Welcome to Class 3
Pupils from class 3 worked with an architect to design classrooms for the future. Taking the basic plan for the new extension, the pupils had to consider what the delivery of education might look like years from now - how to draw to a plan (scale); conservation (designing alternative habitats); the environment (materials and insulation); engineering (Physics and Maths.).
Beaumanor Hall and Park was the venue for Class 3’s (Upper Key Stage 2) residential visit. They participated in rock climbing; manoeuvring the high wire, abseiling, canoeing and archery. A wonderful experience!
On our Computing day this half term, Class 3 have been learning about Computer Aided Design and how it can be used in the real world. We used a programme called Google Sketchup to become architects for the day. The pictures that you can see can actually be viewed from any perspective in the programme.
Thrussington School is a member of the Ogden Trust - a trust set up under the auspices of Cambridge University, to further the teaching of Science in schools.
In June, Thrussington collaborated with three other schools to work on a project entitled “Alien Invasion”. Working in the laboratories at Wreake Valley Academy, the children had to conduct a series of investigations into hypothesising and proving the existence or not of an alien invasion.
The feature shows two of the children from Thrussington School working in a lab and a report by one of the pupils on the investigation.
Steel pan drums
Over the Spring term, our Year Five and Year Six pupils have been learning to play the steel pan drums. They learned many skills including assembling the drums, finding and playing the notes, different ways to create music with the drums and not least, working together as one band. Enjoy!
'People in Action'
During our ‘People in Action’ scheme in art, Class 3 have been thinking about the human form. They have developed their sketching skills, measured their bodies and compared proportions in maths and thought about body language in drama/ PSHCE. Following on from our Roald Dahl literacy focus, the children have made their own wire and clay figures and decorated them.
Year 6 reviewing science books on behalf of the Royal Society!
Year 6 are lucky enough to have been selected for the elite 2015 review panel for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize.
The Royal Society is a fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. They have donated 6 recommended science books to the school. Please speak to Year 6 pupils if you would like to find out more about the science books that they are reviewing or if you would like to look at the books for yourself.
This term, Class 3 is conducting research into W.W.1 - the causes, the conditions of warfare, the consequences of the war. Independent studies of trench warfare, in particular, have led to the construction of “shoe box trenches” and the strategies of debate. The children will be carrying out a re-enactment of a confrontation based on one of the battles of Ypres.
This particular line of study is important because of W.W.1’s place in history and also because of the local link of the heroine, Edith Cavell, and the erstwhile Thrussington vicar, Rev.Gahen, who administered the last rites before her execution by the Germans.