Category Archives: KS2 blog

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

KS2 Lego Club

 

Key Stage 2 Lego club has been lots of fun so far this half term. We are currently 7th in the national leader board of 79 schools (Tiverton Key Stage 1 are FIRST!) If anyone would like to vote, every week the top twenty are placed on a poll here- https://www.kidswithbricks.com/leaderboard and you simply click on […]

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Published Date: 5th October 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Lego Club


 

National Poetry Day

 

To celebrate National Poetry Day, we explored the famous war poem, In Flanders Fields by John McCrae. This also links to our IPC topic and our class novel, Private Peaceful. We played a game called running dictation to familiarise ourselves with the lines and enjoyed learning new vocabulary. We also used our drama skills to […]

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Published Date: 5th October 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 6
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DT skills – The result? Tasty Leek and Potato Mash for Tea!

 

Despite a very dry growing season, Year 4 still managed to dig up a bumper crop of produce from the school growing beds this week.  They worked hard to uproot and unearth all these tasty leeks and potatoes, ready for creating a delicious dish. They took the whole process through from harvesting to preparing and […]

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


 

Popocatapetl was a big volcano

 

Year 4 have been learning a very tricky song, including ostinato, about a very trickily named Mexican volcano. Popocatapetl!

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Published Date: 1st October 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4


 

UNICEF rights respecting school

 

Tiverton Academy is now on its way to become a UNICEF rights respecting school. The class votes have been cast and we now have our first ever steering group! There are 2 children from each class (year 1 to year 6) We all had to attend our first meeting together on Thursday – it was […]

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Published Date: 30th September 2018
Category: eyfs blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Evacuation drama

 

Year six were transported back in time this morning to 1940. We made identity cards in preparation for the train journey to safety in the countryside. Not all of us wanted to leave our homes and parents and we had to pack our small suitcases carefully. It was a powerful at to explore the emotions […]

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Published Date: 21st September 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 6


 

Loudmouth

 

We had a great time this morning watching Loudmouth’s show, ‘My Mate Fancies You’. We learned about growing up, puberty, happy and healthy relationships and a whole lot more. After the drama, we took part in discussions with the actors.

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Published Date: 21st September 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 6
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Maths Competition Fun

 

This afternoon, four extremely talented and enthusiastic mathematicians from Year 4 took part in the Borcherd’s Shield Maths Challenge at King Edwards School.  They were brilliant ambassadors for Tiverton Academy and we are so proud of them!

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Published Date: 14th September 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4
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Y3 Active Planet Entry Point

 

To introduce our new topic ‘Active Planet’, Year 3 imagined Tiverton was to become an earthquake disaster centre!   The children worked brilliantly in their Kagan teams to decide what they would need, how they would organise it, and even produced a news report to inform the local community!   Below are some pictures of […]

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Published Date: 14th September 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 3
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Place Value up to 4 digits!

 

Today, Year 4 were doing some pretty tricky maths, but we were working with our Kagan team so we knew we would succeed! We were showing our understanding of the value of each digit by representing one number in 3 different ways. A part-whole diagram, using base ten equipment and using our brand new place […]

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Published Date: 13th September 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4
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Entry Point – Earthquake at Tiverton?!

 

Year 4 got their new IPC off to an exciting start! We were imagining that Selly Oak had experienced a minor earth tremor, but experts had predicted that a more devastating earthquake was on its way. Tiverton had been chosen as the safest place to house the disaster relief centre, so the Kagan teams had […]

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Published Date: 6th September 2018
Category: KS2 blog, Year 4


 

Let’s Go Fly a Kite – DT project fun

 

We began our exciting new project by gathering our knowledge about kites.  We then learned about all the different features such as keel, sail, tail and spars. We then got to grips with simple paper-only kite making. Just look at them fly. We then tested out different materials for our sail and kite shapes, before […]

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Published Date: 20th July 2018
Category: Arts blog, KS2 blog, Year 4
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