Class 5 Trinity
wELCOME TO TRINITY CLASS
Wow! What a walk. The children were amazing despite another damp day they managed a long adventure around the coast line of Bull Point to Woolacombe beach. Stunning views and steep steps meant we needed to find our inner Gggrrr! A film before an early ready for a fun filled day tomorrow.
What a busy day. After a yummy breakfast we split into two groups. One group headed to Lee Bay and became rock pool experts and the other began a scrambling adventure near Baggy point. Lots of fun was had with the rock pooling groups getting particularly lucky in spotting a wild seal and experiencing the Smugglers Caves.
After a quick lunch at St George’s we ventured back out on the canoes and surfboards, the groups swapping activities from the day before. The glorious sunshine really helped. All of the children have risen to the challenges and are now tucking into sausages and mash!
A busy day with the children either surfing or Kayaking. Great fun was had by everyone despite a little dampness! Everyone had a delicious tea of pizza, wedges and salad with a mystery fruity pudding. We are playing a few games before settling down for a good nights sleep.
Hoping for sunshine tomorrow!
Year 6 Forest School Cookout
Week beginning 8th July
YEAR 6 Sailing at North Devon Yacht Club
Year 6 had a fantastic afternoon of sailing with North Devon Yacht Club on Thursday - a light wind and beautiful sunshine made for the perfect afternoon on the estuary! A huge thank you to all the volunteers from the Yacht Club and Mrs Jones, Mr Coo and Mr Newton who joined us on the water.
Week beginning 17th June
Trinity class received a lovely invitation from Crow Point class to visit their chicks this week.We heard all about the chicks from some of our Reception 'eggsperts'!! We then worked together to have a cuddle with the chicks!
Year 6 had a truly fantastic day at Oceanfest Schools Day. We took part in an energetic Zumba session, a series of brilliant Code Breaker challenges and finally highly competitive beach flag races....an amazing day was had by all.
Huge thanks to Mrs Jones, Mrs Wareing, Mrs Brewer and Lauren for their help on the day😀
Week beginning 10th June
'The Lost Words' - Poetry in Progress!
Trinity Class have been studying a beautiful poetry book entitled 'The Lost Words'. The blurb sums up the book
"Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children.
They disappeared so quietly that, at first, almost no-one noticed - until one day, they were gone."
We have spent time learning about the wonderful wildlife that is brought to life in the poems.
We have gathered 'lost words' from far and wide....and now, finally, we are ready to write our own poems.
Here are a few of our initial ideas.....
Otters acrobatically enter water,
Show themselves never,
Found in forests, but extinct to the eye,
Fur..amber like the golden sun, shimmering by day, but invisible at night,
Once they've caught the scent, these speedy-snackers will not give up until the prey is caught and the hunt is over!
Rosy red breast shining in the weak winter light - bright brown against snow white,
Only often ever seen when all is dusted with frost. Blooming alongside holly.
This shy sailor and food finder's beady black eyes scouring with seed its silver, worms its gold.
Brilliant birdsong, a sheer spine-tingler as it echoes through the trees.
Poetry in progress - look out for the finished versions and accompanying art work at the RHS Rosemoor exhibition later this month!
Week beginning 20th May
Trinity Class have had a fantastic day, visiting the Marine Camp this morning and Taiko drumming this afternoon.
Week beginning 13th May
Well done to our wonderful Year 6 pupils who showed fantastic resilience and determination as they completed their SATs this week. They were positive and supportive to eacother throughout the week and we are incredibly proud of each and every one of them!
Now let the fun begin!
PETROC Beach Sports
A huge thank you to Tim Newton and the students from Petroc for a fantastic morning of beach sports! Year 6 had a brilliant time learning volley sport skills, beach flag racing and playing beach football! Great sportsmanship all round...what an amazing way to end the week!😀
Week beginning 29th April
It has been another busy week in Trinity Class...we managed to find some time to relax with our Tudor dancing!
