Welcome to The Swans' Class Page!
Year 5 and Year 6
Teacher - MR TOM WILKES
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Keren Young
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.
Problem solving in Maths
Years 5 and 6 problem solving during their Maths investigation, "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.
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.
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.