Dungworth Green, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 6HE
Small school, Big ambitions
Links for mathsframe games, remember username and password are both bradfielddungworthmaths
Links for Silk road trading
Thank you so much to the PFA for the Year 6 leavers hoodies! They are amazing
Can you create your own aerodynamic vehicle using tinkercad? Car, boat, plane, etc. the choice is yours so long as you consider a design that will reduce air resistance
class code is 2TA3 I8GR MC74
password is your first name with no capitals
Human geography challenge:
Can you research a country/city of her choice and create a short fact file/poster about that place? Maybe somewhere you have been or would love to visit. You could use technology to present information including a PowerPoint. I've uploaded a few templates to the class page to help get you going.
Building on from the above challenge, can you explore the language of that country? You could create a basic translation book. Google translate could help here and you can also listen to the phrases. I've also uploaded a PowerPoint of French food - you could create a menu for a French restaurant. Failing that duolingo is a great free app for learning languages that I've used myself to try and learn Italian and German (gave up with both as I'm useless, but the app was very good). It does require an email address though.
It is 200 years since the birth of Florence Nightingale and with the current national recognition for the importance of our health service/doctors and nurses it would be nice for you to research Florence Nightingale or another important historical figure involved in medicine or healthcare. Can you produce a short biography about that figure explaining why they are so important and why they are still remembered today?
Work your way through spelling frame units for your year group or attempt games that link in with current maths topics on mathsframe.
Spellingframe.co.uk - Year 5 and Year 6 - spelling rule 37
Angles alien attack: https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/470
Missing angles : https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/234/Missing%20Angles
Estimate numbers on a number line : https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/316
Choose a different country to the one in the above human geography challenge and create a tourist brochure encouraging people to visit that country. Think about the countries main attractions, both physical and man-made, and try to use persuasive language to encourage them to visit that location. This would be done well using publisher so that you could copy and paste photographs of various locations onto your brochure. I have uploaded an example for ideas to the class page.
Something that has upset and angered me recently has been the state some people have left parks in Sheffield. Endcliffe Park – where I often take my son - is regularly being used as a dumping ground and it is so sad to see. Can you create a poster (perhaps even a mascot) to help encourage and remind people to look after their environment? I’ve uploaded an example to help with ideas.
Design a bottle rocket with an aerodynamic design to reduce air resistance. This is a task that the current Y6 pupils completed with me when they were in Jade class, but should be fun to do again. You will need an empty plastic bottle and any materials you want to decorate and create stabilising fins.
Alternative Homework Support
|Holiday brochure Austria.doc||Download|
|keep area tidy.jpeg||Download|
|Persuasive brochure Budapest.doc||Download|
Over the past two years we have undertaken a few activities with 'Never Such Innocence' a charity that works with schools across the world giving children and young people a voice on conflict. This work included the willow sculpture completed in academic year 2018-2019 for Bradfield Church and a music writing workshop completed with Bethzienna Williams. Both of these activities won awards. For their age range, the willow sculpture came in 1st place in the 'art' category, while the music writing piece came second in the 'song' category.
The special Digital Winners Booklet which they have produced to celebrate these amazing pieces of work can be found at the link below.
You can see the willow sculpture on page 12 and listen to the music on page 20.
Top of the Rocks - Peak Edge Times Tables Rock Stars Competition Results
Well done to everyone who took part in the Times tables Rock Stars Peak Edge Competition. We did incredibly well! Although we were last in total points, we were first in points per individual – hence compensating for our small size. Acorn class also came first in class average score whilst Ivy class came fourth in this category. We also had three children who came in the top ten pupils in the academy. Lexi came first with a whopping 13,081 points! In seventh came Thomas with 7,323 points. Rounding out the top ten was Gabriel coming in tenth with 6,157 points. Well done in particular to these individuals. Very proud of our school.
