Well what an unusual final week of term it has been...
It has been a fantastic Autumn term; to think you’re about a third of the way through your final year at primary school is quite amazing!
Thank you for all the kind gifts and wishes of Merry Christmas that we received in school.
Have yourselves a wonderful festive break with your family and friends and we look forward to welcoming you back in the new year.
Mr. Tomkins and Mrs. Gosden
Where has this term gone to?! And look how close to Christmas we are!
You have covered so much this week: vacuum cleaning, pantomime watching, average calculating, poem rhyming, computer coding and many more "-ings"!
I can't believe there is only one more week left of term - let's make it a good one and have a great final week next week.
Don't forget about the Mathsvent Calendar (comment on those posts too!) and it's the last week for the topic homework too.
Next week is also going to be busy with LUKE Theatre visiting on Monday; Disco / Football on Wednesday; Party Day on Thursday; Cup Assembly on Friday and much more to fit in between all of that, including completing our DT projects and a visit to the flood agency!
Have yourselves a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you again on Monday!
Today we started our DT project: to create a working vacuum cleaner (just in time for Christmas!).
It was great to see you so hard at work: creating circuits; studying hairdryers; working out how your prototype might or might not operate; hypothesising and evaluating.
This is a big project with ambition and determination: you will get there!
How did you feel you got on today?
This afternoon we also learnt a little bit about parallel circuits - the children who managed to create them in the time also tried to draw what they think the scientific circuit would look like as a diagram.
Do you know if you have any series or parallel circuits in the devices in your homes?
This week is national 'Hour of Code Week'.
Coding is such an important 21st century skill: telling machines and programming electronics to operate can be very useful.
This afternoon we created courses for bee bots and then we demonstrated our programming skills by getting the device to go all the way round them accurately.
How did you get on? Do you feel you are becoming a confident coder?
How are you feeling about the understanding of adverbs and adverbials to embed cohesion within your writing?
This afternoon we watched Reception perform their Nativity in a dress rehearsal for the school.
Well done for supporting them! Do you have any memories from your first Christmas Show? - It's such a special time of year for everyone.
Who needs a chocolate advent calendar when you can have a mathematical one?!
Just as Barvember finishes (I will post all the answers from these challenges as soon as they become available from the Maths Hub that produced them - some of them were very tricky indeed!), there is another GREAT maths activity starting.
The NCETM (National Centre for the Excellence of Teaching Mathematics) have produced a Mathematical Advent Calendar for us all to have a go at...I know you'll be as excited as I am!
Many of these may require being done on paper and being brought in to school - but do feel free to comment on each one if you've had a go, or if you can answer it! I look forward to seeing you all have a go and sharing your thinking with me afterwards.
This week, we return to a part of a sentence. Remember it has to be part of your story with no changes .The prompt is:
…the tiger was blocking our escape…
Things to consider:
A perfect opportunity to use wide vocabulary; maybe a colon or semi colon?! Also, consider the passive and active voices!
You have a very proud teacher this evening, to be fair I am proud of you all of the time anyway, but tonight was exceptional. The way you were innovative, entrepreneurial and enthusiastic was a credit to yourselves, the school and your families and friends.
You were able to show your maturity and independence as I left everything in your very capable hands; you were responsible for the success of this evening. I had so many comments from other people about the buzz and busyness of the room you had created and I loved the way you rose to the occasion.
The money you raised was in excess of £300; you can present this to the RNLI when we visit Bembridge Lifeboat Station in June.
I would also like to thank the adults that supported us too, from the parents who supported your stalls; Mrs. Assheton for her amazing work in supporting the photo booth to contribute to our fundraising efforts and Mr. Lockley who was there to support us all too throughout the evening.
Have a wonderful weekend; you have done yourselves very proud.
Feel free to comment on any post. For posts to appear you must only write your first name and not write any email address.