Visiting Author – Jack Trelawney

Jack Trelawney- Author Visit

On Monday 19th June, Key Stage 2 had a visit from Jack Trelawney- a published author. Jack spoke to the children about how he gets his ideas for his stories. Explaining that he mostly writes about things he knows about. He also likes using pictures to get his ideas. He read a few chapters of his story ‘The Crystal Pool’ which the children enjoyed.

After the assembly, the children followed up his visit in different ways. Year 6 did some drama which focussed on the made up creatures he spoke about and Year 4 wrote stories which included a creature they had made up themselves. The visit certainly inspired the children to write and be creative with their ideas.

 

Aztec Day

On 16th January, Year 5 ‘ignited’ their Aztec topic.

We started the day by becoming Aztec warriors and lots of the children has their faces painted.

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We also looked at the work of Picasso and how he used different techniques to create masks. The children created their own Aztec masks using pastels. Can you see the exaggerated features?

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The highlight of our day was preparing dishes to eat. The class made salsa and guacamole. We then tasted these with tortillas and corn on the cob. Afterwards, we tasted chocolate with a high cocoa content and some that even included chilli! We finished the day with a lovely mug of hot chocolate!

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We found out lots about our topic and wrote questions about things we would like to find out more about. The whole class are very excited about finding out more!

Maths Measuring

Year 5 have worked very hard this week during their measurement topic. We have been looking at length in particular. Although we have worked hard, we have had lots of fun!

We have worked outside, solved tricky problems, converted measurements, played tactical games with our learning partners and much more! Year 5 are now measuring experts!

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French information and new resource: Linguascope

Dear Parents

I’m pleased to announce that as a school we now have access to a wonderful language resource called Linguascope which I’m beginning to use in school.

If you would like your child to access this resource at home to consolidate their language learning please contact me for website and login details for the Linguascope website.

Year 3 topics

All about me, age, months of the year, birthdays, colours, pets, classroom instructions, numbers 1-20, school equipment

Year 4 topics

Autumn term- Where we live, describing houses, bedrooms, in town, at a café

Year 5 topics

Autumn term – Clothes and revision of colours, time, daily routine, household chores

Year 6 topics

Autumn term – Coastal features, research of French coastlines, activities at the coast, describe a coastal holiday in the past tense

Mrs Rhodes

Roald Dahl Day

On Tuesday 13th September, Year 5 celebrated Roald Dahl Day. It was 100 years since his birth. We dressed up as famous characters from his books and some of us came dressed in his favourite colour – yellow! During the day we read some of Roald Dahl’s stories, found out about his life, wrote about our dreams and designed our own chocolate bar. The children took a quiz home for a challenge!

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IGNITE – Mobile Planetarium

On Wednesday 7th September, Peter Bassett visited our school. He came with his mobile planetarium (which is 6.5m in size). The whole class could fit inside and it was so exciting. It got very dark at times! Mr Bassett showed us lots of different presentations – stars and constellations, moon phases, our solar system and much, much more! It was a wonderful start to our topic and we have already learned a huge amount of information.

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Welcome back!

Year 5 have started the new term exceptionally well! The children are trying hard to follow new routines and are working hard. They have already produced some excellent work and I am looking forward to the term (and year) ahead. Well done Year 5 – keep it up!

Our class ‘Meet the Teacher’ session is on Tuesday 13th September so I hope to see many of you there. If you cannot attend, I will send the written information home.

Chinese New Year

On Monday 8th February, we celebrated Chinese New Year. The children took part in a carousel of activities in classrooms across the school. The children wore red and gold and some even dressed in their Chinese wear. We also enjoyed a special lunch menu!

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