Maths Year 5 Home Learning Summer 1 Week 6 (w/c 18.5.2020)
|Lesson 1 Answers Area of rectangles 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 1 Area of rectangles 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 2 Answers Equivalent fractions 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 2 Equivalent fractions 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 3 Answers Convert between Improper and mixed numbers 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 3 Convert between Improper and mixed numbers 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 4 Answers Compare and order fractions less than 1 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 4 Compare and order fractions less than 1 2019.pdf||Download|
|Rapid Reasoning - Year 5 - Week 1.pdf||Download|
Maths Year 6 Home Learning Summer 1 Week 6 (w/c 18.5.2020)
|Lesson 1 Answers Multiply fractions by integers 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 1 Multiply fractions by integers 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 2 Answers Multiply fractions by fractions 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 2 Multiply fractions by fractions 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 3 Answers Divide fractions by integers (2) 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 3 Divide fractions by integers (2) 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 4 Answers Fractions of an amount 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 4 Fractions of an amount 2019.pdf||Download|
|Rapid_Reasoning_Year 6_Week 1.pdf||Download|
Topic Home Learning Summer 1 Week 6 (w/c 18.5.2020)
|Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica Lesson 4 Antarctica Map.pdf||Download|
|Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica Lesson 4 Endurance Expedition Timeline and Historical Overview.pdf||Download|
|Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica Lesson 4 Factsheet.pdf||Download|
|Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica Lesson 4 Images of Endurance Expedition .pdf||Download|
|Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica Lesson 4 Lesson Plan.pdf||Download|
A message for Year 6!
Today was meant to be the start of SATS week with both Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling papers taking place. Instead, we’re all at home.
There will be a mix of emotions for most of you: relief and joy that you don’t have to sit these exams, but perhaps also a sadness and emptiness that you aren’t able to show what you can do.
Exams are important and play an important role in education, but they are not all that matters.
Therefore, although you will not have SATS results to evidence what you have achieved during Key Stage 2, I want you to think about all the successes you have had and the pride you should have in becoming the person you are today. Think about the sporting events you have taken part in; the support you have given friends when they have needed it; the places you have been; the strong friendships you have formed; the creativity you have shown; and the fun you have had along the way.
Every year I wish that there wasn’t the cloud of SATS looming over us, yet I did not want SATS to be cancelled this way. These are strange times for everyone and I hope you are doing your best to look after and support your parents as much as you can. Some of you have parents who are working whilst also trying to help teach you. This is incredibly difficult, but I know you appreciate everything they are doing for you. Your education is now in your hands more than it has ever been, so make sure you try to use this time well. Keep things ticking over, revisit things you have learnt in the past and do what you can to keep yourself challenged and engaged. I will continue to set you work to try to help you achieve this, but I do not expect you to get through everything I send. Choose activities you think will benefit you or that you think you’ll enjoy. If there is something you want to learn that I haven’t set you or recommended personally, please go for it! Your teachers (whoever they may be by the time schools are open again) will do their very best to bring you back up to speed.
Miss you all
Top of the Rocks - Peak Edge Times Tables Rock Stars Competition
Teachers within the Peak Edge Academy have organised a Peak Edge academy TTRS tournament, which will run for a week from tomorrow (11th May to 18th May).
Children will not have to do anything differently. They should continue to use any game type they would usually play. If your child hasn't used TTRS during lockdown, this would be the perfect time to get them to access this resource assuming you have the technology available. The attached poster gives a brief outline of the competition.
Summer 1 Week 5
This week, maths resources once again come from White Rose and are accompanied by video links to watch before attempting activity sheets. Year 5 resources return to multiplication and division before finishing with calculating perimeter. These are all areas the children have been taught in previously and so it is an opportunity to return and to see what they can remember. For Year 6, it is a return to fractions. Fractions make up a large chunk of the upper KS2 maths curriculum and it is important to revise this unit.
The comprehension packs I uploaded in week 3 remain available to anyone who hasn’t used them all yet. Additionally, I have created some questions and answers based on an eBook that can be found on the oxford owl website if you have the technology available.
Step 1: Use your internet browser to visit www.oxfordowl.co.uk then click on ‘Class Login’ near the top of the page.
Step 2:Login using username: bradfielddungworth and password: ivyclass
Step 3: Select the ebooks ‘my bookshelf’ section of the home page.
Step 4: Search for ‘Exploring the Deep’.
Step 5: Read the text and try answering the questions I have uploaded on the school blog. Your answers don’t need to be written down. Explaining your answer to a family member would be great if you’re able to.
A couple of years ago I produced a writing unit on the fantasy genre as we were reading The Hobbit at the time. Quite a few of Ivy class enjoy this genre and so I thought they could have a go at it over the next couple of weeks. I have uploaded PDF versions of flipcharts I used at the time but have adapted. I’ve also included support materials including WAGOLLs to give children ideas of what to aim for etc. This unit will last 2 weeks and so I will upload half this week and the other half next week. This week will focus on character creation, setting description and beginning their introduction.
