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!
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 […]
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: […]
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.
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?
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?
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We have been learning some new words to use in our story writing. Each Kagan team was given a word and discussed how to include it in our narrative. Next, we used the structure Numbered Heads Together to share our learning and report back to our teams. I look forward to reading sprees packed with […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Reception had a lovely afternoon with year 6. They read stories to us and we read some to them. Thanks year 6! #oldestandyoungest #lovereading
Year Six have enjoyed researching, designing, producing and evaluating our own healthy snack bars as alternatives to existing options. We tested a very basic recipe and weren’t very impressed so added our own ingredients to make them tastier and more appealing. With our target audience in mind, we designed eye-catching packaging and on Wednesday we […]
Here are the dates for when the National KS2 SATs will take place in May 2018. Monday 14th May 2018 until Thursday 17th May 2018. Here is the timetable for KS2 SAT week 2018 Test Date English grammar, punctuation and spelling test Paper 1: short answer questions (45 minutes) Paper 2: spelling (15 minutes) Monday 14th May […]
We had a lovely time this morning sharing stories with children from Years 2 and 6:
Working with our Kagan partners and teams helps us to learn and gives everybody the opportunity to get involved. Today we have done Give One Get One and Rally Robin:
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 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 […]
Year Six have had a lovely day discussing our favourite books and creating ‘rivers of reading’. Here are just a few of our amazing poems on ‘the power of reading’, based on a poem by Robert McFarlane: And check out all our fabulous costumes:
Year six had a workshop this morning on mental health. We talked about what to do when we feel stressed, angry, sad or anxious. We all made a chatterbox with suggestions of activities to make us feel better, such as running, listening to music, talking to friends, reading, getting fresh air, playing outside, drawing etc. What […]
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?
Following our visit to the Barber Institute, where we made clay sculptures of Ancient Greek beasts and heroes, Year 6 have been painting. What do you think of our fearsome creations?
The Year 6 members of knitting club have really excelled themselves this half term. They completed their first knitting project and look at the results! They carefully knitted a rectangle before stitching it up to create a finger puppet. They then added felt details such as wings, ears and noses sewn on to create their […]
This morning, Year 6 have had the opportunity to have guided tour of the art gallery at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts at Birmingham University. Lisa talked to us about myths and legends in various artworks. We really enjoyed being the stories, sharing our knowledge and dressing up! Alisha discovered why Alexander the Great […]
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!!!
What a great workshop with our year 5 & 6 parents/pupils today. This was a great opportunity for parents to take part in some reading activities with their children. Thanks for coming.
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 […]
Today we had a magical maths assembly and the clubs will be starting again in January. The clubs will be after school every Wednesday for 6 six weeks. You can join by visiting the website or calling the telephone number on the flyer that was handed out today. There is a cost for the workshops. […]
The McMillan coffee morning was a success this morning – thank you to Mrs Matthews for organising it and all the staff that helped set up. A huge thank you to all the parents/carers/staff and children who donated cakes and biscuits in order to make it successful. We had a good turn out and we […]
Yesterday, Orama, Angelina and Lee went to a poetry writing workshop with Donovan Christopher. They wrote this amazing rap about respect: And today is Notional Poetry Day so we have studied this poem, looking at the wonderful use of vocabulary to create atmosphere:
KS2 were lucky enough to hold sports day at King Edwards on the athletics track. Everyone took part with great sportsmanship and tried their absolute best. Here are our winners: 100m sprint Javelin Long jump Clothes race
The new year six have been enjoying working on beautiful and creative art work for our new classroom. We wrote descriptive poems and made tents to put them in to recreate the front cover of the novel Holes by Louis Sachar. We are also reading Northern Light by Philip Pullman and everyone painted their own […]