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Summer Term 2019

 

Welcome back to the summer term.

 

We are already getting excited about our topic this term - Our Blue Planet.  We have been discussing the environment; talking about climate change, and are looking forward to analysing the data from our plastic waste log and Palm oil log which we are all doing for our homework (me included!).

 

We will be looking into how we can make a difference and help make our world a better place for future generations.

 

Watch this space for further updates of the work we are doing in class.

 

 

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Identifying the parts of a flowering plant

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Science - flower dissection

 

We began our science topic on Living Things by dissecting a flower.  We talked about the male and female parts of a flower and began talking about reproduction.  The children really enjoyed finding out about plants and flowers and are looking forward to the rest of the unit of work.

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We have been devising story boards for our stop-frame animations. Our brief was to create an animation telling a conservation story of our choice. We worked in small groups planning our animations and devising back drops and models. 

 

Watch this space for our final animations!

Stop-Frame Animation Planning

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Stop-Frame Animation Planning 2 Preparing our models and story boards
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Spring Term 2019

 

Swallows class are well underway with our Anglo-Saxons and Vikings topic and have been enjoying a variety of activities linked to this.

 

We are particularly looking forward to working with Julian Richards and Claire Ryley later in the term to look at our local history and explore some of the wonderful links our part of Dorset has with the Saxons and Vikings.

 

Below you will find some photos of the things we have been up to in class.  Our focus for the first few weeks in English has been the Viking Saga of Beowulf.  We have enjoyed lots of drama activities linked to this and have created a re-enactment of one of the first Viking raids on 'Holy Island' in Lindisfarne,

 

As always, please do not hesitate to pop in if you have any questions.

 

Mrs McCall

Viking Day

Viking Day 1 Finding out about Viking life
Viking Day 2 Viking shields
Viking Day 3 Artefacts
Viking Day 4 Drinking vessel.
Viking Day 5 Exploring artefacts.
Viking Day 6 Boris the boar
Viking Day 7 Shields
Viking Day 8 Where are you?
Viking Day 9 Rooooaaaarrrrr
Viking Day 10 Making Viking bread
Viking Day 11 Viking bread
Viking Day 12 Ye Olde Viking Bread recipe
Viking Day 13 Viking arts
Viking Day 14 Viking games
Viking Day 15 A Viking feast.
Viking Day 16 Feasting.
Viking Day 17 Viking bread and honey
Viking Day 18 Viking bread and homey
Viking Day 19 We are the Vikings!!!!

Olivia Orangehair defeats the Saxon army

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The fearsome Olivia Orangebeard takes on the Saxon army and defeats them with her fierce demeanour.

S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey

S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey 1 The Abbey
S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey 2 Taking in the history of Shaftesbury
S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey 3 Historical talks
S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey 4 Navigating the area
S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey 5 Thinking like archaeologists
S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey 6 Observing changes in the ground
S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey 7 We wonder what lies beneath??
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S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey 9 Carving stone - Julian demonstrates
S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey 10 Making tiles from clay
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S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey 14 Meeting Avis
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S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey 17 Thinking about food
S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey 18 Tile making
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S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey 20 Making tiles
S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey 21 Making toothpaste, soap and lavender pockets
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S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey 23 Toothpaste - some of us even tried it... !
S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey 24 Sketching in the sunshine
S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey 25 Making tiles
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S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey 29 The beautiful Abbey grounds
S.A.V.E.D Project - trip to Shaftesbury Abbey 30 King Alfred the Great keeping watch over us.
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Here be Dragons!!

Here be Dragons!! 1 Evidence of talon marks?
Here be Dragons!! 2 The tree appeared to be burnt.
Here be Dragons!! 3 What we think might be a dragon scale.
Here be Dragons!! 4 More scorch marks on the stage.
Here be Dragons!! 5 Part of a nest perhaps?
Here be Dragons!! 6 Letter from the residents association.
Here be Dragons!! 7 A dragon egg, found abandoned.

Swallows open afternoon - Creating dragon eyes and making sails for longships (oh and eating cake!)

‘Digging’ in our classroom

NSPCC Number Day. Friday 8th February. 

 

Today we all dressed up with our favourite numbered tops or cool spotty or stripey clothes to celebrate number day. We raised over £115 for the NSPCC. Year 5 mixed with year 6 for fun maths games and challenges. Here are a few pictures from our day. 

 

NSPCC Number Day 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019

 

We had a great day talking about how we can keep ourselves safe on the internet.  We asked the question "What is the internet" and tried (with some success) to draw the internet.

 

We then devised our own Safer Internet Pledge and agreed a series of statements which will help us to keep ourselves and our friends safe on the internet.

 

We hope you enjoy looking at some of the photographs below.

Safer Internet Day 2019

Introducing Swallows Space Travellers

Space Homework

 

The children have worked so hard over the holiday producing some amazing space related homework projects.  Below are some photos of the wonderful creations!

Peter Thorpe

 

Peter Thorpe is an American artist, obsessed by space.  He creates amazing abstract pictures and collages using a variety of mediums.

 

Swallows were inspired by his art, and decided to create their own version of his work.  The results are stunning!

Art inspired by Peter Thorpe

Titanium - creating a timeline

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Swallows Book Sale

To Infinity.... and Beyond!!

 

We have had a great week discussing our topic - Space.

 

We were interested to know how far away from the sun the planets are, so we went outside armed with toilet rolls and chalk to recreate the solar system on the playground.

 

We were all very surprised to see how far away the planets are, particularly the gas giants.

Toilet Paper Solar System

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Maths Games

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