Exploring the work of Quentin Blake

This week, we are excited to reveal some of the wonderful art work we are creating for our walking guide. We have taken our inspiration from the magnificent and extremely talented artist Quentin Blake – the author of countless Roald Dahl and David Walliams books.

Our crew used peer assessment and critique to improve they’re first draft and I am exceptionally impressed with the progress so far!

The Water Cycle

This week, we have spent time investigating how water moves around the water cycle. 3HJ thoroughly enjoyed creating their very own ‘water cycles’ but adding food colouring to water. The children drew the different stages onto clear plastics which we hung on the windows in our classroom.

We can’t wait to see the results!

Who’s the teacher? You’re the teacher!

After writing a non-chronological report about their very own imaginary planet (inspired by the fictional planet of Pandora from James Cameron’s Avatar), 6CC put on their teacher heads and assessed their partner’s writing using teacher’s assessment tools. With an emphasis on critique, writers praised features in each others writing whilst also providing their peer with constructive feedback to help make their non-chron. more immersive, captivating and fact-filled.

Feed the birds

This week we have started working towards our final product – a walking guide – which we will be revealing in the not too distant future!

Check out these wonderful bird feeders we made using bread, peanut butter and bird seed. We plan to take them on one of our walks for the local wildlife to enjoy. The children then wrote a set of instructions ready to be published in our guide!

Our hike to Brockadale Nature Reserve

What a wonderful day for a hike!

My amazing crew walked over 8 miles on a hike from school to Brockadale Nature Reserve as part of our immersion week for our new and exciting expedition ‘Walking and wildlife’. The sun was shining and everyone showed huge determination and resilience.

What an achievement! I was so proud of each and every one of you!

We needed more space!

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Continuing from epic hook week, 6CC took to the outdoor space to paint the surface of their papier mache planets. The completion of the planets on Friday afternoon was made all the more sweeter by the sunny weather which all the children enjoyed. Great effort guys, the planets are out of this world (couldn’t resist!).

In a world where you can be anything, be kind.

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Students engaged in a range of discussions surrounding kindness… whilst in the outdoor classroom! In Crew 6CC, we explored many different scenarios where kindness could have a profound impact on the situation where a negative result may possibly have been avoided. Using their voices, each pupils gave an insight into how they would react and how they would want to be treated in their chosen scenario. Before returning to the safety of our cozy classroom, the crew undertook a teambuilding challenge of passing around a musical instrument with the aim being not to make a sound.

‘In a world where you can be anything, be kind.’

Let the debate begin!

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Year 6 students took to the lectern in the Big Bangs! hook week and voiced their arguments in a wide variety of space related topics, ranging from ‘Is space exploration a waste of money?’ to ‘Have aliens visited planet Earth?’. All teams used the internet to build background knowledge about their topic before compiling their best points in the form of a written argument. Bravely, each group delivered a well-structured argument, equipped with a broad range subject-specific vocabulary and statistics to hopefully sway their peers towards their point of view. Well done, Year 6! 👏🏻🏆

What makes a hero?

After learning about the Pop Art movement in the 1960s, our children have been busy creating some eye-catching Pop Art pieces, based on the professions of the experts that visited us last week. The pupils have worked extremely hard to ensure their work is vibrant, bold and exciting. Here is a small selection of their beautiful work.

A selection of our final pieces