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Class Estuary is made up of Years 4 and 5. We follow the New National Curriculum with much of our learning planned around the current topic or theme. These topics run either for a whole or half a term.

In order to enhance our learning, we regularly go on trips and welcome visitors who may provide us with real life experiences and knowledge.er Plan

Weekly homework is set which usually comprises of spellings, a times table focus and another piece of topic, literacy or maths. As the children become more independent learners, the homework may often be in the form of a research project with a choice of how it is presented.

The pupils in Class Estuary also have a number of jobs which promotes their independence and ensures the smooth running of their lessons. The Year 5s, however, also run a toast bar during the first break-time for the rest of the school. The money raised doing this is used to buy equipment and sometimes given to charities of the children’s choice.

Towards the end of the academic year, the Year 5s are invited to apply to be buddies to the ‘Rising Fives’ who will be starting school in the following September. They then meet their buddies in the Summer Term, thus helping them settle into Huntley and providing a familiar face when the ‘big day’ arrives.

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Bristol Zoo

On Wednesday 18th October we had a great time exploring the zoo, despite the weather being terrible, we made the most of the day. We saw a whole range of animals, including lions, monkeys, seals, penguins and meerkats; even some really strange animals such as a sand cat and mousedeer!!

We were all agreed that our favourite exhibit was the gorillas . . . we were all amazed at the size of them, and adored the babies! We also loved the other species of monkeys who provided us with some great entertainment.

Miss Bramley was very impressed with how much information we had remembered from our Science Lessons when were in our adaptation and evolution workshop! The staff at the zoo were amazing and we learnt a lot from them and had the chance to hold and touch some creatures!

What a wonderful day, even if were somewhat attacked by the ducks during our lunch!!

Thank you so much to Mrs Blakemore, Ms Anslow and Mrs Mirfin for coming with us!

Tag Rugby Tournament

On Friday 24th February, Class Estuary participated in a tag rugby festival at Westbury On Seven following our 6 week training with the Gloucestershire rugby coaches.

We entered 2 teams into the tournament, with both teams playing exceptionally well and team 1 even winning the whole tournament! Miss Bramley couldn’t have been prouder with the fantastic attitude and team work that Class Estuary demonstrated throughout the day, and we can’t think of a better way to represent Huntley C of E Primary school.

A huge congratulations to one of our children to be selected for showing extreme rugby skills, but also profound teamwork and sportsmanship; winning himself a lovely trophy.

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We were lucky enough to leave with our winning signed rugby ball from all of the Gloucester rugby team (which is now in display on our achievements shelf in the hall), but also flags, certificates and free class tickets to a Gloucester rugby match!! The children were lucky enough to be awarded with their prizes and have signed autographs from Paddy McAllister.

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Thank you so much to Mrs Mason for coming with us and looking after team 2, and for all of the parents who helped us with lifts and supported us throughout the day, it wouldn’t have been possible without you all!

Well done Class Estuary, what an achievement and what a brilliant day to be part of!

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Remembrance Day Biscuits

Today Class Estuary had lots of fun baking and decorating biscuits to raise money for the poppy appeal.

We had to use lots of maths skills to measure the right amount of ingredients and we learnt to follow a recipe accurately.

We spent the afternoon making our own icing and decorating the biscuits to look like poppies!

Of course at the end of the day, we sampled them to ensure they were fit for selling!!

Don’t forget to bring 30p to buy a biscuit tomorrow break time to help us raise some more money!!

If you would like to have a go at making some of these at home then you are more than welcome to follow this recipe and sell them in school.

Poppy Biscuits Recipe

 

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Sport’s Day

We had fun on Sports day even though it was VERY HOT!

Well done to the winning house- Dahl

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Founder’s Day

This is your Life- HRH Elizabeth 2nd

We celebrated the life of our Queen and looked at different events which have occurred during her 90 years.

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Forest Schools

Year 4 and year 5 have had a fantastic time in the forest this term! We put our team work to the test building dens and problem solving – making sure our supplies didn’t touch the floor!! We thoroughly enjoyed being up in the forest and year 4 even had the pleasure of watching Miss… Continue Reading

Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration

We celebrated the Queen’s 90th Birthday at school by learning about her life and family. In our house groups we also designed and created birthday robes and crowns for Her Majesty. We paraded our designs for the school and enjoyed decorated cakes from plates we designed. We enjoyed celebrating the Queen and her birthday – we… Continue Reading

Police Visit

Last Wednesday we had a visit from PC Curtis who spent an hour talking to us about his job. He mainly informed us about report writing, evidence and witnesses; this was to support us in our English topic where we are studying journalistic writing. PC Curtis was great, he brought in lots of examples of… Continue Reading

Pancake Day!

In class Estuary we celebrated pancake day by conducting a maths investigation. We made tally charts about each of our favourite pancake toppings and then we transferred this data into bar chart and pie charts. We also had a go at writing a shopping list for making pancakes by calculating the correct ratios, and working… Continue Reading