During these two terms the children have become composers. First they have listened two Holst's Planet Suite (linked to our Space theme 'Reach for the Stars' and now they are composing music to a planet of their choice. Here are a couple of groups practicing their composition.
Jeremy Strong's Visit
On Tuesday, the 6th of February, a famous author came to our school! (Jeremy Strong). He was very funny with his hilarious jokes, for example; we need to have a fridge near us while we are writing stories and to always eat chocolate. But now onto the serious part! Jeremy showed us where he writes his stories, (in a big garden shed) and apparently he's writing a new book right now! Whilst he was at our school he also read a chapter of one of his books, Romans on the Rampage. Also, at the end of his visit he signed our Jeremy Strong books. Just before he left, we had a picture with him! When he left, we wrote a paragraph of advice or how he inspired us. Here's two examples: " He has inspired us to use our imagination and that anything is possible when your writing your own story!" Max. "Jeremy Strong has inspired me by taking it 5 years to get his first book published, so don't give up!" Em-J.
Written by Eleanor and Rose.
Gymnastics Competition - 31.1.18
This Wednesday afternoon was the first ever Gymnastics competition, and we entered one team in the Year 4 section ,and one team in the Year 5 and 6 category. In lessons and Gymnastics Club the children have been learning and refining the elements required.
Each child presented their routine to the judges followed by applause from the other competitors and adults in the Sports Hall at Devizes School. Despite the close scrutiny of the judges and nerves, our gymnasts performed exceptionally well. . The Year 5 and 6 team - Regan, Em-J, Taiya, Eleanor, Theo and Ella were runners-up! Also, Regan received a special certificate and trophy as she had the highest score of all the gymnasts in the Year 5 and 6 group!
It has been a very enjoyable and successful venture, and many have since looked to join gym clubs out of school, which is great to see.
Today in maths we have been learning about using symbols and letters for missing amounts - this is called algebra. Here we are playing a game like Dominoes which will help us to understand this learning.
As you can see from the photos it took lots of thinking and some discussion too.
We are enjoying ourselves at this special time of the year. We had fun at our parties and Father Christmas came to visit! He brought us all books - he knows what we want!
We completed a mini Christmas inspired theme where we studied Bruegel's 'Census in Bethlehem'. We learnt about QR (quick response) codes, and how we can use an app called Aurasma to create our own QR code based on our reading books which then 'unlocked' a short video clip of us talking about the book.
Here we are writing the final copy of our Ancient Greek myth. These are all being compiled into books which everyone can read, and eventually they will be kept in our Library.
Our Worton site Christmas production of Bethlehem the Musical.
We have been making Christmas decoration in class, and two of us were able to go to the church in Devizes for their decorate a tree event. Amazingly, two lives camels came and actually were in the church! They were very quiet and we were able to say hello to them.
All entries were judged by Claire Perry, and our entries won the 'Best Theme' category, winning £100 for our school!
Five Lanes are through to the county Boccia Festival! We won all of our games in the heats which put us through to the next round where we lost 2 and won 1. The team played brilliantly together and quickly adapted to playing on a much bigger court.
Dauntsey's hockey tournament this morning, with two teams in action. Both were totally committed and showed their skills to our supportive families. In the photo below the 'B' team are proudly displaying their silver medals - what an achievement!
Onesie Day for World Diabetes Day - 14th of November 2017
Wednesday 8th November
This afternoon both our boys and girls teams played in the Devizes tournament. Lots of wins and lots of goals, and the girls finished second which means they then qualify for the next round of competition next month. It was a great afternoon and so well supported by our fabulous parents.
18th October 2017
This afternoon we had a fire safety talk. We learnt about the hazards that might be in our houses, and what we can do to stay safe. Also, we learnt about making a safety fire plan, and what to do if there was a fire in our house.
Thank you to everyone who came along to our Harvest celebrations in church this week. There was a fantastic response to donations for food which we have taken to the Devizes Food Bank with Miss Cunningham and ourselves.
Your generosity is much appreciated.
Ella and Olivia
Today Chestnut Class came to the Worton site to join us in range of activities. We were split into four mixed age groups and enjoyed Greek dancing, preparing and trying Greek food, writing like Ancient Greeks and completing an archeological dig. As you can see we are all dressed as Ancient Greeks too! It was great fun and we learnt so much!
10th October 2017
We are wearing yellow today as we are supporting Children's Mental Health Day. We wrote some advice for what we could do if we are finding things difficult, and this is up in our classroom so we can look at it if we need some advice.
On Monday 2nd October, we were very lucky to have Cassie Patten come to our school. We were given sponsorship forms to get as much money as we could for athletes in the UK and more play equipment. We also had to do a circuit. In the circuit , we had to do spotty dogs, leg drive, press ups and star jumps. This was the best day ever!
By Gracie and Riley.
25th September 2017
This morning we had a special visitor, an international triathlete called Rachel Bown. She was introducing us to the game of Boccia and some of us will develop our skills further. In one photo you can see some of us with the Olympic Torch she carried.
This month our main focus in computing is staying safe online. We have re-visited how to search safely, and have focused on how to stay safe and be responsible when using social media.
Our residential trip to Plas Pencelli
This was an outstandingly successful trip - most of the photos are in the gallery, but a few below to whet your appetite. Also, please open this word document - this is for you to read about our adventures - in pairs we each wrote a paragraph.
Below are the Head Boy (Max) and Deputy Head Boy (Joe) and our Head Girl (Ella) and our Deputy Head Girl (Olivia).
These special leaders were chosen by all of the children at our school and we are sure they will do a superb job throughout the year.