Friday 26th May 2023
This week was a very special week because it was arts week! Our arts week theme was 'there is NO planet B' and we used recycled materials to make amazing art pieces. On monday, we sketched ideas for our fabric applique designs and Batik's. We then cut out our designs using fabrics and created a fabric applique which we embroided onto. Our Batik's were made by piping our design onto a piece of cloth using a flour and water paste. We then painted onto this and peeled the dried paste away to reveal our design!
Using pictures of landscapes, we drew pictures using perspective. With oil pastels, we also drew endangered animals (did you know that the white rhino only has 2 females left in the world meaning they will soon be extinct?). We were mainly focusing on sea animals rather than land animals due to the devastating loss of habitat. 🐠🦭
As well as this, we chose from either a whale shark, sea lion, sea turtle or a vaquita and drew this endangered animal in the iris of a crying eye, using watercolour to add colour. Using charcoals and colouring pencils, we drew a tree which was half dead and half alive to show the contrast of a dying world and one full of life. Excitingly, Martin Peers (an illustrator) came to do a tutorial on how to draw sea animals and we drew a turtle, narwhal, angler fish and a lobster along with him! We also did a fashion show, where we wore outfits made out of newspaper and then showed them off down the catwalk! Finally, we learned about the artist Andy Goldsworth and created art outside using natural materials.
A dodgeball tournament took place on thursday in honour of Nick (our sports coach) who has sadly left our school - good luck Nick, we will miss you!
It was such a fun, creative week and we hope you have a good half term!
Friday 19th May
What a busy week! In maths, we have been learning about line graphs - how to draw them as well as how to interpret the data presented. In our English lessons, we have been writing a variety of short burst outcomes to practise skills that we have learnt so far this term and to embed others. We continued to practise our Summer Dance ready for term 6. We started to learn about our new unit 'Why people move?' and learnt about the Transatlantic Slave Trade. We have really been enjoying our new class read - How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. Our week ended in an amazing sports day where we all tried our best and had great fun!
May 12th 2023
This week, we have done a lot of exciting new things including science where we did experiments with tools to see if we could separate sand, vinegar, rocks, bicarbonate of soda and salt. We did an experiment with the salt and soda to see if it would bubble (it did but didn't explode). For maths, we have been learning how to do percentages as fractions and decimals. In English we have been writing a non-chronological report about the Mayan's daily life and culture, including 4-5 paragraphs on them with drawings based on what topics we were writing on. In Computing, we learned how to used a computer database to find out information about the passengers on the Titanic. In PE, we did dodgeball with the sports coaches.
On Thursday, two people (Toby and Freddie) went to Samuel Whites Infant School to co-write a book for the Leaf Trust Foundation with other schools and spent a whole day - 6 hours - thinking of stories to join into one book. The CHPS football team won against Barrs Court on Thursday evening too - go CHPS! ⚽️
See you next week! 🦅
Friday 5th May 2023
This week, we have done a lot of work!
For English, we have been planning a non-chronological report based on the Mayans, which we will write next week, and whilst writing about them we wrote an advert and a setting description on them. We also practised complex sentences. In Maths, we have been doing equivalent fractions/decimals, as well as converting tenths, hundredths and thousandths.
In Science, we learned about separating materials including sieving and evaporation. We also did sketching in Art, where we sketched a crown for the King's coronation. In RE, we learned about artefacts found in a synagogue and about Jewish beliefs. In PE, we did dodgeball and tag. As it's the King's Coronation tomorrow, we had a whole school house quiz in the hall this afternoon where we worked together to answer questions about the royal family. Congratulations to Cherry for the win! We then ate delicious scones on the field with cream and jam.
We hope you enjoy your bank holiday weekend - and happy birthday to Miss Rogers for Monday! 🦅
We have had a fun week in Hawk class!
In English, we looked at non-chronological reports and identified the features of them. We also practised parenthesis in sentences as well as writing complex sentences about different pictures. In Maths, we learned about equivalent fractions (tenths) and using fractions as operators. In PE, we did a sports quiz and then did dodgeball. We were also lucky enough to have a karate coach come in on Monday and teach us some karate - we had so much fun!
In Science this week, we made predictions about which materials are soluble and insoluble and then did the experiment and found out if our predictions were correct. We also painted our Mayan masks using powder paint - they look so colourful! In Computing, we learned about how we can learn computer databases to file information about different topics. In Music, we listened to a song called Dancing in the Street by Martha and the Vandellas and talked about what instruments we heard and how it made us feel.
We hope you have a lovely bank holiday 🦅
Friday 21st April 2023
In English, we have been planning and then writing a cinquin poem, and we have published our poems aswell. During Maths, we have been starting to have a look at our power maths using fractions. This week in Curriculum, we have been drawing a diagram of a traditional Ancient Mayan homes. In Art, we have been doing still life art of new signs of spring around the field and we also made death masks for our Maya topic. In P.E, we have been focusing on passing a ball to our partnersand doing a running relay as part of our athletics. As a fun activity we made tortillas, salsa and guacamole for our Maya topic. In R.E., we learned about Ramadan and the celebration Eid, which was actually being celebrated this week!
We hope you have had a brilliant week and hope you have an amazing weekend