Monthly Archives: November 2018

Can you tell your personality from your handwriting?

Science club have been investigating whether we could recognise a teacher from their handwriting and whether we could work out their personality from it.

Looking closely at peoples handwriting styles.

New School Meal Serving!

Yesterday saw the introduction of a new servery in the dinner hall at the Hothfield site. This give the children a much better eating experience and the opportunity to select a large range of salads to accompany their meals. The children have been really excited about it and have said that it is amazing. We hope that they will now enjoy school meals a lot more! We would encourage all children to give this a try.

Year 5 Travel Back in Time

The Year 5 children today got to experience life as scholars at Moorside Board School. During our trip to Bradford Industrial Museum, the 2 classes got into character as Victorian schoolchildren and were able to try out ink dip pens, do arithmetic using slate boards and pencils, to sing authentic hymns and songs and to recite poetry.

When not in the schoolroom, we enjoyed touring the various Victorian exhibits in the museum – especially seeing some of the mill machines in action and comparing life in a back-to-back terrace with the luxurious rooms of the Mill Manager’s house.

Well done to all the children for representing the school so well and fully engaging with the activities on offer. We hope you had a great time. And a big thank you to our parent volunteers on the day and to all home adults for helping to dress the children in such splendid Victorian outfits!

P.S. No smiling allowed in this photo…

Incredible ‘Cold Lands’ homework from Year 4

During this half term, our Year 4 children (and their adults) have been using their imagination to complete homework projects linked to ‘Cold Lands’.

These are not due in until the final week of term but already we have had:

  • Poems
  • Stories
  • Fact books
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Giant 3D snowflakes
  • Lots of artwork
  • And many other ideas

In the past week we have even had sugar igloos and a penguin themed cake:

Keep it up Year 4s, you’re creating some fantastic work!

 

Colour magic with Science Club

  • We used chromatography to solve a mystery.

Science Club this week!

At Science club this week we have been making electrical circuits and designing burglar alarms.

Year 4’s Clay Designs

Our fantastic Year 4 children had great fun this afternoon, using clay to model a selection of beads, bowls and brooches in Anglo-Saxon styles.

As you can see from the look of concentration on their faces, this task tested not only their fine motor skills but also proved a stern challenge for ‘the old clay matter’…

 

A Taiko Drumming Experience for Year 5

Ichi…Ni…San…Shi…

Year 5 were given a fantastic traditional Japanese musical experience today – with every child taking part in an hour long Taiko drumming workshop. We learnt how to play the drums, some Japanese language, about the culture and respect associated with the drums and also how much of a physical workout playing them gives your body! Expect some aching limbs tomorrow…

A few of the many photos below (though sadly none available of a few of the teachers sneaking down for their own mini-workshop at lunchtime).

Sports coach working with Year 4

Year 4 have been incredibly fortunate this term to have a professional sports coach working with each class once a week.

Last term, Mr Littlewood coached the children on their football skills.  This term, he is teaching the children handball and basketball skills.  All the lessons have been great fun!

In these pictures the children are practising their new handball skills.

Learning about gases

In this week’s Science lessons, some of the Year 4 children have been following in the footsteps of local Science superstar Joseph Priestley, carrying out experiments to find out more about gases:

  • What happens to air when it is heated?
  • Is carbon dioxide lighter than water?
  • Does air weigh anything?
  • Can we produce and capture carbon dioxide?

Its fair to say that the experiments we conducted were a lot of fun and gave some really useful results.