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Mr Larkin, Mrs Turner and Miss Whitaker

We hope you enjoy looking at our wonderful learning and hearing about 
our fantastic learning opportunities!


Year 2014-2015
The Year of Positive Thinking

 

Dates for your diary.

1st September 2014 - Training Day

2nd September 2014 - School starts

W/C 8th September 2014 - Meet the teacher evenings will take place

22nd-26th September 2014 - Cities Around the World Focus Week

29th September 2014 - Shakespeare Schools Cast Workshop

14th October 2014 - Shakespeare Schools Performance


24th October 2014 - Break Up

3rd November 2014 - Back to School

3rd-5th November 2014 - Year 6 at Robinwood

3rd November 2014 - Year 5 go to Nellbank

Class Contract

Since returning from the summer holidays, class 56L have made some promises in which they would like to share with you. These promises are from both children and teachers. The children have said that they would like to try to do to make learning in our class exciting; support and encourage others and achieve their maximum potential.

Focus Week- All Creatures Great and Small

DAY 1 Our focus has been the Galapagos Island. Children have learned about it's wildlife and geographical features. In the afternoon we investigated the question 'how do we know when something is alive?' Children showed a good understanding and showed their learning through an I movie

Science Blast- Lava Lamps

In Science Blast this week, we made lava lamps from oil, food colouring, water and alka seltza. Children showed an excellent understanding of chemical reactions.

Science Blast- Lava Lamps
The Battle of Britain

As part of our WW2 topic the children have been learning about the Battle of Britain. Here is how they chose to present their learning

World War 2

Enjoy our informative video on how World War 2 started.

Science Blast- Sinking Oranges

In this weeks Science Blast, 56L investigated the effect a skin has on a oranges buoyancy. Children made a range of predictions but were shocked with the results.

Science Blast- Sinking Oranges
New School Badge

The children have had ago at designing a new badge. Children came up with lots unique ideas and enjoyed creating their own design.

New School Badge
On The Move- Helicopters

This week we have been looking at the science behind the flight of helicopters. Children then were given a propeller and had the challenge to see if they could make it fly. The children came up with lots of unique designs and our most successful attempt stayed in the air for an amazing 2.89 seconds!

On The Move- Helicopters
On The Move- Day 1

Construction Today we have been lucky enough to go and have a look at the machinery being used to build the extension to the school. Children got to look closely at how the machines actually work and it has inspired children to go away and design their own scoop for a digger. Children were given the challenge using only paper and art straws to build a scoop the could carry a fixed load the length of the school hall.

On The Move- Day 1
Mayan Hats

This half term our DT project has involved making Mayan Hats. The children have thoroughly enjoyed their time designing, making and evaluating.

Mayan Hats
Comic Relief

Across school on Friday we made our face funny for money. In 56L children found out more about the history of comic relief and also made their own funny faces pop out book. We also visited the photo booth set up my the School Council in the hall and took a selfie to show off our funny faces.

Comic Relief
Science Blast- Coke Volcano

This week in science blast we were looking into what happens when you put Mentos into Diet Coke and Coke Zero. The children made their prediction then observed first hand the effect. We then went on to look at another test and critically evaluated to see if it was actually a fair test. The class came up with lots of fantastic scientific reason to how the test could be made better. Have a look at the video and see for yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-hXcRtbj1Y

Science Blast- Coke Volcano

This week in science blast we were looking into what happens when you put Mentos into Diet Coke and Coke Zero. The children made their prediction then observed first hand the effect. We then went on to look at another test and critically evaluated to see if it was actually a fair test. The class came up with lots of fantastic scientific reason to how the test could be made better. Have a look at the video and see for yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-hXcRtbj1Y

Science Blast- Coke Volcano
Science Blast- Rocket Ball

Today 5/6L took part in their first Science Blast. They investigated gravity, air resistance and energy transfer. Much fun was had by all and they cant wait for the next Science Blast.

Science Blast - Rocket Ball

Today 5/6L took part in their first Science Blast. They investigated gravity, air resistance and energy transfer. Much fun was had by all and they cant wait for the next Science Blast.

Science Blast - Rocket Ball
Mayan Dance

In PE we have been working really hard on creating Mayan Tribal dances. The children were really proud of what they produced and showed some brilliant team working skills.

Science Day- Sound

Today in UKS2 children in all classes have investigated sound in various ways. Children first considered what they already knew about sound before taking part in several experiments throughout the day challenging misconceptions and deepening their understanding. The pictures below examine the idea of does a bigger sound equal a bigger vibration.

Science Day- Sound
Wear Red Day

The children wore red on Friday to help raise awareness on how we can keep our heart healthy. The children spent the afternoon learning about various ways to keep fit and healthy. Have a look at the giant poster we made to help teach others how to stay healthy.

