Mr Dixon

Term 6

Science week has been very fun, but we’ve also learnt a lot about how different liquids react when mixed together. We predicted what we thought would happen to make a witches potion as well as making our own storm in a cup.

We went to visit Pizza Express for the morning to learn about making pizza for our food DT project. We tried to use Roman style toppings (but still had to have cheese!) and managed to get some well-shaped bases before adding our toppings and eating them back at school when they were finished. Delicious!

We had a very interesting visit to Chedworth visit, even if it was a bit wet! We learnt all about the Roman way of life and saw some real life Roman baths. There were also lots of ancient Roman artefacts for us to look at, which helped us learn more about their diet and home life. Some of us even managed to dress up a little bit!

Term 5

We were lucky to be visited by Mandy from the John Wesley museum in central Bristol. She told us all about the man who founded Methodism and the messages he travelled the country telling. Some of us managed to act out some scenes of John Wesley’s life to really tell his story, which we all seemed to enjoy.

Thank you for the fantastic Roman homework that was brought in after the Easter holidays. They all look fantastic. Everyone will be given the opportunity to present to the class and we have had some fantastic speakers so far. Here are some of us presenting from our PowerPoint presentations. Even Mr Dixon learnt some new things!

Term 4

In Geography, we have been using ordnance survey maps to look at what water features are around the Bristol area. We discussed the different rivers and lakes, discussing why they mean that Bristol has been built in a good location. Can you think why?

We have been very lucky to have had some coaches from Bristol Bears rugby come to visit us this term and teach us some rugby techniques. We have practised passing and movement as well as the rules of the game. We even managed to get some matches in! Everyone has really enjoyed learning the game and taking part in, what is for many, a brand new sport.

Term 3

Thank you to everyone who came to watch our class assembly. We hope you enjoyed watching it as much as we did performing it. The children worked extremely hard to learn their lines and showed fantastic confidence in reading them. Well done to everyone – we hope ‘Walking on Lava’ isn’t stuck in your head for too long!

For Maths, we have been learning about shapes – in particular different types of quadrilaterals and triangles. We were challenged to build and describe a robot using all the different quadrilaterals and came up with some fantastic designs!

We had some Hindu visitors come into school to teach us about Hindu festivals, traditional clothing and religious-inspired art. It was a fantastic morning and some of us even managed to try on the clothes!

During Children’s Mental Health week, we used British Sign Language to sign the letters of the alphabet and say our own name. It was a great new skill to learn and we all left proud of ourselves for learning something completely new for the first time. See if the children can teach you your name!

Term 2

In Maths we have been learning about the area and perimeter of shapes. We’ve been conducting lots of investigations, working out the areas and perimeters of all different types of shapes. We first practised on our whiteboards using squares, before moving on to just using the lengths of the edges to help us with our calculations.

Term 1

To start off our Egyptian topic, we became archaeologist and dug through sand to find some ancient Egyptian artefacts, using brushes to take extra care. We discussed what we thought each object was used for and then used iPads to find out what they really were.

This term, we have been learning about Ancient Egyptians and looking at the process of mummification. We has lots of fun acting out the process with some of us playing the mummy and others the embalmers! Then, we used tomatoes to perform our very own mummification process – we will be looking at them in two weeks’ time to see how well they have been preserved.