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  • 16
    Jan

    Chalk planets

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    In Art, we have been thinking about different tones and how we can create this using the blending of different chalks. After looking at some photos of planets, the class started experimenting with different chalks to create their own planets in a mini solar system. The results were fantastic and we have started to show some tone representing lighter and darker sides of the planets.
  • 15
    Jan

    Phases of the moon

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    In science today, we were looking into why the moon looks different in the sky at night. After a demonstration using our class astronaut Tony, we moved onto showing the different phases using Oreos. The task was to split the Oreos in half and scrape the cream away to show specific phases. The separation of the Oreos proved difficult for most, resulting in some moons that looked like they had suffered a meteor shower! We persevered and all managed to display 8 phases of the moon correctly, and then enjoyed a tasty treat!
  • 11
    Jan

    Welcome Back

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Happy new year and welcome back to school everyone. Thank you for the thoughtful gifts, cards and messages sent before Christmas, it truly meant a lot. I hope everyone enjoyed the break and after the end of the first week, we are settling back into routine. It is great to be back and we have hit the ground running, diving straight into the new topic exploring the Earth and its movement. Keep an eye on the blog for updates on what we have been up to.
  • 07
    Jan

    Post Christmas work out.

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    After all the chocolate and sweets that the children 'did not' eat over Christmas, we had a small circuit session in PE. This consisted of ladders, boxercise, skipping, bunny hops and running. We followed this up with some evasion games to keep heart rates elevated. Everyone was a little sluggish after the break but all put in 100% effort to each activity.
  • 14
    Dec

    African Letters

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    I'm sure you have all heard by now that we finally received our letters from Africa - part of me had begun to think we were never going to get a reply. After back and forth communication between the school and myself on Monday a parcel arrived, and I was so happy it was like Christmas had come early. When Esiteti wrote to us there were only 13 children in the entire school so that meant not everyone received a personal letter back, but the children were more than happy to share their letters and the excitement was fantastic. I am so proud of their patience and I am so happy with their response and eagerness. I have said to the children that if they want to write a reply then I am more than happy to send their letters on, and I've informed them that they may have to wait another 6 months or so before they get something back - as it turns out our letters had to go via America as the woman I was talking said there was a greater chance of them getting to us from there as the postal system in Kenya isn't the same.
  • 14
    Dec

    Mini Marines

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Today, Tyndale have had the opportunity to train with the mini marines. The children were given a range of activities and put through their paces from real life Marines! Congratulations to Tyndale for being this terms housepoint winners! Great effort.
  • 05
    Dec

    Poetry performances

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Year 5 have been focusing on learning poems to memory so they can perform a recital with better volume and tone in their voice. The method we chose to help with this was creating a story map of a poem which allowed the children to learn the poem from pictures instead of words. After some practice readings, the groups were ready to perform their poems and everyone showed great consideration to their delivery and the audience.
  • 30
    Nov

    Homework

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Reminder about My Maths homework that needs to be completed weekly via the website. All children were given their log on details previously in the year, if these have been lost/forgotten, they can be given out again in school.
  • 27
    Nov

    Working Scientifically

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Mr Williamson has been doing some science with year 5 and their focus has been on working scientifically. This week, they looked at a special kind of paper aeroplane, and in particular what variables will affect how well they fly. They were required to draw a design of their plane and then build it using card and straw. Some test flights made easy work of the space available in the classroom and needed to be tested on the larger air strip in the hallway.
  • 22
    Nov

    Parkour!

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    We started a new topic last week on Parkour in PE. This involves moving from one place to another in the quickest way possible. It often involves travelling over and around obstacles. This week, class five were focusing on leaps of faith which required them to travel over small obstacles in the easiest and fastest way for them. The children are really enjoying this topic and all are trying new methods of moving around. It incorporates so many key parts of PE such as balance, coordination, strength and agility to name a few.