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 are 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,
Julia Burn, Sophie Kerr, Jane Kearvell, Lyn Bostock and Rachel Deegan
On the last day before half term, all of the children in KS2 created their own Greek pot using a balloon, cardboard and PVA soaked paper - very traditional Ancient Greek techniques indeed! It was a lovely morning, and a welcome end to assessment week. We are looking forward to getting the paint out to finish them off in the next week or two..
Fun in the Sun
It was great to welcome the Year 6's back out to Forest School; they immediately relaxed and went off, following their own interests.
Some children chose to light fires, whereas others set to working together to build dens. The pond was open and it was great to see the wildlife waking up and eluding the children...my goodness, frogs are quick!! Many children enjoyed getting creative in the mud kitchen - which I just love to see - whilst others got the tools out to whittle and drill.
It was a fab first session - made even better by the amazing weather, fun and laughter!
Year 5 Music Festival
Well done to all the Year 5 children who participated in the Year 5 Music Festival at Burford. It was a really fun evening for all involved.
Here is our movie! The Writing Club had a fantastic experience at Sky TV! For Safer Internet Day, we produced a TV news programme about keeping safe online. The children had to work in teams to come up with ideas, write the script, select costumes and backgrounds, film and edit. It was amazing to use Sky's professional-quality equipment! (When you watch, you can click "no thanks" when it asks you to log in or register.)
Forest School in the Snow
We've had a great few weeks outdoors with the Year 5's.
The children wanted to make swords, so before we went about doing this, we practised square lashing using strawberry laces; the incentive was that if they achieved it, they could eat it! The following weeks, several swords were made!!
Many children have enjoyed digging and creating channels for water to flow. Others have been working together to put up dens and create pulley systems and zip lines.
The cold and the snow has not put the children off, and we always come together around the fire for a hot snack and a warm drink.