Your class teachers are Mrs Hill and Mrs McAdam supported by the magnificent Mrs Margrie.
Please take a look at some of the things we have been learning about.
Today Spetisbury School celebrated the Queen's 90th birthday. In the afternoon, the classes were in mixed age ranges creating things for the celebration.. In Maple classroom we made union flags to wave and decorated plates (for our cake). The year five children were excellent teachers, helping the younger children to make their flags. We also made a page to go into a special birthday card to send to the Queen. We think it will bring a smile to her face! We then had cake and a drink and sang the national anthem. Finally we sang a big Happy Birthday to her Majesty. We all enjoyed the celebration.
On Thursday Maple and Oak class visited 'Streetwise' in Weymouth.
At the start of our day we took a safety quiz to find out what we already knew about keeping safe.
We were then taken into a section of the fire station which was set up like the inside of a house.
Different dangerous scenarios were reconstructed and acted out (in a safe manner) and we learnt how to
prevent these situations from happening, also what to do if some of these situations did actually happen
in our homes. We learnt about the importance of smoke alarms and having a fire plan of action.
From safely behind reinforced glass, we saw just how quick a fire can take hold and learnt how to call the
After lunch, we went outside to a mock up of a typical street. Here we learnt all about road safety.
We learnt about the importance of wearing a helmet when cycling and even Jeff had his own helmet and jacket!
We all had a turn at driving the mobility scooters and feel we are definitely more street wise!
At the end of the day we retook the safety quiz and you'll be pleased to know that we increased our score from 60% to a very impressive 95% showing just how much we'd learnt! Please ask us for some tips on keeping safe.
In Maths this week, we applied our knowledge of multiples by playing 'The Multiples Game'.
Having a good recall of our multiplication tables certainly helped with this. Some of us developed super strategies to block our opponents and worked strategically to achieve four in a row.
This week in our spelling lesson we have been trying to master the 'i before e except after c' rule.
We have looked at different guidelines for using this tricky rule and have found lots of words that follow the rule but also some exceptions. We have made up memorable sentences to help us remember some of these words. We then made some posters giving guidance and top tips to help us use this rule in our spellings.
This term the children are being introduced to our new French scheme of work 'Early Start French'.
Not only will they be learning to speak, read and write in French, but they will also be given an insight into the French culture through video clips, photos and songs etc.
Over the last few weeks we have been looking at exactly where France is and how we could possibly get there.
We then thought about what we would expect to see on arrival in France. While we were thinking about this, we had a little taster of some typically French food. We tasted some brioche, croissants, baguettes and boursin cheese.
We all agreed that they were very tasty!
We went to Leeson House and had a brilliant time. We did lots of exciting activities such as: walked from Leeson House to Worth Matravers where we conducted a village study. We also did a night walk, visited Corfe Castle, did pond dipping, orienteering and team building activities. It was great fun and we learnt lots as well as developed our team building skills. We slept in Dormitories, which was fun too. We had to make our own beds, which was a challenge for some of us! While we were away, it was Hannah's birthday, so we all had some yummy chocolate cake to celebrate!
This week in school we have been comparing our village of Spetisbury with Worth Matravers. We came up with lots of great similarities and differences, which has shown how much we learnt. from our stay away.
Here is a slide show to show a selection of the activities we did.
This week we have been learning about Capacity in Numeracy.
We have been converting metric units, solving problems, investigating, estimating and measuring accurately.
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