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~~3T Swimming~~

Thursday, 8 June 2017

This week, we went swimming for our second lesson. In the shallow end they used floating noodles and put one foot on the floor and kicked with the other foot. At the middle section,  they used floats and also did some front crawl this is where you have to bring your arms over your head and kick your legs. In the deep end they started doing front crawl for a couple of lengths. After, they did push and glide, then they climbed out the pool and they pencil jumped into the pool. They also did another type of jump where they had to try and keep their heads out of the water.

Can’t wait for more swimming next week ūüôā

Question the Classes: Online Safety

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

In online safety club before half-term we discussed plagiarism and copyright, and shared with you (in class)¬†what they were and why we shouldn’t do them. This week we have decided to see what you have remembered with two questions. Please comment as a class in response to each question, justifying your answer:

Question 1: Can I use any picture I like in my work?

Question 2: Can I copy and paste sentences or words from the internet and put it into my work?

Thanks!

(The Online Safety Officers)

4T- Take One Picture

Monday, 22 May 2017

This term we have been inspired by the painting, Saint George and the Dragon by Paolo Uccello.

In English, we wrote some fantastic legends featuring a hero or heroine, a dragon and a mammoth challenge. Miss Taylor was very impressed with our creative writing; so much so that we then performed them to each other in exciting puppet shows!

In Geography, we imagined what might have happened if George had never slayed the dragon. We used our newly found knowledge of different settlements to help relocate the legend’s village folk to peaceful hamlets in Warwickshire.

In Art, we used our new shading skills to add depth to a sketching of a dragon eye. We also used block printing to create an effective print from a dragon which we had sketched earlier.

This really has been a ‘clawsome’ topic for us all!

 

 

Kenny the Koala in 2T

Friday, 19 May 2017

At the beginning of this half term, we found a lost koala bear on the KS2 playground. We are trying to help this koala because we want him to get back home safely. We have been doing lots of research about Australia because that’s where he is from. We have found out that Kenny lives in a eucalyptus forest but there are also landscapes in Australia such as the outback/bush, cities and beaches. We know that Australia has 7 states – Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland, Northern Territory, New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia. It also has lots of famous landmarks such as the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru and Sydney Opera House. Australia also has very different animals to what we find in England. They have wallabies, koalas, crocodiles, emus, wombats, Tasmanian devils, kookaburras and many more. We have really enjoyed learning about Australia so far and hope we can return Kenny the Koala home safely.

6L: Keeping our revision fun!

Thursday, 4 May 2017

This term in year 6 we have been very much focusing on our SATs, but that does not mean we have been drowning under practise tests or revision guides, oh no! We have been taking part in grammar scavenger hunts and orienteering on the school playing fields, trying to find the answers hidden in the bushes. We have also been consolidating our angle knowledge, creating shapes on tables and measuring the angles (Mr Barrow caught us drawing on the tables with whiteboard pens!).

Bee Keeper Visitor in 3T

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

To start our Science topic this half term a beekeeper came in and told us some cool facts:

Bees carry pollen on their leg.

To make one jar of honey, bees travel the equivalent of 3 times round the world to collect all the pollen needed.

Did you know that bees have 5 eyes?

When bees collect pollen they have a special smell so¬†the guard of the hive knows that the bee won’t rob from them¬†because it can tell the smell.

The size of a bees brain is as small as a pin head.

Male drone bees get kicked out the hive after 6 months.

When swarming bees will eat three days worth of food before they go. They are then so full that they can’t sting.

 

The hard week of 5E!!!

Monday, 3 April 2017

Monday- In the morning we had the British values people from Warwick University who talked about how it works in a court case it was lots of fun. In the afternoon we talked a tiny bit of it and caught up on our maths and English.

Tuesday- On Monday we did maths and English about percentages and started doing a fact file on the rain-forest.

Wednesday-As soon as we entered the school, we finished our fact file on the rain-forest and in the afternoon we did a double page spread on about the amazon river witch was covered in facts.

Thursday-We did maths and English again but in the afternoon we did some fun PSHE.

Friday- The best day of the week Friday getting ready for home at least it was fun but we still had to do a math test which is really cool and it was out of a big score of… 60!!! The question included percentages decimals and fractions we have been covering all over the two weeks. We also did some sketching skills in art.

B.S and T.T.

 

4T Arts Award

Sunday, 2 April 2017

This week, as part of their Arts Award, 4T attended Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum to complete a range of creative challenges inspired by the contents of the gallery and museum. Some of these included:

-Learning the skills required to sketch more realistic portraits

-Using torch light to help us understand shade and tone when sketching ( creating shadows and highlights)

-Print making.

We had a fantastic day and are really looking forward to completing our Art logs so that we can achieve our Arts Award    

Ancient Greek Clay Pots 3T

Thursday, 23 March 2017

A couple of weeks a go we were given a ball of clay to mould and shape into a pot. This week we planned our design to paint on our Greek pots. First we drew the pot and then coloured it in a yellow colour. After we drew patterns on the pot that we were going to put on the Greek pots. For our clay pots we all got an apron and a paint brush . Then we painted the pot in brown and used sharpie pens to draw the design on the pot. They look great. We now just need to put a glaze over our pots to make them waterproof and shiny. We will post photos of the finished pots soon.

Art Club

Monday, 20 March 2017

The second term of Thursday’s Art Club has¬†proven that¬†even more of¬†St John’s pupils have¬†great artistic talent . So far we have created imaginative art using straws and feathers and last week we used marbling ink to create beautifully intricate marbled designs. We all found it really exciting waiting to see how each of our pieces would turn out! Make sure to ask those in your class who attend Art Club for any new ideas you can try for yourselves at home or in school with your teachers..