Shared Writing Week
This week we have enjoyed Shared Writing Week across school. In every class we have explored the book by Kobi Yamada called ‘WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA?’. The writing that we completed this week was shared across the whole school!
The book follows a young boy who suddenly gets an idea! It shows us his journey of feelings as he hides, grows and shares his idea.
Class Stream wrote Acrostic poems about ideas.
Class River wrote instructions about looking after a precious idea.
Class Estuary wrote newspaper reports about a world changing idea.
Class Ocean wrote 2 contrasting diary entries from the perspective of the little boy.
On Friday we gathered in house groups and shared our excellent writing. Teachers and children were wowed by neat handwriting, original ideas, descriptions, genre features, emotions and clear, loud reading. It was a very inspiring sharing time!
It was fantastic to see so many confident and proud writers.
We are already looking forward to the next Shared Writing Week!
Please come and see some samples of our work displayed in the school hall.
SchoolBeat Officer PC Greg Steer visited us this morning to teach us about staying safe online. We learnt about; age ratings on games, which personal information is safe to share, privacy settings, stranger awareness, posting photographs, location tagging and our personal online experiences so far.
If we decide to create social media accounts and post when we are old enough, we will know how to keep ourselves safe and be kind online.
Thank you PC Steer for a very important and interesting lesson.
Year 5 and 6 have been collecting data for a National tree survey in our local woodland behind school.
We used our tree identification information and flow charts to pick our study trees; either Ash, Oak or Chestnut.
During the survey we explored the tree’s habitat, size (taking different measures), canopy, colour and leaves. The second part of our investigations involved looking for specific types of pests and viruses.
If you wish to take part in another survey click here Take a Survey
Today Years 5 & 6 walked to our local garden centre to learn about asexual reproduction in plants.
We were greeted by Jonathan and Ann who led a very interesting and interactive talk about tubers, bulbs, runners and taking cuttings.
A huge thank you to Leaf Creative, especially Jonathan and Ann, for making us so welcome and making plants so fun! We will enjoy our growing challenges and keep you updated with our progress. Thank you for our goodie bags to get us started.
Today has been absolutely jam packed with adventures. We began our morning with a visit to Black Gang Chine. The rollercoaster was up and running and some of us were terrified, but we did it! Miss Bramey was very proud of us! The best part of the morning however, was the waterslide, we enjoyed racing each other and we had exclusive use for 30 minutes; The wind made this ride even more interesting and scary! We explored the whole park, including the underwater kingdom, haunted mansion and cowboy land!
We spent this afternoon at Alum Bay, where we watched glass blowing and sweet making . . . they were both fascinating! During our afternoon at Alum Bay we also created our sand sculptures for us to treasure and remember our trip, as well as visiting the famous and iconic needles. We could not spend long as this viewing point as the wind was literally blowing us around, but the needles were very beautiful all the same!
To celebrate our last evening on the island, our hosts at the hotel put on a disco. We were served free drinks from the bar (soft of course), ate way too many sweets and danced the night away. We loved showing off our moves and partying to old classics, party tunes and current charts! Some of us thought we were too cool to start with and suddenly became camera shy!
What an incredible week we have had, and although we are sad to be leaving the Isle of Wight, we are very excited to get back home and tell everyone all of our stories and share memories! Miss Bramley thinks we have been perfectly behaved and it is safe to say that we will never forget this trip! See you tomorrow!!