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AVETON GIFFORD

Church of England Primary School

Swans – Years 5 & 6

 

Welcome to The Swans' Class Page!

 

Year 5 and Year 6
 


Teacher - MR TOM WILKES

 

 

Teaching Assistants:  Mrs Keren Young 

Year 6 Life Skills

We walked along the River Avon to Bantham Beach

Surfing lessons with 'Discovery Surf'

Walking by the River Avon

'Around the world in eighty days' - making Egyptian masks

Making our Christingles

Year 6 Science afternoon at KCC

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?

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

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

Acting out our poems 1
Acting out our poems 2
Acting out our poems 3

Fun with fractions

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Poetry in motion

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An outdoor Literacy lesson - 'Spooky Stories'

Some of 'Messy Week' Maths activities

P.S.H.E. with Sensei John

P.S.H.E. with Sensei John 1
P.S.H.E. with Sensei John 2

Music Workshop with KCC

Music Workshop with KCC 1
Music Workshop with KCC 2

Hard at work

Hard at work 1
Hard at work 2
Hard at work 3
Hard at work 4

Football Skills with Mr Hilling

Football Skills with Mr Hilling 1
Football Skills with Mr Hilling 2

Working with Mr Baxter on our 'School Values'

Working with Mr Baxter on our 'School Values' 1
Working with Mr Baxter on our 'School Values' 2
Working with Mr Baxter on our 'School Values' 3
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

Year 6 End of Year Presentation - Summer Term 2014 1
Year 6 End of Year Presentation - Summer Term 2014 2

Years 5 & 6 End of Year Performance - 'Side by Side'

Years 5 & 6 End of Year Performance - 'Side by Side' 1

Year 6 visited the Devon County Show

Year 6 visited the Devon County Show 1

SATs Preparation - Year 6 were taught relaxation techniques by Mr Harding

SATs Preparation - Year 6 were taught relaxation techniques by Mr Harding 1 Relaxing
SATs Preparation - Year 6 were taught relaxation techniques by Mr Harding 2 Stretching
SATs Preparation - Year 6 were taught relaxation techniques by Mr Harding 3 Calming
SATs Preparation - Year 6 were taught relaxation techniques by Mr Harding 4 Meditating

A Year 6 Maths Lesson

A Year 6 Maths Lesson 1
A Year 6 Maths Lesson 2
A Year 6 Maths Lesson 3
As part of their SATs preparation our Year 6 children worked with Mrs McCarthy-Patmore on some fun-filled maths problems.

Gymnastic Swans!

Messy Week - Outdoor Activities

Busy Swans!

War Horse Workshops with the Theatre Royal

War Horse Workshops with the Theatre Royal 1
War Horse Workshops with the Theatre Royal 2
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.

Bikeability

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.
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