Each class has been promoting and developing our pupils' knowledge and understanding of new vocabulary. In Literacy, pupils have explored tier 1, 2 and 3 words linked to their topic, Read, Write Inc. or Pathways to Write. In other subject areas such as Geography and IT, pupils are investigating…
In another small step forward in improving our school (perhaps more of a tweak really), today we introduced our mobile ‘Learning Boards’ for every class from Year 1 to Year 6. These will help our teachers make it really clear what new knowledge, skills and vocab we intend to learn or practise in…
In Music, Year 5 have been looking at South African music. We've been singing a capella and playing instruments along to the song ‘Shosholoza’, which is a song from those who speak Xhosa.
We've learnt that songs sung in other languages can contain sounds that are unfamiliar to us, like the…
Year 5's latest computing lesson explored random number simulation through coding.
Year 5 coded 2 characters' movements and created a scoreboard. If they found any issues, the class could debug their code and get the program to run again smoothly.
Year 3 and 5 have finished their stories just in time for Christmas.
Today we shared our stories with each other.
Children in Year 5 and Year 6 participated in a Christmas Sports Festival with other local primary schools. Children were encouraged to try new sports including archery, table-tennis and boccia.
In art today, Year 5 explored everyday objects to create an installation. They considered how ordinary spaces can be transformed and tried alternative solutions as they constructed their artwork.
Fantastic Year 5!
In art, Year 5 have been learning about the installation work of artist Cai Guo-Qiang; considering his display of space and scale of an artwork.
Year 5 were tasked with creating a scaled-down version of an installation similar to Guo-Qiang’s gunpowder drawings. The class used paint, glue and…
In our science lessons, Year 5 created an artificial habitat to study worms. We observed the worms for several weeks. At the end of our observations we could see how the worms were able to have a healthy life, growing in mass.
In one of our habitats, there were even offspring.
In Year 5 this afternoon, we looked at how we should cite websites in our work.
We learnt about plagiarism, sources and bibliographies.
Well done Year 5!
As part of our science topic this half term, 'Animal Life Cycles and Reproduction', Year 5 were tasked with charming worms to allow them to study their growth.
Year 5 had to get the worms to the surface to allow them to collect them carefully. They did this by placing a large stick in the soil…
This morning, Year 5 had Martin from URENCO visit us. Martin gave the class a separating materials workshop.
Pupils took part in various activities. Pupils were comparing different substances and seeing how they themselves could separate materials using centrifugal force.