Week Ending 17.05.13 (17/05/2013)
We couldn't be any more proud of the Year 6 children, they 'worked their socks off' in SATs this week. A huge thank you for your continuing support and for making sure the children arrived in good time and raring to go. All they need to do now is relax and enjoy their last few weeks here at BB.
Next week it's time for the Year 5 children to shine as they will be completing their optional SATs to show off how fantastic they are too.
Week Ending 10.05.13 (10/05/2013)
The children have worked incredibly hard this week as the yr 6 children approach their SATs next week.
In Literacy we have been looking at the features of persuasive text and our topic of discussion was 'Do children spend too much time on computers?' The children produced some excellent 'for' and 'against' arguments.
In Art we have continued with creating some illustrations to insert in our Ebooks of children's stories. Check out the gallery/Art-DT for some stunning illustrations.
Week Ending 3.05.13 (03/05/2013)
This week have used ICT to create an E-book of our innovated story based on a children's book of their choice.
We have spent time outside enjoying the sun this week as we drew illustrations to include in our book.
In Numeracy we have revised probabilty and ratio.
Thank you to the parents that came for the consultations and hope you all enjoyed discussing your child's progress and successes.
Week Ending 26.04.13 (28/04/2013)
This week the year 6 children have been working extremely hard as we had a practise of our SATs. The children seemed to be relaxed and it was lovely to see that there were no worries from them.
We also managed to squeeze in Science, DT, ICT and PE.
Don't forget that on Friday it is parent consultations and the school will be closed to the children.
Week Ending 19.04.13 (19/04/2013)
Welcome back to the start to the Summer Term everyone seems to be refreshed, eager to return and we should say, looking extremely smart. Thank you to our Yr 6 children who worked hard over the Easter break completing their activity books.
This week in Literacy we have started to become familiar with our new class story 'Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish'. The story is about dinosaurs that are trying to look after our planet. The children have used role-play to act out different scenes, drawn story maps and even raised a debate about the advantages and disadvantages of deforestation.
In Numeracy we have been concentrating on units of measurement and converting them.
Week ending 22.03.13 (25/03/2013)
We have had an amazing week this week finishing with Spanish Day. The children looked fantastic in their Spanish outfits or in the colours of the Spanish flag. Throughout the day we took part in many Spanish activities including Flamenco dancing, making modroc maracas and creating Mexican bark paintings.
Week ending 15.03.13 (17/03/2013)
On Tuesday we saw the safe return of the French explorers albeit a day late due to the snow. Some of the year 5 and 6 children set off in the early hours of Friday morning for a trip to France. It was a fantastic weekend with the children seeing some amazing sights and learning some extraordinary facts about it's heritage. Our trip was extended due to the heavy snow fall on our way home in Normandy and in the UK. The children took it all in their stride and made it an added memory to an already great adventure. Take a look in the gallery for some photos.
The children who remained at BB also took part in some great activities such as slime making, drama, sport activities and art with Mrs Pears.
A fabulous time had by all.
This week in Literacy the children have been studying the key features of a biography. Using a planning grid then researching a famous person of their choice, the children have planned to write a biography about them next week.
In Numeracy we have been looking at 1,2 and 3 step problems, ensuring we use the correct calculations and formula to solve them whether written in word or numerical form.
In Geography we have shown the physical features of a locality, using an atlas and a globe to draw the plan and show the features using a key.
Week ending 15.02.13 (15/02/2013)
Wow what a busy end to the half term. We are incredibly proud of how hard the children have worked this week and throughout this half term.
We have managed to finish our aztec houses in the style of 'Hunderwasser' an Austrian artist. First we constructed our houses out of wood dowling, correx and clay. Next we covered them with modroc and completed them using bright colours to create an array of colour for our village.
Week ending 1.2.13 (02/02/2013)
This week in science we have been investigating how to change the pitch and loudness of sound.
Time has been our focus in numeracy. We have looked at analogue and 12 and 24 hr digital clocks. To extend this we have been working out time differences.
We have finished writing our fear story so we became editors of our own work, improving and up levelling it where possible using conjunctions, adverbs, prepositions, pronouns, similes or metaphors.
