Our teacher is Miss Leo and our L.S.A's are: Mrs Cross, Mrs Young and Miss Challis.
This term, our topic is 'Groovy Greeks', which is a topic based on the Ancient Greek Era. In Science, we have been looking at the Light, focusing on how we see and shadows. In Topic, we are looking at how life was different for an Ancient Greek compared to our lives today!
Please find our topic overviews for this term below so you can find out what we are getting up to!
The children have just started a unit of work on Gymnastics. To start with the children have thought about how to hold a strong position and what makes an excellent performance.
The children took part in an Ancient Greek day. During this day, the children came dressed up and completed some art activities, a mini Olympics and tried some Greek food. It was a busy and exciting day!
Ready Steady Cook!
This week in forest school the children were given a selection of ingredients and they had to find a recipe they could follow to make something tasty. We had cookies and bread made and cooked on the fire. The children had to find the sticks and light their own fire so they could cook their food.
It was a very exciting and yummy morning!
Year 6 Junior Life Skills
The children in Year 6 attended Junior Life Skills at Quayside Leisure Centre. Throughout the morning the children took part in different workshops presented by The Fire Service, RNLI, Spiritualiser Bus, The Dog Trust and Police. It was a very practical and fun morning where the children learnt lots of essential life skills.
South West Outdoor Festival
Swans class were invited to an outdoor festival run by the National Trust. It was an exciting day filled with lots of activities, including: caving, slacklining, mountain bike demonstrations and some goat yoga! The children really enjoyed themselves and showed excellent teamwork and enthusiasm throughout the day.
Today we had our first forest school session. We made knots, created natural art and used the knots to make some swings.
Making ice cream desserts using determiners
Measuring heights to calculate the mean class height
Japanese food tasting
Sentence writing competition game: using modal verbs in a complex sentence
Synonyms and antonyms: Swans class played a guessing game using synonyms and antonyms.
Christmas crafts at Buckfast Abbey
Year 5/6 Practising passive voice sentence structures using playground equipment
The ball was hit through the hoop.
The bikes were being ridden.
The ball was hit through the hoop.
The balls were being juggled.
Isla was pushed on the scooter.
The ball was kicked and it was saved.
Tennis and football were being played.
The hoop was thrown over the bike riders.
Year 6 Experiencing some aspects of trench life, especially tasting ration packs, listening to sounds of war and feeling the mud!
Year 6 Maths: making a linked line of number cards by reading numbers up to 10,000,000
Year 4/5 Maths Investigation
Year 6 Life Skills
Year 6 Pool Party
We walked along the River Avon to Bantham Beach
Surfing lessons with 'Discovery Surf'
Our PGL residential trip to Barton Hall
Walking by the River Avon
Our visit to Paignton Zoo
'Around the world in eighty days' - making Egyptian masks
A morning of Forest School activities
Making our Christingles
Year 6 Science afternoon at KCC
Our trip to Morwellham Quay
Learning about which objects reflect light and why
Swans designed and tested their own experiment about what material would reflect light in a periscope. They made a periscope with retro reflective and with mirrors. They then tested which worked and which didn't and discussed why this was the case.
Learning about which objects reflect light, and why
Problem solving in Maths
Years 5 and 6 problem solving during their Maths investigation, "One is a snail and ten is a crab!"
"One is a snail and ten is a crab!"
Celebrating Roald Dahl's 100th Birthday
As part of their celebration of Roald Dahl's 100th birthday, the children in Swans class looked at his 'Revolting Rhymes' and how he had used the endings of well known fairy tales in each of them. Working in groups, they created their own alternative endings to a fairy tale ending of their choice.
Can you guess which one of Roald Dahl's 'Revolting Rhymes' are being re-enacted?
Science and Environment Week
Our residential trip to Barton Hall
'Messy Maths Week' - Weighing and Measuring
'Survival at sea' - The Vikings - KS2 Spring Term Topic
Working with oil-pastels to draw boats through the ages
P.E. with Mr Hilling
Year 6 Junior Life Skills activities
Our day with 'Singing Paddles'
'Forest and Beach' Residential
Year 6 at the Primary Singing Day at KCC
Swans go surfing with 'Discovery Surf'
This term our topic is 'The Environment'
'Team Building' at the East Soar Outdoor Experience
Working on our play scripts
Early morning activities
Acting out our poems
Fun with fractions
Poetry in motion
An outdoor Literacy lesson - 'Spooky Stories'
Some of 'Messy Week' Maths activities
P.S.H.E. with Sensei John
Music Workshop with KCC
Hard at work
Football Skills with Mr Hilling
Working with Mr Baxter on our 'School Values'
For the first week of the autumn term we were very pleased to welcome Mr Jack Baxter to our school. Mr Baxter, a former Aveton Gifford Primary School pupil and Cambridge University graduate, has just begun his PGCE course and hopes to qualify as a teacher next summer. He spent a week with our Year 5 and 6 class, working alongside Miss Naylor and the children in preparation for the start of his teacher training.
Year 6 End of Year Presentation - Summer Term 2014
Years 5 & 6 Residential Trip to Barton Hall
Years 5 & 6 End of Year Performance - 'Side by Side'
Year 6 visited the Devon County Show
SATs Preparation - Year 6 were taught relaxation techniques by Mr Harding
A Year 6 Maths Lesson
As part of their SATs preparation our Year 6 children worked with Mrs McCarthy-Patmore on some fun-filled maths problems.
In the Autumn Term the topic for the children in Swans was 'Theatre and the Performing Arts'. We were very lucky to be able to work with the Theatre Royal who came into school to share with the children and staff skills and techniques used to stage their production of 'War Horse'. This wonderful learning opportunity was made complete with a trip to the theatre to see a dress rehearsal of the play.
In the autumn term the children in Swans took part in the cycling proficiency course 'Bikeability' when they spent two days learning about how to cycle safely.