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Spring Term 1

This half term we will be continuing our work on the human body in our topic called Blood Heart. The children will be learning all about the human body and how it functions, how to keep it healthy and historic figures who have influenced our knowledge of the body.

Week 5:

Another half term over and we have worked incredibly hard and achieved great things. We have rounded off our week with a day spent on E-safety. We have talked about being SMART online and especially when we are chatting or gaming online. We used Minecraft as a tool with this creating a play script set in the virtual world and the hazards of chatting to other players. Our old friend Supersmart made an appearance and the class then used green screen to create their video and transport us into Minecraft.

 

Our lunch time club even helped out by using a pixel art planner to recreate the SMART acronym in Minecraft.

Staying SMART when gaming

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Week 4:

This week we have combined our maths work with our love of Minecraft. Using Minecraft Education Edition we have applied our knowledge of volume and area to create houses and gardens with specified volumes and areas. We had to think about what the final volume of our houses would be once we had constructed them and worked this out using the formula we had used in class. It took some trial and error but eventually we all created a place we have named Volume Village

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Week 3:

This week we have been making our own short adverts about keeping a healthy heart. Using the magic of green screen we have animated the videos to make them more interesting and eye catching. Here are some of our finished ones, stay tuned for more to come.

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Advert 2.mp4

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Advert 3.mp4

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Week 2:

This week we have been practising our singing skills in Class 5. We have done various vocal warm ups before applying our skills to the song I'll be there by Jackson 5.

Vocal Warm-Up

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I'll Be There

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We have also been exploring different aspects of grammar which can be used in our biographies. One of the aspects we have been looking at is parenthesis. We explored text, created human sentences and used parenthesis to improve them, created sentences and then improved our cold piece of writing by editing it to include examples of parenthesis.

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Week 1:

This week we have been creating poems about the heart thinking about how it works, how it looks and how it sounds. We used different techniques such as personification, hyperbole, similes and metaphors to craft imagery within our poems.

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We also led our Epiphany mass with the help of Fr. Stone. We shared the message of the Epiphany and concluded the period of Advent.
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Remember our letters to parents are put on our website so if you lose a letter please check under the parents' section of your child's school and you should find a copy there.
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