This week in English year one have been looking at verbal and written instructions. We have followed instructions and written our own on ‘How to Make a Windpipe’.
How to Make a Windpipe
You will need:
- 5 Plastic straws
- A pair of scissors
- Sticky tape
- A pencil
- First, carefully cut the straws to different lengths so they create a different sound.
2. Then accurately sequence the straws from shortest to longest.
3. After, carefully cut a piece of sticky tape the same length as your pencil so you have enough to fit around all 5 straws.
4. Next, lay the tape on the table with the sticky side up and precisely stick the straws onto the tape with the top of straws in a straight line.
5. Finally fasten the straws securely with sticky tape.
Now enjoy the sweet, soft sound of the windpipes!
We thoroughly enjoyed making the windpipes and playing them too! Well done year one you did a fabulous job. If you would like to practise your instruction writing skills or develop your sequencing skills head over to Moodle where there is an exciting, interactive activity!
The Nursery children delivered an action packed show today with the Little Red Hen story, talk about their favourite things, a Sound Quiz, Nursery Rhymes, and some brilliant presenting and party music! Nursery started off their Starbank radio journey with total style and energy! Parents visited both Bierton Road and Starbank Road sites today to listen to the shows with their children. Tune in for the best nursery show you’ve heard yet!
A big thank you to all of the parents who came to the Phonics Screening workshop at Bierton Road this morning. I hope you found the information useful and reassuring.
If you were unable to attend the workshop, you can view the presentation by clicking on the link here.
Below are a list of the useful websites we discussed this morning.
You can also watch the video below to hear the articulation of the pure sounds we teach at school.
Thank you for your continued support,
Last week RP went to the Eco Park. It was our third visit of the year, so we have been able to monitor the changes over the seasons. Today’s activity was making ‘journey sticks’. Guy explained that the children in ‘The Bush’ in Australia create journey sticks to stop them from getting lost as they travel across the bush to visit their friends in other villages. We imaged we were going on a long journey and needed to create journey sticks to stop us getting lost during our journey across the he Eco Park. We travelled around the Eco Park, collecting coloured pipe cleaners to represent different parts of the Eco Park. We tied these pipe cleaners onto sticks and were able to re-tell our journey using the colours to help us remember where we had been.
RA had a fantastic time visiting the Eco Park this morning! Guy talked to us about how people in Australia use sticks and coloured string to help them navigate through the bush. We then had the chance to create our own journey sticks as we visited the different parts of the Eco Park. The children finished off with some free play time in the dragon – Mrs Yeasmin even ended up on the ground! We had such a fun-packed morning!
A big thank you to our fantastic parent helpers who enabled the visit to go ahead.
RP had a lovely time on the trimtrail at Starbank Road site!
Some of the children were at little nervous to begin with, but they soon got the hang of it!
The children in Reception at Bierton Road had a fun-packed day as they got to enjoy the sunny weather in the garden! Staff have recently re-designed many of the areas in the garden and lots of new resources have been added. There was so much fun and excitement as the children had the opportunity to explore and develop all areas of their learning.
We can’t wait to continue our learning in the garden over the next couple of months!
The Year 3 and Year 4 classes from Hob Moor Road brought the second live show of the day, and completed the radio experience at the end of the spring term. It was a grand finalé just before we finished for the Easter holidays! Enjoy this amazing show from classes 3R, 3W, 4M and 4D as they bring you reports, scripts, adverts, music, and quizzes from their favourite stories. Enjoy listening by clicking below: –
Year 3 and Year 4 brought a stylish end to the term with their live shows on the final day before breaking up for Easter. Listen to this fantastic show from classes 3A, 3M, 4P, and 4B, LIVE from the radio studio at Starbank Road. All the best features from some of your favourite story books, a trip to Ancient Egypt, and some brilliant new music, there’s plenty to keep you entertained! Listen below: –
During today’s Arts Council meeting at Hob Moor Road site, we began to create a logo for the Hippodrome’s HEN network, which Starbank are part of!
Our designs have to be in the shape of an ‘H’ and must represent the Arts at Starbank School.
The deadline for councillors to complete the designs is Wednesday 28th March.