Week ending 25.01.13 (27/01/2013)
We have had some very unusual statements this week from the children in numeracy. 'Pigs are going to fly!' , 'A unicorn is in the playground!' , 'I can roll a 7 on a standard dice!'. What is the probability of these things happening? We then created our own number spinners to work out the probability of landing on different numbers and recorded it as a fraction.
In literacy we have started to write our own fear story 'Snakeaphobia'.
Following on from last week's science lesson we investigated how sound travels.
Week ending 18.01.13 (19/01/2013)
In numeracy we have been interpreting data. We collected data using a tally chart and transfered it on to a bar chart. We progressed on to a line graph and managed to answer questions by reading the intermediate points.
The children have been creating 'master pieces' in art this week. After constructing their own view finders, they sketched out the objects they brought in. With only having the 3 prime colours they had to mix them to colour match before painting.
How is sound made? We have been investigating 'sound' in science and how the shape and size of an animal's ears can affect their hearing.
We have been continuing with 'The Nightmare Man' in literacy. Using imaginative language, conjunctions, and emotive language we created some powerful writing about a storm then up levelled it.
Welcome back. (11/01/2013)
Firstly thank you to all of you for our lovely christmas cards and gifts, it was so kind of you all.
During our assembly on Wednesday we met Bilbo, the lifesaving dog and learnt about beach safety. During Literacy we have begun to look at The Nightmare Man, our new class story. Our topic this term is The Aztecs and the children have put forward their ideas of the areas they feel we should cover.
Class 9 would like to take this opportunity to welcome Mrs Cross to our wonderful team.
Happy New Year! (04/01/2013)
We wish you all a very happy 2013! May it bring you only wonderful things.
Merry Christmas! (21/12/2012)
What a lovely last week we have had, biscuit designing, baking, decorating and advertising! A few budding buisness folk we have amongst us!
Our last day was a lot of fun, with singing, games and laughter. What a lovely class of children we have.
Thank you for your amazing support this term, reading at home, homework, donations and even home made biscuits!
All the staff in class 9 wish you the happiest of times this Christmas and that 2013 brings you many wonderful things.
What more can we say? (14/12/2012)
We are so proud of all the children in class 9 for their constant hard work and fantastic attitude, but last night at our Christmas performance, our breath was simply taken away. It was a wonderful evening in which every child shone and our hearts simply swelled with pride. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
We have crammed so much in this week, we took Numeracy outside for a lesson on weighing different items.
During Literacy each child enjoyed tasting different biscuits and recording what made them enjoyable. They then designed their own perfect biscuits including a recipie and instructions. I am looking forward to being a judge on the tasting panel, mmmmmm!
Have a fun filled weekend.
Busy, busy, busy! (07/12/2012)
Another packed week for class 9 with a visitor running a workshop on the Sikh and Muslim faith, Father David and our Advent communion, our Christmas performance, as well as all our lessons! Phew!
We had a lot of fun in humanities learning all about the wives of Henry the eigth, using a blind date game which the children really enjoyed.
During Science we gave the children a challenge...to make a periscope using a piece of paper, masking tape, scissors and two mirrors. As always the children rose th the challenge and did really well.
During Literacy we have begun to look at poetry and using metaphors.
Hopefully your children have talked to you about costumes for our performance, each chilld is a king and will need a cloak by next Wednesday, if you have any problems please let us know.
Our show will go on. (30/11/2012)
We have begun practising in earnest for our Christmas production at St John's church. The children are busy learning carols and lines.
We have enjoyed looking at light and how our eyes respond to light and dark. We have been learning all about the eye during Science this week. Ask your child to show you our Science experiment, they really enjoyed it.
We have been continuing to make some lovely things to bring home for Christmas but we are sworn to secrecy, photos will follow!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Glitter, sparkles, glue and oranges! (23/11/2012)
We have had a wonderful week in class 9 making you some lovely items for Christmas, pictures will follow but we don't want to spoil the suprise!
In Literacy we have been focusing on openers to our suspense story as well as looking at conjunctions and connectives. During Numeracy we have tackled quadrilateral shapes and their properties as well as angles- ask your child to show you the actions for acute, right, obtuse and reflex angles.
