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Lowerhouse Junior School

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Indigo Bubble

Thursday 16th July 2020

Today we have looked at the structure of volcanoes and made predictions about how volcanoes erupt, looking a thing different types of volcano.

Wednesday 15th July 2020

This morning we completed our cardboard castles. The children were really proud of their work with one exclaiming "It's fantastic!". We made sure to include a working draw bridge and moat around our castle for defense as well as our own flags with the name of our castle on. This has been a fun project where we have learned lots of new information.

In our maths lessons the children often explain their methods and ideas to each other. Today, one of the children did a fantastic job of becoming the teacher for a while to help with a question about finding the area of a parallelogram. 

Tuesday 14th July 2020

The children described their own peaceful place in English today based on our text 'The Paradise Garden'. This afternoon we have been painting our castles ready to put them together tomorrow.

Monday 13th July 2020

After a few weeks of learning about castles including why they were built and what all the different parts are called, Indigo bubble made a start on their cardboard castles today. We have drawn and cut out our castle walls as well as cutting the battlements into our towers. We found the cutting quite tricky but realised it was easier to make indentations with our pencils before cutting.

 

Friday 10th July 2020

The children in the Indigo bubble wrote a song about their villains that they created yesterday. We based the structure of the songs on a song about the Grinch. We weren't all brave enough to sing our songs on camera but one of us attempted a creepy voice to read our song lyrics. This afternoon we found out about who Martin Luther King was and why his peaceful protests are so relevant to what we have seen recently in the news. We then wrote our own 'I had a dream' speech about what we would change in the world.

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Thursday 9th July 2020

Today, we have played table tennis and learnt how to describe the weather in French.

Wednesday 8th July 2020

This afternoon the children in Indigo have created their own virtual castles based on the plans they did last week. The children didn't want a biased vote from Miss Roberts, so we asked Miss Bruty to choose her favourite and place a post it on the keyboard then close the laptop so we could have a winner reveal to get a prize from the prize box - well done to the winner. ☺️

And the winner is...

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Tuesday 7th July 2020

Indigo bubble have enjoyed their game of table tennis and taking part in sports day - a great time was had by all. 

Monday 6th July 2020

Today we have played table tennis, looked at the Human life cycle in science and looked at the differences between primary school and secondary school.

Friday 3rd July 2020

Today, the girls have played table tennis and produced welcome packs for the new year 3 children.

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Today, we have played table tennis, looked at music notation and played songs on the  glockenspiel. 

Wednesday 1st July 2020

In indigo this afternoon we have had a PSHE lesson about feelings. We spent time discussing how we felt at the beginning of lockdown when schools closed and how we feel differently now that things are starting to get back to normal. We also talked about how our friends who haven't been in school at all might feel differently.

Tuesday 30th June 2020

We played table tennis and started to create a welcome pack for the new year 3s on the laptop.

Monday 29th June 2020

This afternoon the children were given a shopping list for their castles including different defenses (such as round towers and archers) and various luxuries (such as a well or garderobes). They had 150 shillings each to spend. Once they had spent their shillings, they began to design their castle showing different points of view as well as designing a castle banner.


 

Friday 26th June 2020

Today, the children enjoyed using their orienteering skills. 

 

Thursday 25th June 2020

Today the children have started to make a welcome pack for the new year 3 children in September.

 

 

Wednesday 24th June 2020

The children have continued their research about castles today as some children joined us who weren't in school yesterday. Today we have also watched a few interesting videos about castle defences and weapons such as canons. We are ready to start planning our own castles now that we know all about them.

 

Tuesday 23rd June 2020

This afternoon the children started some work based around the topic of castles. They have been researching the key features of a castle as well as finding interesting facts such as discovering that it took an average of 10 years to build a castle in the 10th Century, costing the equivalent to about £100.

 

Monday 22nd June 2020

This afternoon the children discussed some of the activities they would like to do in school over the next few weeks and we created lockdown mood boards showing how we have felt both at home and in school and any changes we have experienced.