This week has been an arty week in Daymer Bay class. We have been composing a piece of music to compliment a dragon video clip with Miss Cocking. We learnt about pitch, tempo, timbre, articulation, dynamics, tonality and texture and used these to create our compositions. With Miss Hambly, we have been learning about creating tone in drawing using different pencil techniques. We practised hatching, crosshatching and stippling to begin with, then applied these skills to three dimensional objects - dragon eggs!
Mainly this week, we have been excited about our class cinema for Children in Need!
But we have also learnt more about persuasive texts and written pieces that try to persuade the reader that the Vikings were either vicious or valiant following on from our debate last week.
Also, Tobias has been learning about the heart at home so take a look at his learning below. And a big shout out to Cara, whose artwork came 3rd in the Gunnislake festival!
Daymer Bay and Perranporth class were very lucky to have Miss Cocking play The Last Post before the two minute silence on Wednesday. It was amazingly poignant as it echoed out over the Tamar Valley.
It has been a busy four-day week for Year Six.
We have completed our Literacy topic, learning about newspaper recounts and we wrote our final report about the Viking raid at Lindisfarne, in Northumbria. We also started a PE unit on orienteering; which combines being active and walking with map reading skills. We ended the week with a lively debate trying to decide whether the Vikings were truly vicious or really valiant...
It has been such a busy week in Daymer Bay class!
We had a first go at writing a newspaper recount about Little Red Riding Hood, which we studied back in September. We tried to include newspaper features like a headline, picture and caption. We also tried to add in some of the grammatical features we have been learning about: fronted adverbials, relative clauses and subordinating clauses.
We have also been enjoying our hockey sessions this term with Mrs Ham. We have learnt to control the ball using a hockey stick, as well as pass and receive the ball under control. And we didn't let a bit of drizzle stop us!
We have been finding out about Viking beliefs and learning about Valhalla - the feasting hall where the spirits of brave warriors went if they were killed in battle. There were over 500 doors, the roof was made of shields and there was a goat that lived on the roof! We tried to draw what the Vikings imagined it looked like.
Finally this week, we earned our class reward by collecting 100 marbles in the jar (we are aiming for 125 for our next reward). These are earned for keeping to our school code - be respectful, be kind, be focussed. We chose to watch a film all together and we enjoyed drinks and snacks.
Make sure you enjoy your half term!
This week in Year 6, we have been learning about newspaper reports and identifying the features. We also found out about the Viking raids at the monastery at Lindisfarne, in the north of England. We wrote postcards home as if we had been a Viking on that famous raid!
Please find below an overview of the Autumn Term for Daymer Bay class.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school and ask.
Although this term is going to feel a little different at Delaware and Gunnislake, there will still be lots of exciting things to learn! There will be lots of hand washing and extra cleaning jobs for me and Miss Martin to do to keep everyone healthy!
We are going to be learning about the Vikings this term; with a focus on the stories of Beowulf. Alongside our usual Maths topics of place value and calculating.
We can't wait to get started!
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Welcome back to all of our pupils. Nursery, Reception, Y1, Y2 , Y3 and Y4 will be taught at the Delaware base. Y5 and Y6 will be taught at the Gunnislake base.
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