CLASS 5 - YEAR 6
Tremendous Truro Trip
After one and a half hours on the coach, we had finally arrived in Truro. Ten minutes of walking through the huge city had eventually got us to the magnificent Truro Cathedral! We were so excited!
Stepping into the arched Cathedral doors - that looked like castle doors – we met our tour guide. Kirsten showed us the way - down to the room where we put our bags. We saw some cassocks and choir outfits – which were really cool.
First, we looked up at the ceiling, whilst lying on the floor to see if we could see any shapes [a shape that was supposed to be huge]. We were all guessing shapes, then we all noticed it was a cross on the ceiling. The shape’s name was a Crucifix.
The diocese of Truro
Around ten minutes later, we went to have a look at the picture of the ‘Diocese of Truro’. A diocese is a group of churches all looked after by a Cathedral and its Bishop, our guide told us. The painting, which was a good one, was a group of areas around Truro. Truro Cathedral had a light shining on it from Heaven, as if the Cathedral was a mother of all the churches. Our Bishop at the moment is Bishop Chris, standing in from St. Germans. Afterwards we did a mini quiz which contained just three questions. Most of us got all of these questions right!
Role-play and dressing up
Shortly afterwards, we did some dressing up as important people from the past and it was extremely fun! We also did a role-play and we walked around the hall, while Mrs Dart was carrying a wooden cross. We sung ‘Our God Is A Great Big God’ to the people in the Cathedral. A few moments after this, we did a prayer.
The Death Mask
Then, we had a look at what not many people can look at, Bishop Benson’s death mask. Made out of plaster, the mask was VERY delicate.
The Picnic and the Sticker hunt
A little while later, we did a sticker hunt, where we had to match the sticker with the place and its information. After this, we went to the park to eat. There, we named two seagulls, Boris and Simon! We had sausage rolls, brownies and lots of other yummy stuff to eat! Then, it was finally time to go back to school and go home. Another one and a half hours on the coach!
By Jacob, Emmilyn and Caragh
Tremendous Truro Trip
After a one and a half hour coach trip, we arrived at Truro, we walked through the city and we came to Truro Cathedral. It was extremely high, when we went in we met Kirsten (our tour guide). The first thing Kirsten told us to do, was to look up at the ceiling to see if we could see any massive shapes, all we saw was a square and circle . When she told us to look at the ceiling, it was in the layout of a crucifix; a cruciform layout, which shows it’s a Christian place of worship.
We all went down stairs to drop our bags off, then she showed us a painting of the Diocese of Cornwall and told us it was made in 1876. After that, in pairs we answered 3 questions from a text. Once we did that, we looked at a stained glass window, which had John Wesley, his brother and his friend, they were all preaching and that was when the Methodist church began.
We then went into the Chapel of Life and Peace, we learnt more about Bishop Temple and his backstory. Next, we went into St Mary’s aisle (which is 761 years old) and Jago got dressed up as John Loughborough Pearson. Then Kirsten took us to the crypt were we saw the Bishops cloak cupboard, she then showed us the crook (crosier) which had real gold and rubies on it. Next, Kirsten showed us Bishop Bensons death mask which was made out of plaster. After we saw the death mask, we dressed up as different roles, then we went upstairs and did a procession for the visitors. Then we walked to Victoria gardens (for a picnic) once we finished, we walked to the bus and we arrived back at school at ten past three.
We all had an amazing time and learnt more about Truro.
By Max, Phoebe, sophie
Truro Cathedral Trip
At 8:15 last Tuesday, we all arrived at school promptly to get on the coach at 8:30. When the coach arrived, we all sat down, clipped ourselves in and off we went! On our trip there, we all sang “The Wheels on the Bus” and before we knew it we were there, arriving at Truro Cathedral.
When we arrived at Truro, we had to walk across the road and through the city centre to get to the Truro Cathedral. When we arrived at Truro Cathedral, Kirsten showed us the way in and told us to lay down on the floor. When we did it, we saw that the roof of the cathedral was in the shape of a cross, it represents that the Truro Cathedral is a Christian place of worship (although it welcomes anybody who wants to see the inside of the cathedral).
While we were looking around, Kirsten took us down stairs to put our bags away. After that, she talked to us about how Bishop Temple had to be the Bishop of Isles of Scilly, Cornwall and Devon. After a few years, it got too much for Bishop Temple, so Queen Victoria decided to make a diocese. Kirsten showed us a painting with all the churches marked as tiny crosses, and in Truro there was a cathedral shaped one. If you looked above, there were people shaped figures that represented the previous priests of Cornwall in the clouds. Then, we walked to a different part of the cathedral and we dressed up as different things like Bishops, people in the choir and canons. Also, there were people like Pearson, who won a competition to design it, and the builders. While we were there she showed us a box and it had a moulded face of Bishop Benson and it looked really real. Finally, we got our bags and got ready to go.
