Our spring term topic was 'Icy Worlds'. We researched famous explorers, and the amazing, adventurous journeys that they took, which make them so inspirational to us now. We made databases, in computing, which included arctic and antarctic animals. We particularly enjoyed our annual residential trip to St Georges' House. You can find lots of photos on the events webpage. It was brilliant fun. In science we found out about our bodies. The Year Threes and Fours completed work on the skeleton and how our bodies move and also what our bodies need to grow and survive. The Year Fives and Sixes learnt about the different circulation systems. If you ask them about the digestive system they will be able to tell you exactly where our food goes from start to finish!! In PE, we played lots of tennis and learnt some new skills. The Choir visited Rosebank again and delighted the residents with some beautiful singing.
It was another busy term, our topic was 'Get Moving'. We learnt lots about Brunel and how he helped to get our whole country moving! We researched The Tarka Line and designed some brilliant railway posters to adertise the railway. The Year Threes and Fours took part in an athletics competition at South Molton Community College and came 3rd. There was an Inter-schools Climbing Competition, in November, which was brilliant fun! Also in the hectic run up to Christmas the school choir, run by Miss Trofa, went to Rosebank Day Care Centre to sing. The residents really enjoyed it and so did we!
This term's topic title is 'Chop a Crop'. We are learning all about food and farming, both in this country and further away. We have planted some crops of our own and hope to be able to sell some of our produce. There are lots of things going on this term; trips, sports, sponsored events and forest schools , as well as all of the usual curriculum work . The new learnpads are also a new and exciting addition to our learning, not just in ICT but in other subjects too. We finally got our trip to Stonehenge, it was brilliant. The stones were much bigger than we imagined. We did some work in the Education Centre and found out about how and why the stones were placed there. We had a go at building some walls and looked around the Neolithic Village too.
Our Spring term topic is 'Lumps,Bumps and Bones in the Ground'. We have been finding out all about The Stone Age. We can tell you about how and where the Stone Age people lived and are hoping for a trip to Stone Henge to consolidate our learning. We have made some pots, hammers and spears in a similar style to Stone Age hunters. In the spring term we will also be going swimming, once a week, at South Molton. The thing we are most looking forward to this term is our annual residential to St Georges' House. We can't wait and have got our fingers crossed for good weather!
Our Autumn Term Overview for our 'Splish,Splash Topic' can be viewed here.
We are working hard on learning all about the water cycle. We have spent time in class looking at and following the course of the River Taw from source to sea, on maps. We hope to be able to go to Dartmoor to actually follow some of its' course on foot. Our Literacy work, so far has been recount writing and we are now beginning to write our own adventure stories. We are visiting Simonsbath House later this week to complete a river study of the River Barle and take part in some orienteering activities.
Our topic this term is Africa; we have been learning about Ancient Egypt and all of the 'grizzly goings on' with regard to mummification! In Literacy, we have learnt about the myth of Isis and Osiris and written our own versions.
We have also taken part in some African dance and drumming and, of course, all of the usual sporting fixtures. The year sixes have been busy with the Torridge Life Skills event and last week went (with the year fives) to Oceanfest! The day was warm and sunny, perfect for a day on the beach! We took part in the Beach Flag Races, a Zumba session and an AONB Codebreaker activity. Grady did really well, reaching the final 8 of the Beach Flag races. Florrie won a prize for her team leading skills during the Codebreaker. Well done to all who represented our school so brilliantly.
World Cup fever has reached High Bickington! We have each picked a team competing in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, and are working on projects finding out about the different countries. Come in to see our flags around the classroom!