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We love World Book Day! It's a day when we get to jump into our favourite books and become our favourite characters. Can you guess who we are?

We had a fantastic day being scientists! We explored chemical, physical, reversible and irreversible changes. We also created our own bubble solutions and tested them to see how long they lasted- some flew so high they touched the ceiling! Finally, we made our own soap using soap flakes and glycerin. Adding essential oils made them smell nice. 

Mayan Artefacts

We are archeologists.

From our research we found out:

  • The Maya were good at making pottery
  • They played musical instruments
  • Mayan warriors wore shields
  • The Maya carved stone
  • They made jewellery

 

During our RE lessons, we looking at the Easter story.  We used The Bible to look at how different gospels told the story. We used these gospels to create art work based on famous paintings. 

"And he took the bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you." 

Luke 22:19-20

Lent is an important period of reflection, growth and new beginnings in the Christian calendar. We use this special time to show our devotion to our faith, draw closer to God, and prepare for Easter. 

 

We have made promises to God to show how we can prepare during this special time.

 

"Lord, help me be more like you today in my thoughts, actions and words."

Philippians 4:4-9

The Christmas Story

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We read the Christmas Story and then used different bible references to make our own interpretation of each part. 

 

“He will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of his birth.”

Luke 1:14 

We have come together as a  school family to raise money for children who are less fortunate than ourselves. Save The Children is a charity we support every year. We are God's human family working together for the good of all.

"Do not forget to do good and to share with those in need."

Hebrews 13:16

"Happy" Sign Language

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We have had so much fun learning how to sign the song 'Happy' in our music lessons. We had to pay careful attention to the words and beats.

We used our creativity to create some fantastic hairstyles to raise more for the charity Papyrus.

"Creativity is God's gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God."

"Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It develops confidence and self esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting" 

We have loved Forest School and learning new and exciting things.

 

I Can't Imagine Life Without...

We created mind maps to show how we are all very grateful for all of the gifts we have been given from God.

"God saw all that he had made, and it was very good."

 Genesis 1:31

PE Lessons- Dodgeball

We are loving PE! During our lessons this half term we have been learning how to play dodge ball. We have learnt the rules and skills needed to play whilst having fun.

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Philippians 4:13

Bikeability is a cycle training programme. It’s about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads. It gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling. We have loved learning how to be safe on our bikes and the rules of the road.

During our art lessons we used acrylic paints to make our own coral reef pictures on to canvases. We moved the paint using gravity and air to make our pictures perfect. We then coated them with PVA to harden them.

 

"For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them."

Exodus 20:11

Welcome back Year 5/6 to an exciting year ahead of us. We missed you all so much and are so glad to have everyone back! This year we will all work hard to achieve the best we can. 2020/21 will be a busy year for us all, especially Year 6.  Being prepared with homework and equipment is essential in order to ensure we all do our best. 

Homework will be set on a daily basis and returned the following day. It should only take around 30 minutes to complete but it is essential that it is completed and returned on time as it will often be needed for the next lesson. If homework is not completed and returned, children will be required to miss their playtime in order to catch up. At Year 5 and 6 it is the responsibility of the child to remember their homework not their parents or guardians. Children should also be reading on a daily basis and recording this in their reading journals and practicing their spellings. By Year 5 and 6, children are expected to know all of their times tables upto 12x12. This is essential to support their learning in maths. Please support and encourage your child to take responsibility for this in addition to other homework. 

P.E kits should be worn on Tuesdays and Fridays for our PE lessons (a spare kit can be left in children's lockers in case of rain). Making Year 5/6 take responsibility for their organisation is important in order to help the children with their transition to secondary school. 

We look forward to this year with you all,

Miss Millward and Mrs Potts

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