Week beginning 30th March 2020
Below is a link to an amazing short animated clip called 'The Alchemist's letter'. Get comfy, watch the clip and have a pen and paper ready to make notes!
Can you complete any of the tasls below and send them into school so we can have a look at the amazing work you have produced?
Keep Your Eyes Open
Watch the clip. How many of these things can you spot? Tick them when you see them and record the time. You might need to watch the clip more than once.
|Pocket watch being given by Veridion's mother||sketches/blue prints||white jug||wax seal on letter|
|arched gate||rising bubbles||skeleton||barrels|
|white birds||books||horse and carriage||crocodile|
|falling leaves||skull||lighthouse||rays of light through trees|
Dear Veridion, I have fashioned a most incredible device.
What do you think the underlined word means based upon the
Look up the word in the dictionary and explain what it really
Write an interesting sentence of your own using the word. *
Write a question which includes the word. *
What type of word do you think it is? (verb / noun / adjective
Use the letters from it to make as many new words as you
can (each letter may only be used once in each word).
Can you write a setting description? Here is an example to support you.
Pirate Setting Description.
My eye stung immediately from the bitter-sweet feel of alcohol in the
air. Rum. A silvery, sharpened shard of glass reflected a dagger of light
towards me as I nervously shifted my position. A chandelier, which hung carelessly from the uneven ceiling, sent the light in indiscriminate
directions like the flying of terrified fireflies. Two once-colourful feathers lay gathering dust under a perch; their dye absorbed away into the shadowy staleness of the room. The darkness was a deathly cloak. To the left I noticed a forlorn flag folded over a driftwood stool. A large jacket, as black as the depth of night, had been dropped haphazardly to the floor beside a makeshift bed. A soft singing sound came from the wind as it swirled through the shattered shutters. Then a roar like thunder boomed and shook the room as one shutter fell from its hinges to the sodden ground. The air was as damp as a cushion left out in the rain. Peering to the right, I shuddered to see four dulled swords and a space where one more had once lived. I backed away feeling the golden grains of sand rise between my toes.
Features that have been included:
Single word sentence
Imagine that sometime after Veridion left, you were walking through the woods and noticed that the cottage door was swinging open. This tempted you to take a look inside. Write your own setting description. Try to use some of the above devices in your writing.
Today we have walked to Royston park with Mrs. Newton for our first session of helping the Royston Allience. We talked to a man from the alliance, who is part of the bowling club at Royston. He explained to us the activities we were going to take part in.
We were then split into 3 groups - the first group were learning how to play bowls, the second were litter picking and the third playing football.
We have had a lot of fun today and we are really looking forward to going next time to take part in one of the other activities.
"I have really enjoyed it today, it was lots of fun." Gracie
"I did litter picking today and guess what we found! A scooter! I can't believe someone would have left that there." Ella
"Today was a lot of fun, even though we got wet! I am looking forward to going again." Alfie
500 words competition
We have been writing short stories for the BBC Radio Two 500 word competition. Mrs. Wakefield has sent off our entries - watch this space and keep your fingers crossed and we will let you know if we have any winning entries.
Can you sink our pirate fleet?
Today in maths we have been revising our knowledge of coordinates and trying to battle it out to be the winning pirate crew! We played Battleships to destroy each other's fleet of ships.
On 25th April we had a game day, it was AMAZING. In the morning we did word problems - some were easy and some were difficult. In the afternoon some parents came to do board games. Tien
I thought the imagination gaming day was really fun, my favourite game was Zeus on the Loose. In the morning when we were solving problems it really boggled my mind! There were lots of other great games like: Ubongo, Chickyloo and Rings Up. Altogether the day was really good. Lleyton
I loved imagination gaming because we got to try all sorts of different games that we will probably never play again. I think it was a fun way of learning. My favourite game was Zombie because you rolled three dice and had to make the number on the bottom of the card - if you did, you won! Amilee
Good evening everyone! I hope you have all recovered from our recent trip! I know that I have. I apologise for not having put anything up about our Thursday and Friday activities. I am sure by now that the kids have told you everything you need to know.
I have looked over a lot of our footage from iPads and the GoPro and have put together another couple of videos. They are not all of our footage. Some will remain for a later date. More pictures will be available for your viewing pleasure soon.
Until then, please know that I am incredibly proud of each and every one of our students and they achieved so much over the past week that I am literally bursting with pride. They have all been a pleasure to have with us and I had an amazing week. I hope they did too!
