Welcome to Oldaport Class!
Scroll down to find out what we have been up to each week, as well as handy information such as our timetable.
In Oldaport class this week, we have been busy writing our own versions of traditional fairy tales. I am really looking forward to reading the twists that the children have put on stories such as The Three Little Pigs and Jack and the Beanstalk. In maths, we have been learning how to find fractions of amounts - I have been really impressed with this children’s perseverance with this!
In DT this week, the children have started sewing their own hats that they have designed. It was tricky threading our needles but we kept going and have made a great start! We will finish this off next week. In PE, we played a game of dodgeball while the children at home have done a wide range of activities for PE. I am impressed with how hard my home learners are working and I’m really looking forward to welcoming you all back really soon!
This week, Oldaport class have been busy enjoying our sprinkling of snow, both in school and at home. Liam built a snowman at home, while Robyn built a mini-snowman on the playground at school. In class, we have been learning about the link between fractions, decimals and percentages and I have been amazed at how well everyone is doing. In English, we have been experimenting with creating effective settings and atmosphere as well as changing sentence lengths to keep our reader engaged. In PSHE this week, we have been thinking about human rights. We had some excellent discussions about this topic and the children then created some posters to represent their thoughts.
Happy half term to Oldaport class - have a very well deserved break!
We would like to say a huge warm welcome to Jennifer who joined Year 6 at the beginning of term. It is a really strange time for her to join our school but she has been made to feel very welcome in our class zoom assembly each Friday! When things are a little more normal and we are all back in school, make sure to say a big hello to Jennifer and show her around! We are looking forward to getting to know you better, Jennifer!
Oldaport class have had another busy week this week. At the beginning of the week, we enjoyed learning about where Ivybridge is during our geography lessons. We identified the county that we live in on a map and then located Ivybridge in Devon. The children at home enjoyed exploring Ivybridge on google earth and made some drawings/models of what they found.
In English this week, the children have been busy writing their own haiku poems. This is a really tricky task which the children all approached enthusiastically and I am really pleased with the results, both in school and out.
In Science this week, we built upon our knowledge of dissolving from last weeks session and chose our own hypothesis to investigate using variables to ensure our test was fair. We have also been learning the months of the year in French, learning about promises in RE and learning more about fractions in maths. Keep up the hard work, everyone!
Oldaport class have had a fabulous Christmas week! On Monday, they really enjoyed their Santa Run with Miss Harris, wearing their Santa hats which they then haven't taken off all week! On Tuesday, they made bobble hat baubles to hang on their Christmas trees at home. Everyone worked really hard to thread their wool carefully and the completed bobble hats look amazing! It was lovely to see the children working so well together and helping each other out. On Wednesday, they made their very own placemats which they used when enjoying a delicious Christmas dinner and also watched Nativity! whilst completing their Christmas activity books. On Thursday, the children had lots of fun making French cards with Miss Slyfield as well as a fun music party session; they then watched Nativity! 2: Danger in the Manger in the afternoon. To finish the week on Friday, Year 5/6 painted their own winter scenes to create a Christmas card for their family. Thank you, Oldaport class for a truly magical week! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.
In Oldaport class this week, we have been busy learning It Was On A Starry Night in Makaton for the 1st day of Christmas - we hope you enjoyed our video on Facebook! If you haven't seen it yet, please check it out!
In PE this week, we had fun practising lots of different rolls in gymnastics with Miss Harris on Monday. In English, we have finished studying our text and have begun planning our own horror story, which everyone is really looking forward to writing. Miss Askew is hoping she won't get too scared reading them!
In Computing, the children used their IT skills to create their own Christmas card using Google Drawings - we were very impressed with the final results. We have also been busy writing our own Christmas poems to share with you all very soon!
This week, Oldaport class have had another busy week. In PE on Monday, they to progressed on to adding twists and turns in to their jumps. They focused on performing these actions with control even when jumping off of apparatus. On Friday, in PE, we took part in a multiskills competition with Mr Gibbs. The other schools in the Federation also took part in the competition - we will find out who the winner is soon! I’m Science, we have been investigating different reflective materials and using this to further understand reflection and how we see. In English, we have been creating a storyboard of the key events in our horror story, Art. The children are really enjoying the story and looking forward to writing their own horror story at the end of the sequence.
Oldaport class have been working hard in maths this week, learning how to solve both addition and subtraction problems, choosing when to use a written or mental method. In English, they have been studying lots of different biographies from their text Women in Science: 50 Pioneers Who Changed the World. They have been analysing the layout of the text and the vocabulary chosen, discussing the formality of the text. They have enjoyed learning about the different pioneers and are looking forward to writing their own biography about an inspirational person of their choice.
In forest school, the children enjoyed collecting different colours leaves, twigs and flowers to create some art work. They worked really well together and had lots of fun exploring. Everyone had great fun despite the rain - thank you Mrs Readey!
In PE with Miss Harris, the children have been focusing on their attacking and defending sills which they applied in a range of team games. It was really difficult to decide our star of the week - in the end, our star of the week was Ella, with Jaiden being a close runner up! A big well done to Victor too who was our star of the week last week. Well done, Oldaport - it's been a fab week!
In Oldaport class, homework will be set each Friday to be handed in the following Friday. Each week, there will be a piece of English, Maths and a Spelling task set to be completed at home. It is also expected that children read at home each night to build their fluency, comprehension and a love of reading.
Sometimes additional project homework may be set with extended time for completion.
We are experimenting with using Google Classrooms to set your child's homework on line from now on; please come and speak to me about any issues/challenges that you have with this. Thank you.
Information about homework can also be found in your child's link book/ planner.
This week, Oldaport class have been having lots of fun with their learning. In PE, they had another great lesson with Miss Harris where they showed fantastic team work skills when playing End Zone. They also had another brilliant forest school session on Monday where they were using natural resources to build dens and enjoyed sliding down the hill. In Science, Oldaport have been learning about our circulatory system and the role that our heart plays in this. This week, they had lots of fun investigating how exercise affects our heart rate by measuring their pulse. I wonder if they can tell you what they found out... In English, the children have been learning about the different poetic devices that Jackie Morris uses in her poem I am Cat; they then experimented with using these devices themselves to describe different animals. It's been a lovely week - keep up the hard work, Oldaport!