Real PE

This half term 56L have been playing seated volley ball. Children have realised it is not as easy as it looks and requires a a large amount of core stability as well as hand eye coordination. In the pictures you can see children working through a variety of practices to improve their core stability. Before transferring that same control back into an competitive game.

Real PE
Write Now- I'm late, I'm late for a very important date!

Write Now focus week is based around the famous Lewis Caroll book, Alice in Wonderland. Today children got a shock when they were greeted by teachers dressed as their favourite character from the book. After an exciting launch assembly children got to know some of the characters better and decided what their Wonderland might look like. We hope you enjoy our stories and stay posted for more exciting news.

Write Now- I'm late, I'm late for a very important date

Write Now focus week is based around the famous Lewis Caroll book, Alice in Wonderland. Today children got a shock when they were greeted by teachers dressed as their favourite character from the book. After an exciting launch assembly children got to know some of the characters better and decided what their Wonderland might look like. We hope you enjoy our stories and stay posted for more exciting news.

Write Now- I'm late, I'm late for a very important date
Reading Warrior

This weeks Reading Warrior produced an amazing review of Diary of a Wimpy Kid : Rodrick Rules by Jeff Kinney. Well done

Reading Warrior
Reading Warrior

The inaugural Y56L Reading Warrior has produced and amazing review on My Mums Going to Explode by Jeremy Strong.

Reading Warrior
Gymnastics

In PE we have put together some gymnastic floor routines. We have been focusing on lots of different aspects of gymnastics. We hope you enjoy.

Christmas in 56L

This week we have been getting in the Christmas spirit by making special decorations, cards and calendars. Most importantly we have put our thinking hats on and thought of ways to help Santa out over this busy period. Take a look and see what the children have come up with!

Christmas in 56L
Death Valley and The Amazon Rainforest

56L have been investigating the Americas. Children have been comparing and contrasting different Biomes across the two continents. Here are some pictures of the children, showing their learning through a life-size Venn Diagram.

Death Valley and The Amazon Rainforest
Bright Sparks
Bright Sparks

During Bright Sparks focus week we have been learning about how the eye works and how shadows are formed. Please have a look to see the fun and creative ways the children have been showing their learning

Bright Sparks
Children In Need

On Friday the children got into the Children in Need spirit and came into school dressed up as what they wanted to be when they were older. Take a look at some pictures and try to guess what the children would like to be when they are older?

Children In Need
Halloween Writing Part 2

Listen, if you dare to the children retelling their Halloween stories!

Halloween Writing

This week we are getting in the mood for Halloween, with some spooky writing. On Monday we looked at the video of Francis. A thrilling story set in Quetico Park Canada. We were lucky enough to find the evidence that was left at the mysterious scene and set about trying to to infer what had actually happened. Tuesday came and children decided on spooky setting for their story to take place in. Children sketched this setting and decided on a range of figurative language and complex sentences to thrill the reader! Take a look............If your dare!!!!!!! http://www.literacyshed.com/the-ghostly-shed.html

Halloween Writing
Maths Olympics

On Friday we decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and have our Maths Olympics lesson outside. Children worked hard on their times tables by playing competitive games, chalking them around the playground and painting them on the walls with water!

Maths Olympics
Cities Around The World Focus Week- The New Orleans Rap

A song made up by some talented members of our class about New Orleans

Cities Around The World Focus Week- American Sports Day

Today we looked at the sports in our major cities and had a go at playing them. Children worked in house teams and played both Basketball and Baseball. Here are some action shots from the Baseball

Cities Around The World Focus Week- American Sports Day
Cities Around The World Focus Week 24.9.14

Today we have been creating a the New Orleans skyline in the style of famous British Artist Damien Hirst.

Cities Around The World Focus Week 24.9.14
Cities Around The World Focus Week

During Focus Week we have been learning about New Orleans. On Monday we picked a land mark from the city and created architectural drawings to help us create these landmarks on Tuesday. In class we spoke about the importance of using feedback from peers and adults to help improve our technical drawings. The children showed fantastic perseverance and created a number of drafts before finishing a completed technical drawing of their landmark, drawn to scale.

Cities Around The World Focus Week
The Year of Positive Thinking

Today has been the launch of The Year of Positive thinking. Children have faced different challenges throughout the day in order to earn the ingredients needed for the UKS2 bake off challenge. All children were successful and showed a positive attitude throughout. Well done everybody!

The Year of Positive Thinking
Julius Caesar- Should Brutus kill Caesar?

Since returning from summer holidays the children have been learning about Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar. In this video footage Brutus takes a difficult walk down conscience alley when he is faced with a difficult choice.