More replies received! Do pop into Trinity class and see our board of replies... we've even been lucky enough to get some gifts. Annabelle would love to tell you about hers. Roxy has heard from a Sir ... which one could it be? Alfie is an animal love and he's had a letter from the Super Vet and Tom loves Rugby so can you guess who he wrote to?
Week beginning Monday 6th November
We've had a busy week of learning in Trinity this week. In Maths we have been learning efficient methods for multiplication - on Tuesday the class had to did deep and show their resilience with some missing number multiplication challenges. We were so proud of them! In Literacy we have continued with our unit of work on letter writing. We have been writing formal letters to express our concerns over issues such as car park charges, recycling and dog waste. We've also had the excitement of our first reply from our letters to inspirational people. Josh was delighted to receive a note from Arlington Enterprises who manage James May - we were thrilled that a Top Gear autograph card was enclosed. we'll be looking out for the postman next week to see if anyone else is lucky enough to receive a reply!
Over the half term break Trinity Class created some superb 'Dream Islands' for their home learning. Here are a few of the tropical paradise models that we now have in class - please feel free to pop in and have a closer look!
As the build up towards Christmas begins, the children have made a great start with rehearsals for Panto Pandemonium. We have been really impressed with their enthusiasm and energy - keep learning those lines Trinity Class!
In Literacy we are starting a sequence on The Mousehole Cat a beautiful legend, local to the south west. The children will be using this story as a basis for creating their own legends - watch this space.
Week beginning October 9th
Thank you to all of the family and friends who came to join us for our Class assembly. We hope you enjoyed hearing about how we are living life to the full in Trinity. It was great to see Baz from St George's too.
In Literacy this week we have been writing balanced arguments. They are titled "Should development be allowed on our coastline?". Below are see examples of our writing.
On the other hand ,people are prepared to pay more money on properties near the coastline, which means the government gets more money to spend on other things we need. It is scientifically proven that the view of the sea helps your heart rate . Any day people living by the coast can easily go for a walk on the beach (which means that they get fresh air and exercize without having to use a car). Britain is known for our gorgeous and stunning beaches and lots of tourists want to stay by the beach. Where are they going to stay if there are no houses or hotels to stay in? Martha
On the other hand letting people develop our coast line could spoil the beautiful scenery for others. By building up our coast line we allow many of the stunning views and beaches to be spoiled by new flats hotels and houses. Should we allow this to happen? Emily
Having said this ,once they are built on the coast , it can be very relaxing living there,and can actually help your heart rate. You can get lots of fresh air and and it is very healthy. When you go out , you can get free exercise by running , walking, swimming, surfing and bodyboarding. Charlie
It has been another busy week in Trinity Class! Two more groups of Year 6 children completed their Bikeability training and our now ready to ride the roads of Instow! We also had an inspiring visit from the Tangled Theatre Company performing their piece 'No One is an Island'. The week finished with a bang...literally as we visited Great Torrington School for the STEM 'Big Bang' event.'The Big Bang' is a UK-wide programme designed to bring science and engineering to life for young people ; we visited a range of talks and hands on workshops from 'The Magic of Science' to 'CSI Whodunnit', 'Doctor Doctor' and large exhibition by local science and technology employers - a great day!
Week beginning Monday 25th September
It's been such a busy week in Class 5 that we've not been sure whether we are coming or going! The weather was mostly kind to the Year 6 children who started their Bikeability training. Jo, our lovely instructor, has been thrilled with the progress of the groups and commented on their super behaviour and manners - well done Year 6. Jo will be in school again next week so that all of the Year 6 children can benefit from this great opportunity.
On Tuesday Mrs Brewer and Mrs Tuohey were able to spend the morning in Croyde on a course about the coast. They learnt all kinds of things about the creatures and land around our coastline and are looking forward to sharing this with Trinity Class in our topic work this term.
Year 5 attended a fire safety course on Thursday and then on Friday it was time to walk down the hill to share in the school Harvest celebration. Thank you to Oliver, Peita and Abbie for writing and sharing their prayers and well done to all of Class 5 for their poem performance - bringing a whole new meaning to Peas, Turnips and Squash.
Next week looks set to be another jam packed week with a theatre visit and our science day to look forward to at Great Torrington School.
Week beginning 18th September
It has been an action packed start to the term in Trinity Class! We had an amazing week on our residential to St. George's House in Georgeham - we will be sharing some of our adventures in our class assembly later this half term. Please have a look at the fantastic photos in the Gallery! We have been using our experiences to write recounts and odes to St. George's this week in our Literacy.
Year 6 have had an exciting week visiting the open mornings at our local secondary schools; thinking about the next steps in their learning journeys. Next week Year 6 will also start their Bikeability training.