Homework this week was to write a poem about a Rainforest animal. We had some really lovely poems. Check them out below!
The animal poem
There was a spider who lived in a tree,
That had eight eyes but still couldn’t see
That the bug he was after
Was dying with laughter
Then it swallowed the poor spider for tea
They eat with their jaws and kill with their paws
They eat fish, snakes and deer that quiver with fear
They live in the trees with peculiar leaves
Yellow with spots they eat lots and lots
The Jaguar lives alone and protects its home by pouncing on its prey
They roar with their great wide jaw
Sneaking through the trees peeking through the leaves
The snake slivers below snapping its jaws
He slides across the canopy capturing his prey
To have his feast of the day
He lays under the sun ready to strike a mouse out no his latest hike
He basks in the sun amongst his own kind
He hisses he sheds his skin
He thinks he is the king
Another amazing week of homework! This is always one of Miss Tedaldi's and Miss Anker's favourite homeworks to see. The children always show bags of creativity and imagination.
Check out some of the 2D and 3D models!
Today was our debate on:
'Is deforestation good or bad for our planet?'
In order to debate this we split into two teams and had certain roles within our teams including:
Logger, Government Official, Environmental scientist, Forest inhabitants, Fast food restaurant owners, Cattle farmers, Pharmacists and Conservationests.
After some very heated debating from both sides the jury decided that deforestation was bad for our planet.
Check out some of our photos!
Check out some of our amazing front covers for this weeks homework!
24th April 2017
We have worked super hard this week on our new exciting topic. Already we have designed our new topic front covers with Rainforest animals. We even learnt about continents and oceans of the World, countries of South America and the layers of the Rainforest!
Next week we will be learning about deforestation and the effects on the Amazon Rainforest. We will be holding a debate in class on the issue.
Goodbye Vedi Vidi Vici!
We had a wonderful end to a brilliant topic with the amazing Museum! If you missed it check out the photos below.
This term the Kestrels have been working extremely hard on putting together a Museum about their topic. The Museum will be open to view on Wednesday 5th April at 3:00pm.
Everyone is welcome!
Check out some of the photos below to see what might be on display.
This week we had to use a Learning Power at home. Our learning powers are Reflect, Relate, Persevere, Reach and Curious.
We are Legends!
Today we have been in our writing workshop. All of us have written a full story, that's right, a whole story! From beginning to end we have told tales of Roman legends. Our classroom has been full of three headed lions, wicked witches, glorious gladiators and supreme soldiers. We will be making a proper story book with front covers and blurbs.
Our teachers are very proud of how hard we have worked today.
We Made Crumbling Coffee Letters!
By Beatrice, Anoushka, Sunny
This week we have lots of stars for some amazing writing! Check out the photos!
In Art we have been working on creating marvelous mosaics. Today we challenged ourselves to make a whole floor mosaic! Working in teams we persevered and are really proud to share with you
'Majestic Uplands Birds Mosaic'.
This week we had to design and make a quiz for our museum. Check out the photos for the stars!
6th March 2017
Another busy week in Kestrels class this week! We have been finishing writing out short stories inspired by our Roman work.
PE was great fun! We made a sequence of shapes using our Roman knowledge which we then put to music, making it a story.
We have also finally finished our amazing class Mosaic.
This week we had to write a review of our school trip to Caerleon!
Check out the photos of this weeks homework stars!
2nd March 2017
We have had a fantastic day out exploring the Roman town of Caerleon! All the children were brilliant coming to all the teachers sharing new facts and information they had found. The behaviour was excellent and they were great ambassadors for the school. Well done!
We visited lots of places around the town including the Roman Baths, Amphitheatre and Barracks. We then had a great look around the museum and had a workshop all about school life in Roman times. We even had a chance to try on some armour!
Check out some of the photos of our day!
Our homework this week was to create a Roman Numerals maths challenge for our Museum! Check out some of the photos.
Our homework this week was actually two pieces!
First was based on our work on the story of Romulus and Remus. In the story they created their own city which later became the city of Rome. We had to imagine we could create our own city. What would it be called? Give it a name and state 8 things that would be special about our city.
Second was to present a small research project a Roman God and present our findings in any way we liked.
Check out some of the Homework stars for this week in the pictures!
20th February 2017
Welcome to our first weekly blog!
This week we started writing some stories based on Rome. We set the scene this week describing in lots of detail what we could see, hear, smell and touch! Next week we are moving onto describing our characters.
Week 6- due in Wednesday 22nd February: Understanding and Analysing: Over the half term break research a Roman god of your choice. Create a short project of this god highlighting why they were important to the Romans. You can present this in any way you like.
Check out next week's blog for the homework Stars of the week!
Welcome back after half term! Take a look at some of our photos from our Genius week. We had a very exciting week learning lots of new skills and finding our Genius.