Monday, 23 March 2015

Year 4 Spellings: w/c 23rd March

Ash Star Writer

Star writer in Ash this week is Evan Andrews. He has successfully written a persuasive letter using standard English. Well done Evan! 

Birch Star Writer

Star writer in Birch this week is Bryan Bahati. He has successfully written a persuasive letter using a range of facts and rhetorical questions. Well done Bryan! 

Year 3 Spellings: w/c 23rd March 2015

Crime at Broadford Primary!

Pupils in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 became Crime Scene Investigators for the day to solve some wrongdoing that had taken place at Broadford Primary School!

Dave, an expert in the field of CSI, brought the exciting world of Forensic Science into our classrooms.  He has worked with the police for over thirty years and was able to help with some of the scientific knowledge and skills.

We analysed and dusted for fingerprints, took footprint moulds, tested inks and handwriting using chromatography and compared trace elements to suspect clothing.

'I didn't realise people used science in their jobs!  I understand why it is important to work hard in Science now.' Bradley Joy, Ash class.

Monday, 2 March 2015

The Big Pedal 2015

The Big Pedal has started. Over the next three weeks we would like as many children as possible to ride their bikes or scooters to school everyday. 

The more children who cycle or scoot to school the more chance we have of winning some fantastic prizes.

Friday is bikers breakfast day. If you cycle or scoot on Friday you will receive a free breakfast.

Come on guys, get on your bikes!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Year 3 Learning Challenge (Spring 2) Who helps us more: engineers or scientists?

Why do we have a Learning Challenge?
  • Foster love of learning - We believe that it is a vital way to foster a sense of inquiry in our children, to develop a curiosity about the world and to take pleasure in learning something new.
  • Cultural entitlement We believe that the our Broadford pupils are entitled to a wide range of cultural opportunities.
  • Parental support We believe that it is important for us to provide guidance for parents on how the children's learning can be extended at home.
  • Celebration We believe that we should be celebrating the work and projects that children choose to do in their own time.
  • Challenge - We believe that we should offer enrichment that provides challenge for all learners (basic, advanced and deep understanding)
How does it work?
  • Half termly - there is a new challenge each half term focusing on either an aspect of the curriculum being taught or an enquiry question e.g. 'Who is the greatest woman of all time?'
  • Slow learning - because we always have high expectations for their work, it is anticipated that the children will take six weeks to complete the activities.
  • Pupil choice - children can choose how they present their learning challenge outcomes to their teacher or class.

What do they have to do? 

Significant Scientist
Mary Anning 

'Goudou Goudou - Earthquake' by Dumerus Jeune 

Ravel - une barque sur l'ocean 

'Nonsense' by Edward Lear

There was an Old Man with a beard,
Who said, "It is just as I feared!--
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!