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Today we had a workshop led by art staff from St. Annes. We explored the artwork of Eduardo Paolozzi, in 2d and 3d sculpture. We then collaged and painted sculptures.
Art week beginning 9th July
Today at the start of Art week, we have been sketching eyes and making them out of papier mache, as well as making self portraits using clay. We have begun the first stage of out flock of birds.
Week beginning the 2nd July
This week we performed at the Civic in Heywood-it was amazing! We have also worked on maths reasoning and written some information texts about Brazil.
Week beginning 25th June
This week has been SRE week and we have been looking at healthy relationships and how we can be positive, kind and develop healthy relationships with others. We have also been rehearsing for the performance.
Week beginning 18th June
This week in Science we looked at reversible changes and conducted an experiment in which we melted chocolate. In English and whole class reading we have been looking at poetry, focusing in particular on the poetry of Alfred Lord Tennyson's 'The Eagle' and 'The Kraken'. We also took part in World Cup celebrations and our class team-Belgium-came second in the tournament.
Week beginning 11th June
This week we have been rehearsing for the production of Oliver as well as practicing all of the songs and dances. In Maths, we have worked on reasoning problems and multiples and factors. We have also written biographies about famous footballers.
Week beginning 4th June
. We have explored the five areas of good mental health and well-being this week. We looked at how to keep our bodies active and our minds healthy.
Our new topics
This half term, we will be continuing our work on Properties of Materials. Exploring filtration, dissolving, soluble and insoluble as well as looking at the suitability and purpose of certain materials. In geography, we will be comparing Brazil to the UK exploring culture, housing, education, climate and structures.
Week beginning 21st May
This week we held a minute silence to commemorate the events last year in Manchester. We also made Bee bookmarks and thought about peace and all the good we have in our world. Class 12 also made their clay flower tiles they have been working on designing all term.
Week beginning 14th May
This week we have been working very hard on our test papers. We made revision leaflets about developments in transport, to link with our theme topic and non-fiction writing.
Week beginning 7th May
This week we have been writing our own myths as well as looking at shape in Maths. As part of our Science topic we conducted an experiment testing the properties of different materials in order to decide which was the best thermal conductor.
Week beginning 30th April
This week we have looked at forgiveness in PSHCE and how we can show it. In Science, we conducted an experiment to find out which materials are the best thermal insulators using ice-cubes and different materials. In English, we have written our own versions of the poem "Talking Turkeys."
Week beginning 23rd April
This week we have completed our own versions of Frankenstein. In Maths, we have been working on angles, fractions, decimals and percentages. As part of our PSHCE lesson we have been debating the importance of courtesy. Freddie Fit has also visited this week and we did our fitness regime as well as learnt about healthy eating and how to stay fit. In Spanish we were looking at how to pronounce foods, including different flavours of Ice-cream!
Week beginning 16th April
This half term we will be starting our new topics. We are looking at the developments in transports since the Industrial revolution. In science we are investigating properties of materials and reversible and irreversible changes.
A busy start to the week as we have also been working on at a text of Literary heritage-Frankenstein. We have also been revising our fractions, decimals and percentages calculations and reasoning problems. Class 12 attended a dance workshop to end off the week.
Week beginning 26th march
This week we have written cinquains in Engliah and in Maths we have been revising decimals, fractions and percentages. In RE we looked at inspirational female role models and in PSHCE we have reflected on the importance of patience and respect. We also became budding bakers and created our own savoury, Easter celebration bread.
Week beginning 19th March
This week we have been writing and performing persuasive speeches to try to convince children to choose a Fairtrade snack. We also took part in a market place activity where we researched inspirational figures of different faiths.
Week beginning 12th March.
This week, we have been continuing our persuasive writing and we have written some fantastic holiday brochures. It was also our trip to Jodrell Bank, where we showed off our Science knowledge of Earth and space. We took part in a workshop as well as explored the history of the telescope and the Planet and Space pavilion museum. In Maths we have been reflecting and translating irregular shapes. As part of our RE topic we looked at the lives of Gandi and Martin Luther King and why they are inspirational figures. It has also been our Year 5 Spelling Bee this week, well done Class 12. We won !