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
Please continue to access either spelling frame or Oxford Owl Read Write Inc resources to keep up with spelling practice. I have uploaded two PowerPoints focusing on antonyms and synonyms. One PowerPoint is a refresher and the other is a quiz. I have kept the grammar light this week as there is a lot of writing to work on.
This week is lesson 3 of the Antarctica unit produced by the Royal Geographical Society. During this lesson pupils become immersed in ‘physical geography’. ‘Perplexing Poles’ enables pupils to use a variety of sources, locating the north and south poles, and explaining the term ‘ant-arctic.’ Pupils then consider the view of the world from each of the poles. Use of simple climate maps establishes hot and cold areas across the globe. Pupils consider time zones at the Pole in addition to mountain ranges, volcanoes and the ever changing ice mass throughout the seasons. A challenge and assessment activity asks pupils to decide what time of year they would plan their expedition and how they would prepare for the weather conditions.
Thank you and hope this week goes well for everyone.
Literacy Home Leanring Summer 1 Week 5 (w/c 11.5.2020)
|IMPORTANT Flipchart pdf to work through.pdf||Download|
|setting idea pictures.docx||Download|
|example hero characters.docx||Download|
|example monster characters.docx||Download|
|fantasy narrative unit learning slip.pub||Download|
|character description ideas.docx||Download|
|fantasy character description.pub||Download|
|Year 5 and 6 words.pdf||Download|
Grammar and Reading Home Leanring Summer 1 Week 5 (w/c 11.5.2020)
Year 5 Home Learning Maths Summer 1 Week 5 (w/c 11.5.2020)
|Lesson 1 Answers Multiply 2-digits (area model) 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 1 Multiply 2-digits (area model) 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 2 Answers Multiply 4-digits by 2-digits 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 2 Multiply 4-digits by 2-digits 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 3 Answers Divide with remainders 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 3 Divide with remainders 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 4 Answers Calculate perimeter 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 4 Calculate perimeter 2019.pdf||Download|
Year 6 Home Learning Maths Summer 1 Week 5 (w/c 11.5.2020)
|Lesson 1 Answers Simplify fractions 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 1 Simplify fractions 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 2 Answers Compare and order fractions.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 2 Compare and order fractions.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 3 Add and subtract fractions (2) 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 3 Answers Add and subtract fractions (2) 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 4 Answers Mixed addition and subtraction 2019.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 4 Mixed addition and subtraction 2019.pdf||Download|
Topic Home Leanring Summer 1 Week 5 (w/c 11.5.2020)
|Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica Lesson 3 Antarctica Expedition Proposal Answer Sheet.pdf||Download|
|Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica Lesson 3 Antarctica Expedition Proposal.pdf||Download|
|Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica Lesson 3 Factsheet.pdf||Download|
|Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica Lesson 3 Lesson Plan.pdf||Download|
Summer 1 Week 4 Overview
This week, maths resources once again come from White Rose and are accompanied by video links to watch before attempting activity sheets. I hope that these videos are helpful, but if not don’t hesitate to get in touch. Year 6 lessons involve angles in quadrilaterals and other regular polygons, as well as two lessons focusing on problem solving. Year 5 lessons focus on addition and subtraction involving decimals.
Due to the size of the comprehension packs I uploaded last week. I’m not uploading any more yet as I don’t won’t to overwhelm anyone with resources. I would recommend focusing on books of your choice if you have used these resources already. If you are interested in extra reading material then please get in touch with me or the school and I will happily find something for you to use.
The unit uploaded last week around the short film ‘the lighthouse’ contained 10 lessons and so I’m assuming most of you will still be working through these this week too. However, I have uploaded a literacy pack (also from literacy shed) that I have been using in school with children of key workers. This pack is smaller, but still has many opportunities for writing at length if you choose to take that option. This smaller pack is also based on a short film; this film is entitled ‘Catch A Lot’.
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
Please continue to access either spelling frame or Oxford Owl Read Write Inc resources to keep up with spelling practice. I have uploaded a PowerPoint and activity from Twinkl to help children revise using punctuation for parenthesis.
The topic activity I've uploaded this week allows you to apply last week's previous learning of latitude and longitude and to ehlp link this to polar explorers including Shackleton. This lesson should build on what they have already learnt and read about Shackleton. The lesson provides the opportunity to plot and flesh out timelines and combine spatial and temporal knowledge. One of the lesson’s activities involves a ‘race’ – this activity should still be worth undertaking despite the lack of other pupils to race against.
