This afternoon, we spent some time in the Woodland Workshop identifying and attempting to find all of the colours of the rainbow in nature. How successful do you think we were...?
The Christmas Fair on Friday was a huge success. Thank you to all the parents that came along to support us in Elder class and well done to all of the Year 6s who set up and ran a wonderful collection of stalls. All money raised in Elder class will be given to the RNLI when we go to the Isle of Wight at the end of this year.
We have had a brilliant week this week thinking about what little changes we can make in class and around school to ensure that we are supporting each other. Amongst other things, we have been baking with Year 4 for the bake sale and writing anti-bullying poetry. Take a look below...
Today we have learnt about the Hindu (and Sikh) festival of Diwali. We studied the five days of the festival and what Hindus do on each day. We also recapped the story of Rama and Sita. This afternoon, we were lucky enough to have a Diwali dance workshop where we retold the story from the Ramayana. Have a look at some of the pictures from our amazing dance below...
This morning, we imagined what living with rationing would have been like by baking ginger cookies. They only have 20g of sugar in and no eggs! as they were both heavily rationed during the war. (We did add a little bit of honey though as that was not rationed if you were lucky enough to own a bee hive!) Did you like the taste of them?
We have spent this morning sharing our wonderful World War Two homework projects with each other. Take a look below to see what everyone in Elder class has been up to:
Yesterday afternoon, we had a visit from the NSPCC, who talked to us about the importance of speaking out and staying safe. Everyone was very sensible during both the assembly and the workshop that we had in the afternoon, where we learnt:
Unbelievable scenes here in Elder class this afternoon, where all of our hard investigative work has paid off! We have arrested the murderer, who turned out to be none other than our very own Year 3 teacher Mr Bebbington! He was thoroughly searched after his arrest and we found a suspicious coded note in one of his pockets. Hopefully we will be able to work out what it says tomorrow...
We managed to record the rest of our radio broadcasts this morning. Click below to hear the latest breaking news on what has been happening in Elder class...
Everyone in the class has worked incredibly hard this half term learning the skills required to be a sports leader and this afternoon was our final test. A big thank you to Silver Birch class for allowing us to commandeer them for the afternoon and well done to all the Year 6s, who displayed all of the requisite characteristics to undertake the role of Sports Leader! After half term, pairs of Sports leader will now be running games at lunchtime for the other children in the school to participate in.
This morning, we have been writing radio broadcasts to reveal the truth of what happened at Tirlebrook on that fateful night 2 weeks ago. We planned, wrote and then recorded our broadcasts... have a listen below and see what you think! The rest of our broadcasts will follow tomorrow!
What an amazing day we have had today! We have taken part in an air raid, practised putting out incendiary bombs, met real life evacuees, had a ride on a steam train, tried on costumes, played with toys from the 1940s and caught a German spy!
As you all know, this year is an incredibly important year not just because it is your last year at Tirlebrook, but also because you will be going onto secondary school. Many of you visited Tewksbury School last week for a tour around the site and I have just been informed that they will also be holding subject sessions for those Year 6s who are planning to transition there.
They are a great way to help you become familiar with the teachers at the school and the campus, as well as making new friends. I have attached the details below. If you would like to participate in the subject sessions, online booking forms to each of the sessions are on Tewksbury School's website- link below
This morning we have been taking part in the K'Nex challenge; using our knowledge of Science, technology, engineering and Maths to create a carnival float. The float had to have moving parts and at least 3 wheels touching the ground. It was a tricky challenge, but everyone stuck to the task and there was some fantastic teamwork on display.
Congratulations to the winners George and Scarlet, who will be representing the school in the K'Nex challenge final in April/May next year.
Check out some of our amazing designs below...
Using our Scientific skills to test how we could change the brightness of a bulb. Our ideas included: using more batteries; increasing the amount of wires; and increasing the amount of bulbs in the circuit. After we had finished the experiment and compared our results, we were then perplexed as to why they were all different. However, after a discussion, we realised that there were many variables in the room that we could not control; it was these that had impacted upon the results of our experiments.
This afternoon, we also worked on our mixing and blending skills by painting a snowy landscape and creating artwork linked to the blitz.
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