Welcome to Key Stage 2 .

Read all about the fantastic learning that is happening in our classes. 

Welcome back everyone,  what a marvellous day in class 7! We have had lots of lovely listening and hard work, tons of kind and polite attitudes and superb team work skills shown in our class today- keep it up everyone! 

We really enjoyed our place value work in maths, where we had to think about representing numbers in different ways, we even discovered some representations we had never thought of before. 

Well done to the winning team with 11 different ways of showing one number!    

This afternoon in Class 7, we tried to imagine what it would have felt like to be in WW2 when an air raid siren went off.

Unexpectedly, the air raid siren came on and we quickly got into our shelters (underneath our tables). We listened to Neville Chamberlain's speech announcing the start of the war and discussed what it must have felt like for children during this time. 

We were squashed and quite confused at first. Then we imagined what a real bomb shelter would have felt like if we had to stay there for hours during the day or night. 

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We have loved our pentomino challenges in Class 7 this week.

Today we arranged the full set of 12 pentominoes to enclose a 'field' with the greatest area possible.

Everyone showed fantastic resilience when they needed to change their designs (quite a lot) to ensure a full edge was touching and there were no gaps!

Take a look at the super stars who managed to create a field containing over 100 squares.

Well done everyone! 

After writing our incredible Forest Schools letters, Class 5 have been putting the woodland to good use by building some lovely summer homes for the local Elf community. Everyone was extremely creative and worked incredibly well as part of a building team. 

Class 5 and 6 have been very busy in our Scrap Shed creating some incredible Viking Longboats. It was a lovely afternoon of creating fabulous prows and even adding extra details like shields to our designs. Our Vikings are definitely ready to set sail.  

Class 7 showed fantastic persevering skills when investigating pentominoes today. There were some tricky problems but were determined to work together and solve them. 

The day the Vikings came to school.

Year 5 and 6 were fantastic in the NSPCC workshop today. We learnt a lot about keeping ourselves safe and how and where to get help if we need it.

Well done for your super listening and discussion skills everyone.  

We have been extremely busy practising for our times table battle of the bands! We really want to win.

Fantastic team work in Class 7 today when we were calculating missing angles on straight line. Some of the reasoning problems with more than one missing angle really got us thinking. 

In class 7, we have really enjoyed learning all about angles this week. We are good at naming angles and have improved our protractor skills. We are still finding estimating tricky (especially reflex angles). 

Why not try some games at home to practise your estimating skills? 

www.mathplayground.com

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/bhunt/bhunt.html

 

Happy estimating :) 

We really enjoyed learning about adaptation and explored how different species of animals have special features that enable then to survive in their own unique habitats. 

We created our own creatures using plastercine and adapted them for various different environments and tasks.

  

Class 7 had a fabulous time designing and making headdresses. We were  inspired by our studies of Ancient Greek myths and legends and we used a range of techniques and combined a variety of materials to depict our chosen god, goddess or creature. 

Class 5 have been working incredibly hard in P.E. Team Activ are back to help us improve our Rugby skills...Definitely a few tries scored in today's lesson! 

Everyone in Key Stage Two worked incredibly hard during Arts Week. The dancers have been learning six fabulous, new routines that I'm sure will impress everyone! Keep your eyes peeled for more fantastic dancers...Oh what a night it will be!

KS2 are learning about how to present information using Purple Mash 2 Connect in I.C.T. They are learning about using nodes to present information about the Vikings. Here are a few photos of class 6 in action.

 

The seeds have been planted ready to grow into the vegetables that will make this years soup.

On Wednesday classes 7 and 8  had a visitor. Darren England, who is a professional referee, gave an interactive presentation about the skills and role of a referee. During the session, the children had to create or improve a piece of equipment for a referee to use and present their invention to the class, like Dragon's Den. We all found out lots about the game that we didn't know about.

The gardening season has begun! Class 7 went out today to weed their raised bed in preparation for planning their seeds later in the week.

 

Shakespearean News just in - King Duncan Discovered Dead!

 

Watch this space for our reports on the dreadful murder at Dunsinane Castle.

 

Roving reporters in Class 7 have scoured First News (a newspaper for young people) for phrases and words they can magpie for their own newspaper reports. 

Class 7 have shown fantastic team work and resilience in their maths learning this week.

A big well done to everyone for super persevering and use of resources to convert improper fractions and mixed numbers.

 

Class 7 are loving our Macbeth work in English. 

We have read extracts from the play and compared it to a modern day version of the story. After watching animated tales of the play, we thoroughly enjoyed getting into character with our freeze frames and drama work

Class 7 have taken inspiration from Greek Myths to create wonderful headdresses. We have combined a range of materials to represent different gods, goddesses and creatures from the stories we have enjoyed. 

Would you like to see the egg-straordinary eggs that we have designed and made? They are egg-ceptionally good.

