Week beginning February 11th.
We’ve been being scientists this week as we have started to investigate our “States of Matter” topic. We set up our own investigations to test rates of evaporation. We have also explored what condensation is.
On Wednesday 13th February, Kim, a dental nurse came to speak to us about taking care of your teeth. We looked at pictures of teeth covered in plaque and rotten and she then showed us how to clean our teeth properly both with a manual and with an electric toothbrush. We have designed our posters to remind children across our school of Kim's three top tips.
'One of my favourite parts was when we learnt a song based on a limerick we had written. It was Lacey's limerick we made into a song: "There was a young girl from Fremington." Imogen.
'I was so proud of myself after. You needed to stay awake at all times and it was a lot of teamwork.' Emilee
'I really liked leading the drums, counting everybody in.' Nelson
'We were filmed by Hamish the camera man from BBC Spotlight. We might be on TV!' Summer
'I liked the dice game because you could make funny noises with the percussion instruments' Tom
As part of our 'Time Travel' topic we have been using our dance lessons to explore aspects of Roman life.
We have already had a busy start to the New Year and are looking forward to an exciting new 'Time Travel' topic.
This term we have undertaken the challenge of completing our daily mile - this has been fantastic for increasing our fitness and stamina, not to mention setting and working towards our own personal targets.
On Thursday 24th January, we were treated to a fabulous musical performance by the Devon Youth Jazz Orchestra. Here is what we thought about it:
My favourite part was listening to the songs they played because they were fun! Madison
I really liked it when they used the 'Tempo' and 'Dynamics' signs to control the speed and volume of the band. Aggie
They also used lots of different instruments, a guitar, an electric bass guitar, an alto saxophone, trumpet and drums. Nathan
I enjoyed the songs because I liked it when they changed the tempo and the dynamics. Poppy.
This afternoon we had a fantastic time investigating igloo shapes; we used a range of different materials to build our own mini igloos.It was great to see team work in action as we created and evaluated our winter shelters.
It has been another busy week in Lundy Class - we have started our learning about writing instructions in Literacy and we have discovered what a factor, square number and prime number is. We have just started to rehearse our production 'The Keymaster' - listen out for the songs at home!
On Wednesday afternoon, Megan joined us for the afternoon to teach us (and Mrs Turner!) some drama games. The tasks helped us to work supportively in a team and to think imaginatively. Take a look at the picture below of a group working together to create a picture of a toothbrush - it was an electric brush that could be switched on by pressing a button - great imaginations! We finished by creating our own soundscape in a class circle. It was a fun afternoon and we look forward to Megan's next visit.
On Monday Trinity and Lundy Classes had a science day. We took part in a carousel of activities which included: Earth and space, Safety with electricity, learning about electric circuits and symbols. It was an active day of learning.
On Thursday, we were treated to a performance by ex-Instow pupil - Yazzy. She talked to us about where her dream to be a singer began - when she was asked to perform in the Instow Primary School 'Talent Show', and when she was picked to play Nancy in the Christmas play. She recalled standing on the playground steps and singing with her best friend at the time. Yazzy told us about her three albums she has recorded and how she was asked this year to support Paloma Faith at the Glastonbury Extravaganza! Yazzy sang a couple of her favourite songs to us but the highlight was when we joined in with singing 'This Is Me!' with her - a very special moment! Check out Trinity Class page (Class 5) to see pictures of Yazzy's visit.
During the Key stage 2 children's assembly, we watched the author and illustrator Tom McLaughlin, who is a very famous author and illustrator of children's books. He shared a great book called "The Accidental PRIME MINISTER". We are going to share some of it with you now:
"Where there is grumpiness, may we bring giggles; where there is jelly, may we bring ice-cream; where there are chairs, may we bring whoopee cushions!"
We really enjoyed it when he taught us about drawing a man from simple shapes. Tom also shared that he is dyslexic and that he found reading and writing very difficult as a child. In fact, he still finds reading tricky now! This hasn't stopped him from being a successful author though - he definitely knows the power of YET!
Reported by Noah, Milly and Mrs Turner
This week was our long awaited residential trip to Bristol for our year 5 children in Lundy Class. It has been a week of new experiences, fun, learning and exploration, as well as glorious sunshine - we were so lucky! There are so many highlights that you will hear about in the coming weeks but some of our favourites include: seeing all of the animals at the zoo (especially Red Pandas!), all of the wonderful meals at the Youth Hostel (cooked breakfasts... yum), going on board the SS Great Britain, a ferry ride around the harbour and so many more! The children were great company and it was a delight to receive compliments from members of the public and staff at the Youth Hostel about their manners and excellent behaviour. Please see Class 5 pages to view more of the many photographs taken during the week.
WEEK BEGINNING: 5TH SEPTEMBER 2018