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Summer Term 2019

Welcome to our final term. This term is an exciting time of year with a brand new topic and new opportunities. Out year 6 pupils will undertake their end of key stage 2 tests and our year 5 pupils will begin the transformation process of becoming some of the eldest pupils in school.
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Is PINK really just for girls ?

In class we continued to talk about the role of Pioneering Women and how all so often the role of women in society is undervalued. We began by discussing colours, branding and how even toys can be assigned by gender. Each pupil used some homework time to investigate TOYS and TShirts and then to present their findings. We created a range of Powerpoint Presentations. 

Literacy- The Jabberwocky

Today we looked at an incredible piece of poetry written by Lewis Carroll. We began by looking at the image of this incredible beast and used it through a zones of relevance activity. When writing we need to consider how powerful vocabulary can be used to create engagement for the reader.

Habitats.

Nature is all around us. We began by looking and listening within our outside areas. Our trail area revealed hidden nests, the front entrance to school an active bird nest, one abandoned nest, an unused wasp nest and across in our field crows fighting, buzzards high in the sky and all manner of creepy crawlers on the ground.

Progress in Dance.

Each week we have continued to develop our performance in dance. What a great way to end a Monday with fun, exercise and dance in the hall. Each week we have learnt how to coordinate our bodies, to keep in time with the music, follow a composition but also create our own compositions in our groups. Watch our most recent practise warm up session. It was great !

Carla teaching Dance.

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It’s a 10 from Carla !

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Year 6 Transition.

The time for preparation is almost upon us. Today we welcomed Jane Webber, to talk to our year 6 pupils about the transition to High School. It was great fun being challenged with the cups and then watching the story of Joseph and thinking how this relates to challenges and the transition to High School.

Christian Distinctiveness and Support.

Year 6 Treat.

We all deserve nice things especially when we have worked hard. This year we asked our year 6 what they would like to do. After lots of discussion a visit to the beach and Llandudno was decided. We began by visiting the Snow Centre for x2 events followed by time on the beach.

Fine Art Drawing

This week began the process of researching South American art. It’s largely based around geometric patterns and small detailed curves. We decided to replicate some of the designs we had found and produce a simple card bookmark.

Learning outside the classroom.

This week in forest school we linked our art and design technology focus by using natural materials to weave a shape and pattern. Inspired by our work using wool helped us to understand how pattern can be achieved using textures from bark, grasses, stalks and leaves.

Future Careers Week.

As we fast approach another half term holiday we decided to create an amazing week filled with visitors and experiences that would enthuse our pupils. Thinking about a future career begins at an early age but all so often young people can grow up just not being sure what they would like to do.

Have a look below at our photographs to see just some of the visitors we have had in school.

Inspiration for all.

Prison Service.

Class 4 were treated to an extra special presentation when Paul, a prison warden from Berwyn, came to speak and answer questions about prison life. This was an incredible insight into the rehabilitation process and how offenders are treated.

Creative Curriculum.

It’s not all about maths, reading and writing. This week year 5 pupils have focussed on design technology and using wool to create their own designs.

Dance with Carla.

It was wonderful to welcome back Carla for more dance and movement work. This week we built on our compositions by keeping some of our routines and also adding some new moves. Great fun and great exercise.

Physical Education.

Its great to see pupils working together in teams to support each other. This week we used the indoor space to develop skills of field striking.

First day back and already our new and exciting curriculum has begun. Today we welcomed Carla Watts who taught us about dance and freestyle movement. It was great fun!

Come Dance With Me !

Freestyle Section

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Freestyle 2

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Freestyle 3

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Group Composition

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