This week the whole school took part in internet safety day and to highlight the importance of internet safety, RB2 took part in and created a play centred around the safe and unsafe use of the internet.
The theme of the play was performed in the style of the 90’s tv show This Is Your Life. Oliver played the host of the show who took us on a journey on Sam’s (played by Oscar) history of using the internet while Nathan played different characters from his past.
Some of the very important issues raised in the play included online gaming and online chat sessions. It is interesting to note how some children use the internet without fully understanding the perils and dangers that could lie within. That is why days like this are a strong reminder of the positive things we can do to make children and parents aware of safer internet use at home and at school.
Last December, the school had an enquiry day and the theme was human rights. As part of a group, the children decided we should do a Christmas cafe after the success of our summer cafe. The children wanted to give all the proceeds to charity and it was decided that the chosen charity would be Refugee Action. Oscar was very confident and phoned the charity in London to request their details.
Fast forward a few weeks later and we were well into the final preparations for the Base Christmas Cafe 2016.
Hot chocolate was being mixed…
Cakes, wreaths and decorations were being made…
And we were ready for business!
Everybody had a wonderful time and all of our visitors were extremely impressed with all the hard work and effort put in by all of the children.
Once the cafe was finished we counted up all the money and managed to raise a total of £103.78. The children were really pleased that all their hard work paid and off and were able to raise money for such a worthwhile cause.
Last week the school received a letter from refugee action.
So a big thank you to all the children in the base because without their work we wouldn’t have had such an amazing event and thank you to all the mainstream children and staff who showed up and donated.
This week the West Midlands Fire Service came to the school to teach the children all about fire safety.
The base children were all very excited and answered some very interesting questions and made some excellent comments about fire safety, what the firemen do and how important their role is in society. They were even more excited once the sirens started blaring and really felt like they were part of what was an important demonstration.
Yesterday we took part in our first Athletics competition of the year, the competition was held at the Billesley Indoor tennis centre as it offers fantastic facilities. We were one of 8 schools to participate on the day with all teams consisting of 9 boys and 9 girls who competed in either a track, field or both track and field events. The standard of the competition was very high and the children on the day were second to none, their attitudes, behaviour and competitiveness saw them finish in first place by a massive 42 points! Well done to everyone involved, another competition won this year.
This week the children are trying to solve a mystery. A strange suitcase has arrived in RB2 and it has been up to the boys to rummage through the contents and find clues as to who the owner could be.
We found some hi-tech binoculars,
a camera, clothes and a notebook containing case files for a very interesting case.
The boys compiled all of their clues and in true Sherlock Holmes style deduced that the owner of this mysterious package is a 12 year old child under cover in a school called Ashley.
To delve into this mystery, the boys are going to write their own story to determine what actually happened to Ashley and bust this case wide open!
In science this term, RB are learning all about light. So far we have been studying the sources of light and where it comes from…
The RB2 boys demonstrated how we see objects from a light source.
We also did an experiment to test how large shadows get the further away a light source is…
Here are their findings;
We will continue to shine a light on this phenomenon and research further to see where this exciting topic can take us.
How has Birmingham had an impact on the world?
On Friday 18th November, Year 5 visited Birmingham City Centre to learn more about Matthew Boulton and the Industrial Revolution.
After an exciting trip on the train, we arrived at Snow Hill Station at 9:45am not far from where Matthew Boulton grew up.
Then we walked to Broad Street where we located the statue of Boulton, Watts and Murdoch.
Here we did observational drawings of the statue into our sketchbooks and we gathered facts about the inventors. It was very sunny!!
Then we headed back to New Street where we stopped for lunch at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Finally, we explored BMAG and enjoyed tours around their Birmingham People and Places exhibition and Birmingham History exhibition. We learned about how Birmingham has changed over the years including details about the Industrial Revolution.
After all of that we made our way back to Snow Hill station where we got a train back to Yardley Wood. Wow…. what a day!
On Tuesday we had the best afternoon of the year so far, because we got to make Pizza. However, it was special pizza, because it was a healthy pizza.
We use these ingredients;
Tomato sauce (One of your 5 a day) Light Cheese (less fat in it) Mushroom (One of your 5 a day) Sweetcorn (One of your 5 a day) Wholemeal pitta bread.
We made our pizza using the ingredients.
Then we cooked them in the oven
Then we ate them (they were better than Pizza Hut).