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Archbishop Cranmer CofE Primary Academy Striving for life in all its fullness. John 10: 10

Look what amazing things we have been UP2 this week 2015-2016

Class Talks  June 2016                                                                                                                

All the children in year 4 have entertained us with a talk presentation. Everyone had to base their talk on a person and we have enjoyed talks about Jessica Ennis, Brian Clough, Martin Luther King, Jonah Lomu, Einstein, Roal Dahl, Usain Bolt and lots more. We have all made great progress with our speaking and listening skills too. Well done year 4. 

Article 28 You have the right to a good quality education.

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 Welcome to Brazil!28.4.16                                                                                                           

We enjoyed a brilliant Brazilian experience and got into the carnival spirit as an introduction to this fantastic country which is hosting the 2016 Olympic games. We learned about the carnival culture on Brazil and ended our day with a carnival finale. The local newspaper even came along to take photographs. Don't we look colourful?

We have the responsibility to respect the practice of our own and other cultures.
 

 

22.4.16 Our Native American Pow-Pow!

20.4.16 Having fun with Flintham Cricket club

1.4.16  Using stop frame animation in ICT to create gymnastic tutorial videos.                         

Article 12  You have the right to give your opinion,
 

Watch our Gymnastics Tutorial Videos!

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We have used stop frame animation and video to create these instructional films which teachers can use to teach the basics of gymnastics to their students! Learn how to do a donkey kick, forward roll, arabesque and circle roll, plus lots more!
Which one inspired you to have a go?

Class 4/5 do Strictly Come Gymnastics! 24.3.16

We all took to the floor to take part in a Strictly Come Gymnastics competition as a finale to our P.E. unit on Gymnastics. Miss Szczygiel, Mrs Stevens, Mrs Davies and Miss Finn were our judges and awarded marks on team work, creativity, rolls, balance, mirroring, symmetry and working with music accompaniment.  It was a very close competition and two teams won joint first place. Well done to everyone who took part!

Article 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

 

 

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Sports Relief at Archbishop Cranmer   18.3.16                                                                      

We had a fantastic afternoon taking part in a range of activities for Sports Relief. Everyone dressed up as a 'sports person' and the children in Foundation and Year 1 took part in all sorts of different games and included lots of running, throwing, aiming and catching, whilst the children in Years 2,3,4,5, and 6 all ran a mile around the village, cheered on by our parents and rewarded with a Proud certificate and sticker at the end. 

Well done everyone! What an energetic and fun sporty afternoon.......and we raised over £170 for Sports relief too! What a great result! 

We had a great fun raising money for Sports Relief 2016!

 

Wish you were here! 11.3.16                                                                                                       

Our year 5 children were set the task of creating a holiday programme persuading people to visit North America. They had to include an introduction, factual information, repetition, a slogan , an interview and lots more devices. We all had to give them feedback on how well they did! 

Article 13 You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way unless it harms or offends other people.

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 Article 30 You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion - or any you choose. Minority and indigenous groups need special protection of this right
 

Sharing our stories with Foundation stage children

Well done  to all of you who have played in the National Maths Contest this week!

Archbishop Cranmer School students playing in the UK National Maths Contest

 
Name Questions Correct answers Average speed Position
Florrie  623 486 6.6s 525th
Connie 520 422 5.2s 645th
Serena 222 181 5.4s 1745th
Flo   217 150 7.0s 2171st
Molly  163 134 6.7s 2425th
Alexander  140 127 8.5s 2550th
Amelie  143 126 5.0s 2556th
Emily  135 111 8.5s 2836th
Charlotte   136 107 12.0s 2927th
Jenson  122 105 4.1s 2948th
Matthew  103 88 5.5s 3375th
Alex  87 76 10.2s 3777th
Sonny  60 55 6.7s 4555th
Megan  48 41 10.9s 5221st
Jessica  19 12 13.2s 6950th
Libby  10 4 8.8s 7471st 

Our Top 5 Sumdog mathematicians this week 4.2.16                                                            

 

Top 5 Students

In the past week, the most active students in your classes are:

  Questions answered Accuracy
Molly  1114 91%
Emily  667 95%
Megan  532 88%
Serena  475 85%
Mya  398 64%

Fizz Inflation in Science  27.1.16                                                                                                

We had more practical fun in Science this week when we combined reactors in Science to create two  new products. Can you remember what the reactors and products were? Whose balloon had the greatest fizz inflation?

