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Term 5

 

Term 5 has been very busy indeed: Year 6 children worked really hard in their preparation for SATs and all shone in terms of their efforts during SATs week - well done Year 6!

 

In the meantime, Year 5 worked hard learning about the adventures of Shackleton and of Odysseus. They rehearsed and performed playlets while the Year 6s were on camp at Charterehouse.

Practising playlets which tell the adventures of Odysseus
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Year 6 have finished their SATs!
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Term 4

 

How quickly time flies! The Easter break will soon be upon us and it is time to reflect on all the learning that has taken place over this term

 

We were so lucky with the weather for our river walk back in February during which we were able to identify parts of the journey of a river  (tributary and meander) reaching its mouth and out into the sea. 

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As part of our project, we made the most of opportunities speaking with people from Uphill who experienced the floods of 1981: Mrs Jean Scott and Mr and Mrs Williams who gave us a great insight into what happened and how the community pulled together. 
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This is how our project board showing our loops of learning looks as we approach the end of this thinking about our big question: how does the world rage us?
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Term 3 

We are now well immersed in our learning for Term 3! Our big question of "How does our world rage?" is providing us with lots of opportunities for developing technical vocabulary and for asking interesting questions about natural disasters on planet Earth. 

 

As part of our project, we have started to make our own volcanoes in order to understand what they consist of and how they erupt. Look at the photos of us getting messy with paper mache! The plan is to paint them next and to make them erupt very soon.

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And this is what they looked like once we had painted them...
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"Floodland" by Marcus Sedgwick is the name of our class quality text this term and we are producing lots of writing inspired by its theme and ideas: dairy entries, suspense writing and a MISSING poster so far.
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Term 2

As we approach the end of Term 2, it's time to recognise all the learning and developing that has taken place recently.

 

Our class book 'Cosmic' has inspired us to write for many different audiences and purposes: informal letters and diaries, persuasive writing, information reports and narrative writing. We can't wait to write our own adventure stories over the next couple of weeks...watch this space!  Look how we work with each other to edit and proof-read our writing.

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Term 1

What a fantastic Term 1 we have had in Orion class! Our project of 'Where is our place in space?' has provided us with many stimulating learning opportunities. One of these was when a challenge was set to work in groups to create a poster providing information about the Space Race. 

 

On Wednesday 24th October, we were lucky enough to enjoy the expertise of a professional astronomer who led a workshop on planets, constellations and galaxies. She was incredibly knowledgeable and told us that she has frequently worked with Tim Peake! Look at our photos.

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Orion class have been enjoying investigating scientists using the class IPads and compiling fact files about them.
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Look at our worker of the week - Lincoln Skidmore. What an improvement he has made with his handwriting this year! Fabulous determination Lincoln!
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