Mrs Kiely dancing to Cotton Eye Joe.
Mr McIntosh playing along with Dance Monkey
Children shared stories with each other, wrote about their favourite books and characters, listened to stories in classes and houses, sang songs, played World Book Day games and quizzes and had lots of fun.
Thank you to all staff and parents for your support with this brilliant event. It was wonderful to see everyone in school sharing their love of Reading with each other and promoting the benefits of stories at home and school.
Wow, what a fantastic day we had in Year 2 on Monday! To kick start our topic, Muck, Mess and Mixtures, we had a day of art, DT, science and food as our ‘memorable experience’.
The children had such a good time joining in with all the activities and couldn’t wait to try everything independently.
First, we tied and dyed our t-shirts in buckets of yellow, blue and red. Then, using junk modelling, we created ‘Egg Box Dragons’ based on the story we’ve read in class. After lunch we experimented with mixtures. We tried to mix water and oil, but the liquids kept separating! We also mixed vinegar and baking soda which gave an exciting reaction! Later in the day we tried to make the perfect bubble mixture using water and soap. When the mixture was right, we managed to make huge bubbles! We then tried in groups to make our own bubble blowers and bubble mixture. We ended the day with a tasty mixture… custard!
Luckily, by the next day our tie-dyed t-shirts had dried. We decided to wear them to yoga to make our lesson extra funky.
It was such a great day and we’re looking forward to doing even more!
Welcome to Year 5.
We are looking forward to another fun-packed term of learning and growing together.
We have lots of exciting lessons planned to inspire and engage your children in their journey through our next two topics; Allotment and Stargazers.
Year 5 team:
Mrs Smith and Mrs Churchward
Spring 1 – Allotment
We will discover and observe what community members are growing and how they use the land beginning with a visit to a local allotment.
Spring 2 – Stargazers
We will explore Stars and Planets in the Universe incorporating a visit to The Centre of Life Planetarium.
PE days: Every Thursday.
Please bring in PE kit and leave at school in case it is needed on additional days – thank you.
Forest school: Every Wednesday morning this half term.
Children are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school.
Seesaw is up and running and this will be used to set homework and post photos to give you a little insight into what we are getting up to during the day.
Homework will be issued on a Wednesday via Seesaw.
We ask that you read with your child for 10 minutes each day. Reading is vitally important to mental stimulation, knowledge expansion and better writing skills.
Reading books to be in school every day so that they can take part in our reading scheme Accelerated Reader.
Welcome to Spring Term in Year 6 – a busy and important term for all.
Our new term begins with a trip to Nissan as part of their Monozukuri sessions. Y6 will have a tour of the training plant and be encouraged to take part in a Lego challenge and other activities.
Our new topic this term is called ‘Frozen Kingdom’ – it is a geography led topic during which we will learn about the polar regions. We will use atlases and globes to map the regions and find out about the landscape and geographical features and we will also compare and contrast the North and South Poles. We will study polar animals and learn about how they have adapted to thrive in their habitats. This work will culminate in a piece of writing where all Year 6 pupils will create and write about a hybrid or fictional polar animal. During this topic, we will study the Northern Lights and use the images as inspiration to create our own artwork as well as studying Inuit art and creating block paintings based on this. Polar exploration will feature heavily and the exploits of Scott of the Antarctic will be studied.
To complement the Frozen Kingdom topic, English lessons – both reading and writing will be based around ‘Brightstorm’ by Vashti Hardy which is an adventure story following the adventures of siblings who travel to the South Polaris in search of their explorer father.
In Maths, Y6 will study decimals and fraction, decimal, percentage equivalences as well as starting to study algebra.
PE will continue to take place on a Thursday – please have PE kits in school for this day.
Spring 1 ~ Toys and Games
We will be learning about the past through a study of toys and games, a great way to develop sequencing skills and build an early understanding of chronology. If you have any favourites to share with us we would really appreciate it.
Activities will include a workshop at the Discovery Museum ‘Lost in the Toy Museum’ with the opportunity to look at some old toys and a craft activity.
Imaginative Learning Project ~ Are We There Yet?
From bicycles in the past to looking at different types of transport this project will give the children lots of opportunities to explore how things move with lots of science experiments and creative activities. We will also be planning our own ‘Fantastic Journey’ using as many different types of transport as we can in one day!