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Spring Term 2017:

Inspirational Lives

Continue your learning at home by clicking on one of the links below. Each child in Owls class has personal log in details for Mathletics, Sumdog, Code.org and Spellodrome...

As part of our work linked to Isaac Newton and forces, we have been investigating how unbalanced weights can become balanced when moved closer or further from the fulcrum as part of a lever...

As part of our work linked to Isaac Newton and forces, we have been investigating how unbalanced weights can become balanced when moved closer or further from the fulcrum as part of a lever... 1
As part of our work linked to Isaac Newton and forces, we have been investigating how unbalanced weights can become balanced when moved closer or further from the fulcrum as part of a lever... 2

'World Book Day' was so much fun! We finished reading Chapter 5 of 'The Hobbit'. In this chapter, Gollum and Bilbo have a riddle competition so we wrote our own riddles and had our own riddle solving competition!

'World Book Day' was so much fun! We finished reading Chapter 5 of 'The Hobbit'. In this chapter, Gollum and Bilbo have a riddle competition so we wrote our own riddles and had our own riddle solving competition! 1
'World Book Day' was so much fun! We finished reading Chapter 5 of 'The Hobbit'. In this chapter, Gollum and Bilbo have a riddle competition so we wrote our own riddles and had our own riddle solving competition! 2

We have been simplifying ratios...

We have been simplifying ratios... 1

We had a great day in London! We had lunch in front of the London Eye, had a walk along the Southbank, had a tour of the Houses of Parliament, were lucky enough to sit in the House of Commons whilst MPs like George Osborne, Ed Milliband and Nicky Morgan debated over Brexit, took part in a workshop to learn how laws are made and got to meet our local MP, Simon Hoare...

Mr Hillier from Shaftesbury Secondary School taught us science this week! We explored how the shape of plasticine affects the time it takes to travel through wallpaper paste...

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We learnt about how force diagrams clarify unequal forces like acceleration and equal forces like constant speed. We had to consider control variables before investigating and design our own results tables...

We learnt about how force diagrams clarify unequal forces like acceleration and equal forces like constant speed.  We had to consider control variables before investigating and design our own results tables... 1
We learnt about how force diagrams clarify unequal forces like acceleration and equal forces like constant speed.  We had to consider control variables before investigating and design our own results tables... 2
We learnt about how force diagrams clarify unequal forces like acceleration and equal forces like constant speed.  We had to consider control variables before investigating and design our own results tables... 3
We learnt about how force diagrams clarify unequal forces like acceleration and equal forces like constant speed.  We had to consider control variables before investigating and design our own results tables... 4
We learnt about how force diagrams clarify unequal forces like acceleration and equal forces like constant speed.  We had to consider control variables before investigating and design our own results tables... 5
We learnt about how force diagrams clarify unequal forces like acceleration and equal forces like constant speed.  We had to consider control variables before investigating and design our own results tables... 6

Year 6 put on a fantastic maths showcase after school! We invited the maths teachers from both Shaftesbury and Gillingham secondary schools to come to our school to see what we get up to in maths in primary schools. Some teachers from Shaftesbury primary school and some of our mums and dads popped along too! Each child demonstrated a different calculation or fractions strategy. Every single child displayed confidence and enthusiasm throughout the session. Well done year 6!

Whole School Languages Week... Year 6 focused on the German language this week. We learnt facts about Germany, learnt to count to ten and say thank you and we danced to a German anti-war song called '99 Luftballons'.

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We have been singing a song to help us learn the names of body parts in German...

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Autumn Term 2016

World War 2

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Information for parents about what we will be doing this term...

Our Anderson shelter artwork is fantastic!

Our Anderson shelter artwork is fantastic! 1
Our Anderson shelter artwork is fantastic! 2
Our Anderson shelter artwork is fantastic! 3

The Christmas service in church was full of super performances...

The Christmas service in church was full of super performances... 1
The Christmas service in church was full of super performances... 2

It's good to learn that not everything in life goes to plan! Our Christmas crafts had mixed results this week. The first picture is what we created. The second picture is what we were aiming for!

