A big welcome back to our Advent 1 term.
We all hope you've had a fantastic summer. We have already started the year with a bang! Year 6 were lucky enough to get the chance to go to the Briars during our first week of term, whilst our Year 5 members spent the week learning and promoting our mission statement: LIGHT.
Where in the world have you been?
During Advent 1, we will be exploring a range of skills across all curriculum subjects, hoping to answer the big question: Where in the world have you been? Children will have opportunities to learn about different countries, continents and cultures. They will begin thinking about the resources needed in order to plan a journey to another part of the world, as well as the physical and human features of different countries.
In our Literacy lessons, we are reading 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo, which the children are already enjoying and putting their own mark on the story as they retell different parts.
Lion King rehearsals are well underway.
We have almost learnt every song and have started to put in some dances. Emotions are riding high as the children impress us every day with their performing abilities. This is going to be a show not to miss!
Summer 2: Can you journey to Africa?
Welcome back for our last term together! Well done to all our year six children that took SATs week in their stride; you made us all incredibly proud!
We are extremely excited for our final term - exploring all aspects of Africa. Keep an eye out for our newsletter and any notes in diaries to find out what's happening over the next few weeks.
Good luck to all our fabulous Year Six children for their SATs tests next week!
We hope you all had a lovely Easter break and are now ready for the Summer term. We start this term with a fantastic topic: 'Does the punishment fit the crime?'
Over the next few weeks we will be exploring different crimes and different punishments over a range historial periods and comparing it to what we experience today. Year five have a fantastic trip to the National Justice Museum coming up and we can't wait to hear all about it!
Meanwhile, the year six children continue to impress us with their enthusiasm and work ethic. Keep going and all the hard work will pay off!
Safer Internet Day!
Our Online Safety Guardians had the opportunity to teach some year three children about how to stay safe online. Along with this, they presented their own assembly to the rest of the Key Stage 2 children.
We have had a fantastic half term answering our topic question: "Are all medicines marvellous?" The children have been really enthusiastic and learnt so much about the human body, our digestive system, medical pioneers and medicine in general!
To end our topic on a high, we had a health and wellbeing WOW day. We invited our parents to join us in a Joe Wicks HITT session, followed by a ‘Relax and Read’ session with healthy pancakes. We have also been fortunate enough for some of our parents, who have careers in medicine, to visit and discuss with us what they do and why.
Year 5 & Year 6
Welcome to Year 5 and Year 6! Here you will find information about what we have been doing in classes during different topics. Our current topic is Egyptians: Awful or Awesome? The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about life in Ancient Egypt and have produced fantastic work this half-term.
On our WOW Day, we spent the day celebrating life in Ancient Egypt. We built our own pyramids, designed our own Horrible History pages and built pyramids out of straws. Here are some of our best bits!
Problem Solving at Trent College!
On Wednesday 22nd February, Levon, Matthew, Alicja, Amelia, Erin, Patrick, Tom and Tess represented our school by taking part in a problem solving afternoon at Trent College. The problem was simple: Build a bridge over a gap using materials provided – or was it?! Every item came with a price – plastic cups were a whopping £1000! The idea was that there would be two winners, one for the strongest bridge and one for the most cost effective. Although we didn’t take the winning prize, our bridges collaboratively held 9kg and Mrs Jones even sat on one and it remained undamaged. We had lots of fun and we even got to wear the ‘groovy glasses’ as we danced the most to the music: Doesn’t Erin look great!