A surprise visit from Father Christmas
During our afternoon carol rehearsals, we had a surprise visitor bringing gifts for each class. Willow and Larch's gift was an investment of £5 and the challenge is to arrange themselves into groups and grown their £5 into even more money so that they can spread the Christmas cheer to others! We look forward to seeing the development over the next two terms.
Enjoying a delicious Christmas lunch.
Last years Yr 6 popped in to see us this morning. Present yr6 were able to ask lots of questions. We loved seeing them all.
The art project of the fish lanterns are well under way.
We were lucky enough to have Jess from West End in Schools come and visit us for a couple of days. She showed us how to retell a story using dance and music. We worked in groups on a small section of the Diwali story and came together to produce the whole piece.
Working hard and staying focused at all times.
What's expected of all year 6 even if you're just a visitor. Larch class won the Golden Bear for attendance this week and he joined in with quiet reading.
Larch class have started their science unit of Classification in a fun way by classifying sweets.
Working in pairs or groups of three the children sorted a range of sweets into different groups, i.e; soft, wrapped, jelly, hard, boiled etc.
Larch class spent a couple of fun days planning, designing, making and evaluating an adventure map for a Bee Bot. They worked groups of 4/5 working together to build on their team work and working together skills each taking it in turn to be group leader. The aim was to design a map, with obstacles, for a floor robot, that they had coded themselves to move around.
Summer Term Curriculum
Yr 6 Scale factors
Music Concert 2/4/19
World Book Day
For World book day this year children were asked to come to school dressed as a character from a book and also bring a book in a box. Lots of fabulous and imaginative boxes came into school.
Each class picked their favourite from the class. Rosa's was selected from Larch class, she had constructed her box to tell the story of the Borrowers.
West End Stage Show Professional Visit
The whole school were lucky enough to spend a session with West End star Oliver over 2 days.
Larch class worked with him to build a performance retelling the Micheal Morpurgo book Kensuke's Kingdom. The children were split into small groups with each group working on an individual section of the story. At the end of the day the class put together their dances and performed the story to their parents.
Larch's Special Lunch
A large percentage of Larch classes parents joined us for a special lunch. The children very much enjoyed having their parents in for lunch and showing them what goes on at lunchtime.
29th January 2019 what a day and night to remember!
Years 5 and 6 left school at 11:30 full of excitement and anticipation, London bound. The excitement rose the closer we got to the O2.
Once there, we found our seats quickly and settled down ready for an afternoon of rehearsing with all the professional acts and the rest of the 8,149 children.
After the lights went out at 7:00pm a deathly hush suddenly burst into a deafening noise of cheering, clapping and even excited screaming as the start of the show was announced. All of the children sang beautifully and waved their torches enthusiastically.
Time flew past and until sadly the show was over, ending with the Greatest Showman Finale: all of the Young Voices' choir, Urban Strides, Tony Hadley, Sharlene Hector, and Beau Dermott took part coming together to perform a spine tingling last song, there was even a message from Hugh Jackman!
It really was a truly amazing and memorable experience.
Young Voices Performance
Spring term Curriculum map
Larch Class perform Molly's play!
Practising hard for Young Voices
Cooking at Ickworth Hotel
Larch Class were lucky enough to have been invited to Ickworth Hotel to cook in their kitchen with George their Head Chef. The children were split into 2 groups over 2 weeks with 1 group a week going to the hotel where they were then divided into groups of 4 or 5.
George talked the children through the rules of the kitchen, he then showed them all the ingredient that they were going to be using for the 2 pieces the children were cooking. These were Ickworth Country Loaf and Monkfish Kohlrabi & Sea Vegetables, a signature dish of the kitchen.
Most of the children were extremely surprised as to the size of the monkfish.
Once shown what to do it was the childrens chance to try and master the dish. Everyone there was amazed at how well the children had done with some of their dishes looking almost identical to Georges. After plating up the food children were given the chance to eat it, all the children tried it with mixed opinions of it.
An amazing time was had by all.
Larch Class musical performance
Larch Class took part in a music concert this morning along side Lime and Hazel classes.
The children have been working very hard in the lead up to this mornings spectacular demonstration of what they have learnt this term during their clarinet lessons. 11th December 2018.
This half term for PE Larch class are doing OAA and Yoga.
On a Friday morning the whole class thoroughly enjoy the calming of yoga, leaving them focused for the rest of the day.
Scratch - Animated stories
This term in ICT, Larch class are creating their own animated story using Scratch. This week, they have begun to use the broadcast and receive message blocks to make their sprite characters appear in a sequence. The children are also debugging their project as they go if they find any errors.
TUCK SHOP BAKING
This year, year 6 are selecting, cooking and selling the produce for tuck shop themselves. They are taking it in turns to cook with Mrs King on a Thursday afternoon so all food is fresh for sale on a Friday morning during break time.
The price of each piece of tuck shop is 50p and all children in Keystage 2 are invited to purchase one thing of their choice.
Monies raised this term are going towards the cost of the Tee Shirt package for each child to have for our fantastic trip to the O2 when we sing with Young Voices.
Two of the 'Class of Eight' (Year 6 2017-2018) came back to talk to our current year 6 about King Edward Secondary School!
Curriculum map Autumn 2018
Welcome to Larch Class
Year 5 and 6
ICT - Radio Station - Making our own jingle
Child Safety Week - Monday 4th to Friday 8th June 2018
As part of child safety week we had a visit from Abbeycroft Leisure to talk about the importance of water safety and how to always following the SAFE code -
Spot - spot the dangers whenever you're near water
Advice - take advice, read the signs, ask a lifeguard or adult for help
Friend - always go with a friend or family, its more fun, and they can help in an emergency
Emergency - know what to do in an emergency
The children perform some rescues using jumpers, balls, ropes, paddles and woggles.
This term in ICT, we are using a program called 'SketchUp' which is computer aided drawing. The children are designing their own house and bedroom including making the furniture. This involves using dimensions, measurements and making 2D shapes into 3D shapes.
We currently have a two week free trial of Spellodrome - similar to Mathletics but with a focus on spelling. Children need to use their Mathletics login information to gain access to the site using the link below.
Spring Term Overview
Christmas Jumper and Christmas Dinnner
In the festive mood and ready for Christmas.
We have been raising money for Save The Children!
Visit to King Edward's School
We have recently signed up to the Mathletics program. This program is linked to the curriculum standards and is designed to motivate and engage children in their maths' learning both in school and at home. The children will be using the site at school, within maths lessons, for homework activities and also to take part in games and challenges where they can earn points and rewards.
Children can access the website here:
Or alternatively by downloading the app on an iPad or tablet. Each child has their own login. Please keep your login details safe, if you do happen to misplace them, please let me know and I can provide the details.
Larch class have been learning to design, write and program a Scratch game during ICT.
2016 - 2017
Larch Class Visit to the Natural History Museum.
We began our science work on evolution and inheritance with a visit to the Natural History Museum in London.