Here are the other videos for you to enjoy!
Miss W x
Good morning everyone ! I thought today that you’d like to hear from your children so her are a few recounts of our day yesterday from some familiar people ...
Fran- group k
Yesterday, we did lots of fun activities. First we did buggy building and it was boys vs girls and the girls won. We built the buggies and then raced around the obstacle course. We won because our buggy didn’t fall apart! We called our buggy MUDDY! Then we had a go at outdoor laser tag and played lots of games. One was called kill the president and I was the president. Lunch was delicious... chicken nuggets and chips! Our week has been frandabidocious!
Good morning everyone, Miss Wroe here again! Unfortunately my previous post has been deleted so we’r going to try again!
Yesterday was one to remember! The kids took on so many challenges both mentally and physically as well as together and personally! Group K (Miss Wroe) faced Jacobs ladder, problem solving (the mud... oh my goodness) and fire lighting whilst Group L (Mrs Moxon and Mrs Newton) solves the buggy build challenge and leap of faith and many more! They knocked down every challenge in their way... myself Mrs Moxon and Mrs Newton are so incredibly proud of what they have achieved so far. They have been AMAZING!
Last night we were joined by non other than our very own Mr Marsh who stayed for tea and some campfire fun! We told some jokes, sang campfire songs and toasted marshmallows until we couldn't feel our feet. We are looking forward to a visit from Mrs Tabbner this afternoon (Make sure you bring your WELLIES!) Pj's and hot chocolate before bed and then an early night... we were looking at some VERY tired faces. They went to sleep with no hassle and have woken up refreshed and raring to go for another day!
Hopefully the rain will continue to stay away for another day! (Fingers crossed)
Till tomorrow...Have a great day
We are having some technical difficulties due to a faulty connection and therefore our video and photo uploads are taking a lot longer than anticipated. Please bare with us they will be uploaded as soon as possible.
You can follow us on twitter for more minute by minute updates of our day @Y5summerprimary
Hopefully the pictures will be uploaded tonight. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Good evening everybody, Miss Wroe here!!
We have all had an excellent first half day here at Kingswood!! We got VERY muddy and VERY wet on our walk around Scout Dyke this morning but everyone managed to not fall in!! The Kingswood staff have been amazing and made sure that we have had a safe dry space to get warm and make sure that we have all settled in well! The kids have been fantastic so far! They have literally rolled and crawled through the deepest, muddiest puddles through the nighline and climbed to the highest peak and jumped off doing the leap of faith! They have showed great commitment and determination already and I cannot wait to see where the rest of the week takes us! We have just finished our evening activity of waterballoon challenge and all of the children are now showering and pajamering before a nice glass of hot chocloate before an EARLY bed time! We are up bringt and early for a jam packed day of fun tomorrow! Fingers crossed the rain holds off for our campfire tomorrow night!
We have spent the day filming lots of video, I will endevour to link it below this evening, if not it will definately be here in the morning!
For more minute by minute updates feel free to follow our adventures on twitter by following me @Y5summerprimary
More updates to follow tomorrow. Have a great evening,
Miss Wroe :)
The Red Cross
Pippa from the Red Cross has been into our class today to talk to us about migration. We talked about why people would want to or have to migrate and what the definition of migration was. If you look at the photographs below you will see the work that we have been doing.
After asking, 'Could Spider-Man really exist?' We set about finding out through our science lessons. We have also been creating our own superheroes, designing and making costumes for them - keep an eye out for these on our page as we will upload our photos as soon as they are complete.
Thinking of our hero/villain we have been thinking of a suitable narrative for them in our literacy lessons. We have uploaded a few of our story openers, once you have read them we are sure you'll be like Mrs. Wakefield and desperate to read what is going to happen next!
Smile day - 18/12/17
On the 18/12/17 the pupils of Summerfields Primary Acadamy, participated in something called Smile day. Where they went round school doing various activities. All of the year 6 children loved it and would like to do it again. We will get chance next half term.
Our favourite activity in year 6 was, Marsh's Masterclass.
This day was a real hit and we really enjoyed it!
written by Amilee Bentley and Milly Spivey Year six
Wow Year 6, what an AMAZING job you have all done for your topic homework! Well done, the display outside our classroom looks fantastic (see below for photographs). Thank you to all the parents and carers who have taken time to help and support the pupils projects.
Our Pupil of the week and Outstanding writer awards for last week are.