Academic Year 2017 - 2018
Welcome back to Years 4,5 and 6! I hope you all had an enjoyable summer holidays and are ready and refreshed for a new exciting and fun-filled academic year!
This term our learning theme will be The Victorians. Mainly focussing on life as a Victorian Child.
Below you will find our topic map and newsletter. Please pop back and look at photos of the things we do so you can see what we are up to during the Autumn Term.
The children in year 5 and 6 have visited Heatree for their residential. We have had lots of fun climbing high on the high ropes, kayaking around a lake, swimming in a mud bog and mountain biking on different terrains.
Come and have a look at what we have been up to!
An Egg-cellent end to the term!
We decorated hard-boiled eggs and rolled them down the playground, in line with the tradition of rolling decorated eggs down grassy hills, which goes back hundreds of years and is known as "pace-egging", from the Old English Pasch meaning Pesach or Passover.
On Friday 10th March the whole school visited the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. It was a fun day, packed full of opportunities to learn about the marine life around Britain, and across the world's oceans.
Our favourite facts included:
On Thursday 12th January Alric Bennet came in to show us some Stone Age artefacts.
We learned how the Stone Age people might have made their tools and weapons. Archaeologists and historians have worked out how the tools were made and used by looking at the marks and shapes of the stones.
We were astonished to learn that, in Stone Age times, there were hippos living in the London Area. You can see the massive hippo tooth in the photos.
Autumn Term 2016
A very warm welcome from the children and Staff in Class 3. We have had a very exciting start to the term learning about our topic, Light and Sound and linking it to Science and History. The children have been learning about how light travels in a straight line, how artists such as Kandinsky use sound and about famous inventors from Victorian times such as Thomas Edison.
In English we have been reading Street Child, this again links to our topic of Light and Sound as it is set in Victorian times. We continue to learn lots of new grammar skills that we can use in our writing to make it more exciting and engaging for a reader. As well as pursuing our excellence in Maths and Reasoning.
Keep coming back to see what else we get up to in Class 3
On Friday, Year 6 went on a Life Skills course. Below are some of our experiences