Monday, May 7, 2012

Olympic Torch Relay

The torch relay is getting closer!  Here is the route.  The torch will be passing through Totnes (14:12 start), Paignton (14:40 start), Torquay (15:42 start) and Teignmouth (17:37 start) on Sunday 20th May...just under 2 weeks from Today!

Here is an extract from
The Flame is then delivered to the Host Country, where it is transferred from one Torchbearer to another, spreading the message of peace, unity and friendship. It ends its journey as the last Torchbearer lights the cauldron at the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in the Olympic Stadium, marking the official start of the Games.
For Home Learning, I would like you to research the Olympic Torches from history and design and make your own.  Due in on Friday 18th May.
Use this site to research them.  Design your own torch and if possible, make it as well using materials from home.  
I hope to have a parade of Olympic Torches in School on Friday 18th May, the last schoolday before the torch travels past us in Devon.

You might want to use these ideas as part of your design: peace, unity, friendship, cooperation, perseverence.  You may want to include some London Landmarks as part of your design.  Have a look below for some ideas:

If you cannot make your torch, then draw and label your torch design on either a piece of paper or post it to the Kidblog site.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

sycamore link post (weekly)

Posted from Diigo. The rest of Sycamore Links group favorite links are here.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Kidblogs are go!

I've just set up our ultrasafe kidblogs here!  Please see my earlier post about it by following this link.

I've set up a blog for each of you but you don't need to use it unless you want to.

You will need a password which I have set up to be your bugclub password.

Remember that all posts and comments will be reviewed by me.

If I can't understand it, then I won't publish it!

Take care when writing as your class mates will be commenting on your blog posts.

YOU CAN WRITE ABOUT WHATEVER INTERESTS YOU, but if you want an audience, make it interesting...stories, football match reports, 42 mile bike rides, instructions on how to take care of new puppies, how to knit socks...whatever interests you!

I also get to see who has been commenting and I'll be giving out lots of marbles in class for thoughtful comments.

Good luck!

Make Friction irresistible!

Have a look at the science on the link  a few words back or go to the tabs at the top of the page.

There are lots of useful links to help you learn about our current forces science topic.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Your own blog!

Would you like to have an online way to show off your writing and work, photos maybe?

I have started a class blog using Kidblog.  I like this way of blogging because:

  • it lets me check your work before it is posted
  • it lets me start off with no-one else being able to see your blog while you get started, then other members of class can see your posts and comment.  See here for more details, parents
  • we can access it at school and so you can comment from within class.  This would allow you to use it as an independent reading activity.
Have a look here to see what it is like.

Leave a comment on this blog if you want me to set you up with a blog.

You must be willing to have a go at writing about what interests you AND be prepared for other people in class to read your writing and leave comments about it.

Home Learning - get on your skateboard...or rollerskates and feel the force!

Home Learning is to go skateboarding, get on some rollerskates or on something which runs on wheels which you can move.

Move it!

Draw it, showing arrows pointing in the direction of the forces.

Have a look here for some help.

Due in on Wednesday 2nd May - two weeks from now.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Olympic Torch - Can you explain?

Why do we have an Olympic Torch Relay as part of the Olympics?
Where will the route go and why was this route chosen?
Why were the people chosen to carry it?

Here are some answers, but try to find out as many answers as you can.

Also please send in some of your own questions about the Olympic Torch Relay.