Class 12


          
Class 12’s Stars this week!
Friday June 08th 2018, 4:32 pm
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What a fantastic first week back. Class 12 have done an amazing job in both their Maths and English work. In Maths this week, we have begun looking at angles, identifying acute, obtuse, reflex and right angles. As well as this, we have been using protractors to measure angles accurately, too which Tallulah has done amazingly well this week, so has thoroughly deserved our Mathematician of the Week award.

In addition to this, Jack is joining up his handwriting much more consistently and so is able to write with much more fluency, well done you two!

 

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Lady of Shalott
Friday June 08th 2018, 4:26 pm
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Monday morning, Class 12 discovered a crime scene, where the body of the Lady of Shalott had been discovered in a boat surrounded by various clues inspired by the poem ‘The Lady of Shalott’ by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

In small groups and through various drama techniques, the children explored the poem by focusing on one of the verses. As detectives, the children built up a picture of the events which had taken place, who Lady Shalott was and how she had met her death.

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Medieval workshop
Friday June 08th 2018, 4:17 pm
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On Monday afternoon, Class 12 participated in a unique workshop where we got to actively explore life in Medieval Times. During the workshop, we had the opportunity to handle items from medieval times as well as participate in a range of other activities including wool spinning, writing with quill pens and ink, brass rubbing and coin striking.



Class 12’s Stars this week!
Friday March 16th 2018, 4:27 pm
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Well done to Xarles this week, who has been applying his times tables knowledge to calculate equivalent fractions. Throughout the week he has grown in confidence with identifying and comparing fractions and more importantly he has been able to explain his workings out as well!

In addition to this, Class 12 have been working incredibly hard this week, writing an ending to the story we’ve learning about in literacy called ‘Flood’. Not only has Tallulah used such a fantastic range of different techniques including adverbial phrases; parenthesis using brackets, commas and dashes; semi colons for complex lists but she managed to maintain neat, joined handwriting throughout. Brilliant job!

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Class 12’s stars!
Thursday March 15th 2018, 4:00 pm
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We have so many stars in Class 12, that I simply can’t keep up! We have been celebrating fantastic Maths work from Oliver, Anya and Freya over the past few weeks. They have been identifying and comparing fractions; including equivalent fractions and finding common denominators in order to compare them.

As well as this, we have to say a massive well done to Areefa, Keira and Alex who have produced outstanding joined up handwriting. The fluency and speed that they are able to write at, allows them to focus more on the content they are writing, which is noticeable in the high quality of work that they have produced. Congratulations to all of our worthy winners!!

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How are rivers formed?
Thursday March 15th 2018, 3:50 pm
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Today Class 12 took part in a drama day combined with being geographers. They found clues and a letter in the emporium from the elderly lady who they had met previously. She wanted to find out about how rivers are formed and asked for the children’s help.

Each child had a role in their group when researching their part of the river formation. This included a Head Geographer, a Recorder, a Lexicographer, a Researcher and a Time Keeper. Each group were given a part of the river formation to research:

Source

Valley

Tributaries

Lake

Meander

Mouth

The children then presented to the rest of the group the information that they had found out. To end their exciting adventure, the children wrote an explanation of the river formation for a display.

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Mothers Day Event!
Wednesday March 14th 2018, 5:44 pm
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Last week we had a wonderful time designing rockets with our mums and nans, customised with personal messages telling them why they were so special to us. Thank you to all the parents who were able to join us, and for making fantastic memories with us! For those who were unable to make the event, here are some of the photos for you to enjoy! Happy mothers Day!

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Making it rain in Class 12!
Wednesday March 14th 2018, 5:32 pm
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This week marks science week, so in Class 12 we performed an experiment which allowed us to make it rain indoors.

For our experiment we used:

  • A glass jar- which represented Earth.
  • Hot water- which represented our planet’s water being heated by the sun.
  • A plate- which represented where clouds are formed.
  • Ice cubes- which represents the cold air higher up in the atmosphere.

We began by putting ice cubes on the plate. Then approximately 3cm of hot water was poured into our glass jars. Next we covered the jar with the plate which was holding the ice cubes on top. Finally we made our observations, drew diagrams and a rote scientific explanations for what we were seeing using vocabulary such as: evaporation, condensation, precipitation and water vapour.

Look at Freya’s fantastic scientific recordings of our investigation, well done!

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Here’s us all hard at work,we’ll make fantastic scientists!

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World Book Day!
Monday March 05th 2018, 3:43 pm
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Last week, we had World Book Day. So to celebrate such an event, Miss Carter and her Book Club children shared their books with the school. To excite us about our reading we also discussed about the different people we can share our books with and where we might want to share our stories. We even played a funny game where we had to choose silly places and people/animals we could share our books with beginning with a letter chosen at random from a page in our books.

As well as this, the children have been doing a sponsored read so instead of dressing up, they have been reading for sponsors. In school we also have a class reader book called ‘Journey to the River Sea’, which we used to inspire our door display! We designed and made it ourselves!

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Equivalent fractions
Monday March 05th 2018, 3:42 pm
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Last week in Year 5, we have been exploring, investigating and exploring equivalent fractions. The children have done a fantastic job at noticing that what ever we do to the numerator (the number at the top of the fraction), we must do the same to the denominator (the number at the bottom of the fraction), whether it is being multiplied or divided.

We even began to use these skills to compare fractions that had different denominators. The hardest part was recognising what common denominator all the fractions could be converted into. Once we had done that we could then see which was the largest and which was the smallest. Great job class 12!

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Here Alex has shown us how to identify how to identify equivalent fractions by looking at the numerator and denominator.

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Here Ayesha has identified fractions which are equivalent using a pictorial representation.

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Here Tallulah has used her knowledge of equivalent fractions to show 3 quarters using equivalent fractions to help her do so.