Mrs Turner – Grylls Class
Welcome To Bear Grylls Class!
We have decided to be Bear Grylls class this year. We chose this name because we felt that he is very inspirational because of all the things that he has achieved so far. He has also shown that he never gives up and is always ready to take on a challenge, and we thought that these were 2 important values for us to try to follow. For example, did you know that he broke his back in 3 places after a parachuting accident, but only 18 months later, he managed to climb Mount Everest?
Home Learning: Here you will find the activities we have planned for you each week. Week 1 WB 23/3/20
Week 2. (WB 30/3/20).
Good Morning. Hope you are all keeping well and are enjoying the experience of home-schooling- just like the character of Mina in the book Skellig that we were reading in class. Hope you are finding enough to be keeping you all busy. I'm sure many of you are missing the routine of coming into school and seeing your friends. Don't forget to scroll through the pictures below on our class page. My favourite is the one of you all in your hoodies! I'm missing seeing all of you and hope things will return to normal soon. I'm being kept busy by my dog who has moved on to stealing my slippers whenever he can. I will try and take a photo of him doing it and put on here so you can all see how guilty he looks when I catch him.
Hope you enjoy this week's learning, and remember, if you fancy doing more art, more reading, or researching and writing about something you really want to, then do this as well/ instead.
Take care and keep smiling!
Don't forget to quiz on any books that you have finished reading. Well done to Aaron, Aura, Abi, Ellie and Molly, who quizzed last week.
Oxford Owl: I recommend reading: "Exploring the Deep". You should then be able to quiz on this using AR.
Corona Virus update: Read through this PDF document below and you will see it has some great activities to try at the end, including a link to some free Minecraft content; PE with Joe Wicks; free audio books; and even how to become a DJ!
Here are some websites you will find helpful while school is closed. We will add to these as we find new and exciting sites for you to try! Let us know if you find anything great that you think the rest of the class would enjoy.
You have passwords for these already:
https://ukhosted98.renlearn.co.uk/2231904/default.aspx (Accelerated Reader)
Here are some new sites to try:
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ (username: mrs turner Password: Grylls)
This half term we have enjoyed a trip to Fyne Court to gather some ideas for a portal story that we will be writing after half term. We have also enjoyed doing some Science experiments to see how nutrients move around the body.
Congatulations to the following children who have been chosen to be ambassadors for the school: Amy, Abi and Livia.
Geography Group Work.
In our Topic lessons, we have been studying the major mountain ranges from around the world. Each group carried out research on a different mountain range, before producing a poster that was then presented to the rest of the class. The finished posters are shown below:
For Remembrance Day, we did some poppy-inspired artwork using chalks and charcoal pencils. Our work is shown below:
In our DT lessons, we have been designing bridges. We then constructed them out of wood, using saws and glue guns, before we painted them. Our finished designs are shown below:
Spring Term 2020.
Here is the Topic Web for this term.
ICT Lessons: Programming with LOGO.
This half term, we have learning how to use LOGO to create patterns by writing code. Our final task was to construct a square that would be repeated several times, while being rotated. Most of us then managed to produce several concentric patterns of different colours, as shown below.
The Highwayman Poem.
In English we have been studying The Highwayman poem. Congratulations to Millie, who received a Headteacher's Award for being able to recite the first 7 verses off by heart.
We have also written a Warning Story this term. Tristan's work has been put up on the Board of Excellence and some of the best stories are included below:
During Fairtrade Fortnight, we have been finding out the benefits of Fairtrade to farmers and the environment in Sierra Leone. Here are some of our posters:
We were very pleased when our hoodies arrived and enjoyed trying them on.
Here are our models that we made after finding out about the design of Viking Longships.
On Tuesday 3rd March, paralympian Katrina Hart came in to deliver an assembly and we all took part in a sponsored event, where we had to do "spotty dogs", star-jumps, mountain climbers and press-ups. We were raising money for her charity and for the school.