Year 5 Writing is Just So

Here we are sharing our first ideas for a Just So story.

We have chosen a favourite animal and decided on the new feature we want to explain.

Already we have some language from the Rudyard Kipling originals, O Best Beloved.

Watch out for our published stories.

Year 5 French

In our French lesson this week we learned how to say the rainforest animals, first by copying and repeating. Then we wrote the words phonetically so we wouldn’t be confused when we saw the French spelling.

We practised by playing a track game – thank you and well done to everyone who spoke clearly in French and had a go.

Year 6 Science

What has light got to do with glasses of water?

Year 6 had an investigative science lesson looking at refraction. We predicted, observed and drew conclusions from our investigation. We investigated the optical illusion of why a straw sometimes looks distorted when in a glass of water and what happens when you put an arrow behind a glass of water.

Try it yourself and see what happens! Why not ask Year 6 to share their knowledge of refraction and explain why these optical illusions happen?

Year 4 New Forest Visit

To start our Autumn Term off with a bang we decided to visit the New Forest. Our trip started with a visit to Lyndhurst Verderers Court to learn about the rules of the forest and who decides what happens if the rules are broken. Then we had a whistle stop tour of Lyndhurst Museum- finding out all the ways in which it is used. The area in which we live was important in WW2 and has housed many endangered animals.

When we finished a short coach journey, we arrived at Bolderwood and had lunch. After lunch, the children were given cameras and voice recorders to spot the human impact at Bolderwood. Our afternoon ended with a walk and us spotting 4 Fallow Deer in a nearby field.

We were all tired after a long and adventurous day that has informed our learning throughout this topic.


Year 3 Maths

This week, in Maths, Year 3 have been learning all about shapes. We have enjoyed making shapes with the pegboards and recognising the difference between regular and irregular polygons. We’ve been looking at 2D and 3D shapes, and sorting 3D shapes using Venn Diagrams. Finally, the children had great fun making 3D shapes with playdough.

Year 3 Tennis

This week Year 3 have been playing tennis.

At the beginning of the lesson we recapped what we did in last week’s lesson. We balanced a ball on a racket and counted how long we could balance it for. Then we practised our forehand and played little games of tennis with a partner.

By Year 3 child

Year 5 and 6 Orienteering

On Thursday 3rd October, 12 Year 5 and 6 pupils took part in an orienteering competition at the Tile Barn in Brockenhurst. The afternoon consisted of finding clues, teamwork and being able to read their maps accurately. As you can see from these pictures, these were skills that they all used well. The children were split into groups of 4 and had to complete two tasks: Anagram and finding the clues and hole punching them.

The hard work, effort and determination of these pupils paid off as in the Anagram challenge 2 groups came joint 1st and the other group came 3rd. Then in the hole punch challenge 1 group came 3rd overall. This was a fantastic effort and all the children who were involved should be incredibly proud of their achievements.

It goes to show that hard work, determination and effort really do help to strive for our best.