Other adults in the classroom at various times: Miss Elsworth and Miss Goodwin.
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Dates for your diaries:
Wednesday 10th July - Friday 12th July 2019
The HILL HOUSE residential is always a success: "It wasn't just good - it was incredible." (Ben); "Hill House
was educational." (Imogen); "Hill House was great with loads of activities. I recommend it." (Michael) "It is
seriously amazing." (Gui); "Hill House provided us with so many opportunities that we could never be
bored." (Charlie/Ruby S).
Salisbury Cathedral Leaver's Service: Friday 5th July 2019 - all day!
Wednesday July 3rd: Morning - visit to Westfield Gallery to view artworks
Afternoon - UKS2 sports
Thursday July 4th: Swimsafe and Firefit
LEAVERS’ PICNIC is on FRIDAY 19th. JULY - after school
LEAVERS’ SERVICE at ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH is on MONDAY 22nd. JULY at 1:30 pm
Peasants, Princes and Pestilence
Featuring life in the 14th century times and stories about the Black Plague, which entered the UK through Weymouth!
Week beginning: 10/6/19
English - the impact day started off a vocabulary checking discussion for our new topic - in particular: peasant, prince and plague - and a ‘community of enquiry’ task based around pictures of the 14th century. Photos above show the other activities which made this an engaging day. Following this day, the lessons focussed on eliciting prior knowledge (always an eye-opener for the teacher) and looking at similes, metaphors and personification of ‘death’ aka ‘grim reaper’. Some fantastic descriptive writing emerged.
The word ‘pestilence’ was explored too and mini posters were created about this intriguing word.
Maths - we are revisiting measures, especially the need to be able to convert units of measure to solve problems and discussing why. Children still need to experience ‘real’ measures to build up reference points for themselves e.g. How heavy is a kilo? A gram? 500 g? How long is a km? 5 m? 5 mm? How much is 3 litres? Find and discuss real ‘objects ‘ which are equivalent to these measures.
We learnt that Miss Elsworth’s son converts every measure to millimetres for accuracy as he is a carpenter!
Science - How do we classify living things? What are the key characteristics that help sort them into groups? A lot of work needed here!
RE - completing our enquiry into how Muslims personal struggle (greater jihad) and their belief in akhirah (afterlife) helps them to lead ‘good’ lives with a diamond nine activity and discussion.
Other - continuing with our sustainable community projects.