Class pages from the past
The Rocky Monster Show
13th and 14th July 2016
On Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th July Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 put on a perfect performance of The Rocky Monster Show after rehearsing for many weeks.
We all enjoyed practising and performing this show. The show was about a mad professor who used to be a rock star. He wanted to create life but something went terribly wrong. We all enjoyed dressing up and becoming scary characters! Thank you to Years 3, 4 and 5 for joining us in our singing and dancing; we couldn’t have done it without you!
Thank you to the teachers who helped us to put on this brilliant show. Thank you to F.O.B.s for refreshments and giving us ice-lollies after both performances. We would also like to thank the audience for making this a brilliant experience. If you came to watch this show we hope you enjoyed it.
Lauren & Isabelle
In RE we have been learning about the Sikh custom of langar. Langar has two meanings: a communal kitchen and a shared meal. Sikhs believe it is important to welcome everyone with refreshments, to meet their physical needs, alongside their spiritual needs. When one visits a Gurdwara (Sikh place of worship) langar is always available. Langar is a way of showing sewa (service to others and to God).
We worked together as a community in a similar way to the khalsa (a group or community of committed Sikhs) to bring in ingredients, prepare and share in traditional Sikh food. We prepared a vegetable curry with accompaniments. Although Sikhs are not required to be vegetarian, they prepare vegetarian food in the Gurdwara so that no one is excluded from sharing in the meal. We enjoyed the process of preparation, as much as sharing in our meal!
Term 5 News
Dunstan Class has worked incredibly hard and completed their SATs. We are all very proud of the hard work the children have put in to achieving their best.
For the rest of this term we shall be continuing to develop out creative writing skills in English, RE and Topic and our reasoning skills in maths with an investigation focusing on how pupils across the school feel about the impact of Collective Worship. We will have a dedicated Science week during Term 6, focusing on Spaces.
In preparation for transition between KS2 and KS3 we will be having discussion and activities supporting this move, as well as meeting teachers from our Secondary Schools during Term 6.
We shall also be preparing for our Production - more details to follow about how we shall entertain you!
Gymnastics Term 3
We have really been enjoying our Gymnastics Sessions this term at Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Centre in Faversham. We have been learning to develop our movement, transitions and trampoline skills. We have enjoyed having an expert coach to support us with our learning!
Ancient Greek Pottery
We have been mastering the skill of pottery this week, by creating our own Ancient Greek pots. More displays to come...
Thank You F.O.B.s!
A BIG THANK YOU to the Friends of Bapchild and Tonge CofE School for our recent gift!
We chose to spend our gift on a set of atlases, which have helped us to develop our geographical skills in our current Topic. We value these and will continue to use them throughout the year. The atlases will then continue to be used by Year 6 pupils.
We have been fortunate enough to have had a professional Hockey coach work with us this term. We have all enjoyed developing our skills and some of us are now attending Hockey Club at the weekends! Thank you to Neil, for sharing his expertise.
K'NEX Challenge 2015
Stem visited Years 5 and 6 with a K'NEX Challenge this term. Pupils had to design and build a car that would travel the furthest while carrying a shoe. Pupils had to factor in forces in order to design the best product.
Good luck to our school winners; Maddie, Ella and Lauren, who will be representing the school as our finalists in the K'NEX Challenge this Wednesday 16th December!
In Gymnastics this term we are learning about 'Balance' and the transition between holds. On Friday we looked at how we can support each other and thought about how to position ourselves in different size groups to maintain a strong and stable balancing position.
Remembrance Day Poppy Planting
After showing our respects at 11am with our two minutes' silence we went to The Secret Garden to sow poppies and read poetry we had written based on the WWI poetry we had been studying.
We found the experience very moving, and would like to thank Swale Borough Council for the poppy seeds. We look forward to seeing them flower in Spring.
Years 5 and 6 took part in the Lego Challenge this term. We spent a morning in school during Term 1 designing and creating a house from lego.
We were given a strict brief. We had a budget of £200 that we could spend on materials. We had to keep to budget, but use as much of the budget as we could to create our house.
Our group won out of the whole of Years 5 and 6. We made a design that most closely matched our final product and kept to budget.
We then attended the Lego Challenge final at BAE Systems in Rochester. We had a very exciting morning. We were asked to design a castle.
This time we had a budget of £450. We worked as a team to design a castle and manage a budget.
