in South Shields at different time periods, looking at natural features of the area and famous people who came from our area. Some work completed handwritten, others have used internet images and their own drawings to make a PowerPoint. Here are some excellent examples that the children have shared:
Jay – 5J
Lucy N – 5F
Lucy Pe – 5F
Year 3 Geography Week Tasks for this week! Enjoy this Geography project to create your own country and look at all different landmarks, cities, towns and physical features of the world. Then lead onto your Geography twist of a bake off with your classmates! We can’t wait to see some of your creations!
Year 3 have been doing lots of research this week to learn all about the United Kingdom.They used Google Earth to find capital cities then researched famous landmarks. They then invented their own landmarks and created them. I’m sure you’ll agree they are very impressive!