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Summer Term 2017:

Tomorrow's World

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What will we be doing this term?

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Miss Kendrick's Leavers Speech (The full Version!)

 

These children, to me, are bright shining stars,

And I know that each and every one will go far.

 

Frankie, what will I do without your jazz hands?

You laugh at my jokes, you're like my biggest fan!

 

Max Pinder, I'm sorry that in Weymouth I sank your kayak,

You've shown us all that there's always something to smile at.

 

Matilda, you're confident and fairly loud,

Please go forth and make me feel proud.

 

Felix there is no one on the planet that knows more about cats,

You'll have plenty of your own soon - I'm sure of that!

 

Ashton, you're always honest with me,

You'll be something successful like a politician, it's clear to see.

 

Nelson, you are incredibly talented at sport,

And one of the most sporty children that I've ever taught.

 

Katie, you have always been the perfect student,

You make the most of every single moment.

 

Tom, you are so talented at art,

It makes me sad that now we have to part.

 

Radha, you really are rather clever,

I hope you remember the laughs we've had forever.

 

Oliver, you are such an incredible boy,

For a very long time, you've brought me so much joy.

 

Charlotte Berry, what can I possibly say?

For four whole years you've brightened my day!

 

Arthur, I adore your cheeky laugh,

You are so well liked by all of the staff.

 

Lizzie, you have become very mature,

It makes me sad that I won't see you any more.

 

Eliza, you are the ultimate story writer,

Your future couldn't be any brighter.

 

Oscar you're a real life action man,

If you can't lead an army, no one can!

 

Aimee, you are always so cool and calm,

You would never hurt a fly or cause anyone any harm.

 

Zander, you are a super-cool rapper of hip hip,

Your laughter and humour will take you to the top.

 

Max McCall, when you arrived you settled so well,

You will be amazing at secondary school, I just can tell.

 

Joe, your stories transport me to a magical land,

If your friends need your help, you always lend a hand.

 

Jack, you're bonkers and oh so happy,

At your next school, please make sure your homework's not scrappy!

 

Grace, I certainly know when you're in the room,

You always manage to get rid of any gloom.

 

Kai, I'm so incredibly proud of how far you've come,

With you in my lessons, I could never be glum.

 

Alfie, I can't wait to hear about the adventures you go on,

I think you'll explore the world before you're twenty-one!

 

After 4 long years, your parents can't wait to see the back of me,

However, it feels like we're one big family.

 

I know you'll all be fine at secondary school,

Because let's be honest, you're all super cool.

 

But when you are older and Motcombe life is long in the past,

I really hope that the memories we have made will last.

This week, year 7 children from Shaftesbury School came to Motcombe to teach us a maths lesson! They taught us all about Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian man. We measured the proportion of body parts on pictures of teachers and then tested Leonardo da Vinci's theories by measuring each other...

This week, year 7 children from Shaftesbury School came to Motcombe to teach us a maths lesson! They taught us all about Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian man. We measured the proportion of body parts on pictures of teachers and then tested Leonardo da Vinci's theories by measuring each other... 1
This week, year 7 children from Shaftesbury School came to Motcombe to teach us a maths lesson! They taught us all about Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian man. We measured the proportion of body parts on pictures of teachers and then tested Leonardo da Vinci's theories by measuring each other... 2
This week, year 7 children from Shaftesbury School came to Motcombe to teach us a maths lesson! They taught us all about Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian man. We measured the proportion of body parts on pictures of teachers and then tested Leonardo da Vinci's theories by measuring each other... 3

We had a lovely day at Salisbury Cathedral...

We had a lovely day at Salisbury Cathedral... 1

In the cathedral we took part in a singing session, an art lesson and a drama workshop. We put together a production with other schools to perform at the end of the day...

In the cathedral we took part in a singing session, an art lesson and a drama workshop. We put together a production with other schools to perform at the end of the day... 1
In the cathedral we took part in a singing session, an art lesson and a drama workshop. We put together a production with other schools to perform at the end of the day... 2
In the cathedral we took part in a singing session, an art lesson and a drama workshop. We put together a production with other schools to perform at the end of the day... 3
In the cathedral we took part in a singing session, an art lesson and a drama workshop. We put together a production with other schools to perform at the end of the day... 4
In the cathedral we took part in a singing session, an art lesson and a drama workshop. We put together a production with other schools to perform at the end of the day... 5
In the cathedral we took part in a singing session, an art lesson and a drama workshop. We put together a production with other schools to perform at the end of the day... 6

We were inspired by the general election so we had a class election! Each child wrote their own manifesto and gave a speech to convince the class that they would make the best Prime Minister. We currently have a hung parliament; Tom and Lizzie received the same number of votes... will they manage to form a coalition? Watch this space...

