Class 12

Class 12’s stars this week!
Friday September 22nd 2017, 4:19 pm
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Sianne has shown superb presentation in all areas of her writing and learning this week, well done! Her handwriting has been neat in all of her writing and she has organised her maths work neatly too!

I am also pleased to announce Storm as our Mathematician of the Week after her superb reading and comparing of numbers up to 1 million, what a massive achievement!


What is day and night?
Friday September 22nd 2017, 1:47 pm
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As part of our topic about space, this week we investigated why we have day and night. We did this by creating our very own models of Earth using polystyrene balls and piercing a skewer through the middle of it to represent the Earth’s axis. We also drew a line around the centre of Earth to represent the Equator. Above the Equator is the Northern Hemisphere (where we live) and below the Equator is the Southern Hemisphere.

From our visit to the Black Hole Planetarium, we learnt that the Earth’s axis was tilted, so we held our model as such! We then used a torch to represent the sun and shone it on our model Earth whilst rotating it on its axis. We noticed that the light from the sun would reach certain areas of Earth, but not others. It is day where the sun is shining on Earth, and it is night time where the sun’s light doesn’t reach.

We also learnt that the Earth’s axis stays tilted in the same direction as it travels around the sun, and this is why we have our seasons. When we are tilting towards the sun, it is our summer and when we are tilting away from the sun, it is winter.

Oliver also noticed that the Equator is the closest point to the sun during the day time and the furthest point away from the sun during the night time. This means that they would have the warmest day time and the coldest nights. What a brilliant observation!

Xarles also drew a wonderful diagram to show what we had learnt:


Class 12’s Stars of the week!
Friday September 22nd 2017, 7:41 am
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This week Charlie blew us away with his outstanding handwriting and presentation in his written work, and so has quite rightly won our Super Handwriting award (even if he was a little camera shy!) Just as importantly, Modestas won our Mathematician of the Week for showing magnificent perseverance and reasoning skills during maths and was able to read and write numbers up to 1 million and even partition them into units, tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousands and hundred thousands. You are both superstars!


Class 12 visited The Black Hole Planetarium!
Friday September 22nd 2017, 7:05 am
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On Monday, Class 12 were sucked into a black hole! Whilst in there, we learnt lots of facts about space including why we have day and night, the different planets, galaxies and star constellations. Here are just some of our favourite facts that we wrote about in our theme books:

Jack “There are more than 100 billion galaxies.”

Tallulah “There is an invisible line called an axis that goes through the centre of the Earth and the moon.”

Cloe “Jupiter is a gas giant.”

Alex “The moon takes 4 weeks to orbit Earth.”

Bonnie “There are constellations of stars in the sky that look like pictures.”

Can you remember any other facts to share with your friends and family?

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Miss Carlton

Welcome to Class 12!
Friday September 22nd 2017, 7:04 am
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What a fantastic first week it has been! It has absolutely flown by, but we have managed to squeeze so much into just 4 days, and I’m looking forward to this continuing!

I have been so impressed with Class 12’s enthusiasm for learning and with an exciting first half term planned around the topic ‘A Mission to Mars’, I know that we certainly have a fun packed year ahead of us.

This week, the children have been using their problem solving skills using place value in maths, and with Areefa’s incredible resilience and reasoning skills, she was awarded Mathematician of the Week this week. In addition to this, the children have written some wonderful adverbial phrases based on a photo of a brave astronaut saluting  (whilst punctuating them accurately too). Storm even took her brilliant independent writing to Mr Smith where she was given a headteachers award sticker, well done you!

One of her adverbial phrases included:

Filling with joy, the brave astronaut saluted on the moon.

And if that isn’t enough, Amira has proven herself to have fantastic presentation in her written work, so has won our first Handwriting Star award. Well done everyone, and to think, this is just our first week. I can’t wait for what’s yet to come!

Class 12 also learnt a very catchy song about the planets called ‘Earth, Space and all that Jazz’ (it’s been stuck in my head all week!) I’m sure friends and family would love to hear it! 🙂

Miss Carlton

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Year 5 PE sessions
Friday September 15th 2017, 4:05 pm
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Just as a reminder, Year 5 have PE every Monday and Tuesday, so please could you ensure that you have your PE kits ready to bring in with you on Monday morning.

Thanks and have a lovely, well-deserved weekend Class 12! 🙂

Miss Carlton