Week beginning 5th March
This week we have been looking at persuasive writing and working towards creating our own holiday brochure. In Maths we are continuing to work on shape and translation. Wednesday was Book day at Hopwood and we all came to school as characters from The Chronicles of Narnia. We had a workshop with a visiting author and wriote some descriptive writing looking at when Lucy stepped through the wardrobe as well as completed a reading treasure hunt.
This half term we will be beginning our new geography topic on Fair Trade as well as our Science topic-animals including humans.
Week beginning 22nd February
This week in English we have begun our new genre of writing-fantasy stories. In maths, we are working on reflex, obtuse and acute angles. We have also begun our new theme topic for Fairtrade and have been developing our mapping skills
What we have been learning week beginning 2nd February.
This week we have completed an assessed piece of instructional writing. In math, we have continued to develop our skills in fractions, decimals and percentages. As part of our Music topic on Blues music, we have been recreating pieces of music using the boom whackers. To practice our spelling, we used the curriculum Year5/6 words to write funny and silly sentences.
What we have been learning week beginning 29th January
This week we have been looking at how the temperature changes when we orbit the Sun in Science. We took part in an experiment where we looked at how the angle affected the area of light that was covered. In Maths we used pizza to look at how to convert fractions, decimals and percentages. For our English this week we have written instruction texts telling you how to make a slimy sandwich.
What we have been learning week beginning 22nd January
This week we have begun a new genre of writing-narrative poetry. We have written our own versions of "The Highway man." In whole class reading we have been looking at the poetic features of the poem, "The Raven'. In Maths, we have been continuing to look at fractions and decimals and in Science we have been exploring the phases of the moon and we made our own flipbooks.
What we have been learning week beginning 15th January
This week we have been completing reasoning problems using fractions as well as writing our own mystery stories. In History we created persuasive leaflets about Ancient Maya and in PSHCE we looked at the virtues we need to resist peer pressure and making the wrong choices. We have also presented book reports and took part in a class debate.
What we have been learning week beginning 8th January
This week we have been working on adding and subtracting fractions and in English we have started looking at mystery stories. In Science we enjoyed a practical lesson as we tried market place activity for planets'. The children had to spend five minutes getting to know each of the planets before sharing what they knew with each other. By the end of the lesson the children had lots of facts and information to share about each planet. In music we have been looking at Jazz and Ska music and the different beats and tempo. As part of our new computing topic ,coding, we began creating and designing our own solar system.
What we are learning this term
We are starting our new term looking at some new, and interesting, topics. Our Science topic is Earth and Space and our new History topic is The Mayans. Well done to all the children who completed some beautiful pieces of work over the holidays researching these new topics. We look forward to displaying them around school.
There are more resources on our resource page.
Week beginning 19th December
A lovely end to the term for Class 12 as we made Christmas cards, calendars, enjoyed our Christmas party and finished the week with a lovely pantomime!
Week beginning 11th December
This week we have been very busy in Class 12! we have been making Christmas cards and calendars. It was also our Christmas craft during which we made woollen wreaths. In English we completed our information texts and in Maths we have looked at solving number puzzles using multilink cubes and squared and cubed numbers. In our Computing lessons we have completed our Moviemaker presentations about Global Warming.
Week beginning the 7th December
This week we have started our new genre of writing-information texts. We have written reports about a variety of wild animals, including crocodiles. In Maths we have been working on multiplication, including the formal written method. As part of our music lessons we have been using the Boom whackers to play Christmas songs in small groups. As part of our Science topic we created life cycles for flowering and non-flowering plants. We also completed the Hour of Code and earned our Turtle Graphics Badge as well as a certificate!
Week beginning 27th November.
This week in English we have been working on autobiographical recounts. We talked about significant events in our lives. In Maths we have continued our work on area and perimeter and looked at reasoning problems. As part of our theme on Global warming, we organized a senate in which we had to put forth our views on Global warming from differing members of society. It was a very interesting class debate.
