Wednesday 1st April
Good morning Moore Class. I hope you are all well and ready for your last day of work before the Easter Holiday. I hope you will be able to join us today for our class meeting. Remember to have something to show and talk about (if you want to). Please don't worry if it isn't possible to join in.
It has been lovely to see the work you have been doing and I hope you have enjoyed seeing what your friends have been doing to.
Tuesday 31st March
Good morning Moore Class. Well done for all your work yesterday. The Monster Multiplication looks like a fun 2Do. Unfortunately, I can't comment on this as it doesn't show me your work.
I am also sorry about the 3 PPTs for today, I am having a bit of trouble loading the file sizes on to the website.
I hope to see you all at the Assembly on Wednesday, if you can make it.
Well done for all your work and ideas.
Monday 30th March
Good morning Moore Class, I hope you have all had a good weekend and have managed to do something different and spoken to some of your friends. It has been lovely to hear from some of you and to see what you have been up to last week.
The power point for today is on in 2 parts as it wouldn't load on as one - sorry!
Have a good day. Remember to do some exercise, drink water, eat fruit, get some fresh air and speak to a friend.
FRIDAY 27TH MARCH
Good morning everyone,
It has been great to see your work this week and to see a few more of you joining in on Purple Mash yesterday. Please remember what I put on are suggestions for what to do, it has to be manageable with everything else that is happening at home.
You have all done really well with your first week of learning at home and I hope you are staying in touch with your friends and finding time to talk to them.
Have a great weekend.
Thursday 26th March
Hello Moore Class,
I am so pleased that you have been doing so many of the activities, as well as taking time to learn about things that interest you and finding out what is available to do.
A couple of things to maybe try are : Oti Mabuse is doing an online dance lesson at 11:30am and Steve Backshall did a live nature lesson today, which can be viewed still.
The artist Rob Biddulph is also doing lessons called #Draw with Rob. These are fun 10 minute sessions drawing cartoon style characters.
Thank you so much for sending me your photos and videos. Unfortunately, some files are too big for me to put on the class page, but I look at everything you send. Well done for being so creative and imaginative with your work.
Keep it up!
Wednesday 25th March
Good morning Moore Class, I hope you are all well and have been out in the garden in the sunshine.
Thank you for working hard and trying the tasks and activities and for sharing what you have been doing.
If you haven't spoken to a friend from school yet maybe try to today (with permission). Ask them what they are doing to keep fit, see if they have invented any good games they could tell you.
EARTHQUAKE PROOF STRUCTURES
We looked at lots of different buildings from around the world and then lots of tall buildings built in earthquake zones. We thought about the how they were built and what the structure would need to be like. We noticed the importance of diagonal struts. We then planned and built our own earthquake proof structures using just art straws, masking tape and Blue-Tac. Our structures had to be at least 30cm tall and then had to withstand the 10 second earthquake test table. Have a look at some of our work and our designs.
As part of our topic - TREMORS - there was the option to build a volcano for homework. Here are some of the amazing creations. We then decided it would be good to create some eruptions, so on the last day of term we had fun creating lava!
SHELTER BUILDING IN CASE OF EVACUATION IN THE EVENT OF A VOLCANIC ERUPTION
Moore Class were given important information regarding the possible imminent eruption of a volcano. They were requested to put together a pack of information for the government to provide to all people who were likely to be affected should it erupt. One of the tasks was to build a shelter in case people had to live outside away from the danger zones. They were given just two pieces of equipment and had to work in teams to create a shelter for at least four people.
MOORE CLASS TRIP TO THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
On 30th September Moore Class travelled by train and underground to the Natural History Museum in London. The aim was to achieve their 'Natural history Museum Accredited Diploma in Earthquakes and Volcanoes. They went to a fun and interactive workshop were they achieved their aim. Then travelled through the 'core' of the Earth to visit the Volcano and Earthquake gallery, where they were able to put into practice their knowledge about what to do in an earthquake, as they experienced an earthquake in the simulation zone. They all remembered to 'drop, cover and hold on!'
AN EXPERIMENT ON A BIRD IN THE AIR PUMP
Moore Class enjoyed looking at and thinking about all the different features of this painting by Joseph Wright of Derby. One of the ideas they came up with was to portray the different expressions that the characters in the painting were showing. They decided it would be good to make clay faces showing different expressions. Have a look at their work below. They had to work carefully to make sure all the detail was there. Can you work out the expressions and feelings?
LAYERED EARTH PUDDING
This week Moore Class have been learning about the Earth's layers through making Layered Earth Pudding. Can you identify the different layers?
- The Inner Core
-The Outer Core
- The mantle
- The Crust
They found out about how hot and how deep the different layers were, as well as taking home a tasty pudding to eat!!
Welcome back to school and we hope you are looking forward to a great year in Moore Class. We have lots of exciting new topics to learn about.
Keep checking our class page to see what we are doing.
