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Juniors Assembly

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 On Monday the juniors performed their Island Assembly! From the facts and information we have been learning, to the island fashion show, I think we can all agree they did really well and the effort and hard-work they had put into their assembly and their learning really did show! I’m super proud of them all ☺️ Well done juniors! 

Investigating cube numbers

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In maths, year 5 made cubes out of multi link. Each group chose a number to cube. They soon found out that there just weren’t enough multi link cubes to complete some of the tasks! In the end they managed to make several different cubes.

Remembrance day

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  They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. To mark Remembrance day, we walked down to the cenotaph, arriving just before 11am. Year 6  children did readings including  In Flanders Fields by John Mccrae and The Kohima Epitaph. When you go home, tell them of us and say, For your tomorrow, we gave our today. At 11am, we listened to the last post and held a 2 minute silence. A 6 child laid the wreath and, to finish, we all joined in to sing Kum ba ya.

World Science Day - looking at fossils

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  As part of our topic on evolution and inheritance, we were looking   at fossils. Some of our finds!  Plant fossil and an  ichthyosaur bone  Ammonites  Ammonites are extinct molluscs that first existed in the seas 400 million years ago. These fossils were found on a beach in Dorset.  Coral fossils   I'm excited to see more of your collections, so please keep bringing them in.  

Fabrics from different islands

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 In topic this week we have been looking at fabrics that come from different islands. We have looked at Batik from Bali, Calico from Jamaica, Tartan from Scotland, Lamba from Madagascar and Cowichan  Tribe Knitting.  We have had a close look at each of the fabrics in detail and focussed on some of the patterns. Today we got to choose our favourite design and produce our own version on our own piece of fabric!

The arrival

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  A suitcase appeared in the classroom today. It was very strange. There was no note, or indication who it might belong to, so it sparked a lot of discussion. We decided to have a look inside...  There were 3 clues. There was a hat and an origami bird. There was also a parcel. We opened it... Inside, there was a family photo. There was a man, a woman and a child. Will they come back to claim their belongings? 

Our epic adventure stories

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Giraffes have been very busy writing their epic adventure stories , based on The Odyssey. Here they are busy writing and including a wealth of super language features, thinking about the impact of their sentences on the reader. I am looking forward to reading the completed stories.    

Computing: Vector drawings

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  During our computer topic we have been learning how to produce vector drawings. We have been able to recognise that vector drawings consist of layers of objects and that we can edit the order of the layers to create an image. The children have been exploring their own ideas creating their own images.