Our learning journey continues in G4. We have produced come wonderful work in relation to our author study of Sir Terry Pratchett. In Geography we are studying Natural Disasters, recently we have been looking at the effect of the 1995 volcano on the island of Montserrat in the West Indies.
In History, we continue to study the Roman occupation of Britain - including looking at the Roman army and the uprising from Boudicca and her Iceni tribe. We are going to be learning some Latin and forming our own Roman cohort in the coming weeks - just in case we need to defend from any rogue tribes!
Well done everyone, keep up the hard work and amazing learning. You have adapted so well to the changes in routines!
All the best,
As our brains are warming up ready for the return to school mine is too and I completely got the weeks mixed up! We do not have Onside this afternoon so please wear your school uniform today.
I will confirm for next week for you, my sincere apologies for any worry or inconvenience caused.
See you soon,
Good evening everyone!
I hope that you have had a relaxing summer holiday and are ready to get back to our learning journey. I have been in school today making the final preparations for our return tomorrow. As such, I wanted to share some images of the classroom and the displays so that you know what to expect in the morning!
I am really looking forward to welcoming you all back in bright and early to continue our learning together, there are some exciting topics coming up but I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
Remember it is Wednesday so you should come into school in your PE kit ready for Onside in the afternoon.
Get some sleep tonight; we will need all our energy tomorrow!
All the best,
Congratulations to the crew of SpaceX Dragon Endeavour!
Huge congratulations to the crew of the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour's mission to the International Space station. On Sunday afternoon (GMT) astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken docked with the ISS and completed a historic mission, the first from american soil in 9 years.
This goes to show the limitless potential of working together and believing in yourself, both as an individual and as one of the many team members working tirelessly in the background. The main lesson here is; we can do anything!
Follow this link to read the story in full;
From the temporary desk of Mr Gimes (in lockdown)
Dear Year 6,
Well, who would have called this? Here we are on the week we were preparing for! But do you know what, you don’t need SATs to show how amazing you are. I have seen every single one of you smash targets, both academic and personal, time and time again and that’s what matters, never give up, never give in – something we are all practicing at the moment.
Recently, you have faced more challenging times and are living through history. Your Year 6, while slightly different, will be remembered as will your perseverance, patience and determination for years to come. SATs, though important, are just a snapshot of what you can do in some areas and as your teacher I have had the honour of being with you through a small part of your achievements and I know that you will take this current situation in your stride and come out all the stronger on the other side. SATs are not your only chance to shine and not the only way to show you are great.
If you need to talk please get in touch with me via Mrs Eadon.
All the best,
VE Day 8th May 1945.
It has been 75 years since Victory in Europe day, for many it signalled the end of 6 years of bitter fighting both at home and abroad. Nations around the world rejoiced in the news that the war was over.
While it was not the end of the conflict there was widespread celebration across England, the link below will take you to the Imperial War Museum site in London which has loads of great reading about the celebrations and what they meant moving forward.
The speech given by Winston Churchill on VE day in 1945 is going to be repeated on BBC 1 at 3pm today.
Message from Mr Gimes re Daily Task video 01.05.20
Good afternoon everyone,
I hope this message finds you well. It has been bought to my attention that the quality of the most recent video was a little below par. I am working on it now and hope to have a solution to the problem, if not I will re-release the video again for you all.
Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding.
All the best,
Happy Birthday Captain Tom!
You are an inspiration to us all!
NB How many of these questions can you get right on the CBBC Newsround quiz?
Good morning everyone,
I hope that you are all well and ready to begin your 10 day activities. I have added some additional resources this morning to best support you in your learning, and will post things that are of use to you.
As well as this, I will be posting the answers to any activities that need them the day after (Maths for example). In the meantime remember that you are all awesome and can absolutely smash this! I'm really looking forward to seeing this work. Make sure you take the time speak with your family - you never know where learning will strike!
Enjoy getting creative!
Merry Christmas from the G4 team,
As we come to the end of a very long and learning packed term the G4 team wanted to wish you all a safe and very merry Christmas.
We have had some wonderful learning take place and all our skills have grown as a result. We cannot wait to resume our learning journey on Tuesday 7th January 2020 (Monday is a staff training day). There will be no homework over the holiday.
Best wishes for the festive season,
Mr Gimes, Mrs Aiello and Mrs Norton
Epidemiology talk from Mr Edwards.
On Monday morning we were delighted to welcome Mr Edwards to G4 to deliver a talk on epidemiology, and his personal hero Dr John Snow. Dr Snow was famed for solving the 1854 outbreak of cholera in London and was a renowned epidemiologist.
