School Blog

5C’s Diaries

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

This week, in 5C, we have been looking at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory again. We also have been looking at diaries and their features.

We decided to combine these two items and created diary entries for an Oompa-Loompa working in Willy Wonka’s Chocolate factory. We included all the features of a diary, such as the date and time, colloquial language, past tense and many more. It’s been a fun week in 5C.

Online Safety Club

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Online safety club started this week, with each class choosing two new online safety officers. We discussed the SMART (Safe, Meeting, Accepting, Reliable, Tell) rules and how they can help us to stay safe when we are online. The online safety officers then took some information and posters back to their classes and had a class discussion. Next week we will be looking at an NSPCC questionnaire to help get a picture of online usage across the school.

2S

Monday, 2 October 2017

We have had a wonderful start to year 2 in 2S. We have been learning about lots of different things in the last few weeks. We have been learning all about the Great Fire of London. We know that the fire destroyed lots of big,wooden houses We drew some Tudor houses for the front cover of our topic books. We wrote our own setting descriptions using lots of adjectives and expanded noun phrases. We wrote some acrostic poems about fire in our topic books. As part of our sparkly start we became bakers for the morning and baked our own delicious bread. We had lots of fun! This week we are going to become reporters and write interview questions for Samuel Pepys.

In maths we have been learning how to partition numbers into tens and ones using chips and peas. We have also been learning how to partition numbers in different way and count ten more and ten less.

In Science we have been learning about different scientists and inventors. Last week we learned about the inventor Charlies Macintosh who invented waterproof fabric. Today we carried out an experiment to see whether some tin foil, a paper towel, cling film and a piece of felt were waterproof. We made a prediction and recorded the results in our science books.

We have been busy practising our singing for the Harvest Festival on Friday and cannot wait to perform!

5C’s Marvellous Sweets

Friday, 29 September 2017

This week, in 5C, we have been making up sweets, inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We invented some names for them as well using alliteration, such as Great Ginormous Teeth Smasher and Terrific TeleGum. All sweets had to have a purpose, for example, candy to make you super strong, bubblegum to make you travel back in time and a gobstopper to scare away bullies.

After we created our sweets, we thought up recipes for how to make them. Some were very bizarre with strange ingredients, and one recipe even included smashing a laptop with a war hammer!

When we finished inventing recipes, we thought of how we could get people to buy our sweets and made some persuasive adverts including all the persuasive techniques we have learnt – Statistics, Exaggeration, Facts and Opinions, alliteration and lots more.

Matthew Jones 5C, 29/09/17

 

3T’s Home Learning

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Year 3 were set a Home Learning Project to create a Stone Age Shelter. We have had many fantastic shelters made and brought in to share. Here is a very small example of them…

Whizzy Wednesday Artists

Monday, 25 September 2017

The Whizzy Wednesday Art club has thoroughly enjoyed exploring  different artistic techniques and art media every week. All these techniques will be used to put together a surprise piece of artwork at the end of the term. So far, we have experimented with marble ink, watercolour and most recently pointillism. Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. Next, we will be working with a mixture of acrylic paints and sand to create a more textured finish. All the elements of our final masterpiece are coming together very nicely…

4T travel through the digestive system!

Monday, 25 September 2017

4T have been learning all about the functions, and location, of the basic parts of the digestive system. It all got very messy in our classroom as we had the chance to create our own practical demonstration of the journey of food through the body. We all got very inventive when creating our models. Pairs of tights played the part of the large intestine, a sandwich bag acted as the stomach and washing up liquid came in handy for the bile.

Building on our new scientific knowledge, we were then able to write a fictional recount of a journey through the digestive system. It all started when we shrank to miniature versions of ourselves and found ourselves on an apple in Miss Taylor’s lunch box! Come to our classroom if you want to read all about our unbelievable adventures!

Class 2T

Friday, 22 September 2017

This week we have been continuing our learning all about the Great Fire of London. We made a timeline in our History lesson to show the main events of the Great Fire. We also felt so inspired by our learning theme that we wrote some amazing setting descriptions about the time of the fire. In Maths we have been working hard on place value and are using ‘chips and peas’ to help us partition numbers in to tens and ones. We have also started to practise for the harvest service and can’t wait to perform in church.

 

Class 2T

Our week in year 5

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

In year 5 this week, we have been studying the Ancient Maya.  We used the Maya number system to solve some different problems and learnt about how they were one of the first civilizations to use the number zero.  We also looked at their language and used Mayan runes to write our names!

In science this week we explored chemical reactions. We used baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to see how different reactions took place and looked at what was produced during these reactions. When bicarbonate of soda and vinegar reacted, they produced some gas which was able to blow up a rubber glove!

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!