Hello we are Jessica and Georgia. Our grandparents owned a baby oak tree and kindly voluntered to plant it at our school.
Mr Smith, who helped us plant the tree, decided that it would go at the side of the year 5 and 6 block.
Did you know:
Oak trees take 20 years to grow (I would have left school by then).
They even last 200 years!!!!
The scientific name for an oak tree is Quercus
Oak trees can reach the brilliant size of 70 feet in height and 9 feet in width.
Thank you grandma and grandad, we'll make sure we look after the tree!
This week in 6S we went out in to the secret garden to collected a variety of leaves in science. Next week we're going to make branching diagrams to sort our leaves.
As it's 'Children in Need' we had a fundraising activity during playtime. We got the chance to play 'Guess the name of the bear' and Jess won coco the panda!
On Friday for art we made patterns inspired by Gustav Klimt. Here are some of our favourites:
This week we have been making leaflets,posters and we have created a new SPaG board! For those of you that don't know what SPaG is, it is spelling, punctuation and grammar.
We have also made leaflets (and some of us posters) this week. They are about encouraging mothers to evacuate their children to the countryside in World War 2. Our propaganda leaflets and posters persuade mothers that evacuation is the best solution.
GREAT NEWS! :
Ann Chadewick is coming to our school on Monday morning, as she lives in the neighbourhood. Those of you who don't know who Ann is, I'm sure your child can tell you!
Thank you for reading this blog.
From Carmen and Evie
Before half term, we worked very hard to create and organize the displays for our corridors - to make them more colorful and interesting! I think you'll agree they look great! We think our pop art war leaders are lovely paintings.
To continue our world war 2 topic, we have just started reading a book called Friend Or Foe. It is about a boy, who is called David, growing up in WW2 Britain. He gets evacuated from London to Devon and - according to the blurb - soon realises how dangerous the war really is.
We have been sent home with CPG revision maths books today! And have also now joined a maths website called Interactive Resources, which is optional, it is full of fun games!
You can do different amazing math games for you and your younger brothers or sisters.
We have also started a 'pick n mix' topic homework. This is optional again, so we can just choose one of the activities to do, like bake yummy carrot cookies or make a parachute for a paperclip.
Results on are science experiment:
Variable A (fridge): Not too bad! It had a little bit of mould and was a bit stale.
Variable B (radiator): Was wet, mouldy and really disgusting!
Control: The control slice was also very mouldy but not as bad as variable B.
In class we are have been learning about micro-organisms. Mould is fungi and fungi is a micro-organism. On Wednesday 12th we prepared our science experiment - 'To explore the conditions that cause bread to turn mouldy'. Each of us made a prediction. We had to make three cheese sandwiches: 1 to go on the radiator, 1 to go in the cupboard and 1 to go in the fridge. After half term we are going to have a look at them. The classroom will probably stink and make us hold our noses. Nothing will prepare us for the smell. If we stink of mould then it is the experiment. Just warning you!
Parents: Have a look at the music and sports blog as there is information about La Fille Mal Gardee. The sports blog has exciting information about the girls football and boys football tournaments. Don't forget that if your child wants to attend the Belchamps residential trip, then come Thursday the deposit of £50 should be handed to your child's class teacher accompanying the signed permission slip. DO NOT FORGET!
Sorry, the blog wasn't done on Friday. We were having too much fun making information posters on WW2 about Anne Frank, Battle of Britain, Women in WW2 and Preparing for war in England.
Last week was assessment week, so every day we were doing past SATs papers. It was quite difficult, we hope everyone did well!
The assessments we did were:
Maths test 1
Maths test 2
Usual spelling test.
As there were a lot of people out on Friday afternoon (boys football team and singing squad!), the rest of us worked in groups to make information projects. We researched a different topic and each member of the group had an important role - we were both team leaders! Although we haven't quite finished them, these are the posters so far:
By William and Jessica H
On Thursday we went to the Royal Opera House for a school trip. We watched a ballet called La Fille Mal Gardee (the badly guarded girl). In music, we have been learning about this ballet, particularly the chicken dance, so it was really cool when we got to see that bit!
On the coach there we were so exited. Unfortunately traffic was bad, so we had to have lunch on the coach. We also had to walk some of the way, but this was exciting, as we got to walk through Covent Garden!
When we got into the theatre we were amazed! It was so impressive with gold and red velvet seats. We were sat in the front row, which was fun because we got to see the orchestra too. The ballet was amazing, during the interval we interviewed Zoe to see what she though about it (sorry she's on the side...):
On the way home, we were super chatty because we had had such a fun day out in London! (we also had biscuits to keep us quiet.)
By Lois and Charlotte
It has been another great week and a lot has happened such as Bryony Seabrook and Alex Bark being awarded certificates for independence and being ready to learn. We have all been working exceptionally hard on things like in Literacy. We have been working on capital letters and ing ... ed sentences I.E: Staring after the lorry, Rose decided to follow it. Also, we have recently started learning about the amazing life of Anne Frank and the secret annex.
Congratulations to our prefects! We had so many brilliant applications that we had to pick names at random from a hat!
There may be other opportunities to take on a responsibility during the year, so if your name wasn't picked we will be sure to come to you!
What another brilliant week! It doesn't feel as though we've only been back 2 weeks, we've done so much already!
This week we have been continuing to work on growth mind set by practicing and improving our drawing skills. First, we were asked to draw each other in partners. Then, we drew them again after looking more closely at their features, and trying to get the details correct. We then had a gallery viewing, so that we could see the improvements we had all made.
Also today we did our first piece of big writing. It was about an event in Rose Blanche. We challenged ourselves by trying to include tricky sentence structures, such as 'outside (Inside)' sentences.
We've also had a little chat about the year 6 residential trip to Belchamps. It sounds so exciting! Remember there is a parents meeting Thursday 22nd at 3:50!
That's all for now, have a great weekend everybody!
Ellie and Evie