Our Top 5 Students on Sumdog - great work in maths everyone! 29.1.16                             

In the past week, the most active students in classes are:

    Accuracy
Serena 1746 81%
Joseph  584 94%
Freya 454 93%
Amelie  418 96%
Jenson  397 92%

 

Class 4/5  in the news again!    22.1.16                                                                                     

Our Country Coats for Syria charity campaign generated a lot of news interest. Not only did we feature in the local newspaper, but we were filmed for Notts .T.V., Central News and even by the BBC! Here we are being filmed carrying the hundreds of coats we collected, to the van which was ready to transport them to the collection point in Widmerpool. More great teamwork, ABC!

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 Libby and Demi-Leigh chose our investigation into sugar crystals.  Well done girls, everyone enjoyed this lesson and what excellent team work, Class 4/5!

We also enjoyed looking at the salt crystals which formed after evaporation in another experiment!

Article 28 All children and young people have a right to a primary education and should be encouraged to reach the highest level of education they are capable of.

 

Amazing America!

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We had an exciting introduction to our new research inquiry for Spring term, last Friday. Take a look at what we got up to!
Article 29 we have the right to learn about other cultures and countries and to respect these differences.

World Record Art Challenge  18.12.15                                                                                     

Article 29 Education should develop each child's personality and talents to the full.

We have taken part in  something special and united with fellow artists and the SAA (Society for all artists)  in an exciting attempt to set the world record for 'The Largest Number of Original Artworks Exhibited Under One Roof'.

 

We worked on very small artist trading boards which are just 64mm x 89 mm .We chose our own subject matter, style and medium and the range of imagination is incredible. Our work will be added onto giant boards and put onto a permanent display in Newark as part of what we hope will be a world record breaking exhibition. Have a look at our amazing work below! 

Let's get the KS2 Christmas party started!  16.12.15                                                                 

Article 31: we have the right to play and have fun

All the children in KS2 had a great afternoon at our Christmas Party. We  played lots of games, made lots of noise, had lots of laughter and ate plenty of party food. Merry Christmas everyone!

Away With the Manger   KS2 Christmas Performance 16.12.15                                          

Article 30 We have the right to practice our  own culture, language and religion - or any you choose. 

All the children in KS2 put on an incredible Christmas Carol Show today. The readings, the singing and the acting were all excellent and the children made sure that everyone in the audience was filled with the Spirit of Christmas.

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KS2 Christmas 2016. "The Bailies" and "The Isaacs" performed by Alex Y5, Lucy y5 , Alistair y6 and Emma y6

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A Victorian Christmas   7.12.15                                                                                            

Article 31 (leisure, play and culture) Every child has the right to relax, play and take part in a wide range of cultural and artistic activities

Class 4/5 had fantastic day out at Newstead Abbey becoming the children of the estate workers for a day. They met the owner of the Abbey, Mr Webb and took part in a range of amazing activities. Of course it was not all hard work; the children also took part in the Christmas activities at the stately home.  They had great fun playing parlour games with the master, playing spin the tray and wink murder… with not a single electronic device in sight! They also watched a very amusing Magic Lantern Show and found out how the special effects were made - all thinking it is amazing to see how entertainment has changed over the last 150 years.

After their Victorian lunch, the children used herbs and spices to make remedies for various ailments and worked hard in the Victorian kitchen making traditional sugar mice.  Everyone had a wonderful day and learnt a great deal about what it would have been like to have been in service during the Victorian era.

Advent cards  1.12.15                                                                                                               

Article 14 (freedom of thought, belief and religion) Every child has the right to think and believe what they want and also to practise their religion.

Advent means ‘arrival’, and it is the time of waiting for Christmas, when Christians celebrate the coming of Jesus, when he was born in a stable in Bethlehem around 2000 years ago. 

Our collage art work has been turned in Christmas cards to send to family and friends. 

Science   18.11.15

R&R article 27 We have the right to safe, clean drinking water

We were set a challenge in Science which linked to our work on the Great Stink of London in the 1800s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Picture 3 Removing large objects.
Picture 4 Sieving
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Picture 6 It is slowly getting cleaner.....
Picture 7 Filtering
Picture 8 Sieving again!
Picture 9 Is it clean yet?
Picture 10 We have to be patient!
Picture 11 It is working!
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Picture 18 The Winning Team!

                                                                                                                                                  

Science and Citizenship  12/11/15

R&R article 27 We have the right to safe, clean drinking water.

Every glass of squash, every dish washed, and every load of washing uses water from our environment.

 

Today,some people from Severn Trent Water came in to school and delivered an assembly which taught us how to be responsible citizens and be water savers, not water wasters! We learned lots of tips for saving water at school and home.

 

Later we used our maths skills in class and each group took on a role as a different family. Some of the family members were water wasters and some were water savers and we converted litres to mililitres (and then back again) to measure out then calculate how much water each of us was saving - or wasting. We also learned how our water is cleaned at the water treatment plant and found out about Poo Power! 

