Starships

Welcome to Starships!

The adults in our class are Miss Evans and Mrs Maundrell

This page contains news about our learning. Please see the other pages for information about curriculum, homework and timetables. 

Contact me on our class email: starships@albrighton-pri.shropshire.sch.uk

Our fantastic home learning !

As part of our new topic 'A Child's War', we imagined we were evacuees writing a letter back home. Here you can see some very thoughtful examples, considering how it must have felt to be an evacuee. Can you spot the historical clues within the writing too?

Thanks to Willow, Reanna, Kacey, Ellen, Ben, Tobi, Zach and Rose whose work is displayed below. Please click to enlarge. 

School learners visited Albrighton's local nature reserve. They made a lasting impact on the community here by helping to plant trees. Also, they completed an orienteering activity. It looked like great fun with beautiful weather! 

We had to put our term's hard work and knowledge to the test during our 'Innovate' week. Please watch the video to see some examples of our egg-cellent egg drop rides. 

Here are some lovely examples of our PSHE work, illustrating a chosen human right. 

These are two lovely examples of the handwriting/PSHE task from last week during Children's Mental Health Week. The children had to consider good things that were happening now. Ellen and Freya also chose to colour in the border for a little mindfulness practice. Please click on the photographs to enlarge.

It's not just the home learners working hard - they are in school too! Take a look at the school learners' favourite parts of their little boat stories. 

Wow! After two weeks of hard work, our little boat stories are really quite fantastic. I'm so proud of the hard work you've put into writing these stories. For the stories with red writing on, you can see where the children have 'think pinked' their work and edited it. Please click on the images below to enlarge. Well done all Starships, but especially the home learners who have their work displayed here: Zach, Freya N, Freya R, Reanna, Tobi, Rose, Phoebe, Kacey, Ben and Ellen. 

It's Children's Mental Health week! As part of this, our class call we shared something that was special to us. This varied from pets, teddies, medals and tiny dancers shoes! This fit with our work reflecting on the good things happening now, despite these strange circumstances.

Within this half term, our science work has been focused around forces. We've completed lots of exciting experiments. However, possibly the biggest challenge was to create our own Rube Goldberg inspired machine. We had to consider which forces were at play with our objects. Take a look at fantastic examples from Reanna, Ellen and Matthew. 

In PSHE, we have been thinking about rules and responsibilities. In this lesson, we considered our responsibility towards the planet. We made anti-littering posters to try and promote this. 

Here are some examples of flip/flick books made by school learners. This terms art has focused on how to capture movement, fitting with our 'Scream Machine' topic. 

Thank you to the Starships that finished all their two weeks of hard work by writing their newspaper report in best. Here you can see some fantastic examples from Ben, Ellen, Rose, Tobi and Poppie. 

Scroll through the document below to see some beautiful interpretations of Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'. Notice the different ways movement have been captured! Fantastic!

I'm so proud of you all, Starships - look how much fantastic work I received this week! Keep up all the hard work.

Below you will find work completed before Christmas

Take a look at our Frida Kahlo - a Mexican painter who is famous for her self-portraits - inspired artwork! We started with greyscale photos of ourselves as a base, then worked in media of colouring pens to add to them. Some of us also used tissue paper to create flowers. We hoped to recreate the same style as Kahlo's work. 

In upper KS2, we have so much grammar vocabulary we have to remember. This fun activity was a way to try and remember the different meanings of each. Take a look! 

Please take a look at our Geography work from this term! We have looked at latitude and longitude, marked key locations on the map and explored Mexico in more depth. 

In maths, we are now thinking about fractions. We started by sorting fractions and non-fractions, asking ourselves: what makes a fraction anyway? Since then, we have looked at how different fractions can be represented. We have worked on finding equivalent fractions and will soon move onto ordering and comparing fractions (including fractions larger than 1). 

In Music, we were inspired by an incredible body percussion performance. We created our own 4 beat rhythm grids with a variety of sounds then performed them to the class. We later chose one rhythm grid and tried to perform whole class in canon (like on the first performance we watched!). Take a look at our attempt below. 

In English, we have been writing epilogues to our class reader, 'Pig Heart Boy'. Due to Miss Evans's limited IT skills, unfortunately the clips couldn't be combined as planned. Here are two examples of our favourite parts of our epilogues, in the form of a video diary. 

These are our final write ups of our non-chronological reports. They are all about the heart and circulatory system, which we have been also learning about in science. 

This is what we have been getting up to in Maths so far. We've learned about place value, addition and subtraction. Next week we'll be moving on to rounding, multi-step problems then multiplication. 

Take a look at our French greeting Mexican wave! Some of us also demonstrated our drama skills with a very dramatic greeting! Bonjour!

Check out the photos from our pig heart dissection. What a fantastic experience!