We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas lunch today – thank you to our cooks .
We thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas lunch today – thank you to our cooks .
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!
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!
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 […]
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 […]
What a treat we had in school today when some of the KES boys came to visit. We were lucky enough to watch them perform some key Bach pieces to us in assembly – some of us even had a go.
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?
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Another brilliant effort by Mrs Baker and Year 4. What a message!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Year 4 have been learning a very tricky song, including ostinato, about a very trickily named Mexican volcano. Popocatapetl!
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We had a brilliant time in the sunshine this morning. Congratulations to all who participated and huge thanks to Miss Meah and Miss Hale for organising the best sports day ever! Thanks also to parents and families who came to cheer us on. We are really proud of the incredible talents and sportsmanship on display […]
Over the last two weeks, we have created observational pastel sketches of eagles to get a more thorough understanding of the features of the birds. We then zoomed in on specific aspects: the talons, the beak, the feathers, the eye, and carefully used line only to record the details. These drawings formed the base of […]
This term, Year 3 and 4 have been reading a new text Fly, Eagle Fly! As part of this, we wanted to experience how amazing birds of prey actually are. The only was to do this was to invite some into our school hall for an educational talk and flying demonstration! We met owls, a […]
Last week we started our new Science topic by exploring contact and non-contact forces. We discovered that magnets are objects which create a non-contact force. We had great fun exploring the concepts of repel and attract. This week, we narrowed our exploration down to a single question to investigate. We also practised planning our investigation, […]
Today, we found a fun way to test our times table knowledge by playing a version of Squares. We can’t wait to play it again.
This term has all been about Treasure and Mrs Baker has taught the children in Year 3 and 4 a hauntingly beautiful melody inspired by J.R.R.Tolkien’s epic story “Lord of the Rings”. What do you think?
This afternoon, Year 4 learnt about the benefits of Fairtrade as part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2018, and wrote some great poems on the subject! First we worked in Kagan teams to brainstorm ideas, using round-robin to make sure everyone’s ideas were included. Next, we wrote and performed poems/raps to the rest of the […]
Well we certainly had a treat today with Miss Wyatt and her friends performing for us! They played some music by a composer called J.S.Bach – it was incredible. Thank you Jo and Steve for visiting us 😃
We had a great World Book Day in Year 4. Here are some of our outfits- W And here are some pictures of us reading with reception in the afternoon.
We held a competition for the best dressed character from Nursery to Year 6. Take a look at our winners: Ladybird in Nursery Tiger in Reception Cat in the Hat in Year 1 Mary Poppins in Year 2 Goth Girl in Y3 Willy Wonka in Year 4 Hetty Feathers in Year 5 […]
This afternoon Year 4 learnt the story behind why the years of the Zodiac are named after animals. We found out what animals the years we were born in were named after. Next we made some traditional Chinese paper drums which we decorated with Chinese symbols for the animals (or which ever ones were our […]
Year 4 were very luck to have a drama workshop led by Geoff Readman today. We worked around the ideas of poverty and wealth, linked to our class story for this half term, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This led to some fantastic writing in character as Grandpa Joe, writing to one of the golden […]
Year 4 had a brilliant trip to Cadbury World yesterday. Not only did we learn a lot, we also had lots of fun AND got free chocolate! What a day! We started off with a talk about how chocolate is made, all the way from bean to bar. Isaac wore the factory […]
This morning, we were treated to another amazing show from Riverside Performing Arts, featuring singing, dancing and amazing acrobatics! Which was your favourite song? What messages did the play teach us?
The academy nativity was a huge success, with some star performances from Year 4, the hand-bell players and Super Choir. Here are some pictures from the day.
Today we had the privilege of seeing some professional ballroom dancing from Miss Meah’s younger brother. They were incredible and have definitely inspired some of us to start dancing. Our chins were literally on the floor. They were amazing!!!
Year 4 continue to amaze myself and Miss Todd, their ukulele tutor, with how quickly they are picking up the songs and skills she is teaching them. Here are a few pictures of our budding musicians from Monday’s lesson- Ethan has even perfected a pretty advanced ukulele-solo face!
This year, to raise money for BBC Children In Need, children from every year group dressed up their bears in all sorts of different outfits. We were SO impressed by your creativity and imagination, and awarding prizes was verrrrry difficult. Thank you all for your generous donations – we hope to have the total added […]
Year 3 and 4 had a lovely morning sharing their classroom with some very special guests… their parents! It was their chance to explore some of the many ways we use to develop our reading skills: inference, the meaning of words in context, retrieval of information and reading for a purpose. Just look at all […]