Category Archives: KS2 blog

Year 3 World Book Day Poetry Project

 

Year 3 had a brilliant time reading, writing and performing poems over World Book Week. Below is a link to our final project- a poem we all wrote together about why we play.   https://youtu.be/fQXOZ8R8qDA

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Published Date: 8th April 2019
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Year 4 Go Exploring and Adventuring Up the Waseley Hills

 

Year 4 have been learning about exploring and adventuring all term as part of their IPC topic, so today it was their chance to get out in the wild for real.   After a short coach ride, they arrived at the Waseley Hills and the adventure began… Our best exploring poses… Challenge one – Negotiating the […]

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Published Date: 5th April 2019
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4


 

UNICEF RRSA Inspire Workshop KS2

 

Thank you to all the parents who attended our first UNICEF RRSA workshop this morning. We learned a lot about the articles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and had fun taking part in lots of short activities. Members of the Steering Group lead a game matching picture cards to specific articles. […]

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Published Date: 27th March 2019
Category: KS2 blog, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

British Science Week 2019 – Journeys

 

Did you know that this week is British Science Week ? And the theme for 2019 is Journeys. In Year 4, Miss Beardsmore helped us link our science learning with our Explorers and Adventurers topic to come up with the contents of a rucksack that would help us to survive on the journey of our choice – Tricky stuff and lots […]

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Published Date: 13th March 2019
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4


 

Year 4 World Book Day 2019

 

Year 4 really went to town with their characters this year. Who can you spot? (Watch out for Cruella de Vil and Gangsta Granny….)

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Published Date: 7th March 2019
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

World Book Day 2019 – KS2 storyteller

 

This morning, KS2 had a brilliant time with a story teller.  The story was The Story Thief, which is an Anansi story from West Africa.   We knew it wasn’t going to be just any story when we all had to get up and pretend to be different animals from the story! Can you tell […]

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Published Date: 7th March 2019
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Poetry Week – Why I Play

 

First, we explored two poems – Block City by Robert Louis Stevenson and Gymnastics by Michael Rosen.  We looked at the language features and content. Next, we went out to experience two types of play – physical (hopscotch) and imaginative (use the paper to get to the ‘island’) When we came back in, we reflected […]

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Published Date: 6th March 2019
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Kagan fun!

 

Today, Y6 have had fun with two new Kagan structures: Simultaneous Round Table and Fan n Pick. We tried them out in literacy and maths and it really got us all involved in our learning!

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Published Date: 26th February 2019
Category: KS2 blog, Year 6
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Steering Group Assembly and Bronze Award

 

The Tiverton RRSA Steering Group took over yesterday’s assembly to teach us all about UNICEF’s role in disaster relief. We also had the exciting news that our Bronze Award certificate has arrived. Congratulations to everybody on your hard work!

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Published Date: 13th February 2019
Category: KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Poetry Slam! Haiku-style

 

Year 4 have been studying Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo this half term. We decided to try and write some poetry inspired by the descriptions we had seen in the book so far.  We gathered descriptive language to get us started. Next, we learned about the traditional Japanese poetry form of Haiku (3 lines, with […]

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Published Date: 13th February 2019
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Y3 Peter and the Wolf performance

 

Year 3 have been really busy putting together a performance based on Prokofiev’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’.   They wrote their own song and choreographed dance moves to go along with it. The class also split into groups, and composed music to represent each character in the story. We brought all of this work together […]

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Published Date: 11th February 2019
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Rally Coach

 

Year six are studying hard for our SATs and Kagan structures really help us to learn. Look how we are coaching each other through some tricky maths using Rally Coach. Our bodies are turned in to show good listening and we are ready to help if our partners get stuck.

