Friday, 19 December 2014

Thank you PTA - RRS

Thank you PTA - We had a visit from Father Christmas today delivering crackers and two wet play games kindly donated by the PTA. 6 Apple want to say a really big thank you and Merry Christmas.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Mr Preston's PE Group - the next One Direction?

The children in Mr Preston's maths group have worked exceptionally hard on creating their own dance routine in PE. They had to figure out the count of 8 in 'Walk like Rhianna' and then think of their own moves! To end the topic the children then dressed in dance gear of their choice and danced on the stage together with flashing disco lights!

Buddies playing Musical Statues


We met up with our Reception buddies. Some presents were given and then we played Christmas games in the hall.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Trebuchet fun!

Can you see the missiles flying?

Trebuchet fun!

Trebuchet fun!

Trebuchet fun!

Trebuchet fun!

Medieval Bob made an appearance with his time traveling.

Trebuchet fun!

Bob's Barbarians

Hooray for the Trebuchet


Christmas Poems inspired by 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore

Christmas Poems inspired by 'Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore

Monday, 15 December 2014

Ready, aim.....

There are now ten trebuchets which year 6 have constructed that look something like this.
We cannot wait to attach our ammunition and enjoy catapulting it across the playground!
Make sure you ask your children how they made these and how excited they are to use them this week!

Year 6, you should be very proud of all your hard work and finished products!

Christmas Poem

By Cole

Trebuchet groups

Trebuchet being fired!

Trebuchet groups

Trebuchet groups

Trebuchets groups

Trebuchet challenge

Surprisingly, children decided to make models of their teachers to use as targets for the trebuchets!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas cheer for all to hear...

Today Apple class have been creating Christmas poems using rhyming couplets.
Here is a magical example from Tiagan.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Challenge time!

Can you tell Miss Mullett what fraction of these sweets are:
Red? Yellow? Green? Black? Orange?
Yellow and black?
Yellow, green and orange?

Can you write the fractions in their simplest form??

Make sure you write your answers and workings out on a piece of paper to show me!

The future of music?

Along with 'paper bowl guitars' and 'ruler twanging' we have been creating kazoos from straws! We discover that the shorter the straw, the higher the pitch of the sound created.
Remember: when the vibrations are SLOW, the pitch is LOW
Tomorrow, we will be communicating via cups and string and exploring how sound travels.

Exploring Pitch

Today year 6 have been exploring sound. Ask your children about the instruments they have made using straws!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Christmas is coming!

Today, to get us into the Christmas spirit, Apple class have been creating Christmas decorations for a mobile which will hang in our school hall. We each painted one of our hands and made handprints on our bauble. Once this had dried, we drew on little snowmen to create these fantastic decorations!

Merry Christmas!

A Snippet of Creation...

Today Apple class acted out the Christian Creation story using sounds and movements. Here is a little snippet of what we created! Enjoy!

Working out all three averages

Here's our mini Strictly Ballroom competition




Instructions - they are really disgusting

Great work from Brooke!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

How to create a medieval banquet...

Year six have been working in groups to write instructions for creating a Medieval banquet. Today we presented our ideas to the class. Using our success criteria, we commented on what worked well and what we could improve next time.