Castle Primary School

'Adventure Together; Learn Forever'

5/6 KP

Welcome to our class page! 

Here you will find out about what we are learning in class. You will also find the current home learning in case you need it if you are at home. If you have any queries, please do contact me on y5-6-KP@the-castle-primary.devon.sch.uk 

I will aim to get back to you as promptly as I can. 

Enjoy browsing! 

 

Mrs Plumley

 

Chinese New Year Celebrations! We had a fabulous day learning about the Chinese traditions and getting creative. We were also incredibly lucky to have a live feed from China! Gabby's sister is working out there at the moment and we were able to video call her. She showed us where she was and her friends talked about what they were doing to celebrate. We even spoke to a Chinese chef! It has been a Chinese New Year we will never forget!

Practising writing an information text using interesting sentence starters...

Machu Picchu in progress!

Creative writing 5/6KP February 2021

Some examples of our writing this week. We have been thinking about expanding our descriptions and using semi colons. Great work children!

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HISTORY - "Today, we have each taken a few artefacts that we have borrowed from the museum. The box we explored today was about Victorian Tiverton and John Heathcoat. We had sheets to fill in about what the artefact was and what this tells us about life back in those day. We got to explore photos and items that were used. It was really interesting!" (Macie)

REMEBRANCE DAY - They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.

We have thoroughly enjoyed studying the local artist Heather Strong. We were lucky enough to receive a letter from her, telling us all about herself and what has inspired her to paint. She also gave us tips on how to paint water and nature scenes. To practise our art skills, we looked at the 'Elements of Art' which are space, line, colour, value, form and shape. Please see the slideshow below for some examples of our artwork including the letters that we wrote back to Heather Strong. 

VOCABULARY - "You can't build up a vocabulary if you never meet any new words. And to meet them you must read. The more you read the better. Words are important." We love building our vocabulary in class and display any words we are unsure of. From there, we try and use them in our talking and our writing.

CLASS BOOK - "We have come to the end of our class book - 'Cogheart'! We have all enjoyed it so much and now want to read the next book! Here is the some of our work that we did on it in our reading sessions. We especially liked writing our 'queries' and 'theories'" (Lily and Lima)

SCIENCE - To accompany our work on rivers, we revised our knowledge on the water cycle. We carried out this investigation where we took daily observations that we recorded in our Science books.

Year 5 and 6 Home Learning

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Autumn Term Topic - LET'S UNITE!

#helloyellow #itsoknottobeok

Friday 25th September

What a fabulous few weeks we have had being back in school! The kids have settled back in so well and are full of smiles each day. It is so lovely to be back to some kind of 'normal'!

We have started on our topic of 'Let's Unite' where we have already studied the geography of Tiverton, talked about the uses of the rivers around us and looked at the features of rivers. The children have made their own rivers using black bin liners and anything they could find around Geoff's outside office - you may have seen them if you are on the Wave gate. The children used the new technical vocabulary to explain what was happening to the water as it flowed down the slopes.

In our writing and reading sessions, the children have been studying 'A River' by Marc Martin. We have identified descriptive features that have been used to paint a picture in the reader's minds and tried to recreate a similar description to explain the journey of a river. They are really beginning to take shape. We hope that next week we will have some artwork to accompany their writing. We hope to post some of their work once they are complete so watch this space! 

In maths, we have been revising our understanding of number including place value, rounding and negative numbers. We have tried to get outside to do our maths as much as possible whilst the weather is on our side!

I will be putting photos of the children's work onto the website from next week so you can keep up with what they are doing.

What an awesome start to a rather interesting year! :) 

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