Father David came into our school and took a Christingle assembly. It was interesting to learn about how each element of the Christingle has a meaning.
The week has flown by with the Music Festival (well done to all the children that entered), The Lantern Parade (many thanks for all of you that supported this), making our Christingles and art week. Just another busy, fun filled week at the amazing Bishop Bronescombe School!
Children In Need and The Torchlight Festival (16/11/2012)
Thank you to all of you that have taken a lantern and are going to support the school in the Torchlight Carnival. The children have really enjoyed making the lanterns and will be so proud to parade through the dark streets with them.
We hope that the parent consultations affirmed how wonderful all your children are and what a pleasure they are to have in the class.
Children In Need was a fun day with some wonderful costumes. Thank you to Mrs Allen for organising this worthwhile day.
During Literacy we have been focusing on amazing openers, the children have, as always, done their best and have amazed us with their ideas.
During Science we have been looking at light, how does it create shadows? What gives us light?
Next week is art week, please send your child with an old t-shirt that can be covered in........! We can't tell you, it will spoil the suprise!
If anyone has any spare red, brown or white wool we would appreciate it coming our way!
Willow wrapping! (09/11/2012)
With our minds turning to Christmas wrapping the children in class 9 have been wrapping willows instead in preparation for The Torchlight Festival! We have been busy twisting the willows into wonderful 10 point stars and now we are busy covering them in tissue...with a lot of glue!
During Literacy we have been looking at how to build suspense in a story and how to write with flashbacks. During numeracy we have been looking at square numbers, the children have really enjoyed this. We have been looking at light sources in Science and how light responds to opaque and transparent objects.
Thank you for all the items to go into our Christmas Child boxes, we have filled two and it has taught the children how others are not as fortunate as us.
Have a wonderful weekend from us all in class 9.
Fractions, facts and fun! (12/10/2012)
What a brilliant week we have had in class 9. All the children are working so hard especially in Numeracy where we have been looking at fractions and how to put fractions with a different denominator into size order. We have also been looking at how to find a fraction of an amount.
During Literacy we are continuing to look at reporting and finding who, what, why, where and when facts.
During Humanities we have enjoyed making our own brochures for local attractions, we used our own knowledge and the net books in ICT to help us find some interesting facts. The brochures look amazing and the children are very proud of them.
Yet another busy, fun week at Bishop Bronescombe!
An interesting visitor (05/10/2012)
This week class 9 were lucky enough to have a special visitor all the way from America. Mr Esch plays professional baseball for The Marlons. He came into the class to give a talk about going for your dreams and never giving up. Dream, believe, achieve, succeed is one of our mottos and so has inspired us even more to follow our dreams.
We have been looking at fraction work during numeracy and using a chocolate bar as a visual helped us to understand fractions a little better. During Literacy we have begun to look at newspaper reports, paragraphs and as always fantastic vocabulary and punctuation.
We also looked at some maps this week to understand the area around us and how to use a key. One child asked if we were doing history. A funny comment we all thought but when asked why, he replied, 'well maps are really old, everyone uses sat navs now!'
Have a wonderful weekend.
Tregrehan Walk (03/10/2012)
We had a super time on our trip, the walk gave us all a chance to think about the purpose of our trip and the facts we needed to find. The children managed to find a lot of seeds, colourful leaves, they had a chance to try bark rubbing, decide on how different seeds are dispersed and we all hugged a tree! Just another busy, fun day at the brilliant Bishop Bronescombe School.
Penrice, Dahl and a lot of cake! (28/09/2012)
This week as well as all the lessons we have every week our year 6's went off to Penrice for the day. They came back full of enthusiasm and now have a choice to make, Poltair or Penrice!
Our Year 5's enjoyed the day baking and decorating buns...yummy! They then sold these at our bake sale. Well done to you all, the buns looked and tasted fab!
This week have we have been looking at mode,mean,median and range during Numeracy. The children have really got to grips with all these different operations. During literacy we have continued to learn our 'revolting poem' by Roald Dahl, this will be performed on Friday. We have also been learning about vocabulary to use in our writing.
Thank you to all those that came to the 'meet the teacher' sessions, we hope you found it helpful.
Well there goes another week, have a fab weekend.