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4T rediscover the wonders of Ancient Egypt!

Saturday, 16 September 2017

4T are very excited about their new topic all about the Ancient Egyptians. For our sparkly start we took a virtual tour through the tombs and pyramids of Ancient Egypt. We explored secret passageways and the burial chambers of the great pharaohs. We even found some intricate wall paintings featuring mysterious hieroglyphs, gods and goddesses. Getting into the role of historian, we also examined a number of Ancient Egyptian sources to find out what they could tell us about how this magnificent civilisation lived. We looked closely at the unique style in which they drew people in their artwork; finding it great fun  trying to copy their poses with our face and feet side profile whilst at the same time having our body faced straight on!

In RE, we have been learning all about the importance of Sewa in the Sikh faith. This is all about voluntary service to the community so we set about the school offering a helping hand to all classes and teachers. Miss Eggleton was extremely thankful for our sharpening services and Mr Lee was grateful for getting a newly tidied and dusted reading area!

Problem Solving Day

Friday, 15 September 2017

Today we did many problem solving puzzles. The hardest of which was Einstein’s riddle which was a challenging logic puzzle that required much perseverance. We engaged in many other mind boggling puzzles throughout the day including a maths trail around the school where we had to hunt down the clues to solve the problems.

Marc and Sara (6L)

Class 2T

Friday, 8 September 2017

Hello,

We are the new Class 2T and we are very excited about being in Year 2. This week we have been settling in to our new classroom and we have been having lots of fun so far. We drew our own self portraits in Art, have been practising different spellings and were solving lots of different problems in maths today. We have also been making a dance sequence to show the events of the Great Fire of London which is our topic for this half term. We can’t wait to continue our learning next week!

Class 2T

4T- Our learning this term

Monday, 3 July 2017

4T  are really enjoying their topic ‘Which animals and plants thrive in our local environment?’ Indeed, this topic has given us many exciting learning opportunities to take part in.

In English, we wrote nature inspired Haiku poems. We also each wrote a Haiku based on the theme of books and sent these into Kenilworth Books as part of a competition. We can’t wait to see if ours got displayed! We have also written our own twisted traditional tales based on Roald Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’. We have just finished writing up our neatest versions, some of which are going to be displayed in Kenilworth Books too. So pop in and take a look in a couple of weeks time!

In Art, we were inspired by the work of Georgia O’Keeffe. We looked at her ‘close-up’ flowers and the colours she uses to make them appear most attractive. We then used this inspiration to create  flowers using layered tissue paper and PVA glue. They look beautiful on our classroom display. In DT, we designed and created our own bird feeders based on strict success criteria! Some were more successful than others!

As part of our topic, we embarked  upon an exploration of the wildlife in Abbey Fields. We drew  plants using continuous line drawing and we also had to sketch from memory (which proved very challenging!) The park ranger led us on a super trail to find and identify living creatures in the local area.

Thank you for reading all about just some of our fabulous learning this term!

4T

~~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 🙂

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.