Welcome to Tutu Class
Welcome to Tutu Class! We are a mix of Year 5 and 6 pupils, who are taught by Miss Musgrave, Mrs Bostock and Mrs Deegan. We do Spelling, Maths and Literacy every morning and our afternoon timetable is currently as follows:
Monday - Computing (coding) or Music (appreciating different music) and Spanish
Tuesday - RE (Islam and sacred places) and PE (athletics)
Wednesday - PE (rounders) and PSHE (health and hygiene)
Thursday - Topic (South America; Rainforests; Mixed Media)
Friday - Science (Materials and their Properties)
Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school with them for tag rugby on Tuesdays and gymnastics on Wednesdays.
Tutu Class have had a very exciting start to our science week. The children absolutely loved making mini rafts! We had to try and find out which material and shape would help the raft hold more weight. One group managed to make a raft that held more than 600g! We also pretended to be estate agents by choosing the most suitable habitat for a range of birds, such as kingfishers, tawny owls and sparrows. We can't wait to see what's in store for next week!
Congratulations to everyone who took the Cycling Proficiency Test on Friday 29th September. They all passed not only Level 1 but Level 2, which is very unusual. Thank you to the staff and volunteers who made it happen.
Show and Tell
On Wednesday, we experienced some extreme scootering in the school playground! We were so impressed that Curie class had to get involved and watch too - there's nothing like jumping over your brother on a scooter to create a bit of excitement!
Crime and Punishment
We have now begun our topic of crime and punishment, which we are all very excited about! We've started by looking at the middle ages and the punishments and crimes that were common during the Anglo-Saxon period. The children learned all about the stocks, gibbet and the ordeals of fire, water and combat. They also did some beautiful sketches of these last week too!
KS2 trip to Chedworth Roman Villa
On Monday 10th July the whole of Key Stage 2 visited Chedworth Roman Villa to help bring our Romans topic to life. It was a really magical day.
We all experienced being archaeologists by working out what the Romans would have eaten and drunk by studying real artefacts, such as bones, rocks, metalware and earthenware.
We also had an amazing tour of the excavated site and could imagine what it would have been like to take a bath (a lot of oil and scraping), dine, make offerings to the gods, walk along the beautiful and intricate mosaics and use the 'lavatorium'!
In one workshop we dressed up as Roman slaves and were allocated jobs. We had to wear tags around our necks and sacks as tunics. We also ground up herbs and spices that the Romans would have used to cure illnesses or help people sleep.
A lot of fun was had and a lot of learning was done by all!