Catalyst Museum, by Miss Williams
Date: 16th Mar 2023 @ 5:08pm
Today we went to Catalyst Science Museum and had a lot of fun! We explored the interactive galleries, participated in a light show to learn about light, including refraction, natural and chemical luminescence, thermal imaging and infrared.
We looked around the upper floor observatory at the 3 types of nearby bridges and used the interactive resources to build our own arch and beam bridges.
Year 3 RE Diwali dance workshop, by Miss Williams
Date: 11th Oct 2022 @ 6:51pm
Today, we had a visitor from West End Musical Theatre in school. We used our bodies to act out the story of Rama and Sita to celebrate the festival Diwali. The dance we learnt represented the story of good overcoming evil.
Year 3 Stone Age Stew, by Miss Williams
Date: 3rd Oct 2022 @ 6:52pm
Today, we learnt about what Stone Age people would have eaten. We followed a recipe to make a Stone Age stew. We talked about how it would have been made in the Stone Age and how they would have gathered the ingredients.
Year 3 Pens down day, by Miss Williams
Date: 6th Sep 2022 @ 6:46am
On Monday (5.9.22), we had our Pens’ down day and explored our new topic of the Stone Age. First, there was a present wrapped up in the classroom and when it was revealed it was the book ‘The Stone Age Boy’. We then looked at why the Stone age was called the Stone Age. Then in maths, we looked at an exciting discovery that was found in La Pileta Cave in Spain that looked like drawings . We thought that it could have been a way to count things and then discussed what might they have counted. In Literacy, we looked at the life of a stone age child and learnt about Grey Otter and his life through drawings in caves. We took part in several drama exercises such as miming game and hot seating. After Literacy, we looked further into when Stone Age was and what periods it was split into by creating a timeline. Then, we created our own cave paintings.
We are an active School!, by Mrs Walsh
Date: 18th Jul 2022 @ 4:11pm
At Wistaston Academy, we LOVE being active! Take a look at our facilities for active learning and how we embed active learning throughout the school. Being active makes us feel alive! It means school is fun and makes us want to go to school. Our year 6s share their thoughts and learning about the importance of fostering a healthy, active lifestyle: we believe that a healthy body promotes a healthy and happy mind! At Team Wistaston Academy we believe active learning is something that should include everyone!
Bird Hides, by Mrs Lowry
Date: 14th Jul 2022 @ 9:41pm
Year 5 designed and made their own bird hide prototypes which we could use in the Amazon Rainforest to observe the wildlife there.
We used different cutting and joining techniques to create some fantastic hides. Well done everyone!
Year 4 Electricity workshop, by Miss Williams
Date: 30th Jun 2022 @ 7:50pm
On Monday 9th May, we welcomed Ruth to school who completed an electricity workshop. We started the session looking over what we already knew. We had a go with circuit boards creating simple circuits. After this we looked at a variable resistor, predicting whether length or thickness of a wire would affect the brightness of a bulb. We were introduced to new vocabulary of conductors and insulators, we found out that graphite in our pencil was a poor conductor because the light bulb was dim when connected
Year 4 Eid celebrations, by Miss Williams
Date: 30th Jun 2022 @ 7:49pm
We have been very lucky in year 4 to welcome visitors into our year group. On Friday 6th May, we welcomed our Muslim community to celebrate Eid. They brought traditional dishes that they normally eat during Eid (breaking of the fast). All of year 4 would like to thank you for spending your time making such wonderful dishes for us to enjoy.
Year 4 Sherbet experiment, by Miss Williams
Date: 30th Jun 2022 @ 7:48pm
This week in year 4, we completed a sherbet experiment in Science. We loved being able to choose different measurement combinations to create the best sherbet. We decided that although it was really fun, in order to work scientifically we would need to measure the weight of each component not estimate. We then conducted a survey in class to find everyone’s favourite. Then we collected the data to create a chart to show the results. Our favourite sherbet recipe included 9 parts icing sugar, 2 parts citric acid and 2 parts bicarbonate. Maybe you could make your own!
Year 4 Forest School, by Miss Williams
Date: 11th Jan 2022 @ 6:25pm
This week and last, Year 4 have been enjoying exploring the outdoor learning environment in Forest School lessons. We have created mini stick huts and scavenged for materials to create ‘Forest Faces’ and have made some wonderful self portraits!
Year 4 Pens Down Day, by Miss Williams
Date: 5th Jan 2022 @ 5:28pm
For Pens down day today, we were introduced to our new book of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. Firstly, we discussed what makes a good chocolate bar and then using the laptops we created our own chocolate bar wrapper on Publisher. Then we played supermarket sweep, buying confectionary using our own ‘credit card’ that had a limit of £10. In the afternoon, we were introduced to our new science topic of states of matter and made our own chocolate.
Creating Autumn pictures, by Ms Hall
Date: 22nd Nov 2021 @ 5:36pm
This week, The Hub children have been exploring the colours and textures of Autumn by creating some wonderful collages. They began by paintng backgrounds using red, yellow, orange and brown paint, before adding leaves that they had collected and dried out.
