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Term 1 2015-16

We have had an exciting but extremely busy time this term in Jaguar class! Our topic in Terms 1 & 2 is World War Two, and we started by finding out about the 1930s. In English, we have been writing about the Jarrow Crusade. We all took on the character of a real Crusader and wrote about how he would have felt, marching the 280 miles to London from Jarrow. We all agreed that we wouldn’t like to have done it, it must have been exhausting, what sore feet they must have had at the end of it!

 

Read some examples of our work in the gallery below. We all enjoyed the cake Sara made with her mum. They used a real wartime recipe. Yum, yum!

 

In science, we thought about which materials an RAF pilot in WW2 might use for his uniform to keep him warm. We investigated the question : Which material would make the best insulator?

 

Miss Sparks has been teaching us hockey this term. We have thoroughly enjoyed our outdoor P.E. sessions and both Miss Sparks and Mrs. Coate have been impressed with our hockey skills and our teamwork.

 

On 23rd September, we visited the Coleshill Estate near Highworth to find out about the men who secretly trained there as Auxiliars during WW2. We did lots of interesting activities like cracking codes, visiting an underground Operational Base and scrambling through camouflage netting. We found it fascinating that the Postmistress of Highworth Post Office, Mrs. Mabel Stranks, played such an important part along with Norman, the boy who roller skated down to Coleshill to tell them to expect a new recruit!

 

On 30th September, we were fortunate to be invited to Nova Hreod to take part in a morning of STEM activities (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). We had to design a carrier to transport tomatoes down a mountain without dropping or squashing them. We really enjoyed the challenge and had great fun testing our designs out.

 

World Maths Day saw us investigating Magic Squares and taking part in the Mathletics Live Maths Challenge.

 

On 15th October, we had our Harvest Festival. In the afternoon, some of Y6 visited James Wilks House to deliver Harvest produce. We always enjoy visiting our friends at James Wilks and are looking forward to performing our Christmas concert for them in December.

 

We had a real treat on Friday 16th October when Mark Griffiths visited our school with Kevin the puppet. He encouraged us to make the right choices by putting on an inspiring and humorous performance to put his message across. Some of us even joined in!

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