To launch our new enquiry, “What’s the Point of Dogs?” we had a visit from the charity Dog’s Trust. The visit was based around the Dog Trust’s slogan “A dog is for life, not just for Christmas®“
During the visit we learnt about the work the Trust does caring for and re-homing abandoned dogs. We learnt how to keep safe around dogs and how to look after a dog as a responsible pet owner.
We played a game guessing the items a dog needs to be healthy and happy and the children were absolutely brilliant at this - I was particularly impressed with the suggestions of love, respect and empathy.
After weeks of hard work and lots of laughs, we are now almost ready to show off our talents!
Don't forget we have two performances Wednesday 11th. The afternoon performance is at 2pm and the evening performance starts at 6pm.
Please help us by bringing the children back by 5.45 for the evening.
Look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.
We used our learning from maths about perimeter and area to create a winter wonderland. We had to make a house with windows, doors and a roof with specific area and perimeter measurements. After that, we had free choice to make our own creation - check out Santa in his sleigh!
Today, we spent the day making willow lanterns for the Polperro Christmas light Procession. We had a fabulously creative day and are very proud of our lanterns. We hope as many of the children as possible can make it on the night (Saturday 4th December 4.15pm) to help light up the village.
We have subscribed to Times Tables Rock Stars and I have sent a letter home with the children today which has their log-in details and information for adults. The children will have the opportunity to use the application at school and I would be very grateful if they could supplement this with some practice at home. It would be particularly useful for the Year 4 children to help prepare them for the times table test in June 2020.
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.
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Clubs start the week beginning Monday 20th January. Have a look at the Clubs section on this website to see what is on offer this half term.
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