Anti-bullying art

During anti-bullying week, Year 5/6 have discussed the effects of verbal bullying. We created a piece of art work to represent how verbal bullying can make people feel. We showed a person as part of a volcano, the words that people have said to hurt or upset them are bubbling away under the surface – just like the lava in a volcano. We then tried to show that just one more word could be the thing to make a person explode! We talked about thinking carefully about what you say to someone because you never know how your words could affect them.

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Years 5 and 6 Visit IWM North

All three of our Upper Key Stage 2 classes went to Manchester to visit the Imperial War Museum North. They enjoyed looking at a range of artefacts, interacting with displays and viewing a special film about the impact of war. The children also had the opportunity to view a poppy wave sculpture, which allowed them to reflect on the sacrifices made during The First World War.

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As part of our World War 1 topic…

…the Panthers have been creating some emotive pieces of art. We studied a picture and talked about the skills the artist had used. Then, we looked at using pastels to create the silhouette of a soldier and used our blending skills to create a stormy sky. We will use paint to add some poppies which will stand out clearly against the dark backgrounds we have created.

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Language Exploration

In The Panthers we have been exploring Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Warhorse’. We explored a chapter of the text looking at the verbs that Morpurgo has chosen to use. We discussed which ones we thought were most effective and gave reasons for our opinions. For some of the words we even had to use a dictionary to find out what they meant!

 

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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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Daily Mile

Children from Years 4, 5 and 6 enjoyed running 10 (or more) laps of the field. They will be running or walking this distance regularly as part of the Daily Mile challenge! Well done everybody!

 

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Maths Mastery – Fractions

The Panthers have used Cuisenaire rods to compare and order fractions. 

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Bringing our Play-Scripts to Life – Pandora’s Box

We are using our own stage directions and taking punctuation into account when acting out a scene with intonation and expression. 

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Green Screen Monologues

 

The Panthers have decided to record their Titanic monologues using Green Screen.

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Titanic Facts Using Green Screen

 

The Panthers have been recording while using Green Screen to compile their facts about the Titanic. They created their own scripts and added the visual representations.

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Identifying 3D Shapes

 

The Panthers have been identifying 3D shapes from their 2D representations. They started by identifying the 2D shapes that make up the nets; then, they created a wide range of 3D shapes. The key was to show their understanding.

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Country Dance

The Panthers have been mastering their country dance with Mrs. Porter. Take a look at their progress!

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Green Screen in the Panthers

 The Panthers have been linking their topic with ICT to recreate scenes from the Titanic. Using a ‘green screen’, the children have been able to combine photos and edit them to make them look real.
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Amazing Art

The Panthers have gone the extra mile to produce some amazing art work. They have recreated the Titanic using Lego and other materials, and they have made a design of the games they used to play on the ship. 
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Aladdin

The Year 5/6 Pantomime was brilliant. OH YES IT WAS! The actors, actresses and backstage team put on a fantastic show which children, staff and members of our #incrediblecommunity thoroughly enjoyed.

 

Thank you Mrs. Rennison and Mrs. Porter for putting together such a wonderful spectacle!

 

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A Term with the Year 4/5 Panthers

The Panthers have enjoyed a fabulous term so far. Here is a video of some of their learning so far.

 

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We love reading on the bus!

The Panthers have been making the most of the Reading Bus. The children are thoroughly enjoying reading a wide range of text types.

 

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Year 4/5 Panthers Visit Eden Camp

Our topic for this term is World War 2. To help us to explore even further, we went on an exciting trip to Eden Camp and found out what life was like for people during this time.

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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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Science in Year 4/5 Panthers

 Year 4/5 created their own model of the solar system. They used a wide range of measuring techniques and linked these to a sound understanding of the planets in order from the sun. 
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Amazing Homework!

The Panthers have gone the extra mile and they have produced some magnificent homework; parachutes, carrot biscuits and felt flags to name just a few. Thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for their support!

 

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Year 3/4 Visit Dewa Roman Experience in Chester

The Year 3/4 Butterflies and Ladybirds visited Chester and went to Dewa Roman Experience. They loved being Romans for the day – even going on patrol. They also loved being archaeologists, exploring the excavations.

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Roman Times…

Patrolling like a Roman in Chester
The Butterflies enjoyed their Roman Patrol in Chester. They loved experiencing life as a Roman Soldier. 

What Wonderful Watercolours!
To begin our topic, we sketched Roman Soldiers and finished them with watercolour paints.

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Electronic Art by the Butterflies

The Butterflies have been using an App called Pottery HD to create Roman pieces of art. What spectacular pieces they are!

 

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Year 3/4 Butterflies’ Class Assembly

 

The Butterflies put on a fantastic show full of songs, drama, times tables and displays of work. We are so proud of all of the children – what a wonderful class assembly!

Thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for their continued support.

 

 

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Year 3/4 Trip to Scarborough

The Butterflies and Ladybirds had a fantastic day out. They learned a lot about coastlines, ate delicious fish and chips and even enjoyed eating an ice cream in the sunshine.
 

 

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Starting from Scratch!

The Year 3/4 Butterflies have been producing some exciting games in their Computing sessions. These girls made an exciting game that you can play with a friend – Well done!

 
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Topic Homework

Take a look at these excellent masks that the children have made at home as part of their Africa topic.

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Year ¾ Butterflies’ Class Assembly

 

The Year 3/4 Butterflies  were fantastic during their assembly, also considering they’re in the middle of their Nativity too. They entertained their audience with drama, singing, reading and fantastic speaking, well done to all of the children, Miss Betts and Miss Baum. Thank you to our #incrediblecommunity for your support.

 

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