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Mrs K Hoyle

Listening Lions

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Judaism Day

Yesterday we had a Judaism work shop. We learnt about the Jewish faith, special times, special places and their special book. Children painted the Monorah, wrote the ten commandments, drew a Seder plate and made the Torah scroll. We all tried Passover crackers and pomegranate seeds which most children enjoyed.



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The Lions and Kangeroos, as part of their Judaism topic visited the synagogue in Sheffield. We learnt lots of interesting facts and enjoyed looking at the beautiful tora scrolls.

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STEM week continued.

As part of our ongoing STEM activities, we have been testing different aeroplanes. We looked at different sized wings, different sized planes, different weights and many different designs. Jack from year 6 was able to teach some of our class how to make a brilliant plane. 

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STEM week

Today’s challenge was to build the tallest tower. The class showed good team work, perserverance, great communication and determination. They all worked successfully as a team and built a tower. Great work Lions!

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Royal visitors

We have had some very special visitors at Springwood ahead of tomorrow’s wedding,  we have written our own wedding invitations and acted out a wedding. 

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    • May 9, 2018
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Today  we have have been exploring shadows. We have been holding different objects infront of the projector to see if they block the light. We have learnt 3 new words, opaque, translucent and transparent.

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Internet Safety.

This week we have been learning how to keep ourselves safe on the internet.

We agreed these rules-

  1. Do not talk to strangers even if you think they are children.
  2. Do not ever give out personal details.
  3. Never tell anyone your passwords.
  4. If someone messages you tell a grown up straight away. 

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Investigating perimeter

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    • May 3, 2018
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We have had a great math lesson investigating perimeters. We used cubes to explore the different lengths of sides. We worked in groups to investigate the different shapes and their perimeter.  We managed to find 12 different ways to arrange 5 cubes with the shortest perimeter of 10 and the longest perimeter of 12.  I wonder what would be the shortest and longest perimeter of 6 cubes? 

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Sport Relief

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    • March 21, 2018
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The children from The Listening Lions challenged the adults at a penalty shoot out. We had a great time, there was lots of banter and cheering. Then we learnt how the money raised by Sport Relief supports disadvantaged children. We are all looking forward to the grand finale on Friday where Mr Petitt’s children challenge the adults in Lemurs to a three legged race around the field – let’s hope the rain holds off! 



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