It's good to learn that not everything in life goes to plan! Our Christmas crafts had mixed results this week. The first picture is what we created. The second picture is what we were aiming for! 1
It's good to learn that not everything in life goes to plan! Our Christmas crafts had mixed results this week. The first picture is what we created. The second picture is what we were aiming for! 2

We have been exploring how shapes with completely different dimensions can have the same area...

We have been exploring how shapes with completely different dimensions can have the same area... 1
We have been exploring how shapes with completely different dimensions can have the same area... 2
We have been exploring how shapes with completely different dimensions can have the same area... 3
We have been exploring how shapes with completely different dimensions can have the same area... 4

The whole school has been investigating using the title 'The Best Paper Towel'. Each table group in Year 6 planned, carried out and evaluated their own investigation. Some people timed how long it took to clear up a table covered in glue, others investigated how much spilled tea each paper towel could absorb and others tested how many paper towels it takes to dry 300ml of spilled water - as well as many other experiments. Ask us what we found out...

We had a great time cooking a recipe that people would have used during World War 2...

We had a great time cooking a recipe that people would have used during World War 2... 1
We had a great time cooking a recipe that people would have used during World War 2... 2
We had a great time cooking a recipe that people would have used during World War 2... 3
We had a great time cooking a recipe that people would have used during World War 2... 4
We had a great time cooking a recipe that people would have used during World War 2... 5
We had a great time cooking a recipe that people would have used during World War 2... 6

In the Sumdog online maths competition, Oliver came first in Dorset! 449 students competed to complete 1000 maths questions each...

In the Sumdog online maths competition, Oliver came first in Dorset! 449 students competed to complete 1000 maths questions each... 1

Our class came 4th...

Our class came 4th... 1

...and we were the top class on November 15th!

...and we were the top class on November 15th! 1

In computing lessons, we have learnt that 'Binary' means representing information using only two options. We used a binary code key to record our initials in pictures and then turned the binary pictures into beaded artwork for the Spiritual Garden!

Year 6 planned and led whole school collective worship today on the theme of 'Remembrance'. We taught the school all about life for children during World War 2...

Year 6 planned and led whole school collective worship today on the theme of 'Remembrance'. We taught the school all about life for children during World War 2... 1
Year 6 planned and led whole school collective worship today on the theme of 'Remembrance'. We taught the school all about life for children during World War 2... 2
Year 6 planned and led whole school collective worship today on the theme of 'Remembrance'. We taught the school all about life for children during World War 2... 3
Year 6 planned and led whole school collective worship today on the theme of 'Remembrance'. We taught the school all about life for children during World War 2... 4
Year 6 planned and led whole school collective worship today on the theme of 'Remembrance'. We taught the school all about life for children during World War 2... 5
Year 6 planned and led whole school collective worship today on the theme of 'Remembrance'. We taught the school all about life for children during World War 2... 6

We have been learning about the circulatory system. We pretended to be each part of the system in order to understand its function...

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We took on the roles of oxygenated blood, deoxygenated blood, veins, arteries, the heart, the brain, the lungs and some of our limbs!

We have created our own versions of the 'Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes' song...

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Artwork to represent the 5 Pillars of Islam (the duties/ways Muslims show commitment to their faith)...

Artwork to represent the 5 Pillars of Islam (the duties/ways Muslims show commitment to their faith)... 1
Artwork to represent the 5 Pillars of Islam (the duties/ways Muslims show commitment to their faith)... 2
Artwork to represent the 5 Pillars of Islam (the duties/ways Muslims show commitment to their faith)... 3
Artwork to represent the 5 Pillars of Islam (the duties/ways Muslims show commitment to their faith)... 4
Artwork to represent the 5 Pillars of Islam (the duties/ways Muslims show commitment to their faith)... 5
Artwork to represent the 5 Pillars of Islam (the duties/ways Muslims show commitment to their faith)... 6

Evacuee Experience Day at Nothe Fort... Thank you to Mrs Liney, Mrs Dimmack and Mr Berry for volunteering to accompany us on this visit!

Washing clothes the way evacuees did...

