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First Aid morning. Last Thursday, a representative from St John's Ambulance came to school to work with Sycamore class on First Aid. The morning was full of interesting activities, especially when we went outside to look at choking, finding someone unconscious and the recovery position.

Buddy work 

On Wednesday afternoon, Sycamore and Oak class worked together.  As Oak class have been finding out about the maiden voyage of the Titanic, we wanted to know what could they tell their buddy about the journey.  The first task was to tell their buddy what they knew and, if possible to write down the fact on a post-it note, (otherwise the older buddy wrote down the information.)  Finally, the children were given the opportunity to draw the Titanic.  

Dancing to Ice, Ice Baby

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In English this week, Sycamore class are writing a report about Tam and Kham (two characters from the book Moon Bear).  They have developed their own word bank to describe moon bears, temples and tourists.  Now the children are going to plan and produce a piece of creative writing. 

The day before the Easter holidays, Sycamore class were lucky enough to go to Hurstbourne Tarrant Primary School to watch an interactive performance of William Shakespeare's Hamlet.  The actors were fantastic at explaining the story and including the children as some of the actors.  The class returned to school via the Test Way, eating a picnic lunch half-way home. 

Our Geography and Music topic this term is all about Longitude and latitude.  Our Music topic is rap - using Vanilla Ice - Ice, ice baby.  Yesterday, we had an excellent music lesson - all the children were engaged and enjoyed answering the questions.  At the end, the children were given the opportunity to move creatively to the music.  

 

Earlier in the week, the children worked in pairs to show that they understood compass points and how to follow directions.   

Longitude and latitude

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Seeing strands of saffron change the colour of the water.

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Yesterday, the school participated in a action-packed, international day - with a focus on Uganda. We were lucky enough to have some visitors from Uganda. They joined us in our assembly.

Poetry recital

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Our Class each learned a poem to recite to the rest. It was good fun - different homework.

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Reciting our poems

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Reciting our poems

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Reciting our poems

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Homework this week, was to learn-by-heart a poem and then perform to the rest of the class.

Here is a list of previous SAT spellings and the type of spelling they are.

list of spellings and spelling patterns for Year 6 - good luck

Gym

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Sycamore Class performed their gymnastic displays to music by Adele.

Playing shape dominoes - we had to think about the properties of the shape too.

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investigating homophones in spellings

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In class this week we have been looking at the active and passive voice when writing.  We agreed that we usually write in the active and so a challenge has been set to try and use both in our writing.

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Gymnastics

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Gymnastics

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Gymnastics

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Gymnastics

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This half term, Sycamore class have been working on creating a gymnastics display with a partner or as part of a small group. On Wednesday, they performed their sequences to each other. What an amazing piece of work by everyone.

Gym rehearsal

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Gym

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Safer Internet day

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Advertising our own chocolate bars to the class.

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