‘Only my best is good enough’
Spring Term 2019
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Autumn Term 2018 in Lion Class
We’ve had a very busy term and we’d love to tell you all about it!
We LOVED our war topic where we looked at both World War One and World War Two. As part of this topic, we visited Pickford House in Derby along with Elephant Class. We had a wonderful time making Anderson shelters, visiting the museum and preparing for an air raid.
In Art, we have been working with clay to create poppies and tiles. We learnt about the importance of poppies and why they’re worn today. Our poppies and tiles are fantastic, take a look at our wonderful journey…
We visited the forest to create our own air raid shelters as part of our design and technology. We thought carefully about our designs and evaluated how effective they would be.
We have created our own propaganda posters in computing to encourage women to work during World War Two using the app ‘PicCollage’. We looked at the impact that propaganda had during the war.
‘Christmas 1914’ Performance
At Christmas, we put on an AMAZING performance of ‘Christmas 1914’ for our wonderful parents, friends and Brockley family. We worked incredibly hard and wowed our audience.
As part of our values work, we looked at the value ‘friendship’. We read this as a class:
Words are like a tube of toothpaste. If used the right way, toothpaste helps clean our teeth and keep our mouth healthy. Words are the same way. If we use our words to cheer someone up and say nice, helpful things, our words can bring joy (health) to another person.
Sometimes we can get sloppy with our toothpaste. It can leak all over the cap and make an annoying mess. Same with our words. Sometimes we aren’t careful and little cut-downs or grumbling slip out of our mouth. When we’re sloppy with our words, we make little messes. We end up with bad moods and hurt feelings.
Now if you squeeze really hard on a tube of toothpaste, all the toothpaste comes squirting out. What a mess that makes! Our words can do the same thing. When you open your mouth and speak hurtful, mean things, you make a huge mess! Have you ever tried shoving toothpaste back into the tube after it has been squirted out? You can’t, can you. The same with your words. Once you say those hurtful things, you can’t take them back. Saying “sorry” or “I was just kidding,” doesn’t take the sting of those words away. Long after you have forgotten what you’ve said, the person you talked mean to will remember it. You can’t take it back, just like you can’t put toothpaste back into the tube
Here we are looking at whether the words (toothpaste) can be taken back once it’s been said.
In science, we covered the topic ‘Living things and their habitat’. As part of our topic, we looked at micro-organisms. We created a PicCollage to explain how they can be both helpful and harmful. We also carried out our own mould experiment to investigate the conditions in which mould will grow.
Here’s Mya and Liam’s bread after 12 days…
Keep checking our class page to see what fabulous things we’ll be up to in spring!
Meet the Lion Class Ambassadors
The School Council is organised by our Year 6 children who are voted to their seats by fellow pupils. They are supported by Champions of Change Amabassadors from each year group through school.
All of these students are encouraged to play a leading role in school development and all our pupils know that they can have their say in what happens in their education.
Click here to find out what Lion Class are learning this term – Curriculum Overview Spring Term 2018 Curriculum Overview Spring Term 2018
Week Ending 02.02.18
Autumn Term Attendance Winners 2017
Well done to our Year 5 girls for their hard work organising and delivering the boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The School Council’s chosen charity.
Attendance winners 10.11.17
95.98% (Just below the expected standard of 96%)
Maths B.E.S.T Year 6 Competition
Congratulations to the Year 6 Lions who achieved 2nd place in the recent B.E.S.T Mathematics Competition 2017 – we are very proud of you all!
Thank you to all the staff involved.
Manor Adventure Shropshire 2017
As you are aware, in May, the Year 6 children will be sitting their SATs papers. The link below provides important information in regards to:
- The different tests that the children will sit
- When the tests will take place
- Links to practice papers
To support with revision, there are links to useful websites below.
It’s really important that the children know their times tables off by heart. These links are beneficial to securing times tables success:
Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation
Find out about the exciting topics and themes Lion Class are studying by opening this link. curriculum-overview-spring-term-2017
2017 is going to be an exciting time for members of our class!
Our topic this term has been the Rio Olympics. To start our topic off we visited the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. We had an amazing time and even got to meet Joe Joyce – 2016 Olympic Silver medallist. Here are some of our pictures to show you what we got up to whilst we were there.
2016 – 2017 Curriculum Overview
Follow the link below to find out what topics and themes your child will be studying both now and in the future.
Summer and Spring Term 2016
This term has been a very busy one in Lion Class and we have been working hard both inside and out of school. Our topic this term has been Anglo Saxons and Vikings and we have been examining a range of archaeological finds such as weapons and jewellery. We have also begun to read our class book ‘Stig of the Dump’ and next term we will be writing some fantastic stories based on Barney and Stig’s adventurers.
Many children in Lions have been flexing their muscles and showing off their sporting skills in a number of competitions and have made us very proud! Well done to the amazing Bowling, Handball and Cross country teams.
The Year 6s have also been working incredibly hard in preparation for their end of year assessments including being put through their paces in a Mock SATs week! They coped really well under pressure and as a treat for their hard work and positive attitudes they took part in their very own Lion Class Bake off! Some yummy and interesting Naan breads were created and judged and our winner was Abi and Brandan! We hope they made their way home but a lot of munching and nibbling may have occurred on the way!
Next term is going to be incredibly busy in Lion Class as Year 6 will be preparing for their end of year assessments which will take place the week beginning Monday 9th May.
Our topics for the summer term are ‘Rainforests’ and ‘Water’ and we will be planning lots of fun and exciting activities including building shelters and thinking about how important water is to all life including our own. We will also be going back in time to explore how Lord Armstrong pioneered using water instead of fossil fuels.
The summer term is also that time of year when both year 5 and 6 will be going on their Residential trips to Shropshire and Norfolk. There’s still time for them to earn those last few credits and I will be setting another reading challenge over the holidays worth 10 credits for all those who complete it! Keep checking your Bug Club accounts to see what it will be!