Titanic Wow Day

Year 5 had their Titanic Wow day on Wednesday 5th December. The day started with a parent assembly. The children then used pastels to create silhouette pictures of the Titanic against either an early morning or an evening sky. The afternoon was spent making plum cake & custard, which was a dish served in second-class. We also watched the film ‘A Night to Remember’. Here’s what some of the children had to say about the day:

‘It was a really great day and I enjoyed it. The best bit was watching ‘A Night to Remember’ because it was a very interesting film.’ Sara

‘Titanic has been the best topic so far because it has been the most interesting. I enjoyed the cooking (plum cake and custard). It tastednice.’ Litton

‘I enjoyed crafting some awesome models, including our awesome pictures of the Titanic. They were all awesome. Our assembly was great because it gave lots of information about the Titanic to the parents.’ Jake

‘I have enjoyed having this extraordinary journey learning about the Titanic. We have been crafting, watching a movie and cooking. Our shoebox cabin was very luxurious. We made two separate beds and a porthole window.’ Nazeefa

Liskeard Outdoor Learning – Year 1

Liskeard has enjoyed two sessions of outdoor learning where we have been exploring our school environment. We went around the school spotting different colours and textures. We have also worked in a group finding sticks to make a stick family and then retold the story of stickman.

Ancient Egyptian Wow Day – Year 4

Year four have had a fabulous start to the year and thoroughly enjoyed our first topic ‘Journey to the Tomb’. Throughout the term, the children were engaged and excited about learning about the Ancient Egyptians and this was evident on our Wow Day where all of the children’s fantastic work was shared with parents in our epic tomb! The homework contributions were creative and of an excellent standard and the children were passionate about becoming Ancient Egyptians themselves for our Wow Day. We would like to thank all the parents who supported their children with their learning over this term and look forward to more amazing learning in Term 2!

Vikings! Term 1 2018/2019 – Year 5

Tirth

This term we have been working about Vikings and Viking longboats. We learnt that each longboat took at least two years to build. I have enjoyed building a longboat and I found out that the Vikings believed that dragons were true, so they put dragon heads in front of the boats so the dragons could protect them from being killed by scaring people when they saw the boat coming.

Also, the way the longboats were built, they could turn around quickly to defend the boat from enemies.

Ethan

This term we have been learning about Vikings and Viking times. What I have enjoyed this term is learning about our topic in general because I really like the Vikings and when I heard what we were learning about this term I was really excited. One of the facts I was shocked about was that Vikings didn’t actually have horns on their helmets. Another fact I found surprising is that Viking longboats took 1-2 years each to build. The story that we have been reading in English was the first ‘How to Train Your Dragon’.

Emmie

This term we have been learning about Vikings. I enjoyed doing the dragon eye art because I really enjoyed using all the different material. The materials I used for printing were pasta, pom poms and buttons. The colours I used were purple, gold, yellow, green, silver and pink.

 

Summer Info – Children Home Alone in the Summer

Home alone during the summer holidays

The NSPCC has released figures from its helpline looking at calls from people worried that young children had been left at home unsupervised by a parent or carer during the summer holidays. Figures show that 849 referrals were made to the police during August 2017 by the helpline, a third of which were for children aged 5 or under. The NSPCC website includes tips and a tool to help parents and carers decide whether or not to leave their on their own for the first time this summer.

Source: NSPCC: Concern over young children left home alone for the summer holidays Date: 19 July 2018

Further information: Is my child ready to be left alone? (PDF)

NSPCC tool: Is my child ready to be left home alone?


Staying safe online in the summer holidays: advice for parents and carers

The UK Safer Internet Centre has published a blog outlining ways in which parents and carers can help keep their children safe as they start to spend more time online during the summer holidays. Tips include: have positive conversations with children about the internet; take the opportunity to learn more about the apps, games and services children are using and find out about their reporting and blocking features; and make a family agreement about how all family members use the internet.

Source: UK Safer Internet Centre Date: 19 July 2018

Further information: NSPCC: Online safety


Game and online safety website for 8-10 year olds

CEOP’s Thinkuknow has launched Band Runner, an interactive game for 8-10 year olds to help build their knowledge, confidence and skills to stay safe from risks they might encounter online. The game is hosted on area for 8-10 year-olds on the Thinkuknow website.

Source: Thinkuknow Date: 19 July 2018

Further information: Band runner on Thinkuknow website