Today we launched our new enquiry "What's the Tradition?" We have started off by learning about the Gunpowder Plot, Guy Fawkes and James 1st. This morning, we explored the story in detail and learned why we have Bonfire Night. This afternoon, we found out which firework we are based on our personality and created these using PVA glue and salt. We will carry on looking at weird and wonderful traditions throughout this half term, culminating with Christmas.
The Year 5s in Talland had a fantastic day at the Orienteering event at Duchy College. The children worked in small groups with children from other schools throughout the day, both inside and outside in the beautiful college grounds. We discovered that we are very good at reading maps, running and talking at the same time.
All the children now have their Mathletics log-in details. Mathletics is a great way to support Maths learning through engaging, challenging content that will develop the children's understanding and skills, taking them on to the next stage of their development.
Lots of the children were keen to out find more about 5 a day. We have learnt how to count portions of fruit and vegetables, that you need a variety of fruit and vegetables and if you eat more than 5 a Day that's even better for you. Once we had completed the research, we made our own plate of fruit and vegetables using natural materials from the garden and paper materials from the art cupboard. Some impressively creative ideas.
We have had a busy start to the new school year; getting used to life in a new class with new friends and making decisions about how we would like the class to learn together.
We have started our first enquiry of the year "What Does Being Healthy Mean to You?" We are exploring healthy eating and exercise and the lovely weather has meant lots of opportunities for outdoor learning.
This year we have PE on Wednesday and Friday, please make sure your child has a PE kit and for now, a swimming kit in school.
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We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.
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Tickets are available from the office for our Fashion Fundraiser on 28th November. See Head's Blog for detail
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