What a busy week we have had this week......WATERSPORTS DAY was a day to remember - I can still smell that stinky water, peer pressure from a bunch of 11 year olds to jump in...!
Secondly Area Sports for those who wanted to compete against other schools in athletics. I was very proud of the girls who volunteered to take part, we had tears, injuries, ice-creams to cheer children up and some WINNERS and finalists. Well done to Callum who won the Year 6 Long Jump..!
Half Willow class have been out on transfer - hope high school is all you expect it to be and you have had a fab time @ St Martins and Hinckley Academy. Thomas Estley & Lutterworth schools are going for theirs on Monday & Tuesday..!
The others in school have been cooking - wow learning peeling and knife skills to skillfully chop vegetables for our veg soup and mixing and melting for the fruity flapjacks...! Think the flapjacks went down better with the children than the 2 of your 5 a day soup, way too healthy...!
POST SATS - Even though SATS have been and gone we still need to cover some curriculum before sending the Year 6's on their way to secondary school. However we have been trying to do our learning in a slightly different way:- in groups, practically and more FUN..!
THE ESCAPE ROOM - TASK:- TO FIND THE CLUES (hidden around the classroom), TO SOLVE THE MATHEMATICAL CHALLENGE TO REVEAL THE NUMBERS, TO WORK OUT THE CODE TO LET US OUT OF OUR CLASSROOM..!
Year 6: see the tasks below. Year 5: read something interesting in the holidays.
International Day Thursday 21st March 2019
Willow class researched and found out lots of information about Nepal - based around the story "Cloudy Tea Monkeys". All children were interested to found out as many facts as possible and produced posters in pairs, what a fantastic array of designs..!
GPAS - (Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling lessons)
Mrs Dawkins has been trying to make these lesson more practical; we played the Contraction game using large dice to try to find words that contract to make new words eg I am = I'm, they will = they'll.
We worked in small groups to find as many Synonyms and Antonyms as possible, we then used a thesaurus to give us more of a bank of words to use in our writing..!
500 Words Story Competition
Our stories have been submitted! Keep your fingers crossed, and watch this space...
Cherry Class Buddies
We have started a 'buddy' system, where Willow class pair up with Cherry class and share work, work together and help each other. This week, the older children listened to the younger ones read and read and enjoyed stories together. A really worthwhile project that we are looking to develop further. Watch this space...
This term, our topic is called 'Scream Machine' and is all about fairgrounds and rides: the sights, sounds and smells, how rides work, the forces involved, etc. We began the topic by building models of fairground rides. We then move on to scientific investigations in to how various rides work, designing and making our own rides and using technology to control them.
The children created poses, imagining they were on various fairground rides. We are then going to use the images to create a collage, as well as use them for our drop ride models.
Autumn 2nd 2018
This half-term, we will be studying World War I as part of the centenary, followed by Queen Victoria and the Industrial Revolution. If you get bored during half-term, watch some Horrible Histories videos about World War I and The Victorians.
Autumn 1st 2018
This half-term, we have been studying how humans have a unique identity, including how our fingerprints are unique, our DNA, our thoughts and memories and our hopes and dreams. We have taken our own fingerprints and investigated other characteristics, such as tongue-rolling! We have also considered family traits, and who we look like in our families!
Our Literacy work has been linked to our topic; we have written about the history of fingerprinting, as well as calligrams (shape poems) about ourselves.
In Maths, we have been learning about place value in large and decimal numbers and how to add, subtract, multiply and divide large numbers.