Although we did not come first, we rose to the challenge and created a castle in the style of a Japanese castle. We learnt a lot about design, managing a budget and producing a final product.
Isle of Wight 2015
Have a look through a selection of photos, showing some of the activities we got up to at PGL. We had a fantastic time!
Don't forget our Class Assembly on Friday 16th October at 9:05am.
Year 5 (2014-2015)
Below are some of our memories from Fisher Class
Forensic Science at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School
7th & 8th July 2015
There has been a crime committed at QE, and we have been sent to solve it with our forensics team!
Using the latest scientific techniques we think we have caught the culprit! We have been rewarded for our efforts with some delicious cakes, produced by the Yr 9 students of QE Grammar School. Thank you to the team at QE for an amazing two days of crime-fighting!!
Visit to Canterbury Tuesday 16th June 2015
Watch this space for our reports about our visit to St Mildred's Church and Canterbury Cathedral.
The Magic Box by Kit Wright and Fisher Class
We have been learning about performance poetry, through composing our own versions of The Magic Box by Kit Wright. See our performances below:
8th - 12th June 2015
During Science Week we learnt about Healthy Living. We had a visit from the nurse, who talked to us about growing up and the changes we will experience as we become teenagers and young adults.
We learnt about how the heart functions and the importance of a healthy lifestyle.
Below, you can see pictures of us creating a healthy lunch. We learnt about what it means to have a balanced diet, and enjoyed a communal lunch.
"Knowing You, Knowing Me"
Wednesday 20th May 2015
A group of us attended an RE conference today at Canterbury Christchurch University. We spend some time being 'students' and learning from people of different faiths. We then focused on how faith impacts on the values we hold dear. Have a look at what we got up to below:
Thursday 7th May 2015
Today we experienced a pilgrimage of our own. We thought about people or things that are important to us, before writing these down to carry with us. We followed pathways around the school, while reflecting on our spiritual journey.
We spent some time in quiet contemplation before letting go of our worries.
Traditional Stories, Myths, Legends and Fables
In English we have been reading Pandora's Box, among many other myths and traditional stories. In the exercise below, Pandora walks through 'Conscience Alley' to decide her fate. Unfortunately, for humankind, she decides to open the box...
Topic Day Friday 27th March 2015
We are learning about the Anglo-Saxons this term and next. We have learnt about where they originated from and how they influenced the English we speak today. We have researched Anglo-Saxon religion and have started to look at settlements.
We enjoyed dressing up as Anglo-Saxons and learnt about the type of clothing they might have worn.
World Book Day
Thursday 5th March 2015
We really enjoyed dressing up as our favourite literary characters for the day!
The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes and Fisher Class
We have been studying the narrative poem, The Highwayman. We leant about imagery and descriptive language as well rhythm. We discussed the characters, setting and plot of the poem, then added another verse in the style of the original poem. Our language reflected the ghostly, yet romantic nature of the poem. You can see our display of final verses and Tim the Ostler below:
In RE this term we are studying the Five Pillars of Islam: Shahadah, Salah, Zakah, Sawm and Hajj.
We have reflected on journeys that have been important to us in our lives and created a display around this:
This term we have been learning to play golf in PE. We have been honing our skills at the driving range and through a variety of games on the putting green.
We would like to say a big 'THANK YOU' to all of the parents who have given up their time to drive us to and from the golf course.
You can see how much fun we've been having below:
Our Topic this term is The Victorians. Watch this space for further details of what we have been doing and for information about our Victorian Day on Thursday 12th February.
The Globe Theatre
On Friday 5th December 2014 we visited Shakespeare's Globe in London. We have been studying Macbeth in English and wanted to have an authentic experience of Shakespeare's world.
We were given a tour by a Shakespearean actor, followed by a workshop focusing on 'The Scottish Play'. The theatre was much bigger than we had expected and we learnt a lot about productions past and present. Our workshop helped us to become more familiar with key scenes and characters in Macbeth. It also taught us to reflect on characters' feelings and motivations. You can see pictures of our acting below.
We travelled by train, which was an exciting experience. We were able to apply what we have learnt recently in maths about timetables and using the 24 hour clock to help us catch the right trains.
A stroll from London Bridge Station to The Globe gave us the opportunity to see many sights of London, including Borough Market, St Paul's Cathedral, The Shard, The Gherkin and Tower Bridge.