Here, you will find lots of information, pictures and videos about all of the exciting things we get up to throughout the year. Stay tuned!
Such fun trying out Judo!
Bobbie and Dorothy showing their throws
We had a a great time with YoYo, who encouraged us to think about what religion tells us about right and wrong using the story of Daniel in the Lions Den from the Bible.
To help us with comparing fractions, we folded strips of paper into equal parts and coloured in one section. This showed us that for fractions with the same numerator, the larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction.
We were fascinated by all Dr Thirlway had to say about her job as an oncologist, making cures for cancer. We had lots of questions for her afterwards, and Mr Hazell wrote them on the board.
Finding signs of spring in the school ground to help us create Spring poems.
World Book Day 2020
We started our new science topic on states of matter this week. We enjoyed pretending to be molecules in solids, liquids and gases. Can you work out which group are which?
As part of Fairtrade Fortnight, we loved having Steph from Christian Aid come to tell us about her visit to Sierra Leone (the country in focus for Fairtrade fortnight.) It was interesting to see what live is like for people in Sierra Leone and it was important to have a reminder of how we can help by choosing Fairtrade options.
Our half term learning about medieval music culminated in us performing some medieval music! Lyvia said, “Listen to this amazing medieval music.” Thomas S said, “Come back and see this at our class assembly!”
Our year 5/6 digital leaders came to teach us about being kind online. We had a great time saying kind things to each other to create a kindness web!
Measurement in maths. We particularly enjoyed the penguin walking to remember what perimeter is!
In science, we enjoyed testing out which objects in our classroom were magnetic and learning about how magnetism works. In these pictures you can see that magnets can act through objects like plastic, water and air.
We’ve enjoyed having PE specialist Mr Heseltine with us for PE this half term! Here are some of the fantastic rolls we’ve been practising!
It has been great to see children using the wide range of practical maths equipment that we have in our maths help basket throughout the year! Here are a few highlights!
We enjoyed having Grant from the Yorkshire cricket board lead us in a cross-curricular maths and geography lesson all based on cricket!
In science, we have been learning about magnets. It was very interesting to test whether different objects in our classroom were magnetic. It helped us to realise that only certain metals (iron, nickel and cobalt) are attracted to a magnet. We also found out that magnets can attract objects over distances,
To kick off our 500 word story writing topic, we tuned in to the live lesson broadcast online by the BBC. The lesson helped to spark ideas for us because story writing can be quite tricky. We have been developing those ideas by bringing in exciting objects and talking through our plan. We are excited to start writing soon!
In science this week, we were learning about friction. We pulled our shoes along different surfaces and measured how long it took them to travel a metre. We tried to make sure that we kept every else the same, so that it was a fair test but it’s not always easy! Zach S said “We timed how long it took the shoe to travel 1 metre.” Kain said, “Things move slower on rough surfaces because there is more friction.”
We learnt about why Christians make christingles at Christmas and what each part represents. We particularly enjoyed when Mr Hazell dressed up as a Christingle!
Joyeux Noël! We loved showing our french Christmas performance to Mrs Allington’s Year 1/2 class this week! Our hard work definitely paid off!
3/4 Green looking their best ready for the Christmas Party!
Our school reading theme is Fantastic Favourites, so this week we brought in our favourite books and shared why we love them so much! We had the chance to share our favourite word, our favourite section and even got to read some of our book to the class!
After watching the reception and KS1 plays, as well as seeing Fantastic Mr Fox performed at York College, we have been writing playscripts to the famous film The Snowman. We practiced our group work skills to produce the playscripts you can hear below:
With winter fast approaching and the cold drawing in, we have been producing some beautiful winter’s night scenes this week. We used a dabbing technique to create textured night’s skies and then made silver birch trees out of paper to create a moonlit scene against the winter sky. You can see some of the process as well as some proud artists in the pictures below.
During our Multiplication and Division topic in maths, we have been using multi-link to help us, especially with division where we can use in for sharing and grouping!
As part of Children in Need week, we did a 5 minute workout every day this week led by Joe Wicks! It was great fun and encouraged us to be active in our lifestyle.
We had visitors from YoYo today who talked to us about how we should treat other people. We read a story about how we don’t need to change ourselves to fit in. We they thought about how we could forgive people, even if they don’t say sorry to us and how we might need to ask for forgiveness ourselves too. We finished by making a paper chain as a class on which we wrote something we really like about other people in our class. Issy said, “We learned that we should be ourself not anyone else.” Kain said, “I liked it, it was really fun!” Maisy said, “It was really fun and you can check out YoYo’s website.”
York Community Pride Awards Winners 2019!
Today, we welcomed Mr Davis, who works in advertising and he showed us how companies that make chocolate target their advertising for particular people. It was very interesting and helped us to see what happens after the chocolate bar is made. He even gave us some chocolate at the end!
We learnt about Fairtrade this afternoon, we couldn’t believe how little some farmers get paid for growing the things we eat! We took a couple of pictures to show how surprised we were that farmers only get paid 3p from every £1 of chocolate!
Our chocolate bar packaging
Reading Fluency - Bobbie’s reading
We’ve been focusing on reading fluency this half term, and some of our year 4s gave a brilliant example of fluent reading to everyone. They were reading for our class reading book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Zac’s fluent reading
Henry’s fluent reading
Dog’s Trust Visit
This week, we have been focusing on our fluency in our reading! Today, we raced against the clock to read an extract from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and compared our words per minute to the expected levels. We did really well, and some of us even beat Mr Hazell!
Congratulations to our new school council reps - Bobbie and Connie! Well done to everyone who put themselves forward for the roles!
We made Christmas cards for the PTA, we had a lot of fun making them but it felt a bit unseasonal in September!