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Our Birthday storytellers!

Today we learnt about how adaptation leads to evolution. We demonstrated how being tasty or attractive as prey was not good for survival and so animals need to adapt to avoid being eaten! Next, we investigated how polar bears are adapted to living in cold environments. We compared how long we could hold our hands in ice water for with and without a lard coating! We wee amazed at how much the lard kept out the cold!

As part of our geography unit, we conducted a traffic survey. We found more traffic than we were expecting!

We have started learning to touch type! We will be building our skills each week during morning work.

This term, we have been exploring circuits!

We had a special visitor today!


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We very much enjoyed gymnastics with Mrs Mills this morning!

A huge well done to Semley footballers! You played brilliantly this evening!

We had the best time with Adam this morning skateboarding!

On Friday, we made sketches comparing the Victorian parts of the school to the modern parts. We noticed details that we had never seen before!

In science this term we have been exploring light - here are some pictures of the work we've done so far!

This week we went and spent time with the Wrens - we had a brilliant time!

Welcome back! We are very excited to be starting a new year in Kites Class! Please see below for information about this term.

Today we were very excited to have a visit from author Sophie Kirtley. A few of us studied her book 'Wild Way Home' when we were in year 3 so we were particularly excited! Sophie was really inspiring and gave us some wonderful ideas for getting started with writing stories.

We had a wonderful (and very late!) trip to the theatre to see Around the World in 80 Days!

Well done to the Year 6s that completed Bikeability!

We had a wonderful afternoon at Bristol University learning about what the fossil record can tell us about evolution.

Mrs Stroud and myself are immensely proud of all the Year 6s. They have been absolute superstars this week and approached the SATs with a wonderful attitude!

Please see our topic map and class letter for this term.

We have created stop-motion animations to show coastal erosion - here is Max, Harry and Dorothy's one as an example. You can find the rest using the QR code in our books!

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World Book Day! Wow! What fantastic costumes!

We have been exploring the music and dance cultures from the past - from the swinging 60s to the cheesy 90s! We were challenged to create a 90s inspired dance routine - here are the results! 



A huge well done to our netball team! You played brilliantly at Shaftesbury School today - bonus points for not freezing!

We were inspired by Darwin's sketches from his voyage on HMS Beagle to create our own of Galapagos animals - here are our favourite!

Please see below for this term's topic map and class letter.

We are currently becoming multiplication masters!

Today we visited Shepton Mallet prison. When it closed in 2013, HMP Shepton Mallet was the oldest working prison in the country. We got to crawl inside a cell from the 1600s, which would have held 6 adults, it was rather cramped and dark! Luckily, we all made it back in one piece, as we don't fancy living there!

As part of our Crime and Punishment topic, we welcomed a visit from Wiltshire Police. We had lots of questions for them!!

We have been learning about the hard labour that Victorian prisoners would have had to complete 6 days every week! We were very tired after just a short time, the prisoners must have been exhausted!

We have been studying how to make our drawings look more 3D through the use of light and shadow

A huge thank you to our new Sports Ambassadors for their hard work today!

Kites ran an amazing 33 miles today! We're wishing Mrs Rumney lots of luck with her marathon next weekend!

This morning, Mrs Miles became a very strict warden and sent us all to prison! As our punishment, we had to dig holes in the field using a spoon. If our hole was satisfactory, we would be allowed a short break. In one hole, we found a treasure chest and a lizard! This gave us some clues as to the text we'll be studying in English this term: Holes!

What a wonderful week at The Beacon Centre! The children were all superstars and made me so proud!

Welcome back! We are so excited to be starting a new year in Kites. We have an adventurous few weeks ahead of us, with Year 6 going swimming and all of Year 5 and 6 off on residential! Please see below for this term's class letter and topic map.

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