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Author Archives: mcox

Thank you.

I just wanted to thank everyone for the gifts and cards that I received today. I have just had the time to sit and read all of the cards and your kind words mean a lot. I consider myself lucky and privileged to have taught such lovely children and thank you to all of the … Continue reading »

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Planets

We have continued our Space Science project by making the planets, thinking about the planets relative size to each other. We then placed them around the school grounds to get an idea of the distances between them – the children were suprised at the vast distance between Mars and Jupiter. We then used watercolours to … Continue reading »

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Space

This week we started to learn about space in our science lesson. The children learnt that Earth spins on its axis and this takes 24 hours. We then used torches and globes to track shadows throughout the day. Finding a dark space in the classroom to see this was challenging on a very sunny day … Continue reading »

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What a week!

What a busy week! First a performance at the NMPAT dance festival on Wednesday night – where I was an extremely proud teacher. What a superb performance. Then a day trip to Everdon for a river study. A great day was had by all in the sunshine and I apologise for the wet clothing – … Continue reading »

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Super peer assessing.

Well done Einstein class. Brilliant peer assessment of partners work today. Some great advice was being given. “I don’t think this sentence makes sense – do you want to change it?” “I think you could use a better conjunction. What about moreover?” “I think there should be some commas in this sentence. Where do you … Continue reading »

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Let’s get reading!

How many books have you got left to read from the year 5 book list? Congratulations to those children who have read all 15 books. However, as a year group we need to get cracking – there is only one more term of year 5 left! There is a prize for the year group with the most children who have … Continue reading »

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Deconstructing Daffodils

It is the first week back and the sun is shining, so what a perfect time for Einstein to start their new science topic ‘Living Things and their Habitats’. A hands-on lesson of deconstructing Daffodils and going on a natural walk around the school grounds. Einstien located the different parts of their own plant as … Continue reading »

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Sharing.

The year 5 children were invited to year 3 today to help the children evaluate their moving monsters. Then we invited the year 3 children into our classroom to look at our Viking museum. It was lovely to see the children share their work and talk about what they had created with such pride.

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Einstein Viking museum.

The children in Einstein class have been busy creating Viking artefacts from clay. They labelled their artefact giving the audience a little more information. A lovely afternoon was had by all.

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Science.

A group of children from Einstein went to Ecton Brook primary school today to become Scientists. They made ice-cream; extracted their DNA and discovered how to see the germs living on their hands! They had a great time and returned to school buzzing with excitement.

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