Newton Abbot College PE team visited our school to help us try out some new sports. We tried out yoga and we loved it! We practised some poses on our own then got together with a partner to work on some tricky poses together. It was great fun and we will be practising yoga more in the future.
Just wow! We had an amazing time! From the tree climb to canoeing; from pizza-making to the zipwire – what a trip! Thanks to all parents and carers for finding the money for us to go. We feel like a different class now: have a look at these photos…
Our learning was supported today by Monica, one of the professional artists who works with the Helen Foundation and DAISI to provide opportunities to schools to work alongside real-life artists. We knew a bit about Monica already from the information on her website but today we learnt loads of new skills from her! We practised using charcoal, discovered which colours we attach to specific emotions, designed our own story using emotions and finally we created some huge pieces of artwork just like real artists! See what you think…
Year 6 are looking forward to our visit from Monica tomorrow. We have been looking at the Fibonacci sequence in maths and how nature gives signals to follow the sequence too. We are looking forward to quizzing Monica on her experience of Fibonacci tomorrow…
West End in Schools came into our school to teach the children role play involving dances based on a variety of texts. In Year 6 we focused on Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. The children enjoyed taking part together in building shapes then moving together successfully to create a dance.
We have been learning about Diversity and sharing our thoughts about including people in what we do, rather than excluding them for the differences between us. We all have things in common with others and when we are looking to include others, we can talk about what brings us together rather than what divides us. Our children are experts in talking about the ways in which some people in the world discriminate against others and can behave in prejudicial ways, so please ask them about it! We have a class full of children who want to change the world for the better when they get older so politicians … WATCH OUT!
A few children have explained that when trying to access our Google Classroom page, they have to supply a class code. If you need it, here it is:
At the start of this half term, we have welcome Kipp, a great music teacher, to Haytor View. He has been offering music lessons to some of our Key Stage Two children. This has seen the children engage with a variety of musical instruments. The children have really enjoyed learning to play these and are looking forward to continuing their musical experiences throughout the year.
We are trying out Google Suite again this week to support us with our Reading home learning. The invitation link to Google classroom is:
Hopefully it should take you to our class pages in Google Classroom. Watch the video of me reading, just like we did in class and enjoy the echo-reading session…
On Tuesday we went to Decoy Lake for a whole day of learning activities.
In the morning we met up with John, the Park Ranger at Decoy. We showed him what we knew about Adaptation and Evolution then surprised him with our knowledge about the classification of plants and animals, including some binomial latin names!
In the afternoon we donned wetsuits and water shoes then spent an hour in kayaks on Decoy Lake. It was fantastic fun learning to use a paddle properly. The Devon Windsurf and Canoe Centre are open all year round so if you would like another go at it, contact Simon on 07971051509 to book or have a look at devonwindsurf.co.uk first.