A HUGE well done to everyone for their fantastic performances in The Keymaster! All those hours of learning lines, song words and stage directions really paid off with some really memorable shows! We are looking forward to watching the DVD soon.
Our special phrase for this week is 'We have the keys' - come and tell a Trinity adult to earn your house point.
Over the holidays please read a book..(more than one book would be great!).Think about who you would recommend the book to; then write a letter to that person to explain your recommendation. When we get back to school in January we will send the letters to each other. Happy reading!
The Ice Bear
In Trinity Class we have been studying the beautiful Innuit myth The Ice Bear. Jackie Morris uses similes, personification and alliteration as she weaves this atmospheric Arctic tale. Mrs Tuohey read the story and left it at a 'cliffhanger', we then wrote our own next chapter.
It was then that they came for him...His furry family!He searched for memories of his past,deep in his beating heart.He was in the cave,his cave, once more.Pictures of his past came flooding back into his mind. The midnight blue ceiling, the warmth of his family, both of these things had just been a story for so long. But now it was reality! He stared at his long lost family. His mother, his brother and his pappa. Nothing had changed, but wait, something had changed.What did not stand there before, but was intruding now, a raven....
Up above, the Northern Lights, so bright, like ambers gleaming in the sky - singing like a beautiful lullaby. He fell into a deep sleep. His ancestors of old and new travelling, far and wide only for him. He finally awoke and found himself alone in the ice blue cave that had been his home. He looked. He searched. He scoured. No-one was there.... except the raven.
He could understand the raven's screeches and it could understand him. The raven warned him that danger was out there and that it was he, the raven, who had brought him here. Three things filled the boys mind: the ambers, the humans and the bears....
Week beginning 26th November.
On Monday Classes 4 and 5 had a science morning. We learnt about series and parallel circuits with Mrs Brewer and conducted an experiment on insulators with Mrs Tuohey. Ask us what we found out!
It is great to see that several children are earning certificates for completing their Spellodrome challenges; this is a great way to learn your spellings and reinforce the spelling patterns that we are learning. The Keymaster rehearsals continue - thank you to all those children who have worked so hard to learn their lines and song words! We have also had fun this week creating products that will be sold at next week's Christmas Market - we hope that you can come along and look at all the beautiful crafts that we have made.
This week's special phrase to earn two house points 'Spellodrome Superstars!'
It has been another busy week in Trinity class with rehearsals for our production of The Keymaster in full swing. We also wrote and presented our class assembly, thank you to all the families and friends who came along to find out about our learning this year. We concluded the week with some Year 5 and 6 children attending a 'Sports Hall Athletics' event at Bideford College and others enjoying a visit from the Fire Service for an excellent and informative fire safety talk. If you read this come and say the fire safety reminder 'Stop, drop and roll' to a Trinity class adult to earn two house points!
It has been another busy week in Trinity Class, We have started to rehearse our production 'The Keymaster' - listen out for songs as they are being hummed at home! Our Year 6's planned and organised the Children in Need fundraising events: a fantastic 'Bring and Buy' sale, a cake sale, come to school wearing spots and stripes and finally Miss Graves amazing penny Pudsey! We raised a fantastic £400 - thank you all! Erin and Millie also raised £175 for their upcoming gymnastics competition in Gran Canaria.
If you read this, go and say 'We did Pudsey proud!' to a Trinity adult to earn yourself a house point!
We have also been thinking about World War 1 and created a beautiful soldier silhouette which we then covered with poppies. Please come in to the the hall to have a look at our Remembrance display.
Week beginning 29th October
What a treat to return to school and receive some post ! Today Leighton, Erin and George received a letter and some badges from the science museum we visited in Bristol. They were so impressed with the lovely neat letters that we had sent that they sent some badges. Well done !
We used the amazing music from The Planet Suite as a stimulus for our own writing.
The darkness is nearly as pressing as the fear I hold as we march confidently on to the battle field, it is overcoming. But we must fight like it is not torture we must fight and lose light and life for no gain.
The darkness is exploded by a fierce fire and I know it has began. It is war beyond all before, this is it the showdown a pure battle...
And bangs are echoed by dull thuds and all I see is fight...
