Polishing boots, beating rugs, measuring for cakes, scrubbing floors, twisting paper for the fire, ironing using a flat iron, polishing and dusting. Hard work, interesting and fun. We even found two hidden doorways.
Our plants have been growing now for a week. We have been watering the plants which need water and keep the others out of the light. Take a look at how they’re growing!
Look what we have found! The Lonely Beast has shared part of his diary with Year 1!
Have a look at Seahorse’s lesson on Powderham Castle
Here is a short video we have made of our trip to Powderham Castle!
We hope you enjoy it!
In Turtles class we have been learning about the life cycle of a plant. We have become super scientists and have been conducting our very own science experiment! We have planted lots of sunflower seeds and put them into four different environment’s. We have predicted which seed will grow to be the strongest and healthiest.
Which seed do you think will grow to be strong and healthy? Why do you think that?
We would love to hear from you!
Environment 1: Water and Sunlight.
Environment 2: No sunlight but water.
Environment 3: No sunlight or water
Environment 4: Sunlight but no water
We will be uploading pictures of our plants progress!
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.