The Year 7 pupils are very keen on animals and regularly communicate about their pets or previous experiences with animals. Therefore, it seemed appropriate for us to participate in an outreach project with the local RSPCA centre. The pupils were initially surprised to see the rather old looking collection box in the classroom, but they became very eager to suggest ideas for ways to make it look more appealing. The pupils have really taken ownership of the project and designed the artwork, chose and ordered the materials online then washed the sculpture to prepare it for decorating. The pupils practised décopauge techniques by making stationery pots before carefully applying décopatch paper and acrylic paints to the sculpture, decision making along the way. The whole class participated in the project and have demonstrated enthusiasm, concentration and perseverance. We were very pleased to spend Friday afternoon with Gill who explained how donations support animals at the RSPCA centre in Martlesham. The pupils then excitedly revealed the collection box and talked about their learning process. We feel a little sad to see the sculpture leave Gorseland but hope that it will encourage a few more donations for the centre. Falcon Class are very grateful for the opportunity we’ve had this term – thank you!
Primary school children should have one hour of homework each week. What do you think?
Is it important to have hobbies other than playing games consoles or watching T.V? What do you do?
Year 5 should do some sport everyday. What do you think
This week, we had a visit for James Campbell. He is an author and he has written books such as Boy Face and The Funny life of pets! We discussed who could be a writer and what makes a person a writer. He gave us lots of inspiration for our writing and he even read some of his books to us! This helped us with our piece of writing for generating ideas!
What do the Easter holidays mean to you?
Children should be allowed XBox and PS4 every day for as long as they want. What do you think?
Year 1 had Mr Pearsons, a Nature Expert, in to work with us and help us learn more about nature, in particular Barn Owls and Moths. We had fun dissecting Barn owl pellets and found lots of animal skulls, bones, maggots and even a set of teeth! We did wash our our hands thoroughly afterwards .
Today, Year 6 were given the chance of a lifetime – to see into the new technologies currently being developed within the walls of Adastral Park. It was an excellent interactive event, engaging our young people with inspiring technologies, such as: virtual reality; hologram programming; 3D printing for the medical world; videoing tracking, customer profiling; robotic programming and more. As the children explored these technologies, they took part in challenges to trial the areas of interest. Two of our Gorseland teams even won prizes for robot programming and the space race.A fantastic time was experienced by all, and the children were a credit to the school, showing exemplary behaviour and maturity.
We had a fun time in Year 1 learning new ways to have fun and relax. Although we are used to following a yoga session, it was lovely to learn some new moves and have a go at some partner work. It was just what we needed after a busy morning!
With incredible wind speeds, our bowling and fielding was tested to the limits today. We had a great session with Mr Taylor focusing on bowling, batting and fielding. With lots of practise, the teams will be well prepared for the upcoming cricket festival at Ipswich High School.