 

We are so lucky to have safe, clean water to drink and will be comparing this with other countries in the world as well as seeing how the situation was different back in Victorian days during the Great Stink!

 

                                                                                                                                                 

R.E.   11/11/15   As we have been looking at the lives of Victorian working children in History, we asked the question: Do modern day children have to work to live?

 

Did you know that a quarter of the world’s population live in severe poverty?

 

We have learned that many people, including children, work long hours in poor conditions just to earn enough to stay alive, often surviving on less than £1.30 per day. With this money they have to pay for everything – food, clothes, somewhere to live, school and medicines when they get sick. Many workers have no employer or regular wage. Instead they work as street vendors: shining shoes, selling newspapers or recycling waste materials. In the Indian city of Kolkata, some people earn a living making paper bags out of recycled waste paper – such as old newspapers – and selling them to shopkeepers.

 

We took part in an activity which showed us how people work so hard, yet earn so little. Using real cost-of-living prices and wages, we  can get an idea of how we would manage if we  had to survive making and selling paper bags.

 

The results were very surprising and we were stunned to find out that only one of our groups would have earned enough money to buy the very basic essential items needed for survival. 

 

We then questioned  the  use of the world’s resources. and debated the ways in which work is organised and the economic systems that exploit vulnerable communities.

We have realised how fortunate we are to have the rights we have in the UK and we have some understanding of the pressures of trying to survive in an economy with massive unemployment and no social security.

                                                                                                                                                      

Spa Day Bliss!     6.11.15

Article 27 We have the right to a healthy diet

We celebrated the end of our Health and Well being topic with a Spa Day Experience. Our day started off with some healthy snack bar baking. These were delicious! And full of healthy ingredients like slow energy release carbohydrates and nuts for protein with seeds and fruit for fibre. We all put our maths skills to good use too, with accurate measuring.

After break, Aly came in to help transform our classroom into a Mongolian mountain top and we all sat around the fire pit, listening to some traditional Mongolian throat singing, relaxing with cooling cucumber on our eyes, before an amazing lavender scented hot-stone therapy experience. It was so relaxing! Afterwards we chatted about our health and well being over a cup of traditional fragrant Chinese jasmine tea. Perfect!
To finish off our day we all had some expert rugby training from a Nottinghamshire coach before soothing our aching muscles with some peer massage. All finished off with a relaxing guided visualisation and another chapter of the marvelous Danny Champion of the World. What a relaxing Friday!

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Well done to the following top 5 children who In the past week, were the most active on Sum Dog.

Name Questions answered Accuracy
Matthew 445 72%
Connie  335 64%
Freya  257 74%
Serena L 235 71%
Mya  80 63%

welcome  back !

We have only been back to school for 5 days and Mrs Stevens is so impressed with the positive attitudes of everyone in Class 4/5. We have achieved so much in such a short space of time and shown what a great team we are by working and playing together so well. As part of our Rights and Respecting work we have created stunning kaleidoscope identity patterns from our names: there was a lot of maths involved with flipping and rotating but the results look fantastic. Come and see them in our room. You can find out more about us by reading the autobiographical kenning poems we created which are displayed outside the library. We also worked together to identify what our wants and needs are, and created our Class Charter. In Science we learned about the heart, and in PE we played lots of team games and had football coaching. We have started reading Fair's Fair by Leon Garfield in English. Unbelievably, some of us have even had time to practice maths skills on Sumdog. Here is the weekly Top 5 chart: will you be on it next week? 

Top 5 Students

In the past week, the most active students in your classes are:

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Matthew W (year 4)     778          60%
Sonny                        631          71%
James                       396         89%
Alexander                 350          84%
Demi-Leigh               192          60%

 

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I can't believe we have reached the end of the school year already. This year seems to have flown by and the children in class 4/5 have worked extremely hard and should all be very proud of their achievements. I certainly am very proud of you!

 

Find out what our Top Ten Favourite Activities have been this year on our class blog!  Good bye to all of you in year 5 who move on to achieving even more success in year 6 - I will look forward to hearing all about them! Have a lovely and well deserved Summer break and see you in September. Well done everyone. Class 4/5 are awesome!

 

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We have had assessment week this week! Well done everyone in class 4/5 for working so hard. We have been creative in the afternoons with clay modelling and filming animations (see pictures below!). Some of us have even found time to work on maths skills on Sumdog. Well done to our top five students!

