We are a mixed Year 5 and Year 6 class.
Our teachers are Mrs Little and Mrs Adnams.
We were challenged to make a string with ten cubes. Every time we made a cube, we increased the length of each edge by 1cm. When we finished we had to write the volume of each cube.
Written by the first team to complete the task
We are exploring different types of poetry found in the book ‘Cloud Busting’. We went outside to find inspiration for concrete poetry.
As part of our WWII topic, we have studied the work of John Piper. We visited St. Mary’s Church to sketch and we experimented with printing, pastels and chalks before thinking about the composition of our final pieces.
On Friday 12th May Oak Class commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Exeter Blitz by holding a WWII day. Some children even made it more authentic by coming to school in costume as evacuees. Everyone took part in a cookery lesson using rations, a Make-do and mend session – in which they had to create a birthday present from fabric scraps and old socks and a DT session to make a gas mask box. Some fabulous Spitfire paper planes were constructed in the afternoon and the day ended with a singsong – Run Rabbit Run was a favourite.
Thank you to the whole class for making it a day to remember!
Oak class chose an aspect of WWII to research and then produce a project book. The projects were all different and very interesting, we all learned a lot from each other’s work. Everyone also made something at home to link with his or her project. At the end of the topic, we invited the rest of KS2 our parents and friends to view our work – they were very impressed by the work we had produced.
As you can see from the photos, ‘Manaton Village Hall’ was crammed with locals who came to air their views, in the presence of the planning officer (Kate Small). Well done everybody – you spoke eloquently – and joined in the debate using all of your speaking and listening skills. Let’s hope our M.P. (William) has taken all your views into account and represents you fairly.
Our trip was amazing! We climbed, wriggled, paddled, hiked, abseiled and even went back in time to the Bronze Age. Shelter building near Bowerman’s Nose was just one highlight – and what perfect timing as the rain arrived just in time to test the benefits. Thank you to Mrs Bazley and Mrs Winter who came with us – and Mr Nickels who joined us for the Moor Day.