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!
One 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.
On Friday Kites Class, planned, prepped, cooked and ate a wonderful 3 course meal!
Kites helped Year 1 do some amazing Andy Goldsworthy inspired Art
A huge well done the Semley Kwik Cricket team who competed against 6 other schools today. We came 3rd, winning 3 out 5 games, and showed fantastic team work and sportsmanship - well done!
Last Friday, we had the best time on our theatre trip! First we arrived at Poole park - where we had some delicious fish and chips and were swarmed by hungry seagulls! We also got some time to play in the park - Mrs Miles even went soaring off the end of the slide! Finally we went to see the wonderful Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World! It was a brilliant show and we all had big smiles on our faces throughout! The bus ride home was definitely quieter as our late night started to take it's toll!
Bikeability was a huge success!
As part of developing our working scientifically skills, we have been observing the changes that happen to a slice of bread over time. Our first experiment (leaving the bread on a windowsill uncovered) did not give us the results that we expected. We thought about what mould was and decided that we would redo the test with the bread sealed, to keep in the moisture. We are very pleased with our results - even if they're a bit smelly!
HOORAY!! We are just so so proud of the Year 6s who have been absolute superstars this week during SATs. You were all wonderful!
The Summer term is here already! I hope you all had a brilliant Easter holidays - it has been wonderful to see the children back this week and hear about their adventures. Our next topic is a bit of a mystery... please see our topic map for more details!
We kicked off science week with a wonderful workshop exploring static electricity - I'm sure you will love our new hair styles!
Exploring cube numbers!
Sunshine at last! We took our reading outside today :)
We took up the Red Nose Day Lego challenge to create our own habitats - we had lots of fun!
World Book Day! Well done for all of your fantastic outfits Kites!
We thoroughly enjoyed our Tae Kwon Do taster session!
Today we have been learning about Sir Isaac Newton's theory of light. We learnt how different colours have different wavelengths, and this means that they are refracted at different angles. This allows us to see all the colours that make up white light when directed through a prism. We also created out own colour wheels - we had varying degrees of success!
We have been exploring reflection by creating our own ray boxes and periscopes. We used these periscopes to try and spy on the other classes - unfortunately we're much better scientists than spies!!
This term we are learning how to use spreadsheets. We have begun by exploring Excel and learning how to use formulas to solve sums for us.
We have been exploring optical illusions caused by refraction of light
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Please see our class letter and topic map for this term!
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