Top 5 Students

In the past week, the most active students in your classes are:

Name Questions answered Accuracy
Emily 228 98%
Emma 196 93%
Charlotte  144 93%
Alistair  132 95%
Saffron  93 97%

W/e 26.6.15 We have been getting creative this week! We have started to make Ancient Greek style pots and filming our animations with ZU3D. Watch this space to see the finished products!

W/e 26.6.15   We have been getting creative this week! We have started to make Ancient Greek style pots and filming our animations with ZU3D. Watch this space to see the finished products! 1
W/e 26.6.15   We have been getting creative this week! We have started to make Ancient Greek style pots and filming our animations with ZU3D. Watch this space to see the finished products! 2
W/e 26.6.15   We have been getting creative this week! We have started to make Ancient Greek style pots and filming our animations with ZU3D. Watch this space to see the finished products! 3
W/e 26.6.15   We have been getting creative this week! We have started to make Ancient Greek style pots and filming our animations with ZU3D. Watch this space to see the finished products! 4
W/e 26.6.15   We have been getting creative this week! We have started to make Ancient Greek style pots and filming our animations with ZU3D. Watch this space to see the finished products! 5
W/e 26.6.15   We have been getting creative this week! We have started to make Ancient Greek style pots and filming our animations with ZU3D. Watch this space to see the finished products! 6
W/e 26.6.15   We have been getting creative this week! We have started to make Ancient Greek style pots and filming our animations with ZU3D. Watch this space to see the finished products! 7
W/e 26.6.15   We have been getting creative this week! We have started to make Ancient Greek style pots and filming our animations with ZU3D. Watch this space to see the finished products! 8
W/e 26.6.15   We have been getting creative this week! We have started to make Ancient Greek style pots and filming our animations with ZU3D. Watch this space to see the finished products! 9
W/e 26.6.15   We have been getting creative this week! We have started to make Ancient Greek style pots and filming our animations with ZU3D. Watch this space to see the finished products! 10
W/e 26.6.15   We have been getting creative this week! We have started to make Ancient Greek style pots and filming our animations with ZU3D. Watch this space to see the finished products! 11
W/e 26.6.15   We have been getting creative this week! We have started to make Ancient Greek style pots and filming our animations with ZU3D. Watch this space to see the finished products! 12
W/e 26.6.15   We have been getting creative this week! We have started to make Ancient Greek style pots and filming our animations with ZU3D. Watch this space to see the finished products! 13
W/e 26.6.15   We have been getting creative this week! We have started to make Ancient Greek style pots and filming our animations with ZU3D. Watch this space to see the finished products! 14
W/e 26.6.15   We have been getting creative this week! We have started to make Ancient Greek style pots and filming our animations with ZU3D. Watch this space to see the finished products! 15

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We enjoy finding out about the wider world using the great website Oddizi.

 

 

Well done to our top 8 quiz scorers this week! What new facts did you learn?

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POSITION PUPIL NAME QUIZZES PLAYED LAST SCORE BEST QUIZ SCORE TOTAL STARS TOTAL SCORE
1 Saffron  13 165 195 17 1723
2 Jack  10 165 195 16 1515
3 Alexander  5 225 248 10 1118
4 Flo  3 180 180 5 420
5 Katie  2 180 180 3 360
6 Alex  2 150 180 3 330
7 Emily  2 158 158 2 316
8 Frances 2 120 135 2 255

 

 

And well done to our top Sumdog players this week too!

In the past week, the most active students  are:

Name Questions answered Accuracy
Emma 839 88%
Alistair  597 97%
Alexander  537 83%
India  465 42%
Jack 299 87%

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It is just one half term left of this school year - and we are still as busy as ever! 

 

This week we have started designing on our 2D Greek pottery designs which look very authentic.We have replied to our Greek penpals on Oddizzi - find out more on our class blog 

 

We have written letters in role as an Ancient Greek hero and created our Ancient Greek monsters ready for writing our myths in Literacy and also got into our debate groups ready to argue which was the best city state to live in out of Athens or Sparta.

 

In ICT we are designing our stage sets ready for filming our animation films - watch this space!. 

 

Year 5 have all completed Level 1 of Bikeability successfully. Level 2, which is on the road, starts next week.

Well done  to Emily and Rebecca,  Alex and Charlotte for their fantastic talk presentations. Make sure you watch them here!

 

Another well done to our Top 5 Sumdog students this week too!

Name Questions answered Accuracy
Emma  2354 94%
Jack  1068 88%
Harry  1012 95%
Alistair  986 96%
Alexander 949 89%

Year 4/5 Go to Condover: the video edit!

Here is just a highlight of some (not all !) the activities we got up to whilst on residential at the fantastic Condover Hall. What is your favourite memory?

