On Monday 17th July Year 5 ended their ‘under the sea’ topic with a picnic. A chef from the BBC helped us to prepare our food for lunch. We made fish and chips, rice salad, pasta salad, prawn cocktail, tuna salad, king prawn skewers and more! We also made and decorated cupcakes with a sea theme. We had a wonderful day and learned lots too.
We were so impressed by the musical skills showcased at our guitar assembly this term. Herbie was brave enough to let us record him performing. Here is an extract of one of the songs he played. Amazing! Well done for all your hard work!
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.
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.
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?
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
Please find below links to documents that have been sent home. The parent plan lays out our topics for the term. The home learning grid runs until October half term. The notes from Year 5 ‘Meet the teacher’ meeting are also here.