Our topic for the Spring term is the Ancient Mayans and to get our topic off to a 'tasty' start we have been looking at food from around the America's, specifically Mexican cuisine. The Year 6 teachers have since set us the design brief of creating a healthy snack inspired by Mexican cuisine. Therefore, we thought it would be a good idea to taste test some of the ingredients from these Mexican dishes, e.g. tortillas, nachos, different coloured peppers, salsa and guacamole, as well as a variety of different cheeses. Yummmmy!
6JR's Day Care Centre Visit
On Friday 30th November, 6JR visited a local day care centre as part of our whole school community project. The children shared the work that they had created in preparation for our 'Remembrance Showcase' with elderly members of our community. This included poems, artwork, dancing and singing. Both the children and the elderly members of the community enjoyed this opportunity to socialise with one another and we have already arranged to go back on a more regular basis.
6JR Class Reminders
Goes out on a and must be returned by the following . You can bring it in earlier if you like but the deadline is Tuesday. Please put your COMPLETED home learning in the correct green boxes in the corridor! They are labelled! Home Learning would usually consist of Maths, Literacy and Spellings. The WEEKLY HOME LEARNING sheet will be stuck in the maths book if you forget what you are supposed to do. There is also a HELPFUL HINTS sheet stuck in the front of the literacy book and this is how we would expect the spellings to be set out.
To encourage you to complete your home learning to the best of your ability, we give up our time to put on 3 clubs each week. As soon as you have brought in both your Maths and Literacy home learning books then you can sign up on the windows. The earlier you return your completed books, the more chance that you have of choosing your preferred club. Clubs will vary throughout each term but look out for computing, tiddlywinks, playing cards, subbuteo, crab football, table tennis, art club and more!
These also go out on a and are due in by the following You need to read a minimum of 30 minutes and get this recorded and signed by an adult each week. We would much prefer SHORTER AND MORE OFTEN (e.g 3 x 10 mins) rather than one longer read. There are loads of useful GPS in the middle of our new home readers this year. Once you have returned your COMPLETED home reader in the correct box, Mrs Hepplewhite will sign them off and add a sticker to your 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Game Chart' where you will gain rewards at the end of each half term. The more you read, the more reward you will gain! , parents can then just glance over and sign once completed.
Year 5 Archive
Feast Day Fun
Just a few pictures of us having fun with our Prayer Buddies.
Sports Day 2018
Sports Day was terrific.
We were blessed with great weather and everyone enjoyed the varied activities, as you can see from the photos below.
ACTIVATE MONDAY 21ST MAY
The children have had a great afternoon at Activate.
There are some skilful gymnasts and trampolinists in our class!
Below are some photos of the fun.
VISIT TO SAFEWISE
Wednesday 2nd May
We had a super morning at Safewise,learning how to keep safe in different situations,including:
on the beach,on the bus,at the park and on our bikes.
Here are photos showing some of the scenarios.
World Book Day 2018
World Book Day was different this year.
We STILL dressed up as our favourite book character.
We STILL talked about our favourite books.
We STILL spent some time with our prayer buddies.
We also brought in a book to swap.
As always every thing was great fun
to add to the excitement this year we had SNOW!!!!
We hope you enjoy looking at the photos showing the fun we had.
Our Anglo-Saxon Trials
We have had great fun looking at the legal system of Anglo- Saxon Britain. We looked at scenarios such as, "Stealing sheep," and, " A woman chanting a spell," and decided which punishment
would be appropriate. We liked the idea of chopping off a hand or
a foot and even hanging! The photos show the dramas we performed.
We made Viking Green Soup. We started with our veg that we measured accurately and cut carefully. After that, we crumbled the bouillon cube (vegetable stock) into the boiling water. Then the teacher drained the white of two eggs and kept the yolks. We poured the yolks into a bowl and gradually poured half a jug of cream into it. We stirred it all together and grated nutmeg over the top! It tasted really delicious but some people thought it wasn't to their taste. Most people thought the vegetables tasted nice but the cream changed the flavour a bit.
We have written and performed fantastic 'Vikings!' poems. Here we are holding our masterpieces.
This term our topic is Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.
We are so excited to find out about these'Invaders and Settlers.'
We have begun by imagining we are archaeologists finding artefacts.
Here are some photos of our 'DIG.'
We very carefully exposed our artefacts piece by piece,questioning and speculating.
What is it?
What is it made of?
Who would use it?
Tuesday 5th December
Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium
Wow! What a fantastic day we had visiting the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium.
First, we looked around the various exhibits, all of which were interactive as you can see from the photos below. We were learning so many things it was amazing.
Secondly, we went into the planetarium where we learnt about 'Earth and Space'. It was incredible to look at the stars from earth, then to "go into orbit" to explore.The scientist who talked to us was very informative and after the presentation she answered many of our questions.
Next we had a workshop where we carried out some experiments-again look at the photos . We showed we were very resilient as we persevered with a "Robot challenge,"
We were starving as we had our late lunch. We were joined by a scientist who talked to us more-reminding us we need to work hard at our maths if we want to be scientists!
We had a little time left so ended the day back at the exhibits-more photos below!
The whole of our class would like to thank Mr Watkins for organising such an amazing trip! Lots of us now want to be scientists when we grow up !
FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER
We had a very interesting talk about road safety,when we were
reminded how important it was to wear a helmet when we go out on our bikes no matter where we are or how far we are cycling.
We used eggs...fresh not boiled to show what could happen to our head if we don't wear our helmets.
We all agreed
NO HELMET...NO CYCLING!
PREVIOUS YEARS' MEMORIES
Fairy Tales - January 2017
We had two weeks looking at two stories, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk. We did lots of writing including the children trying to combine the two stories. In Science we built magic beanstalks but linked this to what real plants need to grow well. In dance we pretended to chase Jack and in DT we built castles for the giant. The children had to solve lots of time problems to try and help Cinderella get back on time but, as in real life, time is a difficult concept!
Science - Human Digestion
On 22 November, Year 4 were extremely lucky to have a Secondary Science Teacher come in to teach a fascinating lesson. All of us, including the teachers, learnt a lot. A huge thank you to Mrs Mariner.