Good afternoon and happy Friday,
It is a pleasure to report on another fantastic week of learning at Hoyland Common Primary. The week began with our Y5 visit to the Titanic museum in Liverpool, where pupils enjoyed workshops and got up ‘close and personal’ with artefacts, reports and illustrations of Titanic memorabilia. They really did work as historians to uncover clues to the sinking of the most infamous nautical voyage of recent times.
I have to say that the DT ‘let’s build days’ have been a huge success right through school this week. In FS, it has been great to see our pupils creating bridges from different materials in order to save the ‘Three Billy Goats’, whilst Y1 have been busy creating different joints for their human body creations. Y2 have been asked to Help Mr T by designing and producing a health packed lunch for his travels. Whilst in KS2, our Y3/4 pupils have worked as builders to design and construct Anderson shelters, which will be bomb tested next week! Our Y5/6 designers have been tasked with saving the Titanic and have drawn up plans and constructed their own electronic propellers and designed hulls to withstand the impact of icebergs. It really has been fun to speak to children about how they are challenging themselves to solve problems this week – definitely ‘head-hurt’ learning.
Our stars have been chosen this week for effort, focus, perseverance and excellent design skills and fantastic writing – well done to all – you deserve your moment in the limelight. I would like to end by saying a huge thanks to parents, staff and pupils for such a fun-filled, hardworking term. I hope you are all looking forward to a well deserved break at the end of next week.
Mr F 😉