Learning a Poem

For homework this week, Hawk Class have been given mission to learn a poem off by heart! They have the choice of three different poems of varying difficulty in which they need to choose only one to learn. The class have already been given some time to learn their poem and they are already sounding great!

They will be performing to the class on Wednesday, either on their own or in small groups.

Here are the poems…

Mild

The Crocodile

How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin
How neatly spreads his claws,
And welcomes little fishes in,
With gently smiling jaws!

Lewis Carroll

Spicy

On the Ning Nang Nong

On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
and the monkeys all say BOO!
There’s a Nong Nang Ning
Where the trees go Ping!
And the tea pots jibber jabber joo.
On the Nong Ning Nang
All the mice go Clang
And you just can’t catch ’em when they do!
So its Ning Nang Nong
Cows go Bong!
Nong Nang Ning
Trees go ping
Nong Ning Nang
The mice go Clang
What a noisy place to belong
is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!

By Spike Milligan

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Nature Trail

At the bottom of my garden
There’s a hedgehog and a frog
And a lot of creepy-crawlies
Living underneath a log,
There’s a baby daddy long legs
And an easy-going snail
And a family of woodlice,
All are on my nature trail.

There are caterpillars waiting
For their time to come to fly,
There are worms turning the earth over
As ladybirds fly by,
Birds will visit, cats will visit
But they always chose their time
And I’ve even seen a fox visit
This wild garden of mine.

Squirrels come to nick my nuts
And busy bees come buzzing
And when the night time comes
Sometimes some dragonflies come humming,
My garden mice are very shy
And I’ve seen bats that growl
And in my garden I have seen
A very wise old owl.

My garden is a lively place
There’s always something happening,
There’s this constant search for food
And then there’s all that flowering,
When you have a garden
You will never be alone
And I believe we all deserve
A garden of our own.

Benjamin Zephaniah

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An Amazing Museum

We have had a brilliant day at The Bristol Museum seeing the various exhibitions and even spending some time handling some real artefacts from Ancient Egypt. We hope you enjoy looking at the photographs:

Here are some of Hawk Classes thoughts….

  • Louis thought the Ancient Egyptian gallery was interesting because some of the artefacts were real gold.
  • Isaac was interested in the dinosaur bones because he didn’t know how big baby dinosaurs would be.
  • Oliver H liked the dinosaurs because the dinosaurs looked really cool.
  • Brooke like everything because it was all so fascinating and she wanted to see more.
  • Willis enjoyed the Egyptian Gallery, particularly finding the different facts on the computer and then finding them in the museum.
  • Theo like this too!
  • Patryk thought the Egyptian part was interesting because their was a real mummified person.
  • Owen liked the ancient canopic jars, which held the brains!
  • Violet liked everything and wishes she could go again.
  • Maya liked the Ancient Egyptian part, particularly where you could see a real life person!
  • Jasper like the gemstone section because he successfully found the mineral called jasper. He also enjoyed finding Tutankhamen’s face.
  • Cheyenne like the animal section because she found a massive gorilla (Alfred) and a tiger.
  • Nancy liked everything and would like to go back again!
  • Summer liked the gorilla and the huge Irish deer…..and the fox!
  • Luke likes the animals because he found an ocelot.
  • Lisa liked the animals because it was cute.
  • Ollie M liked the dodo!

Thank you to the parent helpers who came along. It makes such a difference and we couldn’t run the trips without you.

Computer programming on Kodu

We all know how much the children love Minecraft! We have introduced a similar program, Microsoft Kodu, where the children can create their own worlds with their own characters, setting and sounds. What’s even more incredible, is that they have to use this world to make their own game using their skills in computer programming. This week we were just getting to know Kodu. However, I look forward to seeing the amazing games Hawk Class will create.

Getting Growing

In our science lessons, we are beginning to learn about plants.

We have looked at what plants need to grow…

  • sunlight
  • room to grow
  • water and nutrients
  • air

We then looked in greater detail at the type of air that plants need: carbon dioxide. We talked in depth about this useful gas and looked at the relationship between our breathing and the plants breathing. To look into this deeply, Hawk Class have set up an exciting experiment that will show how important carbon dioxide is to plants. Some of the bags will be left open and others are zipped tightly shut. We will observe the effects over the coming weeks.

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Having set up our fascinating experiments, we set to work writing up the details of our investigation, explaining the variables that we will keep the same and the one variable we will need to change (access to carbon dioxide). Finally we made our predictions.

Here are some of our predictions:

  • Ollie predicted that the plant with the bag open would grow.
  • Theo predicted that the one with hardly any carbon dioxide would grow because it would have loads of air in it already.
  • Isaac ¬†predicts that because humans can’t breathe with paper bags over their heads the plant will die as well.
  • Jasper predicts that none of the plants will survive because they don’t have soil.
  • Summer predicts that the open bag will grow because it has more air.