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Another busy week in Class 4/5. We all wrote letters to our inspirational leaders at Condover Hall to thank them for our wonderful experiences last week - we also all received our Condover certificates of achievement in assembly.

 

In Maths, we became confident finding out how to measure perimeter and area of compound and rectilinear shapes.

 

For  Science we continued our study of the Earth and the Sun and enjoyed making sundials. We didn't have enough sunshine to finish them completely so will carry on next week! Have a look at the pictures here.

 

Emma and Alex both brought their Ancient Greece inspired home baking into school ....mmm, Flat bread and Tzatziki: so delicious! Many thanks to both of you for the tasty treats! Great to eat whilst studying the art and patterns of Ancient Greek artefacts!

Check out our blog for more news and pictures from this week!

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Excitement was in the air on Tuesday 5th May when Year 4 and 5 arrived at school laden with rucksacks and suitcases ready to embark on a four day residential  adventure at Condover Hall  in Shropshire.

When we arrived at the hall after lunchtime,  we were taken to our accommodation and given time to settle in,  before moving on to our first activities which were wet and wacky games in the swimming pool, abseiling, tunneling and vortex.

After a delicious tea, we all took part in a run around quiz which Miss Cunliffe, Miss Wilkinson and Mrs Steven's were hoping would tire us out ready for bedtime!

We enjoyed a large range of activities over the next three days experiencing new things and learning  new skills.

Everyone was extremely well behaved and we were praised for our  good manners and team spirit both by the instructors and staff . We all cooperated well and participated in all the activities with enthusiasm. Well done Year 4 and 5 - you are all superstars!

 

 

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We have had another super busy week in Class 4/5 S. Following on from our television debut we were also featured in the local newspaper!Class 4/5.S.                                                                                                                   

We have enjoyed learning about Ancient Greece, especially the story of Persephone and our talk - homework activity. We also took part in an archaeological dig with a difference! Find out more on our blog!

And of course we are getting really excited because on Tuesday we are off on our residential adventure to Condover Hall in Shropshire! Watch this space for an update on our adventures!

Well done to this week's Top 5 SumDog Students

Name Questions answered Accuracy
Ozzie  1105 69%
Jessie  1089 88%
Emma  841 95%
Alice  392 84%
Emily 347 86%

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                                     Class 4/5 are on T.V.!!

                         We were all thrilled and very excited when Notts T.V. came to our class to film us for a news report having  heard about our fantastic persuasive writing in Literacy. We had a great morning being interviewed and filmed and we all ended up on the television at 6:30p.m. on Monday! You can watch our T.V. debut here: http://bcove.me/xkvbhod0          But the Media Spotlight continued because the very next day , knowing we had been on the television,  the Bingham Advertiser sent a journalist to come and interview us for their newspaper!  What an extraordinary week we have had!  Remember to read our blog to find out more and comment on our news!

Tristan, Emma, Alexander and Lucy filming our news report on location in Aslockton!

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This week in school we have  enjoyed  our Easter service in church, a very special Easter lunch for all the children and their parents along with members of the community, enjoyed exploring  the Easter story and thinking carefully about what this means to each of us.We have looked at the religious symbols linked to Easter and also why we use Easter Eggs to mark the Easter festivities.On Easter Sunday, take some time to reflect with your family and think about the true meaning of Easter.

This week we also learned so much from Amelie's super talk presentation on Turtles, (make sure you watch the film!) practiced our passing skills in  football with Harvey, edited and uploaded our amazing  adverts, persuading people to come to Aslockton, learned how light travels faster than sound and  lots more besides.......well done everyone! You have all worked so hard this Spring Term and should feel proud of your achievements!

 

Check out our Class blog  http://class45blog.primaryblogger.co.uk/   for up to date information on what we have been up to this week!

 

I hope that you enjoy a well-earned break and return to school  refreshed for the summer term.Happy Easter everyone!

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  •  We started our new Science topic on Sound this week by going on a sound hunt around school and taking part in a quiz where we had to guess the sources of sounds.

 

 

  • Mrs Stevens has also been telling our parents how fabulous we all are during parent evenings!

 

E x c i t i n g   N e w !       

Every one in school can now log on to the great Oddizzi website and discover the world! 

Go to www.oddizzi.com and see what you can find out!

 

Check out our Class blog  http://class45blog.primaryblogger.co.uk/   for up to date information on what we have been up to this week!

Fox biscuit recipe and decoration instructions

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We have had a fantastic themed week this week: all our work has been based around the book "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery and has included making planets, water colour painting, baking biscuits, reading the book "Le Petit Prince", and considering "Big" questions based on the text.  Find out what we have been up to - and look at our art work - by reading our class blog here http://class45blog.primaryblogger.co.uk/.

