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Ready for half term!

Friday, February 15th, 2019

We won the reads! Starfish were the class with the highest number of reads this week, with an amazing 117 ticks, to represent all the efforts that most children in our class and their grown ups have made to dedicate a bit of time to a book at home. We enjoyed our 10 minutes extra playtime in the sunshine today!

We would like to wish all of you a lovely half term week, don’t stop reading Starfish!

 

All about WWII day and the Mayans!

Friday, February 8th, 2019

Brace yourself for lots of pictures of our learning! We have had a very busy week: we celebrated the end of our history topic with a WWII dress up day, during which we experienced air raids and had to shelter to safety, got to make chocolate spread out of potatoes and cocoa powder and experienced being chosen by host families (played by members of staff) as evacuees! Our grown ups came into our classroom at the end of the day to have a look at our posters and some of them were brave enough to try our WWII chocolate spread and biscuits!

Following such an exciting day, on Wednesday we were introduced to our new history topic, all about the Mayans! Clive Pig, a brilliant historian and story teller, took us back to Mayans times, with his stories, souvenirs and plays.

Have a good weekend and read at home, reads numbers could still improve in Starfish!

 

 

E-Safety Posters

Monday, February 4th, 2019

As part of our work on e-safety, we have talked about how to be safe on line, what to do to have a nice and safe experience on line and what to do if something goes wrong.

Take a look at our e-safety posters, full of top tips to have fun and stay safe on line, particularly useful as this week is e-safety week.

Experimenting with Rube Goldberg Machines

Friday, February 1st, 2019

As we have come to the end of our block of lessons on forces, we spent today’s Science lesson making our very own Rube Goldberg Machines, which included levers, pulleys, gears and a large quantity of objects and materials!

It is safe to say that we have found out how hard it is to put together a Rube Goldberg Machine, however simple the plan for it is, as we need to take care of many details.

We hope everybody will have a good weekend and find some time to read every day so that our reading scores as a class can go back up!

Science and Technology showcase

Friday, January 25th, 2019

As part of Devon and Cornwall Children’s University, our year 5 and 6 children who have a CU passport had the opportunity to take part in an exciting school trip this week. 14 children from Sharks, Hermit Crabs and Starfish went to Plymouth University and had an amazing afternoon having fun and learning about a variety of STEM subjects, from chemistry, marine science to mathematics and earth science to engineering.

All the stalls were manned by very enthusiastic University students and were all hands on and packed with activities, and at the end of the afternoon our children had their passport stamped!