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.
What beautiful weather! What a fantastic morning! We travelled on a coach up to Hay Tor to have a look at the amazing local landmark our school is named after (it’s a little bit older than our school though!)
We used maps and compasses to point to local neighbouring towns (Chudleigh, Chagford, Kingsteignton, Teignmouth) and found out that local dignitaries cut steps into the rock 200 years ago just so Queen Victoria could get up to the top for a look!
It was brilliant to get out of class once again and do some learning on a field trip. Thanks once again to parents and carers for coming along and enjoying the trip with us.
Hi and good morning everyone. As you will be aware, our school is closed after the Prime Minister’s announcement last night. I am so pleased we managed to have a chat yesterday about what might happen in future – well it happened a bit sooner than we talked about! All of our learning will be presented through Google Suite so head over there now and access the learning that will be shared each day.
The tasks to complete today are:
1. Get your holiday home learning activities finished and ready. They were going to be marked today anyway.
2. Look at the multiplication tables list I gave you yesterday, tick off what you can do on the list then learn the first one you find a bit tricky, in order from left to right. Use the techniques we talked about yesterday to help you.
3. Leave me a message on my post from earlier today on Google Suite saying hi, so I know you can access it.
Either Mr Lee or I will be in touch via telephone today to see if you’re alright. Look after yourself and your family, give them a big cuddle, be good and … I miss you all! Our school is just a building without you. Speak later…
Parent / carer chats got underway this morning. The weather is beautiful so we are using the playground to meet up. If you booked an appointment, I’ll see you later to talk about what fantastic learners you all are! Be prepared to feel proud!