As the music started ,I pictured a battle field emerging and I could see a danger sign. I also thought of the Doctor Who theme tune because it is quite alien like. I felt quite rushed and all over the place and I also felt like I was in the middle of the war. As the song ended it was as if everything had just stopped... Everyone. Was. Dead.
Week beginning October 15th
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.
This week we had a very inspiring visit from an ex-Instow pupil - Yazzy. She talked to us about her years at Instow School, and how the talent shows and Christmas plays inspired her to become a singer! She particularly remembered playing the role of Nancy in a production of Oliver! Yazzy explained her musical journey and how she has now recorded three albums and performed supporting Paloma Faith at the Glastonbury Extravaganza! We really enjoyed hearing Yazzy sing and joining with her to sing 'Mamma Mia' and 'This Is Me!' - a fantastic afternoon.
Writing inspired by our Bristol residential.
Are you feeling bouncy? Do you need to let off some steam? If you tick both boxes,then bounce over to Air Hop, the fun filled family attraction!
In you hour of joyful jumping, you will haved hopped on and off of: Daring dogeball, be brave battle beams, warriors wipe out, awesome assault course, fabulous foam pit and manic main court.
While all the madness is going on, there will be some motivational music playing in the back ground.You are bound to work up a sweat, so why not take a break in our cafe.Tuck into some much needed brain food and then explore the wonders of the souvenirs. So come to Air hop, the fun filled familly attraction!
By Erin M
Walk, watch and wonder
Are you scared of heights?If not then come and visit Brunel’s brilliant bridge.
Walk -walk where millions of people have walked before,
Watch -watch all of the lights below you,
Wonder -wonder what it was like to build this brilliant bridge,
Look down at the shimmering lights in the water more then 300 feet away!
Did you know one day a lady jumped off the bridge in a wedding dress - because of the dress she floated down!
Do you feel bouncy? Need to burn off some energy ? Then look no further , Air hop is the place for you . Bristol’s best trampoline park has numerous activities for everyone . Take time to explore each zone. Enjoy dynamic dodgeball, battling battle beams, basking basketball, wipeout warriors! During the hours that you are there, if you ever need a break, why not visit our cafe? Have a drink and something to eat. On the way out buy something from our gift shop, a souvenir like a slapband to help you remember your day.
Wednesday 3rd October
Today we have enjoyed a visit from the author and illustrator Tom McLaughlin, some of the children were lucky enough to have their books signed by him. It was inspirational to hear that although he is dyslexic he has made a career out of writing and creativity. His talk inspired us to try some illustrating for ourselves .
Week beginning Monday 24th September
This week was our long awaited residential trip to Bristol. It has been a week of new experiences, fun, learning and exploration. 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 positivity. Some of the hundreds of pictures we took are shown below but there will be more to see and hear about soon!
This week we have designed and painted our own 'Reading Rocks'. Each time we complete a 'Reading Rocks Challenge' we can put one of the rocks in the box - once the class have reached 20 rocks we will have a reward! Keep reading Trinity Class and remember those challenges!
Trinity Class - if you have read this page please come and say 'Reading Rocks' to a Trinity Class adult to earn 2 house points!
This week we have listened to some fantastic narrative poems, Matilda by Hillaire Belloc, The Watch and our particular favourite Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen. We found that each poet had used 'writers' tools' to create their story style poem; we also discovered that each of these poems had a moral or a piece of advice for the reader!
We have had another great week getting to know our Reception buddies - we even accompanied them to their first celebration assembly on Friday!
On Friday we enjoyed an afternoon of art as we prepared for next week's Harvest Festival. Our new IPads proved to be an invaluable tool as we researched foods that had been discovered by explorers!
Trinity Class - if you have read this section, come and say 'Extreme Explorers' to a Trinity adult and you will earn two house points!
Welcome back to Trinity Class, we hope that you have had a wonderful summer holiday!
In Trinity Class we have made a great start to the year - today we met with our Reception buddies to introduce ourselves and share a story; there are some lovely photos of this on Crow Point class page.
We also had a treasure hunt around the school with cunning clues about our topic - we had to use all the evidence to discover our new theme! Look at the photos to see if you can work out the connection between the objects.