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 Welcome to class Mars!

 

Summer Term

After having a relaxing (and what sounded an exciting from some children) Easter Break,we welcome the new term in with lots of exciting and busy events coming up! 

The topic this term will be AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS and Miss Tysoe is very excitied about this as she loves everything Geography! We will be learning about many countries across the world, but focusing on Phileas Fogg's hot air balloon journey in particular!  We can't wait to get started !!1

We have recently had  WOW day which was full of lots of different activities: Flaq quiz; holiday budegeting; learning how hot air rises - but the most fun was had when we were making our hot air ballons. This classroom was a mess but the outcome was fantastic as you can see......

From WOW day, Miss Tysoe's maths class took some inspiration and decided to plan our own camping trip. In groups, we had plan a trip for a family of 5 and we had to decide: where we were going; how much petrol would be; the food package we would need for 3 nights;2 activities we would do and all the equiptment we would need ! The whole class enjoyed being on a budget of £900 and having to work out how to have a good holiday - maybe they could help plan your next holiday away?

In Topic Yr5/6 have read the book 'If the World were a Village.' (you can watch the video version on You Tube) We all found in very interesting to find out what the world would be like if it were a village - we discovered many facts, such as: Chinese would be the most spoken language; 25 people would be without water; there would be only 1 Jewish person who lived in the village and there would be more chickens that people! 

We worked in groups and each group decided which pieces of evidence to focus on and presented this as different pieces of data handling: the end outcome, from each group, was fantastic!

Spring Term

This term has been full of some SCRUMDIDDLYUMPCIOUS work - in true Willy Wonka style. 

The most exciting piece of work this term was inspired by our very own Willy Wonka - Mr Hanson, who visited us and set us the challenge to create and make our very own chocolate bar. After some yummy chocolate tasting (and prior experence!) we designed our own chocolate bars - from choosing ingredients; styling packing; designing an advertising poster, through to eventually making the bars.... here are a few examples:

 Miss Tysoe then picked her 'favourite' based on many aspects of our D&T project, such as: the ingredients we picked; our sales pitch; our packaging design and much more. The 3 picked will be sent to Mr Hansen and then he will produced  a winner from each class - which he will turn into a real chocolate bar!! Kimran, Braulio and George were our winners ....

We have also been trying our hand at some Quentin Blake art - we drew Mr Wonka, ourselves and one of our family members in the same style as Blake - we then water coloured them to match his technique too: 

Alongside 'having a go' at Quentin Blake's style we also took on the challenge of writing, Charlie and The Chocolate factory but focusing on Augutus instead - we spent a long time planning and drafting these pieces and everyone did a fantastic job - here are some examples of our first chapter (Though we ended up with 5)

                

 

Although, as a class, we are big fans of chocolate - we were unsure as to where chocolate came from and how it became the deliscious treat so we did some research and wrote an explanation text of how it gets from bean to bar...

In History we have also researched the,'History of Cadburys' and made a whole class timeline (as it was very long)...You can see a random collection of dates : 

Autumn Term

Hello and welcome back to the new school year. Mars class is a now a Yr5/6 class and Miss Tysoe is back in the classroom she first began in! Throughout the year we will be updating you on all of the exciting and interesting work we have done and hope you find it as fascinating !

 

In Science, we have been looking at classfications and life styles of animals, particularly focusing animals you would find by water.

We acted like dectectives, pretending we could see the animal through binoculars and has to classfify them and 

 

We have also been having a closer look at species in the ocean in Art and improving our brush stroke using water colour. We watched how an artist uses a paintbrush in different ways, then we chose an animal to paint....we think they turned out pretty well...

 


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