Monday, June 28, 2010

In Stitches for TGiF

Check out these fantastic bags a small group of children had the opportunity make for our latest cycle of TGiF. Click on the videos made by Rupert and Celine to see how they were made.

A massive thanks to Rach Evans who came in to help us make these groovy bags.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Speech Finals

Well, our annual speech competition is over for another year. The standard of speeches this year were excellent with a wide variety of topics chosen by our 6 finalists.

A special well done to Billy who won the Year 5 final. Also to Olly who not only who the Year 6 finals but was our overall winner.

Check out the slideshow above to view the videos of each presentation. (double click on an image to take you to the video)

An awesome effort everyone!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

How does hydro generate electricity?

Hydro solar geothermal wind these are all examples of renewable energy sources.Renewable energy is created by natural resources and can be changed into electricity.

Hydro is just another word for water.A hydro power plant is usally placed in the middle of a river hence the water can't come through.As a result fo this a lake is usally formed behind.

A Hydro dam uses water to generate electricity.First the water goes through the fish gate this helps stop fish from coming through.Then the water travels through the penstock which is a small tube just over 2 centimeters wide.Next the water flows through the turbines which are the main electronic part in making electricity.The turbines are a round hole at the back of the buildingInside these round opening are four big blades the water runs through the turbines as the blades are sping and the electricity made gose up to the generator.After that the electricity made goes through the powder lines then speard around a town or city for electricity.

Hydro power is a great way of generating electricity because the world has so much water and it doesn't harm the invironment.

By Hannah Joy Godard

How do how hydro dams generate electricity?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Speech update

Well done to everyone involved in the Speech Semi-Finals last Friday. A total of 13 speeches were delivered and all were of a very high standard. It was an extremely tough decision for our judges but 3 finalists from each year group were selected.

Year 5:


Year 6:


These six will participate in the Speech Finals this Thursday afternoon judged by Mr. Bird and Mr. Skilton.

Best of luck to everyone!!

Literacy Log updated

Check out the latest post on our Literacy Log from Celine. A great example of explanation writing. Well done Celine!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

First round of speeches done!

The end of week 8 has also seen the end of the first round of speeches. Wow! What a fantastic effort made by everyone. The standard of the speeches this year was exceptional with a wide variety of topics chosen. Mrs Hooke and Mr Devenport had the very tough job of deciding who delivered the top 3 speeches to go through to Round 2: The Year 6 Finals. After much deliberation Carlotta, Olly and Matthew were selected to represent Room 15 this Friday. They will take on 2 Year 6's from Room 14 and 3 from Room 12. Best of luck guys!

Well done to everyone on a top job!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Independent Inquiry

This week we started our independent inquiry on renewable energy. Our task is to make an informed opinion on the big idea above. To do this we need to investigate the pros and cons of several forms of renewable energy, including solar. This is a big task and will involve a lot of concentration. It will also require us to use many skills including skimming and scanning, note taking and summarising (to name just a few!)

So far we have brainstormed our existing knowledge and thought carefully about some questions we would like to investigate. On Wednesday we used the www to start gathering information to assist us answering our questions.

Below is link to a wiki that has a wide variety of websites on different types of renewable energy. We used this as our starting point for research.