Wednesday 6th February - Easy Lemonade Scones
Could they really be that easy to make? Just 3 ingredients.
This week we were learning to really measure accurately both using the scales and weighing our flour and using the jug to measure in millilitres. We also learnt about what to do when the mixture got a bit too sticky and we couldn't use the cutters very easily. Despite the problems we encountered we were determined to make our scones!
The end result with some lemon curd was really tasty! Why not try making these at home?
Wednesday 30th January 2019 - Fruit Tarts
For our Scrumdiddlyumptious Topic this week, we learnt how to make fresh fruit tarts. We learnt new skills for preparing our fruit - including peeling kiwis and coring strawberries. We also learnt how to make a custard (crème patisserie) to go onto our tart base before we put the fruit on. We learnt how to crack the eggs and to use an electric whisk to combine the eggs and sugar. We think they looked and tasted really good and are looking forward to making them again.
GOOD HEALTH WEEK
As part of our Good Health Week and thinking about Healthy Minds and Healthy Bodies, Moore Class took part in 3 days of yoga sessions which they loved. They are already asking for more!! The focus and concentration was really good which lead in to focused lessons afterwards.
On Monday morning we went for a Healthy Walk up to The Cross on the Hill. It was a bracing walk but the lighting was amazing when we got to the top!
MOORE CLASS BAKERY - WEEK 3 - BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
Having mastered bread making last week, Moore Class branched out this week to make Healthy Blueberry Muffins. As part of our Good Health Week and our topic, these low sugar blueberry muffins were an ideal recipe. As well as building on our measuring and instruction reading skills from last week, this week we learnt how to cream together sugar and spread. We think many of the top chefs would be proud of our creaming!!
MOORE CLASS BAKERY - WEEK 2 - BREAD MAKING
As part of our Scrumdiddlyumptious Topic this term we baked some bread. We had to use loads of different skills to do this including: reading a recipe (we looked at the different features such as bullet points, numbered steps and imperative verbs); careful measuring and weighing; learning how to knead and teamwork. We made 4 different flavoured bread rolls each - plain, cinnamon, raisin and cheese. When we came back to school the next day we evaluated our bread rolls - cheese and cinnamon were the strong favourites!!
PIZZA EXPRESS - FRIDAY 11TH JANUARY
As a great introduction to our new topic this term - Scrumdiddlyumptious - which is all about food, we went on an exciting trip to Pizza Express in Sevenoaks, to take part in a pizza making workshop.
Whilst the adults may have thought 9:30am was a little early for making pizzas, it did not deter our enthusiastic Junior Pizzaiolos. As well as making pizzas we had an interesting tour of the restaurant and learnt about how orders were sent by computer and how they grind the coffee. It was a really exciting morning. By the time we left at 11:10am with our pizzas in our hands we were all feeling really hungry. Not many pizzas made it back to school whole!!! Thank you very much Pizza Express in Sevenoaks for running the workshop for us. It was really interesting and good fun!
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL - JANUARY 2019
Welcome back to school and a Happy New Year. We hope you have all had a lovely holiday and are now ready to start the new year and new term afresh.
Attached below are the new spellings for this term and our topic homework grid sheet.
NO PENS DAY!
Monday 17TH December was No Pens Day! Moore Class went into Spellers Wood to collect sticks which they then had to join to create a 5-point star. They also then made Marshmallow Snowmen - no pens were needed in either task! In the afternoon we played a range of Maths Games and made Rice Snowmen!
BATH BOMBS AND CHOCOLATE BAUBLES
For part of our DT and Science work for our Potions topic we have been busy planning, making and designing Bath Bombs and Chocolate Baubles. We were looking at the changes in the States of Matter and experimenting with different combinations of ingredients to see what would happen. We then had to design our labels for our products making sure we included the ingredients and any possible warnings or allergies. The Bath Bombs smelt so good that we had to be careful not to eat these by mistake!!
WHERE HAS MISS FITCH GONE?
Moore Class arrived at school today to discover a skeleton wearing Miss Fitch's glasses and sitting at her desk. What was happening? They then had to embark upon a morning of Potion Making under the guidance and direction of Professor TOO and Professor Fan. Moore Class successfully all achieved their Level 1 Potion Making Certificate through making the following potions: Exploding Elixir, Dancing Unicorn milk, Fleeing Spiders and Mandrake's Restorative Draught. They also observed the making of Liquid Elements and Magic Mud. There was fizzing, bubbling, changing of colours and retreating liquids. Moore Class observed carefully and learnt a lot about the art of potion making.
Mr Little's Film and Sound Presentation
Wednesday 31st October
Moore class had an amazing treat today when Mr Little came in to speak to us about 'Sound and Film editing.' Everyone was fascinated by how the sound is added onto a film and how long it takes to put together one film. Moore class were able to ask some excellent questions, such as: If you have bigger ears can you hear better? How do you become a sound engineer? How do they make the music sound scary in a film?