Bosco the Monkey

Our class mascot is Bosco. He is a proboscis monkey from the island of Borneo.    Here are some photos of proboscis monkeys that Miss Beavis took when she visited Borneo a few years ago.   The younger ones (like Bosco) only have small noses.   But when they get bigger their noses grow so much!    …

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Summer Holidays 2017

What did you get up to in the school holidays?   We certainly had some hot weather, what did you do to keep cool?     Did you go to the beach or the pools?     Did you and your family go for a day trip to the city? Or up or down the…

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Labyrinth Sculptures

Our second sculpture from the Layrinth was to use plastimake and make a small creature like the worm Sarah talks to at the beginning. We had never used plastimake before so we had vary degrees of success with it! Definitely break proof, and something we’d like to try again! And here are our sculptures.

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Labyrinth Door Knocker Sculptures

Last term 5/6J watched ‘The Labyrinth’ movie and created 3D art. One of the artworks we made was a door knocker face, like these ones Sarah has to enter through, after quite a discussion. We used some left over clay, but just like last time, it cracked! So we had to use the glue gun (Well…

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The Great Wave – Watercolour

As part of our topic this term of ‘Living with the Earth’ we have been talking about Tsunamis, espeically those that have affected the Asian region and countries like Indonesia and Japan. People often associate Japan and Tsunamis with this famous painting: The Great Wave off Kanagawa is a woodblock print by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusa. It…

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Explanation Texts

This term as we learn about Earthquakes, Volcanos and Tsunamis we will be writing Explanations. The poster below explains what an explanation is.   This poster explains the STRUCTURE  of an explanation. Click the link to learn more about Explanations. There are 6 pages to visit. When you have read the 6 pages, test yourself…

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Types of Dwellings

A dwelling is a structure in which people live. How many different types of dwellings can you think of? Here are some:   This term 5/6J have started using Microsoft 365 which you can access through the student portal. We are keeping notes of our research in OneNote. 5/6J members: Can you add all the…

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Types of Texts

Last week 5/6J ‘split the room’ about which types of writing they had written about Earthquakes. We had three groups – Persuasive, Informative and Imaginative. Within these groups there are lots of different types of texts you can read and write. How much do you know about the text types? Do this quiz and find…

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Fractured Fairy Tales

This term, as we read Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin we are reading, thinking about and creating fractured fairy tales. There are many ways to write a fractured fairy tale. People have been adapting fairy tales for centuries for new books, tv shows, poems and movies. Here are some ways to ‘change’ a fairy…

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