10th February 2020
Another half term completed and what a busy half term we have had! Today concludes our topic looking at the various biomes that exist and our final task was to create a biodome which would allow us to survive on Mars. We have made some excellent examples of biodomes and used modrock to create our Mars landscape. Last week, we had our trip to Eden (a really good example of biodomes!) and undertook a careers day with them. It was really interesting and we looked at careers in HR, Eden International, Plumbing and Maintenance and Storytelling. It was a fantastic day and we all took loads of information away with us for future use. Next half term, we are studying the Mayan civilisation which will be equally as absorbing! We wish you all a very happy and safe half term holiday.
27th January 2020
This week, in English, we watched a short film about an alien trying to abduct a man from his house called Lifted. After watching it, the children took turns in interviewing each other, acting as if they had been witnesses to a UFO sighting! Once they had gathered their witness statements, it was time to look at newspaper reports and identify the key features of one to prepare us to write our very own next week.
In Science this week, carrying on with our Topic of space, we learnt about the movement and phases of the moon. The children were very interested to discover that it takes 28 days to rotate around the Earth, and that we always see the same face of the moon!
20th January 2020
This Monday was World Religion Day, and UKS2 focused on Hinduism. In the morning, we learnt some Bollywood dancing with Miss Nagy and made our own Rangoli patterns! In the afternoon, the children got to make naan bread - we even got to try them with mango chutney once Miss Roworth had cooked them! We also looked at Puja and how Hindus worship their Gods daily, comparing the similarities and differences to the practises in Christianity.
In English, the children got to write their non-chronological reports on planets that they had created. We thought about the types of environment our planets would have as well as plant and animal life. It was brilliant to see all the creative ideas the children came up with!
13th January 2020
This week, we have incorporated our topic of Space into English. The children watched a short video on Pandora, a fictional planet from the film Avatar, and are working towards creating their own planet for a piece of writing next week.
On Friday, Hope class had the honour of being visited by some very special guests, Bishop Phillip and the new Bishop of St Germans. We are so proud of the children for being such a credit to the school during this visit, they were truly amazing!
6th January 2020
Welcome back! This week has been a great start to the new year. For launch day on Monday, we looked at our new topic, We Are Innovators, linked to the topic of Space! The children learnt how to remember all of the planets in order, as well as lots of facts about them all. We have even learnt the planet names in French!
In English, we had a Lets Think lesson looking at a book called The Conqueror. From this, we roleplayed different scenes, thinking about each characters thoughts and feelings. We then created a song that we thought would be included in the book - some of them could definitely be in the Top 40! What a great first week back!
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