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THIS GERMAN HOME LEARNING VIDEO MADE MY DAY- THANK YOU FROM MRS ROBINSON

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Home learning and celebrating pictures from 1st week.

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Water Aid - finding out about the work of the charity Water Aid.

Water Aid - finding out about the work of the charity Water Aid. 1
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Playing chords to accompany the song "I lava you."

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Explanation writing - how mountains are made. Today, we experimented with some everyday items to see how mountains are made. We observed what happened closely and enjoyed the tasks.

On Thursday and Friday, Hawthorn and Sycamore classes worked outside on two Science investigations. The first was about polar animal insulation and how effective blubber is as an insulator. The second was about creating a home for a "bottle creature, that would be filled with warm blood" and to investigate how effective the insulation of their dens were.

Music lesson - I lava you - playing chord accompaniment

Investigating how effective blubber is as an insulator for mammals that live at the poles.

Ist day of Science Week. - Looking at acids and bases and "magic" in assembly.

VISITING THE VILLAGE AND PLANTING TREES AND FLOWERS

Performances to Pass out by Tinie Tempah

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After several weeks of learning the set sequence at the beginning of the dance and planning and rehearsing their own dance motifs the children performed their final dances.
After reading the first two chapters of one story from Survivors, the children thought about the type of character traits needed by the pilot.  This was followed by the children splitting into groups to discuss what might happen next in the story and showing this through role play.  

New learning journey in English - looking at the book - Survivors. We began by carrying out some tasks in groups and thinking about the strategies we used.

New learning journey in English - looking at the book - Survivors.  We began by carrying out some tasks in groups and thinking about the strategies we used.  1
New learning journey in English - looking at the book - Survivors.  We began by carrying out some tasks in groups and thinking about the strategies we used.  2
New learning journey in English - looking at the book - Survivors.  We began by carrying out some tasks in groups and thinking about the strategies we used.  3
New learning journey in English - looking at the book - Survivors.  We began by carrying out some tasks in groups and thinking about the strategies we used.  4
New learning journey in English - looking at the book - Survivors.  We began by carrying out some tasks in groups and thinking about the strategies we used.  5
New learning journey in English - looking at the book - Survivors.  We began by carrying out some tasks in groups and thinking about the strategies we used.  6
New learning journey in English - looking at the book - Survivors.  We began by carrying out some tasks in groups and thinking about the strategies we used.  7
New learning journey in English - looking at the book - Survivors.  We began by carrying out some tasks in groups and thinking about the strategies we used.  8
In our Science lesson, we first of all watched a short video about reflected light.  We learnt that a ray of light is not scatttered from a mirror, but reflected so that it travels in a single, predictable direction.  We found out that there is a relationship between the angle at which the light hits a mirror and the angle at which it is reflected from the mirror.  These two angles are always equal.  We worked in groups to see if this is true.  

Finding out how to get a light ray to go round a corner, using mirrors

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Using, string, an object, the eye and a light source, to show how we see. The string represented the way light travels from its source to the object to our eyes.

Concluding RE topic - working in groups and discussing statements about The Ramayana and things that could happen in school and how we might react.

Team games - demonstrating collaboration.

Carrying out an experiment to show that light travels in a straight line.

Working on times tables.

Christmas jumper day. What a bright, sparkling group.

Living History

Last week, a lady, who was living in Kent during the Second World War came to visit us and to talk about her experiences at the beginning of the war.  She is absolutely amazing and always brings along artefacts of hers from this time:- photographs of her home and family; letters she wrote from her daughter to dad, who was far away; her wedding dress; a teddy made from an army blanket and rationed foods.  The children are always interested and have lots of questions to ask.  

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Gymnastics

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This half-term, our gym has been about vaulting. The children have also created, revised and developed balances and moves across the mat.
This week in Maths, year 5 have been looking at decimals and their equivalent fractions.  They have also been reading numbers with up to 3 decimal places and using place-value grids to show our understanding. 

P4C

Today we thought about the question, " Do you think it is important to consider other people's feeling when you say something about them?"   Two cards, one with more important and the other with less important, were put on the floor and the children could stand anywhere in between them.  Some children wanted to explain why they stood where they did and at any time anyone could change their mind and move.  They said that a comment about someone could hurt their feelings, as they get older they need to be more aware of others, how would they feel to be on the other end, it is okay to have opinions but do you have to say it aloud? 

  The children really did think about any response they gave and in the end the common consensus was that it is important to consider the feelings of others when saying something.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoying rugby.

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Sky Skills Studio visit

On Thursday, 24th October, Sycamore class travelled to Osterley, London to Sky Studios, by coach.  The purpose of the visit was to make a news report linked to our Science topic on Space.  We chose to research "returning to the Moon".  For the week preceding the visit, the class researched the American Artemis Programme, the building of Gateway - a space station orbiting the Moon and the possibility of travelling to Mars.  We thought about what roles we wished to do - reporter in the studio, outside reporters, eye witnesses and experts.  

Once at the studios, Sky experts helped each group to write, record, edit and include images of their news report. The children were able to choose outfits for the people in front of the camera to wear and they really enjoyed learning how the cameras worked.

Everyone was given a copy of the final report.  

Battle of Britain

Our Music topic this half term, has been about the Battle of Britain.  We used a clip from the film The Battle of Britain as inspiration and created our own percussive music to accompany a short clip.  During the last lesson we performed our compositions to each other.  

Our Art this term is sketching and drawing.  We began by looking at the work of Edward Wadsworth.  He created the Vorticist Alphabet.  He belonged to the a British Art movement called "Vorticism."  Its aim was to convey the chaos and noise of modern life.  Sycamore class went outside into the playground and field to look for strong lines and shapes created by humans.  Using these images we created our own alphabet. 

Our first English Learning journey was based on the book "Lost Words". The book contains beautiful illustrations and acrostic poems about British flora and fauna. One of the first activities was to match images to their names.

Our first English Learning journey was based on the book "Lost Words".  The book contains beautiful illustrations and acrostic poems about British flora and fauna.  One of the first activities was to match images to their names.  1
Our first English Learning journey was based on the book "Lost Words".  The book contains beautiful illustrations and acrostic poems about British flora and fauna.  One of the first activities was to match images to their names.  2
Our first English Learning journey was based on the book "Lost Words".  The book contains beautiful illustrations and acrostic poems about British flora and fauna.  One of the first activities was to match images to their names.  3
Our first English Learning journey was based on the book "Lost Words".  The book contains beautiful illustrations and acrostic poems about British flora and fauna.  One of the first activities was to match images to their names.  4
Our first English Learning journey was based on the book "Lost Words".  The book contains beautiful illustrations and acrostic poems about British flora and fauna.  One of the first activities was to match images to their names.  5
Our first English Learning journey was based on the book "Lost Words".  The book contains beautiful illustrations and acrostic poems about British flora and fauna.  One of the first activities was to match images to their names.  6
Our first English Learning journey was based on the book "Lost Words".  The book contains beautiful illustrations and acrostic poems about British flora and fauna.  One of the first activities was to match images to their names.  7

Experiencing the enormity of Space, using a scale of 1 step = 10 milolion km

Preview of Year 6 Art Exhibition at Club Room, Village Centre

Some Books to read this year

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