Maths week, by Miss Williams
Date: 10th Nov 2021 @ 12:57pm
Year 4 have thoroughly enjoyed maths week this week. We have played on TT rockstars and played a game with our partner linked to our Literacy book of Voices in the Park.
We also used the book ‘How many jelly beans?’ to help us collect and interpret data. We linked this to our science classification skills and sorted them into colours. We then used tally charts to organise our data and then using purple mash we created a bar chart to present the data. Using interpretation questions we found out more about the information we gathered. We had so much sharing our work to the purple mash display and making QR codes.
Year 5 Geography Pens Down Day, by Mrs Lowry
Date: 4th Nov 2021 @ 10:06am
On Monday, Year 5 became designers and planners! We designed a new building for school both inside and out. We made a 3D plan on Purple Mash and we were then able to create the model from the net. We thought about how we could make it sustainable to help our changing world.
In the afternoon, we looked at a map of our school and found North using a compass. This helped us to plan an orienteering route and make a fortune teller showing what is in each direction (North, South, East and West) when we stand in the middle of the playground.
Year 4 History Trip, by Miss Williams
Date: 2nd Nov 2021 @ 5:28pm
Today, we visited Chester as part of our Pens down History learning on the Romans. We took part in a soldier patrol, learning commands and how to chant in Latin for our marching! We were armed with battle shields and we were under strict instruction of an experienced legionary, discovering what it took to become part of the greatest fighting forces the world has ever known. We learned how the soldiers would attack and defend in battle and how they were such an effective army. We also explored the Roman Museum, starting out in the hull of a war ship, entering a Roman Town replica and learning all about how the Romans lived in Britain. We were also able to look at the levels of the ground in Chester and link this to our knowledge of archaeologists from last half term. When we were coming back, Harly announced that the trip was “Ten million out of ten million.” And we agree too!
Healthy Eating Week: Baking Bread, by Ms Ferns
Date: 21st Oct 2021 @ 5:23pm
t's Healthy Eating week so the Reception children joined the rest of the school to complete a ‘Bake Off’. We chose to bake our own bread and had to follow a recipe to show us what ingredients we would need and the measurements required to make the perfect bread.
The children took it in turns to add the ingredients; a cup of flour, two tea spoons of salt, a cup of water and two table spoons of yeast. We discussed how the yeast would make the bread 'raise' and the children used a hand action to demonstrate this. The children took turns to stir the mixture until it was a nice consistent dough. After that, we shared out the dough so that each child could knead their own piece of bread. We discussed how to knead and how it's an important process of making bread. The children decided which shaped bread they were going to make for example; a hedgehog, a turtle or a ladybird. We used raisins for the eyes of our animal and some children chose to snip the bread with scissors to create spikes like a hedgehog.
Overall it was an enjoyable experience and they particularly liked tasting their bread once it was baked.
Year 4 We're all wonders, by Miss Williams
Date: 21st Oct 2021 @ 1:29pm
Last week in guided reading, we took part in a tableaux and thought tapping. Using the storyline of our book, we had two children be Auggie, who the story states is 'different'. The rest of the class, were split into bystanders, supporters (friends) and people who were saying mean things. We were using our pupil voice to stand up for Auggie showing compassion and mutual respect.
Year 4 Healthy Living Week, by Miss Williams
Date: 21st Oct 2021 @ 1:24pm
This week in school it has been Healthy Living week. We started the week by cooking, we prepared and cooked our own healthy pizzas. We have also been looking at what makes a balanced healthy lifestyle. During guided reading, we looked at a poem looking at healthy mind and body.
Year 5 Healthy Eating Week, by Mrs Lowry
Date: 21st Oct 2021 @ 12:51pm
This week has been healthy eating week. First, we talked about the benefits of exercise, being outdoors and sunshine for good mental well-being. We then spent some time discussing how sleep contributes to a healthy lifestyle. We thought of somethings that made sleep difficult and some solutions to these problems. On Tuesday, we had the Great Wizzy Bake off and made rice salad and couscous salad. Also during this week we have discussed healthy food and talked about the different information on food labels. Finally we completed a positivity sheet about things we grateful for and happy about.
Year 6 Healthy Eating Week, by Mrs Lawrence
Date: 21st Oct 2021 @ 12:36pm
This week, Year 6 have made healthy pizzas as part of Healthy Eating Week. We have also spent time thinking about how to keep our minds and bodies healthy.
Year 2 go to Butlins, by Miss Bailey
Date: 20th Oct 2021 @ 4:37pm
As part of our topic lessons, Year 2 have been learning all about the history of the seaside and how it has changed over time. They found out all about the tradition of holiday camps and then had lots of fun visiting our Butlins classroom. We played ping pong, visited the discotheque and took part in a special quiz. It was a fantastic afternoon.
Rockpool Visitors, by Miss Bailey
Date: 20th Oct 2021 @ 4:21pm
As part of our seaside topic, Year 2 had lots of fun learning all about some of the different creatures that live in a rockpool. We got to touch different types of crabs and starfish, as well as shark eggs! It was a fantastic day!