After a restful holiday, we all returned raring to go again! In our first week back, the year 6's enjoyed an amazing visit to Truro College. This day gave them an insight to the opportunities open to them in the future. We enjoyed a dance workshop, photography and even wheelchair basketball! It was a fun-filled day and we all left brimming with enthusiasm. In English we have been learning how to write dialogue based on a short film we watched together.
This second week back has been slightly different as most of our year 6's have been away at Barton Hall with Mrs Berry. The year 5's have been taught by Mrs Bray and had a really enjoyable week making news reports for television and learning about mystic roses in maths. The remaining year 6 children have been engrossed in group projects covering various aspects of our topic 'The Sea'.
We have had another fun-filled week in Faith class. This week we have enjoyed designing and making our own maths board games and have even managed to test them out on our friends. We found this task challenging but so much fun and it was great to see the ingenuity of the class. We have also completed some beautiful artwork using simple watercolours and silhouettes to create under water scenes. Mrs Berry and I would like to wish everybody a super holiday and look forward to us being back on 12th June.
It's hard to believe it is the Summer Term already and what a busy few weeks it has been so far! We began with launching our new topic 'The Sea' with a trip to Charlestown beach. Quickly followed by amazing success with our performance at the Hall for Cornwall and now we are in the midst of SATs week. Our year 6's have all shown great maturity in the run up to this week and we have every confidence in their abilities!
An incredibly hard working week in Faith class. The year 6's have had a practice week for their SATs and have worked extremely hard. We are very pleased with the results and the children have all said that they feel better about the 'real thing' now. Year 5 children have spent a lot of time with Angels class and enjoyed the change of scene!
As part of our immersive curriculum we had a 'Sushi Workshop' on Tuesday. Naoko, a Japanese chef, came to visit and not only showed us how to make sushi but also spoke about the Japanese culture. It was a fascinating day and we all thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We were also lucky enough to have an Olympian, Anthony James visit us and share his inspirational story with us. During the morning we joined him in the hall and took part in a circuit he had devised - it was hard work but great fun. We had a pyjama wearing day today as part of World Book Day which was a very relaxing end to another busy week!
Today we had an amazing afternoon in upper KS2 for our Japanese workshop. The children worked so hard to create a really fun afternoon with games and activities solely devised by them. We were really pleased with the number of parents who came and took part in the activities on offer. Many prizes were won and everyone had a super time. Thank you for all your efforts and we are now looking forward to our sushi tasting workshop on Tuesday.
This week in Faith Class we have been busy learning as usual. In English we began innovating a new story which is tackling a discussion text style of writing. In Maths we were looking at various ways to collect data and how to interpret line graphs. In our Science lessons we have been looking at micro-organisms and how these can be both good and bad for us!
We have been very impressed with the level of commitment shown by our year 6's and their new homework structure. The work produced has been excellent and some has already been shown to Mrs Carmichael and Mr Lees.
For those parents who were unable to attend the SATS information meeting, please be advised that the full presentation is attached at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Berry or Mrs Warne.
This week we have been learning about area, perimeter and volume. We extended our learning from finding the basic area of a rectangle to now include triangles and parallelograms. We have also learnt how to find the volume of a 3D shape.
In English we have been busily innovating our class story and written our own myth with titles such as, 'Why the Rain Falls' and ' How the Sun Rises'. Our efforts have been superb as always with our imaginations really being stretched.
In addition to this, we have been discussing why a church is a special place and whether you need to be in a place of worship to pray. Our class discussion was, once again, very mature and philosophical!
Welcome to 2017! We have started our new topic of 'What Makes Japan Special?' and had a great day on Wednesday to launch the subject. We tried our hand at the ancient art of Origami and made some super frogs, kites, whales and even a crane. Over the next ten weeks we will explore the subject in greater depth and have lots of fun along the way.
Thank you all for your kind wishes, cards and gifts, each one is very much appreciated. We hope that you have all had a restful holiday and are looking forward to starting the spring term with energy and enthusiasm!
This week has been very full again! We began the week by making Christingles ready for the service at Truro Cathedral on Tuesday. The service itself was beautiful and the year 5/6 children performed Louis Armstrong's 'What a Wonderful World', which Bishop Tim was very impressed with. Our performing continued with our Christmas performance 'Superstar' which was outstanding! A huge thank you to all the children who worked so hard to make it the best performance yet - also a big thank you to all the parents for providing amazing costumes once again.
We have been busy again this week in Faith class. Our focus in Maths has moved to percentages and in particular calculating discounts. Our progress in this has been amazing and Mrs Berry has been really impressed with the level of learning. We have spent time each day familiarising ourselves with our upcoming Christmas performance 'Super Star' - if you have any queries regarding costumes, please speak with Mrs Berry or Mrs Warne as soon as possible.
In Maths this week, we have continued in our learning of fractions and can now add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. We also attempted a tricky 'Rectangle Tangle' problem which involved finding lots of fractions within a shape. Our own stories have now been finished and we have had a huge variety of wonderful gadgets and gizmos! In P.E. we continued our gymnastic work and worked in groups to produce sequences which we performed to our classmates.
This week we invited the parents, grandparents and carers to join us for the morning to see how we work in Faith Class. We were very pleased with the morning and the positive feedback we received and will look to make this a more regular event. In Maths this we have revisited the world of fractions. In particular, we have looked at equivalent fractions and how to use fractions to solve word problems ( fractions of amounts). In English we have begun to innovate our own version of 'Back to the Future' - some of our ideas have included teleportation and shrinking! We have used oil pastels in Art to create some amazing Pop Art to link with our 1950s theme. So far we have created self portraits and food items in this style and they have really brightened up the room.
Welcome back after our half term holiday. This week we have introduced our new topic 'Would you like to have lived in the 1950's?'. On Wednesday to launch this topic, we all dressed in 1950's style clothes and were most surprised when the classroom had been changed into a school from that era. Our desks were set out in rows and the boys and girls had to sit separately. Our day started with us reciting our times tables, which we actually enjoyed! All the children entered into the spirit of the day and we look forward to all the wonderful things we can learn about the 1950's.
In a change to the previous message, parents are now invited to join us on Thursday 10th November for the morning. A letter is also being sent home regarding this open morning.
On Tuesday 8th November, Faith Class would like to invite parents to join us for the morning. We will be following our normal timetable and hope that mums, dads, grandparents or guardians will come and spend time taking part in their children's learning. Please ask your child to inform Mrs Berry or Mrs Warne if you are able to be with us.
Unbelievably, we have already finished our first half term together!! The children have been busy doing assessments which allow us to ensure that progress is always being made. We would like to thank you all for your support so far - especially with the wonderful array of robots which were made at home.
Wow what a busy couple of weeks in Faith Class!
We have continued with our robot building and they are now ready for the final stage when we will add a simple circuit to bring our robots to life. In Maths we have focused on time and in particular, converting analogue to digital and interpreting bus/train timetables. In English our focus has been retelling our version of 'James and the Giant Peach' in news report format. Our year 5's have been enjoying swimming at Polkyth and last week recorded some amazing distances.
Life in Faith Class continues at a great pace! This week we have looked more closely at our class bible story 'The Sower and the Seed' and interpreted it through role play and freeze frames. In Art & DT we have been busy designing our robots and have begun building our creations ready to add the circuits at the end.
Welcome back, we trust you had a great summer break. The children have settled in well and are working really hard.
We have had some amazing robots made and brought in from home ready for our topic 'The Big Switch On'.
Our class story this half term is 'James and the Giant Peach' and the children have been working hard to learn ready to share with the other classes.