We were lucky enough to go and visit the new RNLI in-shore lifeboat. While we were there we were able to get on the big off-shore lifeboat.
Welcome back to Spring Term 2018. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.
This term in Oak Class we will be learning through the theme of Natural Disasters. Within this, we will be looking at the different natural disasters and understanding how they are created and the effects they have on human and physical geography.
Please read the topic map and letter below to find out more.
Christmas Craft Morning
Thank you to all the parent/s and carers for attending our Christmas Craft Morning. We had lots of fun making different Christmas Crafts using lots of materials. The glitter was the best bit and will still be around for months to come!
Air and Water Resistance
As part of our Science work the children have been learning about Air Resistance and Water Resistance. We made parachutes to explain the effect of air resistance. We then made a boat to explore the effects of water resistance. Our boats had to be streamline and have a sail to make them travel across the water quickly.
In Oak Class, we had a Victorian Day in school to extend our learning about The Victorians. We learnt about the Victorians through the creative arts. We used art, music and cookery to support our learning. Throughout the day we played Victorian games and made some toys the poor children would have had.
Tesco Farm to Fork Trip
The children in Oak Class visited Tesco in Kingsbridge to understand and explore how the Victorians would have bought their food and what food they would have ate.
We made bread and spoke about different ways of preserving foods.
The children in Oak Class presented a Remembrance Assembly to parents/carers and visitors. Our assembly explored the reason and importance of wearing a poppy and remembering those who fought for us today. We had a special visitor, Mr McCormack, who fought in the war.
Remembrance Day Art
On Friday 10th November, Oak Class are presenting a Remembrance service in our school hall. To show our understanding of Remembrance Day each of us have produced a piece of artwork. We will share these in our assembly.
21st Century Inventors - Prototypes
The children worked in their teams to produce prototypes of their inventions. We hope one day we might see them in action!
Open Afternoon - Salcombe Primary Schools Young Apprentice
During our topic lessons we have been learning about the different inventions that occurred during the Victorian Era and how this impacted the lives of Victorians. We used this to become inventors of the 21st Century. In groups, the children designed an invention that would be beneficial for society today. During our open afternoon the children presented their inventions to parents and then designed and created prototypes of what they would look like. The parents voted for their favourite invention to decide which team should be 'hired' or 'fired'.
Linking to our topic of The Victorians, Oak Class visited Morwellham Quay, Tavistock. It was a very enjoyable day where the children had the opportunity to dress up as rich and poor Victorians, be like a Victorian child by going to work and school and finally visiting a mine on a train. The children were able to see their learning of Victorians on paper in real life and understand how life was different 150 years ago.
Year 6 Junior Life Skills
The children in Year 6 attended Junior Life Skills at Quayside Leisure Centre. Throughout the morning the children took part in different workshops presented by The Fire Service, RNLI, Spiritualiser Bus, The Dog Trust and Police. It was a very practical and fun morning where the children learnt lots of essential life skills.
We have spent some time using our new garden to support our maths learning. We used our measuring skills to measure different parts of the garden. Using this data we converted it using our skills of multiplying and dividing by multiples of 10. We also calculated the area, perimeter and volume of different sections of the garden.
In Oak Class, we have been learning about and exploring one of our Key Skills and Christian Values - 'Teamwork'.
We had a discussion about what teamwork is, how we use it and where we can read it in the bible.
Following this we had a go at completing some activities using teamwork.
As part of our English learning we are reading Street Child. To show our understanding of the story in groups we used drama to act out the different scenes. We used speech extracts from the story to really show the story.
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.