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.
Today, we all thoroughly enjoyed our visit from Mr Johnsey who taught us some key martial arts skills.
This afternoon, we were lucky enough to have a visit from the Life Education Team. They sent along Alex to talk to us about important decisions that we will be making over the next few years of our lives. We also looked at both illegal and legal drugs- discussing the impact that they have on both our bodies and minds. After that, we watched an example of how to deal with peer pressure- ensuring that we can make sensible decisions and have the conviction to stand by them.
Today we have been using expanded noun phrases and prepositions to describe artefacts that were discovered at Sutton Hoo in 1939.
This afternoon, we have been building circuits and learning how to show the components using electrical symbols
Please comment on this post with any homework that you have completed for our World War Two "Dig for Victory" topic.
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What a time we have had together...
You are all individually wonderful young people; you have grafted and persevered to achieve some great things.
Thank you for all the kind words and gifts (particularly the whole class gifts I received today - I am hugely touched!) I have received over the past couple of weeks - it really has been a roller coaster of emotions and it is now time for your and my Tirlebrook journey to end.
I wish every single one of you all the success with your futures - remember you were born ready for anything!
Have a go...
Conquer the mountains that you want to conquer...
The two hardest things to say in life are 'hello' for the first time and 'goodbye' for the last. This is the beginning of anything you want it to be...go and create it!
What an adventure it has been with you all... I hope I do see you again at some point!
A wonderful afternoon to celebrate our head teacher, Mrs. Quelcuti...
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