What we have been doing this week.
Welcome back for a very important (but fun) term in Faith. We have had a great first week with the launch of our new topic 'Where will your journey take you?'. We have undertaken some Indian style dancing, designed our own cartoon character and played Australian volleyball. Our focus has been Australia and we have begun researching animals and how they have adapted to live there. In English, we have looked at two Australian myths and will begin writing our own next week. In Maths, year 6 have been working hard revising various operations whilst year 5 have looked at squared and cubed numbers. At last we have seen the sun! Please can we ask that all children have a drinks bottle in school to refill as required. We can no longer provide cups due to the cup sharing and subsequent spreading of germs. Finally, we wish our year 5's who are visiting London next week a happy and safe trip.
It has been practice SATs week in Faith and Hope this week. A massive well done for the effort and attitude of all our year 6's who really did their best in all the papers - we are very proud of you! Our year 5's spent the mornings with Mr Jones in Angels class and had a great time producing many pieces of wonderful Titanic based artwork. A big thank you to the year 5's for sensibly dealing with the changes to their normal routine. On Wednesday, the year 6's were invited to Penrice Academy to watch a performance of 'Romeo and Juliet', which was a lovely interlude in our busy schedule. We very much enjoyed their performance and, for many of us, it was our first taste of Shakespeare.
What a wonderful array of costumes we have seen today for World Book Day! Thank you all for your amazing efforts. We have enjoyed a busy couple of weeks, including a break for snow! Our year 5's have focussed on assessments this week and have all tried ever so hard. Our year 6's have covered many topics in maths including ratio. We have all written 'rescue' stories and our writing is really improving week on week. Our visiting athlete was very inspiring on Thursday; thank you for your generous sponsor money.
Welcome back to a new half term. We have enjoyed a busy week with our focus in topic switching from history to science regarding the Titanic. This week we have discussed what makes an item float or sink and we have begun to look at buoyancy. In English we have mainly focussed on sentence openers and how to use a variety of different openers in our ever improving writing. In maths year 6 have looked at algebra whilst year 5 have investigated the properties of shape including parallel lines and right angles. Don't forget, next Friday is World Book Day and we look forward to seeing a variety of exciting costumes - any problems, please do let us know.
Year 5 have now finished their course of rugby with Sam from the Cornish Pirates and what a wonderful learning experience it was. We ended our session with a mini festival and showed off our new skills. We hope you all have a restful half term holiday and look forward to welcoming you all back to school on 19th February 2018.
This term we are learning about the Hindu religion. Today we have been fortunate enough to enjoy a Hindu workshop with Daya, an Indian lady who has lived in the UK for 53 years. We learnt about their culture, clothes and gods and found the workshop fascinating. We were able to dress in Indian clothing and enjoyed a few minutes of meditation too. Daya kindly wrote our names in Punjabi and we are going to decorate them with rangoli patterns next week.
Yesterday we had a really interesting visit to the Maritime Museum at Falmouth. During our visit we enjoyed three different workshops including how to make rope and heard a first hand recount of the Titanic from her captain, Edward J Smith. He was very inspiring as he spoke about his time on-board and the fateful evening she sank. The children were very engaged throughout the trip and their behaviour was excellent. We now look forward to using all the knowledge gained in our work.
Welcome back! We had a super day to launch our new topic about the Titanic with an amazing array of passengers on-board. We are all looking forward to finding out so much more about this historical event with a trip to the maritime museum on 18th January.
What a busy term we have had?! Having said that, it was also very enjoyable and rewarding term. We have all faced challenges in our learning but all of us have achieved great things. We would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and hope you have a restful holiday ready for the spring term.
A quick reminder, the first day back is our launch day for our new topic 'Why do we remember the Titanic?' and we would ask that you come dressed as a passenger! Thank you.
Thank you to those of you that attended the Yr 6 SATs information evening, we hope you found it informative. For those that were unable to come along, an information pack plus SATs practice books have been sent home via your child. Please find below, a copy of the information packs and PowerPoint sent out.
Any questions, please contact us (class dojo is a quick and direct way to communicate, however, due to moving house, Miss Moore can only reply from school as she has no internet at home until next term.)
We are now in rehearsal mode for our nativity 'Bethlehem, The Musical', which is going well. It is very helpful if children can practice their lines at home to ensure they are as fluent as possible. Costumes are beginning to be handed in at school; please contact us if you have any problems with regard to the costume required. On the academic side of life, we have made huge progress in our fraction work and are now able to convert fractions to decimals. Our independent writing has been outstanding of late and we are really looking forward to seeing the next piece of work!
As usual we have been incredibly busy! In English we have been writing our own film reviews which has been such good fun. It was lovely to see such a varied choice of film from the children; everything from Lego Batman to Spirit. In maths we have been looking at fractions, including improper fractions and mixed numbers. We can now add and subtract fractions and we have learnt a huge amount. In our topic, we have been investigating our bodies and what keeps us healthy. We have researched what makes for a healthy, balanced meal and also if it would be possible to eat the same diet on Mars.
The costume letters and scripts have now been issued for the nativity. If there are any issues, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will try to help in any way we can.
Wow! What a busy half term in Faith class! This week we have been studying various biomes and used our research to build our own biome of Mars. We were assigned project teams and worked really well in mixed groups. Within the groups we had individual roles such as 'Team Leader' and 'Researcher' and we took our roles seriously. In maths we have continued with our revisit of the four basic operations and this week have focussed particularly on division. In English we wrote some amazing character descriptions and began looking into the art of poetry - some of us even wrote our own autumn themed poems. Overall we have had a fantastic start to this academic year and very much look forward to the exciting activities in the coming weeks and months together.
As part of our ongoing topic on 'Space' we have been studying the moon and its many interesting facts. In groups we displayed the phases of the moon and very much enjoyed using biscuits to depict the various phases. This was a great way to learn about waxing and waning! In maths our focus has been on multiplication, both short and long method. We have realised that our knowledge of times tables isn't quite complete so our homework is to keep practising. In English, we are looking at discussion texts and have had some interesting debates in the class! We began with 'Should Parrots be allowed to fly freely around the home?' Another enjoyable week in Faith Class.
It has been a really busy time in Faith Class again! The year 6's have enjoyed visits to both Poltair and Penrice schools where they had a chance to sample some of the wonderful opportunities available to them at secondary school. The year 5's, meanwhile, have begun their swimming lessons and all loved their first lesson of this school year. As a class we have been innovating our class story of 'Doctor Who' with some truly imaginative stories being created. In maths, we have all revisited the operations of addition and subtraction and we have begun to delve into the world of decimals within these areas.
Welcome to Faith Class 2017-18! What a wonderful start it has been. All of the children have settled extremely well in their new surroundings and we are working well together as a team. We enjoyed the launch day of our new topic 'Can you keep fit and healthy on Mars?' where we undertook rigorous testing to be an astronaut, made moon sand, designed our own rocket and even created a galaxy nebula!
We would ask for all PE kits to be kept in school with our PE lessons being on Monday and Friday. Please could all home agreement forms be returned as soon as possible as this allows us to update our webpage with all the lovely photos of our activities.