Please be aware that all children are expected to have their PE kit in school every Monday ready for the week ahead - we will be checking this so please support your child by helping them organise themselves.
Please see our Autumn Term Curriculum Newsletter for details on what we will be learning until Christmas.
September 2018: Creating our Solar System
In our first few days of this term we all worked on creating a 3D solar system. We each had a planet to decorate using our knowledge of the appearance of the planets. Saturn was quite challenging to make due to its rings so we worked on this planet in pairs. The finished planets look great and we now have 3 solar systems displayed in the classroom and along the corridor!
September 2018: Roald Dahl Day
In recognition of the amazing talents of Roald Dahl, we joined many other schools nationwide in celebrating Roald Dahl Day on 13th September. Some of us chose to dress up as a Roald Dahl book character - we had James and Aunt Spiker from 'James and the Giant Peach', Charlie from 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', Sophie from 'The BFG' to name but a few! Can you tell who was dressed as which character in the photo below?
Some of us wore something yellow in colour instead of dressing up - this was in recognition of yellow being Roald Dahl's favourite colour.
During our English lesson, we looked at Roald Dahl's 'Revolting Rhymes' in which he puts a comical twist to many well-known fairy stories. We had fun acting them out to the class and performing each entertaining tale!
September 2018: Visit to Winchester Science Centre
To kick-start our Space topic, Y5 and Y6 visited the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium. We took part in a Discover Space workshop where we looked at how light is used in telescopes to explore the Universe beyond our reach. We then had time to explore the new interactive zone called Explorer: Space where some of us even dressed up in an astronaut suit. The highlight of the day was the awesome Planetarium where we took part in a show called Our Solar System and Beyond. Comments heard from the Y6 class were "This is so cool!", "Wow look at all of the stars!" and "This is unbelievable!" In addition to all of that excitement, we also had time to explore the hands-on exhibits, all of which demonstrated Scientific concepts.