 

Well done to the following sumdog superstars 

Top 5 Students

In the past week, your most active students are:

Name Questions answered Accuracy
Emma 192 83%
Rebecca 186 87%
Amelia  118 81%
Frances 63 92%
Amelie  30 83%

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This week we had talks from Matthew and Katie - go to the Our Talk Presentation page to watch!     For the rest of  this weeks exciting news, visit our new class blog!  http://class45blog.primaryblogger.co.uk/

The start of our Chinese New Year Celebrations

performance poetry

Class 4/5 perform their poems off by heart to an audience.

W/e 30/1/15 Performing our poems to KS1 at our Poetry Slam Party. Everyone had a great time!

During our Science lesson on Monday 26th January with Miss Willis, Class 4-5 went on a Mini-Beast Hunt around the school grounds!

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In Numeracy we have all become experts at estimating angles and using a protractor to measure and draw angles accurately. Why don't you have a go at the angle shoot out game we looked at in class? This link is also in the Websites section of our class page. 

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/geometry/shapeshoot/triangles_shoot.htm

You could also have a go at saving the Aliens by playing the Alien Angles game we played in class.

http://www.mathplayground.com/alienangles.html

 

We have been reading lots of poems in Literacy including Walking With My Iguana by Brian Moses, http://www.poetryarchive.org/poem/walking-my-iguana The Frozen Man by Kit Wright, The Eagle by Alfred Lord Tennyson and The Echoing Green by Willliam Blake. After reading The Magic of the Brain by Jenny Joseph we wrote our own poems which include fabulous features like personification, metaphor and simile. Please listen to them!

 

 

 

The Magic of the Brain by Children in Class 4/5.S. After reading The Magic of the Brain by Jenny Joseph we were inspired to write our own poetry based on our amazing senses. Listen to us reading our own poetry here!

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W/e 16/1/15                                                                                                                                   Happy New Year! We have had a brilliant start to the Spring term and we are really enjoying having  Miss Willis working with us. We started off the week with a sensory experience in Literacy when we went outside (in very windy weather) where we lay down on the field and did some Cloud-Gazing, followed by some exotic scents in the classroom and a chocolate/ lemon/lime/orange tasting. We then started to write out own poems based on The Magic of the Brain by Jenny Joseph. 

 

Everyone looks forward to ICT where we are working with the Scratch Program - great fun! We will soon be designing our own games!

 

We went outside again on Wednesday for a walk around Aslockton where we made notes to create a map and a commentary about points of interest for visitors who might want to walk around the village. It was interesting to see things that we had passed by many times but not noticed before! Continuing with our Sense of Place theme, we all brought in our own photographs of our favourite scenes from the village and created an amazing class collage with Miss Willis before commenting on the work of artists like David Hockney and Lowry.

 

Jack ended our week on a high note with his excellent talk on Eskimos which some of the children in Miss Cunliffe's class came to see as well. We all learned a lot and were impressed with his expert presentation skills.

 

Well done to Henry, Maisie and Amelia whose work was celebrated in Golden Book assembly.

Spring letter to parents

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Exciting news! Having won the Nottinghamshire Maths contest, Class 4/5S have all won a free subscription to Sumdog Maths for a whole year! This means you will be able to play the premium games and I will be able to set you exciting bonus challenges and extra activities. Congratulations and well done! 

 

We have all had a busy week  as we have had term assessments in reading, writing and maths.  We are continuing to enjoy the story of Oliver Twist and are writing up our descriptions of Fagin and his Den.  As we are coming to the end of our History topic of Crime and Punishment  we have all chosen an area we wanted to find out more about and this is on display in our classroom - it makes fascinating reading so please come in to our class and take a look! Thanks to Alistair for doing his talk on Codes again!  

Keep up the great work class 5! One more week to go to the end of term!

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In Numeracy we have been using our decimal skills from last week and converting grams to kilograms whilst solving problems about mass. We are all working really hard on our times tables and great progress is made each week in our Multiplication test. The Sumdog Christmas contest opened on Friday - can we get to the top of the leaderboard in this competition?

 

In Literacy we are continuing with reading Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens and have drafted character descriptions of Fagin and described his den. We all acted as peer assessors for each other and edited our work - best copies to be written up next week!

 

We all enjoyed the visit from Riverside Church who got us thinking about the real meaning behind giving and receiving gifts at Christmas and as Advent progresses we are singing Christmas carols and looking forward to our Christmas concert in Church. 

 

In topic we took part in a Victorian Crime question and answer hunt - we worked in teams and had to beat the clock to read various sources of information to answer questions about crime and punishment.

