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  • 08
    Feb

    Planets

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This afternoon Year 1 was lucky enough to buddy up with Year 5. We happen to both be doing some similar in our topic work and therefore Mr Chaffey and I both thought of making planet balloons - naturally it was decided that we should do it together. Each year 5 child had a year 1 buddy and together they started paper macheing balloons - it was definitely busy! All of the children managed to make a paper mache balloon and they are currently drying ready for the next stage; painting. The children will be able to choose which planet they would like to recreate with their balloon - I just know they will be ace. It was lovely seeing them again!
  • 08
    Feb

    Time Travel Day!

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    On Friday each class traveled back in time to a different part of history. Year 5 went back to Georgian times following their trip to the Jenner museum. The children created a short drama performance that showed the changes in every day life from then to now including forms of entertainment, school life and home life. Although some aspects of life had its attractions in Georgian times, we all agreed that there were more advantages to life today.
  • 05
    Feb

    Safer Internet Day

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    The whole school was learning about how to be safe on the internet today. The focus in KS2 was giving and receiving permission in different scenarios both online and offline. Year 5 were very knowledgeable in this area and we consolidated their understanding by considering how actions online and offline might make others feel. We talked about gaining permission from Parents/carers and friends before doing something and also about asking parents/adults before giving permission.
  • 04
    Feb

    Jenner Museum

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    On Monday, year 5 had a trip to the Jenner Museum. They were fortunate to be the first group to see the new virtual reality experience. This amazing technology allows the user to explore Doctor Jenner's house in a virtual reality as it would have been when he lived there. Historians have researched into what the contents of each room was like by using the actual inventory list from Jenner himself to recreate every part of the house. It was great to experience such modern technology as a way to look into the past. We then had a tour around the house and saw some of the objects in real life.
  • 01
    Feb

    Rugby Six Nations Fantasy League

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Mr Chaffey and Mr Hart are entering a friendly fantasy rugby league for the duration of the six nations which starts tonight. If any parents/carers are into rugby and would like to participate then please do so. It would be a good way to get children interested in rugby if they are not already. Also it will provide a little bit of fun around school especially when England beat Wales over half term! To join in you simply need to go to fantasyrugby.espn.co.uk Pick a team and then click on leagues and join a league Enter the pin for our league which is 1355202-124314 You need to be entered before kick off this evening otherwise you will miss out on all points from this weekend. Make sure you check the squads each week either on the bbc sport website or the six nations app. Good luck and I hope you enjoy! #WearTheRose
  • 29
    Jan

    Spelling Homework

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Instead of me setting words for spelling homework each week, the children will now be creating their own list that is individual to them. They are required to write at least six words from their list and practice them at home. When they are practicing them, they are to follow the same steps as they were doing previously. 1. Say the word aloud. 2. Write the word out correctly. 3. Choose a spelling technique from the menu and write out the word. 4. Put the word into a sentence. 5. Repeat for each word. This is starting as of today. All children have written a list of words in the back of their homework books. As the day was ending, I noticed that some of these spellings were incorrect! I gave the children a verbal reminder to check the spelling with an adult before they practice them so please check this if you can. Next week, we will ensure spellings are correct. Also feel free to add any extra spellings that you notice they may be struggling with. Thank you.
  • 29
    Jan

    Coding

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Year 5 started looking at coding today in computing and what it actually is. They had to overcome some small puzzles by using coding to reach the end goal. It is a very complicated subject that requires a lot of perseverance (by teachers as well) but we had a very productive day and made a good start on the basics.
  • 24
    Jan

    Balance

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    In gymnastics this week, the children have been trying different balances using various points of contact with the floor. Individual balances seemed easy so stepped up the difficulty and tried some partner balances. Some great control and composure allowed the class to hold brilliant partner balances for over 5 seconds.
  • 21
    Jan

    Edward Jenner

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    The children spent some time last week researching significant achievements and moments in Edward Jenner's life. Today they had the challenge of arranging these onto a timeline. This organisation of dates and relevant information is an objective set out on their skills passports for this term which everyone is striving to achieve. Once completed, the class will reflect and assess how well they think they have achieved that objective.
  • 16
    Jan

    Chalk planets

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    In Art, we have been thinking about different tones and how we can create this using the blending of different chalks. After looking at some photos of planets, the class started experimenting with different chalks to create their own planets in a mini solar system. The results were fantastic and we have started to show some tone representing lighter and darker sides of the planets.