Over the last couple of weeks we have been working on our Great Fire of London Art. First, we used paints to create the sky. We thought carefully about how we could show the fire and used colour mixing to create the colours that we wanted for our background. We then used black card to cut out the silhouettes of the buildings. Don't they look fantastic!
Dear parents and carers,
This week has been slightly out of routine for my class, as I have been out for a few days. However, they coped very well with this change of routine and have been particularly kind and understanding.
In English the children have just about finished writing their letters to Nicola Davies. They have done a great job of explaining what they liked about Perfect, and how it made them feel. We have just moved on to starting to look at a new book, called Wabi Sabi, which fits in with our geography work about Japan. The children will be learning about haiku poetry and writing their own poems based on nature and their surroundings.
In maths the children have been working on volume and capacity, looking at what this is and how it is measured. Next week we'll be rounding this off and then looking at how temperature is measured.
In science we enjoyed experimenting with hooped gliders this week. We found out which design flew the furthest, and have looked at writing a conclusion to explain what we have found out. We will be sharing this in front of the school in a special assembly on Tuesday.
The homework this week is:
Three things to ask your child this week:
We really enjoyed having a try at Maypole Dancing today. Take a look at some photos from our session:
Take a look at what we have been up to so far during the Summer Terms. The children have enjoyed being photographers and taking lots of their own photos too!
Thank you to the Year 6 leaders who helped to organise and lead the Interhouse Athletics Field Events competition with lower KS2 today. Take a look at some of the photos:
On Tuesday year 4 ventured out int he rain to the Earth Trust, to learn about the Anglo-Saxons. I was really impressed with how much the children knew about how the Anglo-Saxons would have lived.
When we arrived, we walked up onto Wittenham CLumps and explored the old Iron Age fortifications, which wuold have also been a Roman fort, and then an Anglo-Saxon fort. The children enjoyed pretending to storm the battlements! After that, we talked about shelter and had a go at building our own wooden shelters in the woods. We only had 40 minutes to build them in teams, but they were surprisingly waterproof!
After lunch we all had a go at lighting a fire using a flint and steel, in a similar way to the Anglo-Saxons. We talked about how important fire would have been to people in those times for warmth, cooking and light. The children made bread and it was cooked on the open fire. We served it with honey, but the children found out that this would have been a very rare treat for the Anglo-Saxons, as bees weren't domesticated in those times. Anglo-Saxons ate the equivalent of 3 teaspoons of sugar per year.
I was really impressed with how well behaved the children were on our trip. There was no moaning despite the very wet weather, and the children were polite to the staff and to other people we met, such as dog walkers.
Thank you so much to the staff and parents who accompanied us on the trip.
On Friday 21st June, Cricket Club went to Cumnor Cricket Club with Miss Sutton, Mrs Bowman and Matthew's mum. A man called George played games and practised cricket techniques with us. He would also occasionally give us a fact or two about the grounds. The games we played were Diamond Cricket and Railway Cricket and we practised bowling techniques. At the end he quizzed us on the same facts about the grounds. We also got these cool badges that are extremely exclusive as there are only 5000 in the UK! We all had a really fun time and would like to thank Miss Sutton, Mrs Bowman and Matthew's mum for coming.
On Monday 17th June, a group of boys from Year 5 and 6 went to Chandlings to play cricket. We lost our first game, won our second game but we made it through to the semi-final. Sadly, we lost the semi-final though. Overall we came fourth out of 8 teams.
By Ollie & Monty
On Wednesday 19th June, Year 5 and 6 went to the Vale finals for Quad Kids. At Quad Kids you have to do vortex, standing long jump, 75m sprint and 600m. Overall, we came fourth out of eight teams but we still had lots of fun.
On Monday 17th of June Bethany, Sophia, Sophia, Caitlin, Olivia, Anneke, Gabby and Isla went to a Kwik Cricket competition at Chandlings. We played four matches and we lost the first two and won the second two. It was really fun and we all enjoyed it. Overall we came third out of 5. Thank you to Miss Sutton and Michelle Dickinson for taking us to the event. We were very happy because we got lots of refreshments.
By Bethany and Sophia
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