You may remember that in Class 5 we decided that rather than giving up something for lent we would donate items instead. Some of the children gave powerful and persuasive speeches as to where our donations should go. On Friday, as a result of your kindness, Mrs Cox and some children from the class were able to take our donated items to the food bank and charity shops in Bideford. Thank you for your generosity.
Week beginning 23rd April
Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely Easter break. Thank you for the wonderful home learning that represents Britain since 1950 in a fun and fashionable way!
This week we have enjoyed visits from the RNLI life guards and from Felicity Sylvester, who talked about sustainable fish supplies, including a lovely taster session!
Week beginning 1st April.
Monday saw the start of April and another sunny day. It was time to look back at TTRS and Manghigh to see who had made it to the top of the leader boards. Well done to Dom and Daniel, enjoy your chocolate treats! It would be great to see more children regularly practising their maths on these sites. It really does show in class when children have embedded their learning.
Mrs Brewer may have managed to trick the Year 6 on Monday... it’s OK folks, SATs week hasn’t changed 😉
We all enjoyed our daily mile in the sunshine and also our final football session with Sam from Exeter City. He has been impresses within how football skills have developed across the weeks and rewarded Megan as the most improved player. Well done Megan.
Report form Riley and Lincoln from Pilton Community College activity morning.
Today we went to Pilton. We had 3 lessons it was German, French and Science. In Science we had to mix and test different liquids with thermostats to measure if there was a change in temperature.
In German we learnt different German words such as a dog is a ‘hund’ and blue is ‘blau’ we then won sweets for winning the German bingo.
In french we learnt ‘J’aime bien le croissant. C’est delicious!’ In English this would mean ‘Please can I have a crossiant. Thank you it was delicious.’
Wednesday 27th March
Easter Experience at St Peter’s Church, Fremington.
We were invited to attend an Easter experience at one of the local churches. On a bright spring afternoon we were met by the friendly team from St Peter’s who welcomed us to their church. The afternoon was enjoyed by all of us, we thought about the last days of Jesus’ life and visited key locations such as the garden of Gethsemane. The activities were interactive and thought provoking. Thank you to St Peter’s for such a fun and thought provoking session.
Week beginning 18th March
Thank you to all the friends and families of Trinity Class who were able to join us for our class assembly! It was great to see the return of ‘The Key Master’! He guided us through the fantastic range of learning (and progress!!) that has been happening in Class this term!
Week beginning 11th March
Another wild and windy week at Instow with Storm Gareth howling around our buildings!! The windswept look rather suits us as we have become genius inventors this week - designing our own Cracking Contraptions in true Wallace and Gromet style! Watch this space for more details as our inspiring inventions take shape!
In Dance this week we traveled back nearly two thousand years to re-enact the work of Roman sculptors, Roman gladiator battles, and sumptuous celebratory feasts!
Week beginning March 4th
Well the sunshine didn’t last ! In fact on Monday we caught in a huge hailstorm during our football session! Never mind, it hasn’t dampened our spirits too much and we’ve been hard at work in the classroom learning about the mean in Maths and writing our balanced arguments in Literacy.
We have also enjoyed another STEM talk, this time from Mr Whitehead (Alfie’s Grandad) who is a precision engineer. It was fascinating to hear about how he started out as an apprentice aged 16 and about all of the projects he has worked on. These have included round tea bags and packaging for medication. We’re all beginning to appreciate how many different things engineers do for us. The children were able to ask some excellent questions to further their own understanding. It won’t be long now until we start our own Primary Engineer entries.
World Book Day
We had a fantastic day on Thursday dressing up as characters from our favourite books. We spent time ‘getting inside’ our characters’ minds - if we could talk to them, what would they say about themselves? Come into Trinity Class to find out more about our characters.
Week beginning 25th February
It’s been lovely being back at school in such gorgeous sunshine after our half-term break. We enjoyed hearing about the adventures the class had during their time off.
On Monday we had a fantastic opportunity when Mr Rolfe and one of his colleagues from TT electronics came in to talk to us about a career in engineering. The children were fascinated to hear about their work testing and making parts for the aviation industry. We also had the opportunity for some hands on learning - the human circuit was particularly popular. We managed to create a circuit of over 50 people and still the lightbulb lit!