 

Golden book Congratulations to Flo Sudborough for a detailed character description of Fagin

 

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Congratulations to everyone in Class 4/5 who worked so hard on your maths homework which was to take part in the Nottinghamshire schools maths challenge contest. We came first out of all the Nottinghamshire schools who entered in to the Sum Dog maths contest. Not only did we come first, but on the student leader board, Emma T was pipped to the first position by a year 9 student! What a fantastic achievement Class 4/5. We will find out what our prize is, next week!  Congratulations to all those who took part.

Position Class name Score
1st Mrs Stevens, Archbishop Cranmer School 524
2nd Wollaton, all hallows 186

Top 10 students

Top 10 students based on the number of questions answered correctly in the contest so far.

Position Name Class name Score
1st ColetteJ 3.Year 9, Focus School Long Eaton Campus 916
2nd EmmaT Mrs Stevens, Archbishop Cranmer School 903
3rd AlexanderM Mrs Stevens, Archbishop Cranmer School 894
4th MaisyN Mrs Stevens, Archbishop Cranmer School 888
5th JensonD Mrs Stevens, Archbishop Cranmer School 883
6th PhoebeR Mrs Stevens, Archbishop Cranmer School 873
7th JackE Mrs Stevens, Archbishop Cranmer School 869
8th MatthewW Mrs Stevens, Archbishop Cranmer School 868
9th RebeccaW Mrs Stevens, Archbishop Cranmer School 851
10th CharlotteT Mrs Stevens, Archbishop Cranmer School 825

 

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Well done Jenson for an interesting and informative class talk on Aliens. Everyone enjoyed the presentation and this Talk Homework certainly led to lots of discussion which has left us all wondering ....is there anything out there?!

Maths After working on written addition we investigated Palindromic numbers ( and found out about Palindromic words and phrases too!) Did you know the word Palindrome comes from the ancient Greek Palindromus which means to run back again? Look at some of our investigations on the "look what exciting things we have been up to " page. To find out more about Palindromes visit http://nrich.maths.org/2574

Well done also to the children who are top of the Sumdog leader board this week! Emily has stayed on this board since we started Sumdog which is fantastic! Impressive scores everyone, but can the current 'leader' be toppled off the top next week...?

This  week, our most active students are:

Name Questions Accuracy
Emma  1218 90%
Charlotte  763 88%
Alex  537 89%
Emily  532 90%
Alistair  525 93%

 

Literacy Having completed our Charles Dickens biographical fact files, we started our study of   Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens this week  and also researched what Victorian Workhouses were like. Found out what dreadful places they were by looking at our informative powerpoint presentations.

Crime and Punishment We learned about the Pendle Witch trials in our history topic and what punishments the accused were given. Our Witch hunter posters will tell you how James I spotted who was a witch - and what happened to them!

 

Well done Class4/5 - another brilliant week's learning!

 

 

Find about the life and times of Charles Dickens with our Bio Fact Files! November 2014

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Just a few highlights of a fantastic week in class 4/5:

  • We were all still talking about Emma's outstanding talk on The Gunpowder Plot  last Friday which included a life size Guy and delicious bonfire toffee for all! Emma bravely volunteered to be the first person to share their Talk Homework - and what a precedent she set! Look at the video clip by clicking the link  below!
  • What a fantastic time we had taking DNA samples, looking at a crime scene, recording finger prints and understanding more about forensics. A big THANKYOU to Mrs Thompson for organising and running this for us. Our reports will be on display in the classroom for all to read!
  • We achieved an outstanding result on Sumdog for our maths homework and at one point were 2nd in the whole of the U.K.! At the end of the competition we were 11th out of over 3000 schools taking part. Now that's what I call Outstanding Team Work!
  • Katie, Jessie, Maisy, India, Harry, Henry and Tristan  represented our school in an Athletics event - well done all! Great achievement by everyone!
  • We all took part in a moving Remembrance Service on 11th November with members of our local legion leading the service. Many thanks to Emma and Samantha who volunteered to brave the cold to sell poppies and armbands on the playground.
  • We all started researching the amazing Charles Dickens as a prelude to our study of one of his books.......
  • Everyone enjoyed tucking in to lots of delicious cakes from the Children in Need Cake Sale - yum! Lots of money was raised!

Guy Fawkes loses the Plot! Talk Homework by Emma T

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Everyone is Class 5 has been allocated a theme which they have to present to the class as a talk. We are focusing on our presentation skills, but also the members of the audience are expected to ask interesting and relevant questions and give supportive feedback. Emma's talk was the first one and we all thoroughly enjoyed it - as did Mrs Watson, Miss Wilkinson and Mrs Stevens!

