Class 12

Year 5’s Raging Rivers Sparkling Start!
Monday February 19th 2018, 5:00 pm
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Today we became residents of a village which had a wonderful river running through it. Through drama techniques, we explored the activities that we could do by the river, as well as the important role of the river from transporting goods and people, to generating electricity using water wheels. It was fantastic to see how happy the river made the villagers and how respectful they were towards such a treasured and vital feature of the village. However, one day… everything changed!

The villagers woke up to find that their beautifully preserved river was littered with rubbish. Who could have done such a thing?!

With the help of The Wise One, we solved clues that took us to the top of the mountain where the source of our village’s river came from. On the way we met an old lady in a house who it turns out, had been disposing of her rubbish in the stream near her house; and although this meant that she was not surrounded by her rubbish anymore, it had flowed downstream to the village, destroying our river instead!

Using our persuasive language, we kindly wrote a letter to the old lady informing her of what she was doing to our beloved river; explaining to her the effects of her actions; and suggesting ways of dealing with this important issue.

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Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Day!
Friday February 09th 2018, 6:02 pm
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Today we learnt that our mental health is just as important as our physical health, so we celebrated such an important day with our Year 2 buddies. It was lovely to see all the children’s faces filled with joy as we had a Bubblethon this afternoon, what a fantastic way to end our half term!

Now enjoy your well deserved rest, Class 12. Be proud of all the fantastic achievements you have had this term and I look forward to seeing you continue to achieve your goals after half term!


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Karate taster sessions!
Thursday February 08th 2018, 4:05 pm
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Yesterday Class 12 had a karate taster session where we learnt that karate lessons start with us having our hands together and bowing to show respect. As part of the session, we had to imagine that we were holding a icecream, which we were not allowed to drop! This reminded us of where to keep our hands to protect our faces. We were also inspired to be the best we possibly can be and that if we want to be the best, we have to be prepared to practise and work hard for it!

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Investigating birds’ beaks in Class 12!
Thursday February 08th 2018, 3:56 pm
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This term, we have been classifying a range of animals, and this afternoon we went one step further and became scientists investigating why birds’ beaks are so different. We discussed how birds’ beaks have adapted to suit their diets and even planned an investigation to test which beak was best for collecting food.

We learnt how to plan an investigation, ensuring that only one variable changed; all the other variables must stay the same to ensure that it was a fair test. In our investigation, we decided to measure the best beak for collecting food by timing how many pieces could be picked up in just 30 seconds.

We found that the spoon shaped beak was best for collecting food as they could collect more than one piece of food at a time, just as we had predicted! We used various utensils that represented the different beaks and a range of sweets that represented the different foods that birds would eat (fruit, nuts, seeds, nectar, fish, insects and worms). Don’t worry, we collected strawberry laces instead of worms and chocolate raisins instead of insects! Can you remember what foods the marshmallows, boiled sweets and tictacs represented?

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Class 12’s stars this week!
Friday February 02nd 2018, 6:08 pm
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This week, Jay was chosen as our handwriting star of the week. The progress he has made with his handwriting since joining our class in October has just been phenomenal! The formation of his letters have greatly improved, and because of this, he is now able to join letters together with increased speed and fluency. You should be very proud of yourself, I certainly am!

Additionally, Amira is our Mathematician of the Week for the amazing column multiplication work that she has been doing this past week. In fact, I even challenged her with multiplying decimal numbers, which she picked up so quickly that she even helped me by teaching it to other children. You’ll make a wonderful teacher, Amira, well done!

Young Voices
Friday February 02nd 2018, 5:57 pm
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Last Friday, Year 5 had the most amazing time at Young Voices. We spent the whole day (and evening!) dancing and singing our hearts out! Here are just a few of the many photos we took! Class 12, what were your highlights from this unforgettable experience??!

Our brass lessons continue…!
Friday February 02nd 2018, 5:46 pm
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In Class 12, we have been learning how to buzz high and low pitches which we have been using to reach the different notes when our brass instruments. We have even begun learning the notes C, D and E. I have been so impressed with how quickly the class have been learning their instruments and also how to read music.

Have a look at some of the breathing exercises we have been practising, as well as TWO songs that we learnt today called ‘Slowly’, and the other called ‘Are you ready Eddie’, which gets progressively quicker each time you play it; we really enjoyed that one! Perhaps you can show your friends and family what you have learnt so far…


Multiplication in Class 12!
Friday February 02nd 2018, 5:37 pm
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Wow, the children in class 12 have progressed so much this week with their multiplication skills over the past 2 weeks. We began by using fact boxes to multiply, then we began to use the column method to multiply 2 digits by 1 digit. Some of us were so confident with this that we began using the column method to multiply 2 digit by 2 digits.

Just have a look at all of the methods of multiplication we have covered… Superstars! Can you teach your friends and family your favourite way to multiply?


Maths buddies in class 12!
Thursday January 25th 2018, 2:29 pm
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We have such a wonderful afternoon where we’ve had some Year 2 AND reception children join us to play a range of maths games. I was so impressed with the little ones counting skills and number recognition, and then Year 2 have obviously been working hard as they were superb with their place value knowledge to double 2 digit numbers! As always, Year 5 really took the younger children under their wings and showed that they would make fantastic future teachers!

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Class 12’s stars this week!
Friday January 19th 2018, 3:00 pm
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Well done to Freya who has produced outstanding joined up handwriting in her work. I have noticed how this has really impacted on the speed of her writing too, fantastic!

Also I have been blown away by how brilliant Modestas has done this week in maths. He has been able to use fact boxes with confidence to multiply 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers, you should be so proud of yourself, we a certainly are!

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