Year 5 Home Learning Maths Summer 1 Week 4 (w/c 4.5.2020)
Year 6 Home Learning Maths Summer 1 Week 4 (w/c 4.5.2020)
|Lesson 1 Angles in special quadrilaterals 2020.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 2 Angles in regular polygons 2020.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 3 Problem Solving.pdf||Download|
|Lesson 4 Problem Solving.pdf||Download|
Topic Home Leanring Summer 1 Week 4 (w/c 4.5.2020)
|Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica Lesson 2 Endurance Expedition Timeline.pdf||Download|
|Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica Lesson 2 Example of Pupils' Work.ppt||Download|
|Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica Lesson 2 Factsheet.pdf||Download|
|Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica Lesson 2 Images of Shackleton.ppt||Download|
|Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica Lesson 2 Lesson Plan.pdf||Download|
|Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica Lesson 2 Life of Shackleton.doc||Download|
|Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica Lesson 2 Shackleton's Advert.pdf||Download|
|Exploring Shackleton's Antarctica Lesson 2 The Endurance Expedition Crew.pdf||Download|
Literacy Home Leanring Summer 1 Week 4 (w/c 4.5.2020)
|Catch A Lot KS2 Activity Pack - KS2 Activity Pack (1).pdf||Download|
|Use Brackets Dashes and Commas to Show Parenthesis Activity Sheet answers.pdf||Download|
|Use Brackets Dashes and Commas to Show Parenthesis Activity Sheet.pdf||Download|
|Use Brackets Dashes and Commas to Show Parenthesis easier Activity Sheet.pdf||Download|
Tinkercad castle update
Please find below a copy of Lillay's castle. Well done Lillay! This looks amazing.
Below Lillay's castle is a picture of my castle with the 'solid' and 'hole' options highlighted. A few of you have asked how to remove parts from your 3D shapes. You need to choose another shape and turn it into a 'hole'. When you overlap a 'hole' shape and a 'solid' shape, it creates an empty space.
Topic Home Learning Summer 1 Week 3
Literacy Home Learning Summer 1 Week 3
|Lower KS2 Reading Pack - Stage 3 Pack a.pdf||Download|
|The Lighthouse 9 - 11 - Lesson Planning.pdf||Download|
|The Lighthouse 9 - 11 - Teaching Resources.pdf||Download|
|The Lighthouse 9 - 11 - Unit Overview.pdf||Download|
|Year 5 Reading Packs - Stage 5 Reading Pack a.pdf||Download|
|Year 6 Reading packs - Stage 6 Reading Pack a.pdf||Download|
Year 6 Home Learning Maths Summer 1 Week 3
|Year-6 Home learning video links.pdf||Download|
Year 5 Home Learning Maths Summer 1 Week 3
|Year-5 Home learning video links.pdf||Download|
Read, Write Inc Extra Practice
Visit Oxfordowl.co.uk and look for the above icon to login.
This will give you access to the RWI extra practice zone. Below is a PDF information booklet for parents to download.
Shackleton Newspaper report
Have a go at writing a newspaper report about Shackleton's expedition to the South pole. Use the docuements below to help you.
|1. UKS2 Shackleton's Ship Daily News Story.pdf||Download|
|2. UKS2 Shackleton's Ship Daily News PowerPoint.pptx||Download|
|3. UKS2 Shackleton's Ship Daily News 60 Second Read.pdf||Download|
|4. UKS2 60-Second Reads Teacher Guidance.pdf||Download|
|Features of a Newspaper Report PowerPoint.pptx||Download|
|Newspaper Writing Checklist.pdf||Download|
|Newspaper Writing Template.pdf||Download|
|alma writing flip chart pages.pdf||Download|
|lesson 2 WAGOLL analysis learning slip.docx||Download|
|multiplication and division condensed from flip charts.pdf||Download|
|Y5 Maths Games And Activities Pack.pdf||Download|
Alma writing flipchart pages to work through
Ernest Shackleton was the second oldest child out of how many children
1. Q. How old was Ernest Shackleton when he moved to South London A. 10 years old 2. Q. What was Ernest's dad’s job A. Doctor 3. Q. What age did he joined the merchant Navy A. 16 years old 4. Q. What is a first mate A. The first mate is the officer second in command to the master of the ship 5. Q. Which explorer did he join on his first and Antarctic expedition A. Robert Scott 6. Q. How close did he get to the South Pole on his second expedition A. 180km 7. Q. When he returned from his second expedition what rewards did he get A. He received a medal from the Royal geographical Society and received knighthood 8. Q. What year did the endurance expedition start A. 1914 9. Q. What did his advertisement tell the men to expect A. Cold temperatures, low wages and dangerous conditions 10. Q. Where was Ernest Shackleton buried A. South Georgia
Peer Mediator Conference video
Although it feels like a lifetime ago, at the end of January a number of children from Ivy class - who act as Peer Mediators in the playground - visited Sheffield University for a conference celebrating all of the fantastic things we do at Bradfield Dungworth and to take ideas from other schools. Below is the video posted on YouTube - see if you can spot any of our class in the video.