Mr Edwards also talked about his experience as an Environmental Health Officer and showed us how to take dip slide samples to see what grew. We were all fascinated by his talk and several members of the class are now exploring environmental health as a career.
Thank you for coming to speak to us and for inspiring so many members of the class!
Message from Mr Gimes...
Day 2 (Tuesday)
After a long trip yesterday, we were ready to begin our full on day. Not all of us were impressed by the early breakfast but bacon and sausage cheered the team up!
We started with the zip wire, where the moment of the day occurred, as James conquered his fear of heights and soared across the park to the cheers and applause of all the Year 6 pupils.
Next up we worked on our communication skills an a blind trail. Myself and Mrs Wilson provided extra challenge by finding some low hanging branches for the pupils to negotiate.
After lunch we had a go at abseiling, which Mrs Wilson and the Year 6 team smashed with confidence! (I took the photos). From there we made camp and enjoyed hot chocolate before dinner. Our final activity of the day was an evening walk through the Shropshire countryside, we even managed to squeeze in some star gazing.
Phew... that was just the first full day!
Following on from our evening walk we had a slightly later breakfast which everyone was grateful for, before we set off to the lake to go canoeing and kayaking.
We managed to stay afloat on the canoes and even manage to play Quidditch! The kayaks however proved slightly trickier, and whilst attempting to jump in the air and spin 360 degrees and land perfectly most of us fell in!! After a soggy but enjoyable walk back to the Manor we enjoyed a hearty lunch of soup before heading to the climbing wall.
Special mention goes to Oli who was reluctant at first but then climbed half way up the wall with thanks to the encouragement from his friends below. It was great to see the children belaying their classmates and guiding them up the wall. Well done team!
From there we walked to the archery range and unleashed our inner Robin Hood- well done to Florence for showing us all how to do it!!
After another enormous meal, we had a low rope activity in the woods. The children had the opportunity to spot for their partners as well as taking part themselves. It was great to see communication skills being used and bonds of fellowship formed. Also a shout out must go to Terry the tree!!
So ended another action packed day.
Day 4 (Thursday)
Our final full day started as ever with a hearty breakfast, all the children are going to miss that I think!
The first activity was orienteering with the children split into groups and dispatched across the site to find letters and markers. The children worked brilliantly as a team and no member was left behind. Up next, we had a nature trail through the woods, where we identified types of tress from their leaves and types of insects before making bug hotels for them.
After lunch, we went fencing, where excellent footwork was shown across the board and we definitely saw some talented fencing skills from the group. Cassia and Charlie both faced Mr Gimes in a contest and got some excellent parries and riptoes in.
From there we headed for the underground maze, suited up with wellies and helmets with lights! The children ventured into the darkness and attempted to find their way out. Once again, there were some excellent communication skills from all. Gabriel managed to go for a complete swim in the water down there!!
After dinner we had a trip to the vending machine and then onto the field for our final session-team games!
They started with a Mastermind game answering questions and running to the adults with the answers. After that our guides set up a game of cricket (I had nothing to do with it honest!!). The girls batted first and ended their innings under floodlights in true T20 fashion. Great performances from Nye with the bat and Gabriel with the ball. Special mention to Cassia and Poppy for showing great batting prowess.
The children headed to bed with no complaints (you 're welcome parents), and slept soundly. Tomorrow we have our final two sessions and meals then we shall be packing and making our way back home...
Mr Gimes and Mrs Wilson
Year ahead resources.
Thank you to everyone who attended last night, it was great to welcome you to G4. The resources mentioned in the meeting have been added to the website, please feel free to have a look so that we may continue to support each other. If there are any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.
Welcome to G4!
Welcome back! I hope you have had a fantastic summer break and are ready to face the challenges and learning that await you this year.
I am really excited to get going on this year's learning, we have some amazing learning opportunities to participate in. After the Year Ahead meeting tonight I will post a series of resources to use at home that will sit alongside our work in school, this will include the PowerPoint in case you could not make it tonight!
I look forward to working alongside you all this year.
Welcome to G4!
G4 is taught by Mrs Sarah Thompson and Mrs Julie Aiello is the teaching assistant.
The Year 5s have been busy this week designing and making a vehicle using K'nex construction kit. Once the vehicles were fully constructed they were tested against each other to see how far they could go.
G4 have had their own elections today at school. Issues on education, health, immigration and the environment were raised and how we, as a class, could improve these areas for the local community. Banners, leaflets, posters as well as TV adverts were made, followed by a presentation to G3. It was a very exciting day and once everyone had cast their vote, 'The Health for Us Party 'were the clear winners. We now hope to have a 1,000 more doctors in the area as well as £20 million put towards new services in Moreton Morrell!!
Well done to everyone.