Fun with the Pirates

Wow! Class 6 have thoroughly enjoyed the pirate workshop activities today. The morning started with an interactive talk in which the children learnt all about pirates in an incredibly funny and engaging session with Pirate Ron himself. They were then treated to a wonderful pirate story puppet show followed by an afternoon of puppet making. What fun we had! Take a look for yourself…

World Book Day

What a fantastic time class 6 had on World Book Day. A huge thank you to all of the parents who helped create the fantastic outfits. Over the last few weeks, class 6 have been enjoying the Roald Dahl favourite – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We themed our morning around this text and had to design and create our own sweet with its very own special function that could be used in Mr Wonka’s factory. I gave the children one of my ‘Big Beautiful Buttons’ – the special function being that when you eat one, it makes you listen to your teacher! Take a look at the children before and after they ate one …..

I think I will need to stock up on these – They worked a treat!!!

chefs at work

Class 6 have been investigating whether all soups are in fact healthy, as part of our Design and Technology learning. We examined food labels and familiarised ourselves with the traffic light system, and what it means. We then looked at tinned soup and were amazed at the amount of salt in each tin. Class 6 decided that if we made our own soup, then we could control the ingredients that went into it. Take a look at how we did it – and don’t forget to ask your child about the ‘bridge’ and the ‘claw’ – safe ways to hold and chop vegetables.DSCN0654 DSCN0655 DSCN0660 DSCN0661 DSCN0662 DSCN0663 DSCN0664 DSCN0665 DSCN0667 DSCN0668 DSCN0669 DSCN0670 DSCN0671 DSCN0676 DSCN0677 DSCN0678 DSCN0680 DSCN0681 DSCN0684 DSCN0687 DSCN0690 DSCN0693 DSCN0695

clever class 6!

Over the last few weeks in maths, we have been looking at multiplication. Today we have even been able to solve missing numbers in multiplication sums. Please take a look at what we have done – and be sure to ask your child how they did it. Moving on next week to solving division sums – there’s no stopping us now!!!!DSCN0641 DSCN0642 DSCN0644 DSCN0645 DSCN0646

Good to be Green

Another treat for children in class 6! Well done to those of you who earned another Good to be Green treat. This time we enjoyed a visit from ‘Zoo 2 you’ where the children were allowed to take a closer look at owls, a skunk, tortoises and even a snake. We had a great time. Take a look……

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African drumming and art

Wow! What a fantastic time class 6 have had over the last few weeks. We have been very fortunate to have received two visits from ‘Z Arts’ that have helped us create some wonderful music and art work. In their first visit in November, they taught us how to play the Djembe drums and even sing some traditional African songs. Whoever knew we could all make such wonderful music! We were even ready for a performance at the end of the day….

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During their second visit in December, the children created their own African art work using a technique known as screen printing. We even had time to make some contemporary African masks. They look amazing I’m sure you’ll agree…..

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Good to be Green

As part of Gorse Hill Primary School’s behaviour policy, there has been a treat today for those children who consistently made good choices in their behaviour and learning last term. The Good to be Green treat involved the children making their own bonfire cakes. A fantastic time was had by all. A massive well done to all of you who truly deserved your treat.

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Fantastic morning at ‘z – arts’

Year 2 children had a fantastic morning bringing the story of ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ to life at Z Arts.  We experienced the story in a very multi sensory way as you will see from the pictures below. With the help of a ‘story explorer’ we were even able to add a little more to the story ourselves. We thoroughly enjoyed investigating the different areas within the story before moving on to a mini creative writing workshop where we listened to some poetry before coming up with our own. Take a look….


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Over the last few weeks we have looked closely at the voyage of Christopher Columbus. We have tried to recreate a painting of the ship that he might have sailed in. We are proud of our paintings and think they’re great! We hope you do too….

homework set 30/9/16

For maths homework this week, we are looking at fact families – finding 2 addition and 2 subtraction sums that all use the same numbers. For English homework this week, we are finding answers to a question in a set text – comprehension! Don’t forget your spellings for a test on Friday.