Forensic Detectives!

Class 5 C.S.I. 12.11.14

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We have had a fantastic last week before half term in Class 5 and have been hard at work writing about our interesting visit to The Galleries of Justice. Read our detailed reports on the Look What Amazing Things We Have Been Up To! page (link below!)

 

In Science we   investigated what happened when we applied heat to certain things with interesting results (and some of us were tempted to dip into the melted chocolate....!!). 

 

Our Highway Man diary recounts have been completed and we have created photostories of these in ICT  

 

And what a brilliant end to the week: not only did we receive stunning Bibles as a gift from school and our local Church , but  we are wearing our own clothes as reward for having the best attendance for 3 weeks!  Well done Class 5 - a great end to a very successful first half term. 

Children in Need Cake Sale

Read about our visit to the Galleries of Justice! Click on the link below!

Meet Class 5! Our ICT portraits

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Many thanks for all the Take Care homework which has been coming in. I can see what a great effort everyone has made! Both the Highway Man animation films which we have enjoyed are on our Film and Media page, so you can watch them again! 

Samantha and Alice are this week's Class 5 Reporters. Here is their account of this week in Class 5!

This week in class five we have been working with  times tables and factors and sorting into Venn Diagrams.  . We have been getting into different character roles for  The Highway Man, in Literacy,  and we were then hot seated. We have done an experiment in Science which was hanging clothes in different places and seeing which place is the quickest drying. We put some in the sun some in the shade some in the classroom some in the fridge and some being dried by a hair dryer.

In our topic of Crime and Punishment we are finding out about punishments from Roman times and we made up our own cartoon strips using the real punishments and crimes from that era. Did you know that being  thrown in the river in a bag of snakes  was a Roman Punishment and if you sold underweight bread you were executed in front of a crowd of people (humiliating)  and you could be hung , drawn and quartered too?

By Samantha and Alice. 

 

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Many thanks to our Class Reporters who have written our weekly news themselves! Also, well done to everyone who completed their report about the visit from the Police to our class!  Read some of them on the Look what we have been up to, page!

A busy week in class 5  by Samantha, India and Katie.

In Literacy we have been using interesting connectives and finding  main and subordinate clauses and in maths we are finding the properties of shapes  like tetrahedrons.  We have done an experiment in Science  which was seeing how much the water evaporates into water vapour.

We have started our topic of Crime and Punishment  and are  finding out about punishments from Roman times.  For Games  we are playing tag rugby and in P.E we are in pairs and  making up a 2 minute dance routine with our partner. It can be a floor routine or could be  using the bench plus  we can use props e.g. ribbons. In  ICT we have used paint to complete half a photo of ourselves  using  the dropper tool to try and get the effect of the shading of our skin tone. They  look amazing.

We are preparing for our harvest festival in singing and we get to sing a pop song called Happy . It sounds very good. Art has been  taking a picture  from the book of the Highway Man  and we are practicing our sketching using different pencils, so this means carefully choosing the correct form of shading for each bit of the picture.

Do your children want to play piano because you can have piano lessons in pairs. If you would like to find out more there is more info in the September newsletter.

 

By Samantha, Katie and India. 
Read some of our police visit reports here!

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Another busy week in Class 5,  the highlight of which was a visit from Mrs Dodders who kicked off our Crime and Punishment topic when she came to talk to us about being in the Police Force. We all prepared our own questions and learned lots of interesting facts and information. Unfortunately, most of the class were ARRESTED as well and even had to spend some time in handcuffs!! Fortunately we had Police Officers Alice, Alexander, Katie and Charlotte on standby to keep everyone in check!  There is a link to some photographs at the bottom of this page ! We will be writing about our visit for homework and publishing the most informative ones on these pages! A big Thank you to Mrs Dodders - we all really enjoyed your visit!

 

Click on the link below "look at what amazing things we have been up to " to see the photographs from the visit!

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We have a busy but brilliant start to the new Autumn term in year 4/5 and completed lots of activities to get to know our new class team and find out about each other. Mrs Stevens has been so impressed with our positive attitudes and excellent behavior. We have written impressive  biographical poems and started reading The Highway Man by Alfred Noyes. There is a link to the Highway Man animation film here.  

Some children in school took part in the Mythical Maze workshop organised and run by Aly Greenway to celebrate their taking part in this summer's library challenge, so well done to those of you who took part in this.  Look out for photographs in the Bingham Advertiser.  Not only this but in this first week back we have learned about states of matter in Science, created a time line on the playground for History,  and had a go at gymnastics and tag rugby.

 

 

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