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Spring Term 2018 - May the force be with you

For our new project, we are learning about the Earth and Space. This will take us through to Easter and we will cover a range of geography and science skills, as well as other areas of the curriculum. Keep checking back to see what we're up to!
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Week Beginning 12.3.18

What a busy week we have had!  Monday was incredibly hard work for the pupils as they tried to learn the steps to put together in a Chinese dance.  This took a lot of concentration which had to be maintained throughout the whole day.  I am extremely proud of the excellent behaviour of all the pupils - they looked fabulous!

We also have been very busy producing pastel pictures based on the Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh.  They have really taken their time to identify and reproduce features of the original painting (so much so, that some are still not finished).  

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Week beginning 19.2.18

Our first week back after half term has been very busy.  We began with comparing the Starry, Starry Night song with the painting by Vincent Van Gogh and in RE, we are looking at how Jesus has been portrayed based on evidence from the Bible.  We really enjoyed making floating compasses using needles.

Wow Event - 8.2.18

Many thanks to the parents who came along to see our volcanoes erupt.  Inspite the cold, it was so exciting for all the children.

Feedback from parents

Rights Respecting Award

As part of our work on this Award, we have been looking at Article 24; finding out about how the Government help their people before and after natural disasters such as Earthquakes and Volcano eruptions.

We have particularly looked at the work of the Red Cross, thinking about what they did following Earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal.  We discovered why clean water is important and how the Red Cross has helped provide this for those in need.

Wow Event - 30.1.18

 

Thank you to all the parents who came in to help make our volcanoes.  Look what fun we had .... 

Here are our finished volcanoes.

Week Beginning 22.1.18

 

This week, we have participated in a number of drama activities aimed at exploring the actions and feelings of people living in the Rainforest.

We have also been working on descriptive language and expanded noun phrases, working both individually and in pairs.

As part of our Etwinning project "Steam Space", we have been exploring the phases of the moon with a practical activity.  We recorded our investigation and will soon have it available for viewing.

 

Unfortunately, a number of the photos were very blurred, so although we all took part, we have a limited selection to show you. 

 

Week Beginning 15.1.18

 

This week we have been finding out about rainforests.  We discovered that rainforests have 4 layers: Emergent, Canopy, Under Canopy and the Forest Floor.

 

In our writing, we looked out improving our sentences with expanded noun phrases, descriptive verbs and fronted adverbials.  We put all this learning into our work on Friday where we wrote a detailed description of a rainforest setting.

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Week Beginning 8.1.18

 

This week we focussed heavily on Geography.  The children wrote a comparison between Veneto, in Italy, and the East Midlands.  They used facts from their homework and further research carried out in class.

 

They also learnt about the 8 compass points, turning right angles both clockwise and anti-clockwise.

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Over the Christmas holidays, we were asked to make a model or draw a picture of a planet or rocket, imaginary or real.  We then wrote facts about what we had made/drawn, making them up if we were using our imaginations.

Week Beginning 11.12.17

As part of the Rights Respecting Children Award that we are focusing on, we have drawn up a Class Charter.  We began by looking at the articles (there are 42 in total) and identified the ones that could be used within the school setting.  We then worked in a group to decide which ones were more important to us in the classroom and from there we were able to choose 6, 5 being the top one from each group.  Finally, we thought about the behaviours and actions we would like to see in the class which would support the 6 articles we had chosen.

 

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Week Beginning 27.11.17

We made exciting Land Art pictures using natural materials we found at home and in the school grounds.

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