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Trent Catch up

Last Weeks Catch Up 07.02.20

Posted 13/2/2020

In order to write a persuasive letter in English, Trent Class have been researching the topic of plastic pollution of the Earth’s oceans, as it is our intention to lobby our local MP about this important issue. The children have been finding information from leaflets, the internet and through images, which they questioned  in great depth. Their emotion and drive for the subject has been impressive to say the least, along with their concern for the living organisms that are being threatened by the irresponsible actions of humans. Mr Adams should brace himself for what promises to be a barrage of solidly supported reasons why this global concern should be placed high on the government’s agenda!

 

 

 

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Last Weeks Catch Up 31.01.20

Posted 3/2/2020

Art skills have been on the agenda for Trent Class this half term. The children have been considering which famous landmark from their chosen continent they would like to portray using the line skills they have been practising. Once they have completed their sketch, they will be applying further skills, using a different medium, to transfer it into a picture worthy of an art gallery! We aim to display a visual global delight for all to enjoy and wonder at!

 

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Last Weeks Catch Up 24.1.20

Posted 29/1/2020

As part of our geography topic, we have been researching continents and oceans, paying particular attention to the physical and human features of the seven continents.  In order to achieve a broader knowledge of our wonderful world, the children sorted and researched features covering: images of each continent from space; the countries which make up each continent (except one—ask your child which one it is!); mountains, major rivers and cities; flags and currencies; tourist sites and buildings; as well as indigenous peoples and animals. It was a very busy and informative afternoon which we finished with a  delicious taste of Africa, courtesy of 4 super Year 6s and Mrs Smethurst.

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Last Weeks Catch Up 17.01.20

Posted 20/1/2020

For our DT (Ingredients) learning this half term, we are travelling around the continents in Trent Class. Our first trip has been to Asia, where a group of children cooked a vegetarian stir fry, learning and developing their cutting skills, hygiene in the kitchen knowledge as well as safety around the use of kettles and cookers. To the delight of their peers, once finished, the meal was brought into the classroom for everyone to taste and enjoy. Well done Zach, Neve, Eleanor and Cameron for producing such a tasty dish, and many thank s to Mrs Smethurst for helping me take the children on their ‘journey’.

 

 

 

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Last Weeks Catch Up 13.12.19

Posted 23/12/2019

For our ReflectEd sessions, Trent Class have been learning how to use a compass. In order to do this, we have identified the various parts of the instrument and investigated what each one does. Interestingly, the analogy of having a dog and putting him in the shed has been most useful—I’m sure the children can explain that to you! As we have made good progress, we can now take bearings to plan a route to reach a specific destination; next our routes will be tested by our peers and we are hoping no-one will get lost in the school grounds whilst doing this so a search party is not needed!

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Last Weeks Catch Up 29.11.19

Posted 5/12/2019

In order to enhance the children’s understanding of having a disability, specifically being visually impaired, Mr Silver visited Trent Class to share his experiences. Through demonstrations and explanations, he described  his daily challenges and shared what small actions can be taken by the fully sighted to help him, and others in a similar situation. The children listened intently and asked pertinent questions, which both delighted and impressed Mr Silver, whose answers provided the children with the skills to further improve their abilities as good citizens to help others. Thank you Mr Silver and Eve for giving us this superb opportunity for enlightenment. 

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Last Weeks Catch Up 22.11.19

Posted 25/11/2019

After their successful learning assembly last week, Trent Class constructed a Mongolian yurt/ger, which they had previously designed and tested independently. With the welcome help of family members and friends, the children faced any challenges using problem solving skills to produce their building. The amazing array of finished products was eclectic and fun. This week, everyone has reflected on their work, from designing and testing to constructing and problem solving, and completed evaluation sheets to help them in any future projects. We would like to thank family members for the support given to all of the children. We couldn’t have done it without you! Well done everyone!

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Last weeks catch up 15.11.19

Posted 21/11/2019

Showing ownership of their learning assembly, confidence oozed from the children in Trent Class as they delivered their lines on Wednesday.  Their deep understanding of their hard work over the last half term became increasingly evident throughout the presentation, which was a delight to listen to and to watch. Filled with pride, the children shared their chosen areas, that they had written independently, and transfixed their audience with awe! Rounding off with their rendition of ’This is Me!’, they captured the hearts of many and filled us all with pride! Well done Trent Class, you are becoming such a strong Year Six class. Bravo!

 

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Last weeks catch up 08.11.19

Posted 15/11/2019

Before Half term, Trent Class were treated to a taster session of ‘GOAL’ - The Game Of Actual Life—where they excelled at there collaboration skills along with the life skills of listening, good attitude, showing eye contact, good body language and being respectful. They learned about the importance of aiming high and getting a job, how bank accounts work and the most important aspects of life. They impressed all the adults in the room with their focus and drive.

 

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Last weeks catch up 18.10.19

Posted 30/10/2019

The variations in bird’s beaks were studied as part of our evolution session this week in Trent Class. After exploring the different types of beak and the variety of ways in which birds implement this tool, the children focused on how it is used for feeding, according to the species. Then they put their findings into practise and experienced the challenges at first hand that birds face along with the consequences of not adapting to the environment! A couple of our species had very empty stomachs!

 

 

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