We can’t quite believe that term 5 has come to an end already and what a busy term it has been! The children have all worked extremely hard in the run up to SATs and have shown fantastic growth mindset when practising all the skills needed to complete the tests. They have all come so far and should be very proud of themselves. It was also fantastic to end this hard-working week with a boat trip in the beautiful sunshine.
Following SATs, children have had the opportunity to raise money for their class charities: Juniper class have raised money for Plastic Oceans, while Bay have chosen to support the Julian Trust. We hope that the Charity Fair will be a great success on the Friday.
Have a fantastic break!
This has been a very quick term and we have packed in so much! In week three we had World Book Day, where we explored the book 'How to Live Forever,' whereas in week four we all thoroughly enjoyed a very energetic science day. During science day, we explored what substance, such as ketchup, mayonnaise and vinegar, would clean dirty coins the best and worked on creating line graphs from data in the very exciting experiment 'Popping Pots.'
We also had our final mocks this term and we hope all the children are prepared and ready for next term. It has been fantastic to watch everyone's confidence grow.
Finally this term, in preparation for the Easter holidays, we all attended an Easter Experience at Totterdown Baptist Church. It was a fantastic morning where we learnt about the Easter story and even got a hot cross bun at the end!
It is nearing the end of Term 3 and what a term it has been! It has been a short term but we've managed to fit loads in. One activity we all enjoyed was Lifeskills, where we learnt about how to deal with real life scenarios. Also in this term we visited Bristol Museum to see how exhibitions are displayed. This helped us with our enquiry 'Why are all living things different?' - we explored the theory of evolution and adaptation. To finish our interesting topic, we curated our own museum exhibition for Year 3 and displayed animals that we adapted to new environments. We have also looked at non-chronological reports and everyone used the features effectively to write their own. This term both classes also had their class assemblies, which went very well.
Well done for all your hard work Year 6!
Wowza -we can't believe it's nearly Christmas! We've packed in so much this term! For Community Day, we visited Arnos Vale to clean the graves and also lay poppies that we had made for Remembrance Day. This linked with our WW2 enquiry, where we are now currently completing the challenge: to create an information video on Movie Maker. We are becoming so much more confident with using the tools on this program.
It was fantastic to see so many of you for Bedtime Reading which happened at the end of November. We read a creepy story by the 'fireside' and it was such a cosy evening!
Throughout the term, we have all had the opportunity to cook with Ms. Baron and Ms. Goodall. We made vegetarian, 3-bean chilli, which smelt delicious when it was brought back to class - we hope you enjoyed tasting it at home!
At the end of this term we have also been on a journey with Ernest Shackleton to Antarctica - this has been quite fitting with the freezing temperatures we are experiencing at the moment! We have been writing an adventure story based on Shackleton's ill-fated expedition, really taking the time to show off everything we have learnt so far this year.
Enjoy your Christmas break!
Wow, what a term! It has really flown by and the children have settled really well into their new classes. We have had a really busy seven weeks that have included Art Week and a visit from Nick the Ration Man.
We have started exploring our enquiry topic "What was life like during World War Two?" which we are all really fascinated by. At the start of the term, we had a World War Two Day and had to take shelter in the school's basement after the air raid sirens went off! Later, we imagined we were going to be evacuated by going to Bedminster Train Station and, with Nick from Farmlink, we tried a range of rationed recipes - the vinegar cake was surprisingly yummy!
This term we also had our annual Art Week, which focused on faces and portraits. We made milk bottle skulls and brilliant collages, thinking about the porportion of different features on a face. We created some fantastic pieces of artwork that we are really proud of.
At the end of Term One, we also did our first set of mocks; the children used a fantastic growth mindset to tackle the questions and dealt well with the time pressures. We are looking forward to improving and beating our scores thoughout the year!
Have a lovely half term and thank you for your hard work!
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