Ultimate Times Table Challenge Winners!
Last week, we took part in our final Ultimate Times Table Challenge. We tried our very best to work out the answers to all 144 questions and we all improved on our scores or time incredibly well!
Our 4 winners were:
Most improved boy (with an improvement of 98!): Kobi
Most improved girl (with an improvement of 84!): Ellie
Highest scoring boy (all 144 questions answered correctly in 05:37): Reuben
Highest scoring girl (all 144 questions answered correctly in 05:17): Katie
Congratulations to you all!
Computing - Friday 16th July
Have a look at our final animations, based on the Amazon Rainforest!
Computing - Tuesday 13th July
In our first computing lesson of this block, we used an app to experiment with stop-motion animation. We used everyday objects to familiarise ourselves with the process of taking a series of photos. Have a look at our animations below! Watch this space later in the week for rainforest inspired animations!
DT - Rainforest dioramas
In DT this week, we have loved making our very own miniature rainforests! We worked in groups to recreate the Amazon rainforest, thinking carefully about the different layers.
Science - Animals including humans
In Science this term, we have been learning all about the digestive system. We had fun carrying out a gruesome experiment involving, crackers, bananas, orange juice and tights (!), as well as recreating the digestive system with playdoh and making a model of our mouths with marshmallows!
School trip - Kingston Bagpuize House
Last week, we were lucky enough to leave school and go for a walk around Southmoor, as part of our local history study. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Kingston Bagpuize house and were very eager to learn as much as possible about the history and things in the house. The gardens were beautiful too and we all agreed that it would be the perfect place for a giant game of hide and seek! On the way back to school, we stopped off at some key places to discuss the different buildings and how they have changed over time. We particularly enjoyed looking at the old school, where the scout hut now is and decided that it would be much too small for us!
Literacy - Tribal Stories
We have particularly enjoyed learning about stories from other cultures in literacy this term. We read a selection of stories based on Amazon tribes, retelling a section each to create the whole story. We then explored the vocabulary used in these stories by creating our own glossary, before putting all of our ideas together to invent our own story based on an Amazon tribe. We thoroughly enjoyed this and worked really hard to produce some fantastic stories!
Science - Electricity
One of our topics in science this term was Electricity. We enjoyed the practical elements of using wires, cells and lamps to create circuits and also had fun designing posters to make people aware of the dangers of electricity and how to stay safe when using it. One of our favourite lessons was applying our knowledge to make a buzzwire game. Have a look at our games below!
Literacy - Play scripts
In literacy this term, we enjoyed immersing ourselves in the world of theatre and play scripts! We had some fun acting out different playscripts, exploring the effect of stage directions, before writing our own scene based on our class novel, Journey to the River Sea. Have a look at some of our rehearsal photos below!
Rainforest Day - Monday 19th April 2021
On Monday, we had a rainforest day to launch our new class novel, Journey to the River Sea. We had lots of fun doing lots of creative activities to start learning about the Amazon Rainforest. We learnt about Amazon tribes, making head dresses and learning their traditional dances. After that, we made rainsticks to recreate the sound of the rainforest. Have a look at some of the fun below!