Click on the link below to take you to the Ivy class Quizizz page. I have set you some homework quizzes to have a go at over the next few weeks.
You will need a parent with you (parent's email address required) to be able to sign up.
Please note the above link is only available until 6.4.2020
Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to build a castle/fortress. Put your design skills to the test? Can you add a drawbridge? How about arrow slits in case of attack? How about a moat? There is a prize for the castle that I think is the best.
Follow the link and class code below. Remember your nickname is your first name with no capital letter. For the Jessicas, you also need to add your surname initial with no capital letter.
Click on the text to take you to a website with previous SATS questions:
What is the size of angle a?
Write your answer to the question above in the comment section below this text. The correct answer will earn you a raffle ticket. A correct answer with an explanation of how you worked the problem out will earn you two raffle tickets.
The missing angle is 31
the answer to a =31 because 115+34=149 180-149=31
The answer is 31 , I added up!
i think angle A is 27 degrees
The angle is 31
the answer is 31
What is the size of angle a?
Write your answer to the question above in the comment section below this text. The correct answer will earn you a raffle ticket. A correct answer with an explanation of how you worked the problem out will earn you two raffle tickets.
The answer is 27. I did 90-63, which gave me the answer!
I think angle A is 27 degrees
I think the answer is 117 degrees because you take 63 away from 180 because it is a straight line and a straight line is 180 degrees
The answer is 27 !! I get it kind of its also quite easy because you just do column subtraction.
the answer is 61
Acids and Alkalis
On Tuesday 10th March we had Jack from the AMRC back in with us. This time, however, we weren't looking at using tinkercad for 3D printing. We did some work around acids and alkalis. We got to taste very weak acids and alkalis. We also talked about the PH scale and used acids and alkalis to make a neutral solution. We found out that toothpaste is a weak alkali which helps counteract the acid created from saliva mixing with sugar.
We talked about how, although soap is an alkali, we can't use a strong alkali on our skin as it would be corrosive.
As part of our topic on life cycles, we have been thinking about human development. Last week we thought about just how rapid development can be during infancy and we also considered prenatal development too. Below is a powerpoint we created with some key changes that occur during infancy. Feel free to download the presentation and add photos of yourslef at each stage.
Earlier in the topic, we also used ageing apps to think about how we may look when we are older. See how Ivy class teacher Mr Beagle might look.
I learnt that when they were about to get on the ship they would get stripped and checked if they had a disease but if they did they would have to go back to there home . also if they were checked on the ship and they were ill they would of got thrown off board.
I really enjoyed the trip to the house of William Wilberforce, first we looked at some old artefacts. Then we had lunch, before making African masks. I had a great time and would happily go again!
I learnt that women killed their children as a rebellion and William Wilberforce was the founder of the RSPCA.
I leaned that William Wilberforce was a religious person
It was really fun and educational and I enjoyed it
Moon buggy: Moon surface test
Moon buggy: Ramp test
Moon buggy: Straight line test
Moon buggy: Building
Christmas Music Concert
Continuing with our space topic, we planned and carried out an experiment to investigate the phases of the Moon. All we needed was a torch, a polystyrene Moon and a very dark classroom. We worked scientifically in our groups and made sure we checked our results by repeating the experiment. Finally, we made a Moon phase dial to record our findings.
Bradfield Indoor Athletics
Cosmic Book Study Role Play - Tempting Liam
Anglo Saxon Settlement
To finish off our topic of Anglo Saxons, we have built our own settlement. Each group in class had a specific Anglo Saxon home to build for a specific job. In our village lives: a carpenter, a jeweller, a potter, a weaver, two farmers and a warrior. The other building you will find in our settlement (right at its heart) is the great hall.
