Last week, year 5 had an awesome visit from Sam’s Safari who brought a vast assortment of rainforest animals for us to discover. The children understood the impact of deforestation on the habitats of animals ranging from leave cutters to millipedes and geckos. What a wonderful experience!
This week saw 5HJ take part in the TTRS battle England Rocks in aid of maths week. After 3 days of hard work, we were delighted to discover that 5HJ placed 192nd out of over 30,034 classes across the country. What an achievement! 🏆
Since the very start of their creative design journey, 6CC have shown resilience and an ability to think critically, before weaving together various sewing techniques to bring their imagination to life.
Through market research and a collective design criteria, each soft toy has emerged as a testament to their dedication and hard work. The classroom has buzzed with enthusiasm as their designs have begun to take shape, boasting a wide range of rainforest animal cuddly toys. Each stitch, every detail meticulously crafted, demonstrates the efforts and passion poured in by our young designers.
Stay tuned for the grand unveiling as we approach the completion of their fantastic final product!
This week, 5HJ have begun to create our rainforest animal soft toys. We started by practicing a variety of different stitches and then used our paper templates to create the front. The focus and determination in learning a new still has been amazing! We are so excited to see the final outcomes.
A team of year 5 and 6 net ballers made the trip to Campsmount for the Leger Sport Y5/6 tournament this week. Despite the cold and wintery conditions, the team performed well and showed determination and teamwork throughout the competition. Well done, guys!
Last week we officially kicked off our chance to dance program in school. This year we will be focusing on Alice In Wonderland and so started by taking a deeper look into some of the characters. We used our imaginations to pull best crazy Mad Hatter faces, hurry around like the White Rabbit, scare the people of wonderland like the Queen of Hearts and twirled and explored like Alice. We can’t wait to fall further down the rabbit hole as we continue to explore this ballet!
Halloween crafts this week involved using hand prints to make a whole selection of ghosts, ghouls, pumpkins and devils.
Today, we spend or Flexible Friday crew session having Halloween fun. Check out our spooky mummies and awesome Jack O’Lanterns. After half term, Mr Carr will decide which Jack O’Lantern design is worthy of being carved on the gigantic pumpkin which was donated to school by a child in Y3!!
This afternoon, 5HJ needed some help with their upcoming DT project to find out which soft toys are popular. We visited Y2 armed with a host of different questions and carried out market research. We will use our findings to help plan and design our rainforest sort toys!
In Maths this week, Year 6 have made it their mission to master formal methods of calculation, namely column addition and column subtraction. Putting their understanding to the test, it has been breath-taking to see these tenacious year sixes grappling with missing digit problems and applying their problem-solving/ detective skills to help find some vacant spaces in the calculations. All have worked extremely hard and some have even taken to our Year 6 Learning Site to engage with Maths at home.
Extra Study: NJS Deadly 60!
Some of our class members have produced some stunning, fact-filled presentations at home through the Year 6 Learning Site. Shoutouts to Laura, Lucy and Lucas for their Google Slides about the some of the animals that inhabit the Amazon rainforest. Awesome job!