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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.