Time Travel Machines
A huge well done to the children who have created some fabulous time travel machines over half-term. We’ve started discussing them in class and they are providing some inspiration for our literacy learning.
Week beginning February 11th.
We’ve been being scientists this week as we have started to investigate our “States of Matter” topic. You may well have spotted all of our apparatus around the playground - we’re investigating rates of evaporation!
North Devon Sinfonia Music Workshop
On Friday 15th February, year 5 and 6 children took part in a music workshop with North Devon Sinfonia.
'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
Year 6 composed a song to a limerick written by Dom
There once was on old windmill,
That stood on the top of the hill,
It produced lots of flour,
Although it was sour,
And everyone there stood still.
North Devon Sinfonia
Week beginning February 4th.
Trinity class have certainly been stretching their brains this week. We are persevering with some challenging maths .... if you want to know about algebra come and ask! Some of us have definitely been down into the learning pit this week and have had to battle on to climb up out the other side.
Week beginning 28th January
It has been an interesting week in Trinity Class; on Wednesday we joined many schools around the country as we accessed a live link with a STEM engineer. He gave a presentation about the different aspects of engineering and encouraged us all to think about the possibility of a career in engineering.
On Thursday Year 6 attended a Multi Skills Festival at the Atlantic Racquet Centre. It was fantastic to mix with all the other ACCT school Year 6's and take part in a wide range of sporting activities.
Week beginning Monday 21st January
This week we started some football training.
Week beginning 14th January
This week we have concluded our own myths in the style of The Ice Bear.
Here is an exciting extract from Megan's story....
Many years ago, in the dark months of midwinter, a new soul of bright and beautiful life entered into the world of snow and ice. The hunter's daughter was born - a mile on her face and a glint in her eye. Unaware and pure at heart. Not knowing that what lay ahead may dampen her emanating light of joy for eternity.
One bright, cold day the child was out playing in the snow with the hunter's dog. But boundaries had become tiresome after so long and they dared to enter the wolves territory. This was a major mistake!
We have also started our Time Travel topic this week; we considered the different time eras that we know and also the sources of our existing knowledge. Our Key Master production and Horrible Histories rated high on our sources list.
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.
Happy New Year.
Welcome back to school. It has been lovely to catch up with the children and hear about their adventures over the break. On Tuesday we started the day with a P.M.I session (positives, minuses and interesting things about our break). Lots of the children said that a positive was having family time and playing games together which was good to hear. A minus was the lack of snow and also a lack of surfing ...well we do live in North Devon! Interesting points made ranged from clocks being changed to get lie ins, holidays being booked for the year ahead and a number of comments about lack of sleep on New Year's Eve!
The New Year in Class 5 has had to start off as we mean to go on, with lots of focus, serious learning and some light relief along the way. This week our maths focus has been percentages and it's fair to say that some of the class have found this a challenge. Thankfully Leighton reminded us all of the power of yet and how we might not understand it yet! There's been lots of real- life contexts discussed such as mortgages, credit cars and loans to help the children see that this is a maths skill for life.
In Literacy we've been learning about prepositional phrases and modal verbs. Hopefully the children will be able to explain these to you, at least they should be able to. Whether they can is a different question (see what I did there Class 5?). Our new class reader is a powerful book called "Bubble Boy".The childrenare already hooked and we've focused on making inferences- a great skill to practise at home. This book will probably prompt some discussion at home so be prepared!
Week beginning 17th December.
This week we have come to the end of our Exploration topic. The class were so inspired by “Shackleton’s Journey” that we planned an afternoon of technology thinking about shelters. Shackleton used upturned boats for shelter, as well as wood from The Endurance. He also sheltered in a cave of frozen icicles and made igloos for the dogs. We started our afternoon by thinking about communication and teamwork and then split into groups to make our own igloos. Can you spot which materials we used? Which do you think would be the best material for the job?