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Exploring the underground tunnels of Nothe Fort...

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Jack brought in some war objects and family photographs for us to look at...

Jack brought in some war objects and family photographs for us to look at... 1

Katie delivered a presentation to the class about her visit to Auschwitz...

Katie delivered a presentation to the class about her visit to Auschwitz... 1

In R.E, we are learning about the Islamic faith. We created freeze frames with our bodies to represent the 6 key beliefs...

In R.E, we are learning about the Islamic faith. We created freeze frames with our bodies to represent the 6 key beliefs... 1
In R.E, we are learning about the Islamic faith. We created freeze frames with our bodies to represent the 6 key beliefs... 2
In R.E, we are learning about the Islamic faith. We created freeze frames with our bodies to represent the 6 key beliefs... 3
In R.E, we are learning about the Islamic faith. We created freeze frames with our bodies to represent the 6 key beliefs... 4

We've been learning about pie charts using our excellent understanding of fractions, decimals, percentages and angles...

We've been learning about pie charts using our excellent understanding of fractions, decimals, percentages and angles... 1
We've been learning about pie charts using our excellent understanding of fractions, decimals, percentages and angles... 2

Children from another school came to experience Motcombe Maths for a morning! We worked in teams to tackle practical challenges relating to fractions and averages...

Children from another school came to experience Motcombe Maths for a morning! We worked in teams to tackle practical challenges relating to fractions and averages... 1
Children from another school came to experience Motcombe Maths for a morning! We worked in teams to tackle practical challenges relating to fractions and averages... 2
Children from another school came to experience Motcombe Maths for a morning! We worked in teams to tackle practical challenges relating to fractions and averages... 3
Children from another school came to experience Motcombe Maths for a morning! We worked in teams to tackle practical challenges relating to fractions and averages... 4

We had a great time clearing weeds and turning over the soil in the spiritual garden!

We had a great time clearing weeds and turning over the soil in the spiritual garden! 1
We had a great time clearing weeds and turning over the soil in the spiritual garden! 2
We had a great time clearing weeds and turning over the soil in the spiritual garden! 3
We had a great time clearing weeds and turning over the soil in the spiritual garden! 4
We had a great time clearing weeds and turning over the soil in the spiritual garden! 5
We had a great time clearing weeds and turning over the soil in the spiritual garden! 6

Naming, locating and describing the functions of human organs in science...

Naming, locating and describing the functions of human organs in science... 1
Naming, locating and describing the functions of human organs in science... 2
Naming, locating and describing the functions of human organs in science... 3
Naming, locating and describing the functions of human organs in science... 4

Learning about positive and negative charges between objects in science...

Learning about positive and negative charges between objects in science... 1
Learning about positive and negative charges between objects in science... 2
Learning about positive and negative charges between objects in science... 3
Learning about positive and negative charges between objects in science... 4

During World War 2, people had to 'Make Do and Mend' instead of buying new belongings. We have been turning something old into something new! Alfie turned an old football shirt into a cushion...

During World War 2, people had to 'Make Do and Mend' instead of buying new belongings. We have been turning something old into something new! Alfie turned an old football shirt into a cushion... 1

Year 6 have been blogging! To read our blog posts, click on "children" on the left hand side of the school website and then select "blog".

Year 6 have been blogging! To read our blog posts, click on "children" on the left hand side of the school website and then select "blog". 1

We have had a lovely afternoon getting to know our buddies in Ducklings class!

We have had a lovely afternoon getting to know our buddies in Ducklings class! 1
We have had a lovely afternoon getting to know our buddies in Ducklings class! 2
We have had a lovely afternoon getting to know our buddies in Ducklings class! 3
We have had a lovely afternoon getting to know our buddies in Ducklings class! 4
We have had a lovely afternoon getting to know our buddies in Ducklings class! 5
We have had a lovely afternoon getting to know our buddies in Ducklings class! 6
We have had a lovely afternoon getting to know our buddies in Ducklings class! 7
We have had a lovely afternoon getting to know our buddies in Ducklings class! 8
We have had a lovely afternoon getting to know our buddies in Ducklings class! 9