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Published Date: 11th February 2019
Category: KS2 blog, Year 6
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No Outsiders – Learning that language is no barrier to friendship

 

Today, Year 4 were considering how we communicate with others when we might not speak the same language. We read the story The Way Back Home, by Oliver Jeffers. We then explored several problem-solving exercises but using no words at all, just our body language.  First, we had to get into height order….easy-peasy! Then, it […]

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Published Date: 7th February 2019
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Safer Internet Day 2019

 

Today was Safer Internet Day and Year 4 were thinking hard about the idea of permission and our privacy rights on the internet. We worked in Kagan teams to create solutions to real-life scenarios. It was tough but we have really started to learn a lot about how to make the internet a safer place […]

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Published Date: 5th February 2019
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Bridget Riley – Final Op Art Pieces

 

We used a mixture of media to create our final pieces!

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Published Date: 31st January 2019
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Wants and Needs

 

We have been busy planning and teaching lessons this week. In our meeting, we explored different activities using the RRSA Wants and Needs cards. Which of the images show things which are essential to our survival and wellbeing, and which are extras, or ‘wants’? Some pictures had us discussing different situations, for example the bicycle. […]

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Published Date: 25th January 2019
Category: KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

UNICEF – Wants vs Needs – Year 4 Steering Group Super Lesson!

 

This afternoon, Miss Brewster got a rest from being the main teacher for a short while and had the fantastic experience of being taught by members of the Y4 and Y6 UNICEF  Steering Group. They taught a brilliant lesson which made us really think about what were our wants and what we actually needed. We […]

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Published Date: 24th January 2019
Category: KS2 blog, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group, Year 4


 

Bridget Riley – Artist Focus

 

This term, our artist focus has been Bridget Riley.  We learned all about Op Art and her contribution to the art movement.  To show what we learned we created a biography page. We then had a few experiments creating Op Art images of our own.  Watch this space for our final pieces.

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Published Date: 15th January 2019
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Wow! Explorers and Adventurers!

 

The first day back started with a challenge! Year 4 had to complete a Star Orienteering course around the school grounds in order to find 8 clues to what our new topic would be.  Lots of team work and running needed! Once the clues were collected, the teams had to put them together to work […]

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Published Date: 8th January 2019
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Victorian Day

 

Thank you to all of the Y5&6 children who came in fantastic costumes for our Victorian Day, the launch of our new IPC topic. Even our handwriting was different today: We enjoyed experiencing a day of Victorian lessons, including drill with Miss Hale and Miss Meah – not like our PE lessons at all!

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Published Date: 8th January 2019
Category: KS2 blog, Year 5, Year 6


 

Y3 ‘Mouthy Monsters’ D&T Project

 

Y3 have designed and built moving toys this week, which open their mouths when you blow into the straw at the back. Here are some of their builds! (Noah’s monster is Henry VIII!)  

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Published Date: 28th December 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Year 4!

 

After taking the lead in last week’s Christmas celebrations, Year 4 were very much in the festive mood this week. We have created our Christmas cards by using thumbprint reindeers (complete with Rudolf red noses) and had to use our Maths skills to plan out the rectangles for the design.  We also had our first […]

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Published Date: 19th December 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Super Choir Carol Singing

 

Super Choir wowed the audience at St Mary’s Hospice last night with their wonderful singing. It was a chilly evening but they warmed us up with beautiful harmonies!

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Published Date: 14th December 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Saving the World – Homework Projects

 

Year 4 had a two week homework project to research and present a project about an aspect of our IPC topic “Saving the World”  of their choice. What amazing projects!

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Published Date: 4th December 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Year 3 & 4 Inspire Workshop -Writing Skills

 

This morning, Year 3 and 4 welcomed some of their parents to take part in a series of activities to develop writing skills. They had opportunity to practice: Kinesthetic Spelling – practicing the Year 3 and 4 exception words. Turning speech bubbles into direct speech. Vocabulary – playing a card game to orally build interesting […]

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Published Date: 21st November 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3, Year 4


 

Year 5&6 Writing Inspire Workshop

 

A big thank you to all children and parents who took part in our writing workshop this morning. Spelling is much more fun with beads, pipe cleaners, wooden letters and SAND! We also got to play games with vocabulary cards, matching up word pairs. We wrote the dialogue for a comic strip, thinking about how […]

