Stained-glass window Christmas Cards
For our Christmas card designs this year, MLK have created stunning stained-glass windows with a Christmas story-themed silhouette in the middle.
Thank you to all the families who purchased items with their child's design on them! We had wrapping paper, mugs, cards, tags and lots more!
WW2 Evacuee Day!
To celebrate the end of our World War 2 topic, MLK had a day in the life of an Evacuee! For our fabulous finish, we came dressed as Evacuee children with our gas mask boxes and identity labels and completed some WW2 inspired activities, these included creating Propaganda posters, packing our Evacuee suitcases and looking at recipes during the time of rationing. We also had the incredible opportunity this week to look at WW2 artefacts thanks to one of our Polebrook parents! These items including part of a uniform, a camera, compass, newspaper clippings, ration book and so much more brought our learning to life and helped us to understand more about what life was like during this time. To end the day, the children were inspired by their RLT Maths Day and wanted to create a WW2 themed Cafe, inspired by menus and food from the time and served their parents as waiters! It was lovely to see the parents involved too and challenging the children by asking to convert money differences from that time to now!
Science Masterclasses at Uppingham School
Staff members from Uppingham School were really keen to support the Rutland Learning Trust Schools again with science masterclasses for our more able Year 5/6 scientists. Four of our pupils attended these masterclasses which focused on our current topic of Earth and Space, as well as Light and Forces.
Thank you so much to our parents who helped with transport to these sessions.
Visiting Westminster and Houses of Parliament
2 members of MLK Class were selected to become Young Governors in school and therefore received the opportunity to visit the Houses of Parliament, Westminster as part of a Rutland Learning Trust trip for many of our School Councillors. The children were able to see history being made first-hand as they spent the day in the Houses of Parliament.
The visit included a tour of the Palace of Westminster visiting the rooms where our country’s democracy happens, a workshop involving Laws and Debating and experience the law-making process through the journey of a bill. Pupils were then encouraged to share diverse points of view in an active debate, enhancing their debating skills to feel empowered to influence and shape decisions that affect their lives in order to be active citizens in our thriving democracy.
Peterborough United Football Tournaments
Members of MLK attended two football tournaments this week. The first was the Year 5/6 Girls competition and second was the Year 6 Boys competition. Both tournaments were sponsored by the Peterborough United Foundation and were a great opportunity for our UKS2 children to represent Polebrook in a football league. Both teams were incredible respectasauruses and all the feedback we received was fantastic – well done!
Mixing Art & Science together
On Wednesday, MLK Class visited Oundle School to participate in an art&science workshop. Imperial College London provided us with the opportunity to work with an artist and a scientist while exploring flora and fauna to share a better understanding of our local environment. We also had a chance to visit the art exhibition currently featured in the Yarrow Gallery by the artist Anna Dumitriu.
Please click the link below to see our article on the Imperial College London Website
RLT Maths Day
For the RLT Maths Day, MLK converted our classroom into the Polebrook Café! We designed individual menus and became waiters and customers for the morning! The children wrote down orders, had to apply their addition and subtraction skills quickly to inform their customer of how much their order came to, then we used our money resources to hand out change! It was a great opportunity to bring maths to life in a real context.
Visit to Leicester Space Centre
Last week, MLK visited the National Space Centre in Leicester as part of our Earth and Space topic. The trip was “out of this world!” and has helped us to imagine what being an astronaut in space is really like which we will then use to write our exploration narratives this week. The children were in awe, exploring all the different levels of the centre. They were amazed at being able to see real rockets, visiting the largest planetarium in the UK and being able to interact with lots of exhibits at the centre. This trip really helped bring out Science topic to life!
Whole School self-portrait project
MLK have been looking at Aboriginal artwork to inspire us in our whole school self-portrait project. We have been looking at colour mixing with both warm and cool colours and identifying complimentary colours. We have used the stories of nature and creativity to express who we are in our self-portraits. Look for them on display in the hall along with other portraits from our other classes!