End of PGL
What a fantastic time we had at PGL this year! Ivy class represented Bradfield Dungworth extremely well with their positivity, enthusiasm, teamwork, behaviour and manners. They were a pleasure to take for the week. The weather wasn't the best but we rarely heard anyone complain and everyone got stuck in with activities and got into the spirit of residential. Well done Ivy class!
My favourite meal was beef bugers and chips!!!!!
I enjoyed tunnel trail and trapeze at PGL. I enjoyed tunnel trail because it was fun and there were a lot of tunnels and i like tunnels . I enjoyed trapeze because people helped me to the top.
My favourite activity was giant swing because when you got to the top you had to pull a string on your own to swing back and forth. My favourite night a was splash because our water balloon survived when it got dropped down the abbsailing tower. The food was really nice. Also our instructor Elliot was the best instructor in the world.
PGL was fun , exiting and stressful
I enjoyed PGL because of the exhilarating activities. my favourite activity was tunnel trail. Tunnel trail is a big tunnel system under man-made ground and you basically do what you want.
I enjoyed PGL because of the food,which was delicious,and doing things that i had never done before.
PGL was amazing and all the activities and my favourite activity was trapeze.
i really liked PGL because i like a hot breakfast every morning and I also liked the giant swing because Mert was screaming. m
I loved PGL because we had an great group leader and the activities were amazing and really fun to do
PGL was fun
Friday PGL group 1: fencing and challenge course
Friday PGL group 2: aeroball and fencing
Thursday PGL group 2: Rifle shooting, high ropes, tunnel trail and trapeze
Thursday PGL group 1: High ropes, rifle shooting, trapeze and tunnel trail
Wednesday PGL group 1: Problem solving, giant swing, all aboard and sensory trail
Wednesday PGL group 2: Giant swing, problem solving, challenge course and all aboard
Tuesday night at PGL - Robot wars
Tuesday PGL group 2: archery, zip line, sensory trail and buggy building
Tuesday PGL group 1: Zip line, archery, buggy building and aeroball
Monday PGL: settling in and ambush
Rapid Recall mats
We recently invested in rapid recall mats from Year 1 to Year 6. They enable us to practice key skills on a regular basis and are perfect for spaced learning.
Anglo-Saxon board games
We recently learnt all about law and order in Anglo-Saxon times and compared it with modern day British law and order. We learnt about punishments including 'trial of ordeal' and 'wergild' which compensated victims and their families. We applied what we had learnt to create a law and order themed Anglo-Saxon board game. Some pictures of the games can be found below and the games can be found on display in our classroom.
While learning how to round numbers, we stumbled across a video with an interesting approach to how to round. It involved imagining a number line as a hill and it really helped with some of the children's understanding. Find a link to the video below as well as pictures of the children's whiteboards.
Kensuke's Kingdom Island Projects
For book study this half term, we have reading Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Whilst the Year 6 children took their SATS, the Year 5 pupils took on a range of tasks based around the book. These tasks included creating their own version of the Peggy Sue and creating their own version of the island that Michael is stranded on. We researched islands in the Coral Sea and illustrations from the text to help us imagine how it might look.
Willow weaving was very fun. We practiced with willow balls to eventually build up and make something as precise as this; it was amazing! Firstly, we had to collect sticks for weaving. Then we began weaving the balls using an over and under technique taught to us by Caroline. Eventually we weaved the balls into the shape of a soldier.
By Year 5 (Jackie, Jess P, Jess G, Alex and Alexa)
During this year, different classes throughout school (including Ivy class) have had the opportunity to be taught by Martin - a badminton expert. The kids have learnt a lot and have really enjoyed the sport so we have invested in some new, easy-to-assemble badminton nets. Here are some pictures of the nets in use.
Maths Challenge Homework
It has been fantastic to see so many of you having a go at your maths homework challenges over last few weeks.
Y6 recently had a very difficult problem (which even some parents struggled with), but was made easier through use of bar modelling. Below is the question we found hard - question 4 - and a helpful video filmed involving William and Willow.
Home/School learning books
Just a reminder that children should be reading and recording it in their learning book at least five times a week. Year 6 children are trusted to fill these in themselves but we do ask that parents check and sign them at least once a week.
A big shout out to Charlie who has recorded reading in his book every day since the start of school in September! Well done Charlie!
We are having a huge push on all children in school knowing their Times Tables. To help at home, click on the link below to access a variety of games to help you.
Please find below suggested Reading Lists