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Published Date: 20th November 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 5, Year 6


 

DT in Action – Battery Operated Lamps

 

This term’s design and technology project was to design and make a working battery operated lamp. We had to decide who our lamp was for and then explored circuits and switches in order to finalise our designs. Making was harder than we thought, but most of us managed to achieve something that looked like our […]

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Published Date: 15th November 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4


 

Trip to Cannock Chase War Museum

 

Years five and six had an amazing day at Cannock Chase War Museum, enriching our learning through drama and handling artefacts. Our guides were fascinating and we loved hearing about Mark’s German family and considering WW2 from an ordinary German child’s perspective. We learned a lot of facts but also had some training in drill: […]

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Published Date: 14th November 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 5, Year 6


 

Y3 Nature reserve trip

 

We had lots of fun at the nature centre learning all about endangered species, and even getting to watch some of them being fed!  

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Published Date: 10th November 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3


 

WW1 centenary

 

Year six have combined our knowledge of WW1 with this term’s artist, George Seurat, to paint beautiful, effective Pointillist pictures. We then cut out silhouettes of soldiers, planes etc to layer over the top. Don’t they look great on our Private Peaceful display?

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Published Date: 9th November 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 6


 

Black History Month Celebrations

 

KS2 came together yesterday afternoon to celebrate different aspects of Black History through singing, artwork and dancing. We had an amazing time and would like to thank Miss Meah, Mrs Vaughan and Mrs Baker for the help. What do you think of our masks?  

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Published Date: 9th November 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Year 4 Visit the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

 

Year 4 walked to the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park today to kick-off their new topic Saving the World. Their task was to go on a Photo Scavenger Hunt, following the clues to discover (and have our picture taken with) different endangered animals around the park.  We did lots of learning about their habitats and why […]

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Published Date: 7th November 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4


 

Y3 Lapworth Museum Trip

 

Year 3 had an excellent time visiting the Lapworth Museum of Geology today, where we learnt all about earthquakes and volcanoes.  

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Published Date: 28th October 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3


 

Seurat Style Hot and Cold Volcanoes

 

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Published Date: 21st October 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

David Smith – Commonwealth champion

 

You will never guess who visited our school today?… David Smith. He is a commonwealth champion from Glasgow. He can jump over 7 feet 😮 He is a professional high jumper! He is in our school today working with KS2 doing circuit training.  

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Published Date: 19th October 2018
Category: KS2 blog, sports blog, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Lila’s Climb – A poem of perseverance

 

This term, Year 4 have been reading and enjoying The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman.  We are reaching the end of the book now just as our heroine, Lila, is reaching the climax of her journey.  But first she must face the towering task of climbing Mount Merapi – an active volcano! We discussed […]

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Published Date: 15th October 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Y6 Shelters with electric lights

 

Year six had a creative day today, constructing shelters we have designed. To link with our science and improve the comfort of these bomb shelters, we included electric lighting, complete with handmade switches. We worked really cooperatively with our partners and followed our designs, making adjustments and improvements along the way if necessary. We used […]

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Published Date: 12th October 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 6
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Working Together We Can Make the World a Better Place!

 

Another brilliant effort by Mrs Baker and Year 4.  What a message! 

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Published Date: 11th October 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Dogs Trust Maths

 

This afternoon, Year 4 met Anthea from the charity Dog’s Trust. She came to talk to use about how much it actually costs to look after a dog properly. First, we had to write a shopping list for all the things that we thought a dog would need for its first year with us. We […]

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Published Date: 10th October 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Year 4 Visit Lapworth Museum

 

Today, Year 4 visited one of our favourite places – the Lapworth Museum! We met up with Anna, who we first met last year when we went for our Dinosaur visit. This time,  we went to consolidate our learning and find out some interesting new things about Volcanoes and Earthquakes. We impressed our teachers with […]

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Published Date: 9th October 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Science Blog, Year 4