Welcome to Voyager Class!
It has been wonderful to welcome our new Year 5 pupils alongside Sir Elton and Big Eye Bob (pictured above.) We are really looking forward to an exciting year together...
Our lovely Voyagers receive many visitors during their school day. In the morning learning for Year 5 takes place alongside some Year 4 children while the Year 6s are taught by Miss Burn in a separate room. In the afternoon Years 5 and 6 learn together. The atmosphere in both rooms is friendly and focussed, we help one another on our learning journey and do our very best to adopt a positive attitude, believing that mistakes help us learn.
Please find the attached class letter and timetable which outline our routines and expectations. We believe strongly in partnership between home and school because children are happier and learn best in this way, so please do get in touch if anything is unclear, or if any issues arise - we will always do our best to help.
With warmest wishes,
Sophie Kerr, Julia Burn, Jane Kearvell, Lyn Bostock and Rachel Deegan
Tue 10 Mar
Blenheim Palace Public Speaking competition
Fri 20 Mar
Y5/6 sharing assembly and parent workshop
Fri 20 Mar
Parents' and carers' assembly
Wed 25 Mar
Tue 31 Mar
Easter service in church
Wed 1 Apr
Art/ DT Day
Thu 2 Apr
Art/ DT Day
Thu 2 Apr
Parent celebration assembly
Fri 3 Apr
Easter Egg Raffle
Fri 3 Apr
School ends 1.15
See the full diary...
Well, as far as school trips go, this has to be one of the very best! On Friday 14th February, KS2 enjoyed an incredible day in We the Curious- Bristol's public hub for science, art, questions and ideas.
After visting the 3D planetarium, year 3 and 4 were given the opportunity to work in a real lab and conduct a variety of experiments. As you can see from the photos, this brought 'science to life' by enabling the pupils to create and observe chemical reactions.
Years 5 and 6 took part in a 'Fantastic Forces' workshop. This enabled them to witness forces in action using far more exciting equipment than we have on offer in our humble classroom!!
A thoroughly enjoyable day and the perfect way to end the half term! Thank you to our wonderful staff (who worked a much longer day than usual) and our volunteers (who gave up their Friday) for making this trip possible.
Mrs Mills and Miss Kerr
On 10th February Year 5 and 6 were given the opportunity to participate in the Injury Minimization Programme for Schools
(IMPs) at Witney hospital.
IMPS provide injury prevention programmes for children which allow them to take responsibility for managing their own risk and equips them with the skills to cope in an emergency.
The children learned that unintentional injury is a leading cause of death and illness in young people and that on average 2 million children attend A&E departments each year because of accidental injury: many of these injuries are preventable.
They were also taught how to spot dangers and minimise risk to themselves and others, whilst learning first aid and resuscitation skills which would help them to respond effectively should an incident occur.
The children took part enthusiastically in all of the activities and asked sensible and relevant questions. Miss Burn
OFF TO NARNIA!
On 3rd February Year 5 and 6 were whisked off to Narnia (AKA Dorchester Abbey) where they were greeted by ‘Mrs Macready’ who welcomed them into an immersive world based on the imagination of C.S Lewis.
Having shared ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” as their class story, the children showed their knowledge of the book as they answered questions about it with enthusiasm and confidence.
They learned about evacuees and explored a typical evacuee’s bedroom then they were given the opportunity to wrap up warm in large overcoats-just like the children in the book- before venturing through the wardrobe and into Narnia.
They sat on the White Witch’s sleigh and felt the icy air on their cheeks as they looked for clues to solve a riddle.
After a visit to Mr Tumnus’ house via the lamppost and on to Mr and Mrs Beaver’s cottage for tea and ginger biscuits our Daughters of Eve and Sons of Adam arrived at the thrones where they all had the opportunity to be crowned.
As well as making mini-books and pop-up scenes the children were taught all about the Easter story through the amazing stained glass windows in the Abbey. They also saw the Jesse Tree window in the north wall which is a unique form of ‘multi-media’-combining sculpture and stained glass,-all from the 14th century, showing how Christ was descended from King David’s ancestor, Jesse. Miss Burn and Miss Kerr
The Great Outdoors
We had a fab afternoon outdoors with the Year 6's. These guys have been coming to Forest School for several years now; they understand the importance of looking after themselves and each other and just get to the activities. They worked together to make a pulley system and build a den, they threaded bird feeders and were inspired to create their own bird feeder/nesting distributors, they lit a fire, explored the pond, made food in the mud kitchen and had fun on the swing. During our time around the fire at snack, Mrs Blake commented on just how polite all of the children were and what beautiful manners they had.
We are Scientists!
This week's Science Club was another big success. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to pop in; it was lovely to see the children conducting experiments and having so much fun with their learning. You could hear the laughter and giggling in all areas of the school! Well done everyone. Mrs Mills