Week beginning 20th November
This week we have been working on our class assembly. We have created pieces of recycled art as well as written our own poems and even adapted an original song! Well done Class 12!
What we have been learning week beginning 13th November
This week has been Anti-Bullying week in school and we have looked at what bullying is and how we can make sure we are good friends with each other. In English this week we have looked at the text, 'Born free" and written recounts in third person. As part of our whole class reading, we have looked at Macbeth and the works of Shakespeare. In Maths, we have learnt our prime numbers as well as worked with multiples and factors. It was also our whole school spelling Bee! Class 11 just beat us with their excellent spelling skills.
Our new themes ...
Our new topics for after the half term are "Global warming" and "Living Habitats". Over the holidays please explore these topics with your children and make use of the resources we have put on the "resources" webpage.
What we have been learning this week beginning 6th November.
This week we completed the final part of our Bikeability training. We have also looked at different aspects of performance poetry and rap including writing our own poems based on our theme of Global warming which we then performed. In Maths we have continued to work on division and multiplication problems. As part of our new topics we have created beautiful pieces of display work for our classroom based on Habitats and Global warming.
What we have been learning the week beginning 30th October.
We have made a very busy start to the term! Year 5 have started the first day of their cycling proficiency test. We spent time on the school yard checking our bikes, making sure we were safe to go out on the road. In the afternoon we then took our cycles out on to the road for the first stage which involved u-turns and road safety. In English we have looked at different types of poetry and in Maths we have been looking at multiplication and multiples.
What we have been learning this week beginning 16th October.
This week we have been looking at creating pieces of drama based on the fable, 'The Lion and the Boar". The moral of the story is 'United we stand, divided we fall". In English we have written narratives based on The Hound of the Baskervilles. In Maths we have been looking at reading and interpreting a table and we used T.V guides to create our own tables and set of questions.
What we have been learning 9th October
In Science this week we designed and created streamlined boats to test how water resistant they were. We looked at the idea that the shape of the boat affected the speed. In English we have explored further "The Hound of the Baskervilles " and produced some excellent pieces of suspense writing using inverted commas for speech. We have also worked on Co-operation this week and the idea that "United we stand, divided we fall".
What we have been learning 2nd October
This week we have been looking at our new genre of suspense writing and using ellipsis and short sentences to create tension. In Maths, we have continued our work on addition and subtraction and all of the different methods we can use. As part of our Science investigation into forces, we made parachutes to test if size affected air resistance, . art we have completed our recreations of 'The unnnamed'.
What we have been learning 25th September
This week we had a visit from the NSPCC. They taught us all about how we can stay safe and where we can go if we need help. In English we have written our own Kennings and we have looked at the features of poetry and figurative language. As part of our Maths lessons we have been working on addition and all of the methods you can use for calculations. We ended the week by taking part in an experiment for Science where we had to measure the mass of objects using newton meters.
What we have been learning this week beginning 18th September.
This week we continued our role plays about caring for people with dementia. We have also been working with negative numbers using the numicon as well as rounding numbers using multilink cubes and placemats. In English,we have done some descriptive writing looking at using conjunctions and linking paragraphs. Freddie Fit also had us working out and looking at health and fitness. In Art we have been looking at the painting 'untitled' and trying to recreate it.
What we have been learning week beginning 12th September
This week we have been doing some amazing writing based on our genre-Myths and Legends. We have learnt how to use expanded noun phrases and relative clauses to add detail and make our writing more interesting. In maths we have continued to work on our understanding of place value. We have also been looking at how we can show caring and compassion for others by looking at how we can help people in our community.
What we have been learning week beginning 4th September.
This week we have been celebrating British Values week. We have been looking at all of the British values and what being British means to us.
Anglo- Saxon Life
This term we are going to b e looking at the Anglo-Saxons. We will explore their journey and invasion of Britain, as well as look at settlements, village life and the impact they had on England.