Sketching like Captain Nichols

The Year 5 Jaguars have been working hard all term at mastering sketching techniques. We have produced some wonderful sketches of Joey from Michael Morpurgo’s ‘War Horse.’

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Multiplication Method Masters

 

 

The Year 5 Jaguars have been working really hard on their times tables and long multiplication methods this term. Here are two demonstrations of marvellous methods!

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Welcome to your new class

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Circus Science Week

 

All children in Years 1 to 6 had an amazing time learning about science. They used their knowledge of forces and motion, and put it into practice by performing circus acts. It was a really fun and entertaining couple of days. Thank you Nick for visiting, for teaching about pushes, pulls and twists, and for bringing the forces of friction and gravity to life! 

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Defying Gravity

We created an investigation that allowed us to test whether we could defy gravity. Using a range of different bags, we tested whether we could generate more air resistance. Afterwards, we recorded our results and evaluated. #scienceweek

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Greek Art

The Year 4 Jaguars have enjoyed learning all about the Ancient Greeks this half term. They have especially enjoyed our art morning, where we created some Ancient Greek clay pots and designed our own pottery on the iPads. We also created some beautiful scratch art work using Ancient Greek designs.

 

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Year 4 Jaguars’ Class Assembly

What a fantastic assembly! The Jaguars amazed us all with singing, acting, narration, film AND dancing! We were very impressed with how much Year 4 have learnt this term – well done!

 

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Mamma Mia!

The Year 4 Jaguars have enjoyed their musical performances of ‘Mamma Mia’ this half term, and have been practising using their vocal skills and working with glockenspiels. They have also been focussing on finding the pulse, pitch and rhythm in a wide range of Abba songs.

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The Grand Unveiling

The Year 4 Jaguars enjoyed having their special visitor, Mrs. Allen MBE, coming in to unveil their magnificent Titanic display. Each cabin was designed and created by the children to create this wonderful display for our topic – The Titanic.

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Ask It with Nick Chandley

The Year 4 Jaguars have enjoyed their time with Nick Chandley when he came in to do an Ask It session with us. We discovered that a lot of us are philosophical thinkers!

 

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Calendar Preview

The Year 4 Jaguars have been busy dressing up as evacuees for our World War Two topic ready for our wonderful class calendars.

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Year 4 Jaguars at Eden Camp

Year 4s and 5s had a fantastic day out on our school trip to Eden Camp. They experienced what it felt like to be in an air raid and learnt all about the armed forces during World War Two; they even got to sit inside a real air raid shelter. It was a fantastic day for all of us!

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Key Stage 2 Cross Country

Children from Years 4, 5 and 6 attended a cross country competition at Cannon Hall on 18/10/17. There were some fantastic individual performances and all of the children who attended the event should be really proud of their performances, Mrs Porter and Mr Campbell were!

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Evacuation…

The Year 4 Jaguars have been acting out the evacuation process from World War 2. They enjoyed becoming evacuees for the morning with Mrs. Porter and used it to inspire their writing in literacy.

 

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Wartime Baking

The Year 4 Jaguars have been making some delicious treats at home for our World War 2 topic. They have researched wartime recipes and used ingredients that were available in small rations during this time. 

 

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A Journey into the Land of Literature

Year 4 enjoyed quiet time on the Reading Bus this morning. There’s nothing like half an hour with a good book to start a productive day!

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Wildlife on our Doorstep

We enjoyed spending time in our community garden. It’s brimming with insects, birds and flowers, as well as organic fruits and vegetables. Here is an exciting short video of when ‘Everything stopped for the ants’.

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Film Day in Year 3/4 Bees

The Bees had a very exciting day. They explored costume and scenery; recorded their own films and they enjoyed watching a film in their classroom cinema.

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If I were Prime Minister

On GE17 Day, we encouraged each other to share priorities, concerns and worries linked to ourselves, our families, our country and our world. We worked in small production teams to create short films that captured our heartfelt opinions.

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One Love at Birkwood

It is so important to create opportunities for difficult discussion topics. Our focus today was positivity, bravery, kindness, determination and selflessness. The children asked questions, commented, shared and recorded notes as part of a variety of tasks. Everyone agreed that the concert in Manchester had a positive impact on a desperate situation. Remember – love not hate!

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Random Act of Kindness

 

This pupil showed HUGE respect towards someone less fortunate than herself. We are extremely proud of her selfless generosity.

 

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Perfect Poetry

 

Big write task: To write a nature poem in the style of Christina Rossetti.  These children received a headteacher award sticker and personalised feedback from Mrs Allen, acknowledging their skill and imagination. Really well done to each poet.

 

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Ding, ding- All aboard!

Year 4 took great pleasure in sharing their reading skills with our F1 morning children. New friendships, social skills and common interests inspired creative learning all round.

 

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Nature Poetry

 

We have been learning about Christina Rossetti & sharing some of her beautifully composed poems. Here’s ‘Hurt No Living Thing’:

 

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At One With Nature

Year 4 spent time taking photographs to represent nature in our school grounds. They were challenged to select just 10 of their favourite photos and use crop, zoom and effect features. The children worked independently to add text and music to create an iMovie. The quality of the final movies was very impressive!

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It’s non fiction-FACT!

We’re taking a close look at non fiction texts this half term.

 

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Using new & familiar skills…

Our task: Use prior knowledge, non fiction texts & appropriate research to complete reading comprehension questions about British wildlife in May time.

 

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Practically Parallel

 

We took our maths lesson to the outdoors. Missions involved parallel, perpendicular and intersecting lines.

 

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Mountains and Rivers

We are loving learning about the British Isles.  Our displays showcase our beautiful writing, artwork and research. We know all about major rivers, capital cities, compass points, wild flowers, wild creatures and major British mountains too.

 

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Egg-cellent  Easter  Activities in the Bees

We thoroughly enjoyed making, preparing, and sharing FOOD.

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