Chocolate crispy buns were a delicious treat for Class 7 to end the term with.

Hope you all have a restful and happy Easter break.  

Can you sing in Spanish? We can!

Listen to our amazing percussion playing.

We would like to say an enormous thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came to join us for our learning afternoon. It was fantastic to share our learning with you.

Class 6 have been developing their drama skills. They have been creating freeze frames from the story The Wolves in the a Walls by Neil Gaiman. They have been using thought tracking to decide what the characters might be thinking. They were so good that the audience could work out which parts of the story they were portraying.

We have been learning how to attach pieces of clay using cross hatching and slip.

In Class 5, we have been finishing off our epic Greek Theatre masks...we've had lots of comedy and the children have created some incredible designs based upon a Greek God or Goddess of their own choosing. They have worked incredibly hard on these designs and it shows in the quality of their work. Well done Class 5!

Excellent collaboration when building complex sentences in Class 7 this week. 

We rearranged the word order to include subordinate clauses at the beginning and the end of the sentences. 

Merry Christmas everyone.

In Class 7 we have really enjoyed sewing our parabolic curves. We think they make fabulous calendars and we're very proud of our finished designs.  

Christmas comes but once a year!

Class 5 have been working extremely hard in the week up to Christmas creating some beautiful snow globe calendars with themselves trapped inside. We all thought it would be lots of fun being stuck inside a snow globe! Our class has also made some super snowmen Christmas cards for their lovely families. What a fantastic term we have had in Class 5! Can't wait to see what we achieve in 2018.

Take a look at our trip to Crucial Crew. All the Y6 children travelled to Rotherham and when we arrived, we were split into two groups. Throughout the day, the children were put in different scenarios which involved: a court room, internet safety, road safety, travelling on public transport and what to do in a house fire. The day was fantastic and the Y6 children learnt so much in terms of how to keep themselves and others safe.

Take a look at class 8 preparing their pasta salad. It was delicious!

Class 5 had to complete the triangle tower task. They had two pieces of paper (one was for the base and one was for the tower). They could only use triangles to build the tower and it had be free standing. It was a tricky task so they had to be resilient and they also had to co-operate and compromise.

The 'Triangle Tower' task winners

Maths learning morning

We would like to say an enormous thank you to all of those parents who came to join us in our maths learning morning today. It was fantastic to see you. The children love to show you what they are learning and just how good they are at maths. We were using all our maths skills to work out the price of holidays, our shoe sizes and ages.

Maths is magical!

Year 5 children have been learning to play percussion instruments every week. Their skills are improving every week (and they love it).

In maths, Class 5 have explored the fascinating world of Roman Numerals. We worked as a whole class to create a clock using only roman numerals. Did you know roman numerals were carved in stone? This is why all of the numerals have straight edges so that they are easier to  carve. We have had so much fun and the children really enjoyed our practical lesson about making these numbers. What brilliant numbers they are!

In Class 5 we have been using our scientist skills to look at the components of blood within the human circulatory system. In groups, we made blood using different equipment to better understand the cells within the blood. Red blood cells, plasma, platelets and white blood cells really are incredible. What fun we had!

This term, in our science lessons, class 8 have been learning all about the human body and the different systems such as the skeletal system, circulatory system, nervous system and the respiratory system. Whilst looking at the respiratory system, we decided to carry out an experiment on lung capacity. To do this, every children took one deep breath and blew up a balloon. We then measured the balloon in cm to see which child in class 8 had the biggest lung capacity. However, when completing a science experiment, it is really important to make it as fair as possible so this is something as a class, that we really had to think about. After the experiment, we then wrote it up in our topic books. ...

Miss Stanley's maths set have been learning to order fractions. In order to do this, we have found it easier to convert fractions in to decimals and then order them. We played the game three in a row and we really enjoyed playing it. Here are some photos to show off our amazing learning.

Class 7 thoroughly enjoyed making 'blood' yesterday.

 

We used: pineapple juice, marshmallows, strawberries and sprinkles to represent the four components of our blood.

 

We learnt that most of our blood (55%) is made up of plasma, which is mostly water but also contains nutrients, hormones and proteins. 

 

We also found fascinating blood facts to record in our topic books. 

Did you know 2-3 million red blood cells are made every second in the bone-marrow? 

 

Pester Power- Class Four have been learning about the 'Art of Persuasion' in Literacy.

Class Four have been making 3D shapes. Can you name them? They have also been playing 'Shape Guess Who?'

After an exhausting PE session learning new football skills Class 7 were able to relax and enjoy reading a book in the library.

All of our hard work planting and tending our vegetable patch has paid off!

Class 6  have visited our school library for the first time this term. GETTING HOOKED ON A BOOK IS BRILLIANT. 

In PE we are learning loads of new football skills with Mr Gorner. This week we have been practicing our turns.