We are a Year 5 and 6 class. Mrs Morris is our class teacher and our teaching assistants are Mrs Lovesey and Mrs Chambers.
Our first topic for the Summer Term is Beast Creator. We will be looking at a variety of mini-beasts from around the world. We will be making 3D models of mini-beasts and looking at their habitats.
Our English work this term will centre around our Class Read – The Explorer by Katherine Rundell, and we start off the term by looking at explorers who have explored The Amazon. We will continue to look at evolution through the book The Moth, and also look at metamorphosis through this amazing book.
Year 6 were set a challenge in maths to make a cube out of straws with the volume of 1 cubic metre. This is much harder than it sounds - as we all discovered! We learnt that as well as careful measuring, you need a great deal of patience and co-operation to succeed. Congratulations to Talitha and Ella for making their cube first and then supporting others with their work.
Unfortunately our entry to the Tree Dressing competition did not win a prize. However we have been awarded a tree to plant. As the school has been developing a new wooded area, we will be planting our tree alongside the other saplings in the New Year. Many thanks to the Spinney Team for their generous donation.
Our class has entered the Virtual Tree Dressing Competition held by The Bythams Spinney. The pupils decided to dress one tree between them. They took ideas and inspiration from The Bythams Spinney website and from their "Gallery Rebels" Art topic during which they had examined the shades of autumn leaves.
Each pupil made the initial letter of their name from twigs that they collected from our "Mini Spinney" in the school grounds. They then wrapped these in brightly coloured wools. The following week the class walked to The Spinney and tied their letters to the chosen tree. Finally they collected leaves of varying shades and arranged them in a "rainbow" around the base of the tree.
Thomas, from Year 6, raised £16 in sponsorship for Children In Need by remaining silent at school. His white board and pen were his best friends as they were the only way he could communicate during lessons and with his friends at break and lunch times. It was a fun way of raising money. Congratulations Thomas!
On Wednesday 11th November Key Stage 2 held their Remembrance Day Assembly, thinking especially of people from other countries who fought alongside the British forces. Badgers Class shared their poppy paintings which were based on the work of the artist Georgia O’Keefe.
On the last day of term, all pupils dressed in red to support “Show Racism the Red Card” campaign.
To mark the end of our Stargazers topic, Badgers sent various rockets into the sky. We were investigating how far each rocket could travel, and some managed to shoot way up into the sky, and one even travelled the length of our school field!
As part of Design and Technology studies, the class is making a large collage moon using fabrics, wools, buttons and beads. Everyone is learning how to sew using a variety of thread and how to transfer paper designs onto fabric.
We have had a fantastic start to the term with everyone working hard and having fun. Please take a moment to look through our photos of the Science, Music and P.E. activities then ask your child about them.