We were inspired by the general election so we had a class election! Each child wrote their own manifesto and gave a speech to convince the class that they would make the best Prime Minister. We currently have a hung parliament; Tom and Lizzie received the same number of votes... will they manage to form a coalition? Watch this space... 1
We were inspired by the general election so we had a class election! Each child wrote their own manifesto and gave a speech to convince the class that they would make the best Prime Minister. We currently have a hung parliament; Tom and Lizzie received the same number of votes... will they manage to form a coalition? Watch this space... 2

Weymouth Day 4.... Kayaking...

Weymouth Day 4.... Kayaking... 1
Weymouth Day 4.... Kayaking... 2

Weymouth Day 3...

 

Dear Parents,

 

Today has been a scorcher! We have all been out in the bay in a power boat, learnt to sail as a team and rock-hopped up 'Mount Chesil'. To top it off, we also explored the sculpture park at Portland.

 

I have managed to wear them all out... fingers crossed for a third peaceful night!

 

Miss Kendrick

We rock-hopped from the beach to the top of 'Mount Chesil'...

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Rock-hopping...

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Weymouth Day 2...

 

Dear Parents,

 

After a peaceful night, our day began with a fantastic cooked breakfast!

 

We then hit the beach for a sand sculpture competition and to battle the seagulls for our lunch!!

 

This afternoon, half of the group abseiled off a cliff and the other half went kayaking in the beautiful sunshine.

 

The weather is glorious and the children are having a great time.

 

From Miss Kendrick

 

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Weymouth Day 1...

 

Dear Parents,

 

We have arrived safely in Weymouth! The children have checked in to their guesthouses, enjoyed lunch on the beach and had a fantastic afternoon of climbing! The sun is out and the children are all smiling! I am currently experiencing technical difficulties in uploading photos to the website but will try again later in the week so that you can see what a great time we are all having!

 

Enjoy a peaceful night at home...

Miss Kendrick.

We are really making the most of our last few weeks at primary school... we are having as much fun as possible!

We are really making the most of our last few weeks at primary school... we are having as much fun as possible! 1

Our Year 6 Boys cricket team did us proud at the 'North Dorset Primary Schools Kwik Cricket Tournament'.

Our Year 6 Boys cricket team did us proud at the 'North Dorset Primary Schools Kwik Cricket Tournament'. 1
Our Year 6 Boys cricket team did us proud at the 'North Dorset Primary Schools Kwik Cricket Tournament'. 2

Brand new goals arrived in school this week. Year 6 showed super team work skills when trying to figure out how to put them together!

Brand new goals arrived in school this week. Year 6 showed super team work skills when trying to figure out how to put them together! 1
Brand new goals arrived in school this week. Year 6 showed super team work skills when trying to figure out how to put them together! 2
Brand new goals arrived in school this week. Year 6 showed super team work skills when trying to figure out how to put them together! 3
Brand new goals arrived in school this week. Year 6 showed super team work skills when trying to figure out how to put them together! 4

When we visited London earlier this year, a red double-decker bus drove into the side of our coach! We wrote some very strong letters of complaint to Transport for London. They have responded! They sent some of us letters to apologise for the incident and we have received a box of goodies from the company who manages the drivers of public buses in London...

When we visited London earlier this year, a red double-decker bus drove into the side of our coach! We wrote some very strong letters of complaint to Transport for London. They have responded! They sent some of us letters to apologise for the incident and we have received a box of goodies from the company who manages the drivers of public buses in London... 1
When we visited London earlier this year, a red double-decker bus drove into the side of our coach! We wrote some very strong letters of complaint to Transport for London. They have responded! They sent some of us letters to apologise for the incident and we have received a box of goodies from the company who manages the drivers of public buses in London... 2
When we visited London earlier this year, a red double-decker bus drove into the side of our coach! We wrote some very strong letters of complaint to Transport for London. They have responded! They sent some of us letters to apologise for the incident and we have received a box of goodies from the company who manages the drivers of public buses in London... 3

Lots of us played cricket at Milton on Stour Primary School. Although we lost, we had a great time and displayed excellent sportsmanship.

Lots of us played cricket at Milton on Stour Primary School. Although we lost, we had a great time and displayed excellent sportsmanship. 1

We have been learning how to write in the 'subjunctive form'. We wore graduation caps to help us feel like formal professors, speaking only in the subjunctive form and using the correct verb forms when wearing the caps! This lesson resulted in a lot of laughing!

We have been learning how to write in the 'subjunctive form'. We wore graduation caps to help us feel like formal professors, speaking only in the subjunctive form and using the correct verb forms when wearing the caps! This lesson resulted in a lot of laughing! 1
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Spring Term 2017:

Inspirational Lives

We chose to take on a real life job in numeracy this week: sculptor, explorer or architect! Each job required us to use scale and ratio skills and apply our understanding of scale factors. We enlarged models, calculated distances on maps and drew floor plans for houses...

We enjoyed our tennis lesson in the sunshine!

We enjoyed our tennis lesson in the sunshine! 1
We enjoyed our tennis lesson in the sunshine! 2

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
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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