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Class 4 Ash: Mrs Davies

2017 - 18

2016 - 17

Summer performance: On Tuesday, 18th July 2017, the Upper School performed in their production of the 'Lion King'.  A fantastic performance was given by all pupils, who were word perfect when saying their lines and singing.  Mrs Standing commented that it was one of the best school plays she had seen in her time as a head teacher and that it took her through a range of emotions - from tears to laughter! Solo performances by main characters, such as Scar, Timon, Zazu, Raifiki, Pumba, Simba and Nula were sung confidently and, supported by the rest of the cast and the year 5 chorus, it all sounded very beautiful.  The props, made and managed by year 6 pupils, added to the realism of the play, which, along with the lighting and sound crew, helped make this a really professional production.  Notwithstanding, the creative programme front and back was the icing on the cake!  All three upper school teachers were incredibly proud of the effort put in by year 5 and 6 and it will be a hard act to follow next year!

 

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Year 6 visit to Gainsborough Stud

Year 6 visit to Gainsborough Stud 1
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Year 6 visit to Gainsborough Stud 3
Year 6 visit to Gainsborough Stud 4
Year 6 visit to Gainsborough Stud 5
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On Tuesday, 26th June 2017 year 6 visited Gainsborough Stud in Woolton Hill as part of the science curriculum this year and to link in to our aspirations week.  As we ventured through the impressive gates we were warmly welcomed by the Stud Manager, who explained what we would be doing throughout the day.  We met representatives from ’Racing to School’, who had organised the visit; they gave us an introduction to the racing industry and how Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (owner of Gainsborough) contributes to racing, both in the UK and around the world.  Next, the children dressed in racing silks and had the opportunity to see mares and their foals, outside in the paddocks and in the barn, and marvelled at how gentle the mares and foals were. 

After that, the Stud hands explained to the children how the mares were moved from the barn to the foaling boxes, when they were due to give birth, and the children saw where the stud hands monitored progress on cctv throughout the night when mares were due to foal.  They guessed the weight of some mares and foals and then stood on the weighing platform to see how many children equalled the weight of one mare.  Their original estimates were quite far out!  A short break with squash and amazing muffins took place before our final session when the children had the opportunity to ride on the racing horse simulators – some were quite exuberant and nearly took off!  All in all we had a fabulous time and learnt a lot about horses and some of the jobs in the racing industry. 

Baking bread in Maths

Baking bread in Maths 1 Weighing and mixing
Baking bread in Maths 2
Baking bread in Maths 3
Baking bread in Maths 4
Baking bread in Maths 5 Kneading
Baking bread in Maths 6 Leaving to prove
Baking bread in Maths 7 The final baked roll!

Aspiration Week

 

In Ash class in upper school this week the children have been inspired by the different speakers, who have come to talk to them about their jobs and careers.  These included someone from the Fire Service, a Textiles (blanket) manufacturer, a Businessman, a Financial adviser, an Epidemiologist and a Scientist.

In English and Maths, we have also tailored our lessons to focus on jobs and careers; this included baking; calculating flooring costs for a flat; garden design and associated costs and theme park design (the latter with an emphasis on costing and increasing profits).  In English we have been researching different jobs and writing job descriptions.  The children have all learnt just how much is involved in a job and also the routes and career paths that they could take into a particular career.

Empty Classroom Day

 

After yesterday's deluge it was with great relief that we encountered a reasonably sunny, warm day for our 'Empty Classroom Day'.  All the children in Ash class enjoyed using Nature as an inspiration for English and Maths.  We had some great explanation writing; informing us about how the Season's happen and other natural phenomena.  In maths we investigated shapes all around us; even using magnifying lenses to examine plants, insects and leaves to find examples of 2d and 3d shapes.  In the afternoon, we designed and painted dream gardens.  All in all, a very enjoyable day was had by everyone.

Empty Classroom Day

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We have had a fantastic week in Ash class, starting off with our poetry recital from John Foster at the beginning of the week and culminating in our own poetry performances (to the whole school) this afternoon!  Everyone, in the class either performed their own individual or group poem or one by John Foster.  We all enjoyed rehearsing and taking the opportunity to share our work with the rest of the school.  

Ash class dressed up for Book Day

Ash class dressed up for Book Day 1

HELPFUL YEAR 6 REVISION FOR MATHEMATICS

 

Please logon to Education City and look for Year 6 revision 1 activities.  It is vital that there is clear understanding of: fractions, decimals and percentages in preparation for SATS and the activities set will check and support understanding of these topics.

Important Documents for the Autumn term

Mathematics Autumn Term 2

 

Areas of learning:

 

Week 1:    Adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers

Week 2:    Formal written methods for multiplication

Week 3:    Measure - perimeter and area

Week 4:    Formal written methods for division

Week 5:    Statistics - interpreting tables and data

Week 6:    Converting units of measure

Week 7:     Position and direction

 

English Autumn Term 2

 

Areas of learning:

 

Weeks 1-3:   Journalistic writing

Weeks 4-7:   Biographies and autobiographies

 

Welcome to Ash Class: Mrs Davies

 

 

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