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We have been reading The Snail and The Whale by Julia Donaldson. Have a look at what we think.
Year 2 have really enjoyed playing the Spanish version of the game ‘I spy’… (‘Veo,veo’). We’ve even been playing it on the playground at lunchtime! Here’s how it goes….
-¿Y qué cosita es?
-Empieza con la “C“
¿Qué será, qué será, qué será?
To follow on from this, the children have learnt how to use a Spanish picture dictionary and a bi-lingual dictionary to find out new words so we can play more rounds of ‘VeoVeo’!
At the end of last term, Mme.Bell awarded Linguist of the Term Certificates to the following children to celebrate their success, accelerated progress and positive attitude towards their learning in French:
Year 3 – Imogen Roberts
Year 4 – Gemma Ford
Year 5 – Olivia Wragg
Year 6 – Olivia Kenyon
The following children were also awarded French Certificates to celebrate the outstanding work they have produced this term in all areas of their French learning:
Callie Ryan, Lewis Howard, Reece Capron, Serena Iordache, Jayden Wills, Danuel Smith, James Martin and Lila Nyari.
As a reward, we all spent the last afternoon of the Spring Term playing French board games, making French Easter cards whilst enjoying ‘Pain au Chocolat’ and ‘Sirop de fraise’….délicieux!
A big MERCI and BRAVO to all of you for working so hard and achieving so highly!
In turtles class we have been using adjectives to describe our amazing school.
I have heard that you are describing Barton Hill Academy in a letter to Anna. I was wondering if I could borrow some of your photos and descriptions to put on our school website?
3 Octopus created an iMovie using an iPad to showcase our amazing visit to Wookey Hole Caves in Somerset.
We learnt to use a variety of techniques including sound recording, picture sequencing, sound effects and a timeline to produce the movie.
We were treated to a real life Cinema experience on Friday by watching our fantastic movies with popcorn, before completing a film review worksheet for each movie. We were film critics!
They must have been good as the lowest score as four out of five stars!
Listen to Barton Hill Academy at the Torbay Schools Festival of Performing Arts (Their performance begins at about 26:00mins if you want to skip straight to it!).
Well done to everyone who took part, it was a fantastic event.
In Turtles class we have been learning how to use a possessive apostrophe. Take a look at some of our amazing sentences!
In Seahorses, we are learning to extend and deep our thinking. If we are feeling super clever, we will add our thinking to this blog. Pop along later and see what we share.
In Seahorses, we have been working on improving our writing. Watch this space to see example of our fantastic sentences, language choices and punctuation.
In Seahorses, we have been learning about how we can add suffixes to our root words. Some of us have been extending our learning further by using them in sentences and even explaining how the suffix changes the meaning. Can you add any of your own?
In Science, we have been learning about animals in their habitats; alive, dead or never been alive and food chains. Daisy wanted a way to extend her learning so she asked if we could make this Padlet. Watch this space to see how it is used.
In Seahorses, we have been learning how to write each of these sentence types. Write some more in the comments section if you can think of any of your own.
To celebrate International Day of Happiness, our favourite pop group Kids United have released this song. Hope you enjoy it! (Here are the lyrics in English)
La campagne « Petits Schtroumpfs, grands objectifs » (“Small Smurfs Big Goals”), qui a été lancée par les Nations Unies, le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’enfance (UNICEF) et la Fondation des Nations Unies, a l’intention d’utiliser la popularité des personnages des Schtroumpfs pour encourager les enfants, les jeunes et les adultes à contribuer à un monde plus heureux, plus pacifique, plus équitable et plus sain. L’objectif visé est d’inciter le grand public à s’approprier les 17 objectifs de développement durable adoptés par les 193 États Membres de l’ONU en 2015. Le soutien de l’Équipe Schtroumpfs durera jusqu’au 20 mars 2017, qui est la Journée internationale du bonheur.
In Turtles class we have been learning about statements, commands, exclamations and questions. Please click the link below to see what we have been getting up too.
On Thursday 2nd March we celebrated World Book Day! The children of Porpoises came into school dressed as their favourite book characters (we even had some children dressed as the same character), Mr Ellis and Mrs Radcliffe got involved too! We had lots of fun throughout the day designing bookmarks, writing book reviews and even completing a word challenge where we had to find 20 words each in different books!
The children of Porpoises would love to hear your answers to these questions:
Can you recognise any characters you know? Who would you dress up as next time? What is your favourite book?
The school council and year six children from Barton Hill Academy learnt a great deal about the work of a member of Parliament when Kevin Foster, Conservative MP for Torbay, visited them. They enjoyed learning about the key roles of MP’s, how they work and what actually happens inside the House of Commons, as well as continuing their learning about the importance of democracy.
After speaking to the year six group as a whole, Kevin Foster visited each of the three classes’ in-turn to answer questions that the children had prepared. Jane Mosley, one of the year six teachers noted, “The children asked many insightful questions.” In answer to one child’s question, ‘How does it feel to be so important?’ Kevin Foster replied, “It is an important job but I do not feel important myself.” In addition, he was challenged on many local and national policies, including why there had been cuts to the education budget and what his priorities were for Torbay.
What particularly impressed many of the children was how the qualities of perseverance and hard word lead to success. Kevin Foster mentioned that many MP’s come from ordinary working class backgrounds like postmen and soldiers, but it is their determination, combined with effort and a keenness to serve, that enable them to get elected as an MP. One year six girl stated, “I admired Kevin Foster because he didn’t give up when he first stood for election but didn’t get voted in. He persevered and he got elected as MP for Torbay the second time around. He fulfilled his ambition that began as a teenager and became a member of Parliament.”
Kevin Foster said, “It was a pleasure to speak with the pupils and answer their questions, which covered a wide range of topics. As Torbay’s member of Parliament, I am always keen to engage with all ages, and hopefully one of the pupils might be inspired to become a Member of Parliament in the future.”
Today Year 3 received more letters from our French penpals as part of our ‘Let’s Be Friends’ eTwinning Project with Ecole Jean Moulin. In their letters this time, they told us about their favourite food and pets. We have made them some bi-lingual bunting telling them about our favourite food, pets and hobbies. Hopefully, they will display our work in their classrooms!
Today we are celebrating World Book Day! In turtles class we love all different types of books and we came dressed in all different types of characters.
Can you spot any characters from a book you know?
What is your favourite book?
Today, Year 5 learnt about how French people celebrate Pancake Day. It is called Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday!) and is the name given to the day before ‘La Careme’ or Lent. In France, Mardi Gras celebrations include a day of carnival festivities, the most famous of which is in the town of Nice. In Britain, pancakes are eaten on ‘Shrove Tuesday’. In France, pancakes are called ‘Crepes’. We had a ‘Sautez la crepe’ competition, which Ryan won. Here he is in action!Ryan saute la crepe, class counting in French
We then designed and labelled our own French crepes and used a bi-lingual dictionary to find the French words for the toppings! Bon appétit!