When we left the cathedral we went to a park called Victoria Park to have a picnic. We all sat on a picnic blanket or our waterproofs, we got a choice with our food, we had: sausage rolls, cheese and pepperoni pizza, cheese and ham sandwiches cakes and a lot of grapes, carrots, tomatoes and cucumber.
Beth, Imi, Jago and Will
Truro Cathedral Trip
Tuesday 19 June 2018
After one and a half hours on the bus, we reached Truro Cathedral and met up with our tour guide [Kirsten]. She told us to take our bags off and put them on the floor. Kirsten asked us to lie on the floor and look up at the ceiling, and we saw a humungous cross to show us a place of worship. 1 minute later, she told us about her job and what she does in the Cathedral. After that, we walked down the stairs into the choir room and put our bags down.
10 minutes later, we went back upstairs to see the painting of the Diocese. After, Matilda dressed up as a Bishop Temple. Kirsten led us to the Chapel of Life and Peace, where there were loads of colourful windows (which represented Bishops and priests). There was a picture of John Wesley with his brother and friend kneeling down. After that, we saw Sean dress up as john Wesley we had to pick a side, either Sean or Matilda. Sean was the Methodist leader and Matilda was the Cathedral leader. Kristen led us to St Mary’s Aisle where Izzy dressed up as Queen Victoria, to say yes to the Cathedral.
We all went down stairs, and got changed into something from the Cathedral. And Jackson was a Bishop and he held a crook that was made out of real gold and rubies. Then, we did a ceremony and we sang a song. After that, we went down and got changed. Shortly after, we did a sticker activity.
We went down stairs and got our bags then we went to the park and had a nice long picnic. We walked to the bus and had lots of fun and went home.
By Mia, Izzy, Konner, Sean.
On the 19th of June we went to Truro Cathedral .First we got to school really early because are bus was leaving at 9:00.finally, when the bus came, we got on and we were sleeping, singing, chatting and eating the whole way there. When we got there, it took 5 minutes to get to the cathedral [we walked past Gucci while we were on the way there] we then got there and met a lady. After that, we saw the digest shape which was a cross. Then the lady (Kirston) showed us the diocese ,which is a painting of Cornwall and its churches . Next we went down to the cript of the cathedral to explore around and to place our bags down, I found it quite spooky. Then, we found a place to put our bags away then we went back upstairs to look at the stain glass windows to see what is on them.
Later on ,we went to the stained glass windows ; on the first one there was a window with John Wesley .He was the Methodist leader.There was also Bishop Temple, the queen and a lion in some of the other stain glass windows. We went in St Mary's church and we got dressed up . Some of us got to dress up as special people in the cathedral like the Bishop, priest and the builders. Bishops wear a mitre,a cope ,an alb and a chasubule .
After that, we went to the choir stalls and we sung our god is a Great big God. And some of the people that were watching us and listening to us singing.We then got given a sticker book of all the main and important things in the cathedral we were also told that there were over 2700 pipes in the organ.
A while later, we had some lunch then we walked to the bus and we all had an amazing time!
Lowen, Jess, Sam and Jackson
The Truro Trip!
On Tuesday the 19th of June 2018, Y6 went on a school trip to Truro Cathedral. After an hour and a half of sitting on a coach and singing ‘Wheels On The Bus’, we finally arrived! When we got off the coach, we all started walking to the cathedral. As we were walking, Jackson and Jacob spotted the store ‘Gucci’. All of a sudden, they both shouted “GUCCI!”; we all began to sing a song. When we walked into the cathedral, a lady (who was called Kirsten) welcomed us. She said she was our tour guide for the day.
First of all, she told us that we had just stepped into one of the youngest cathedrals in the country. After that, she asked us to lie down and look up to the ceiling to see what the massive shape on the roof was. Will was the first person to say that it was a cross!
Next, we went downstairs (to the crypt) to leave our bags. Eventually, we were ready to start. We walked to the painting of the diocese to look at all the churches and the cathedrals. The only cathedral in the painting was Truro Cathedral! So we would understand the cathedral’s history better, a few people got picked to dress up and act the story line. We went to the Chapel of Life and Peace and we learnt about Queen Victoria. Jackson dressed up as Bishop Benson. After that, we went to St Marys Isle and learnt about its history. As well as that, we learnt about John Loughborough Pearson and St George. After that , we learnt about how they built the Cathedral and the ancient parts. We got told it took 30 years to build.
We went down stairs and we learnt about the death mask then we learnt about the choir and then we all dressed up in costumes had a procession. As we walked around the Truro Cathedral, Kerstin put some organ music on. We had to put our hands together and walked in pairs. Everyone in the cathedral was waiting and watching us and taking photos. A singer waited patiently for us. We all marched to the choir stalls in our costumes to sing ‘Our God is a Great Big God’. Everyone in the cathedral gathered near us to listen to us sing. We got given books with stickers.
Libby M, Libby G, Matilda and George
Each half term, one children from each class is selected to have a piece of their 'wow' work displayed on the 'Wall of Fame' at the front entrance. In the second part of the spring term, Phoebe was selected. Her story was also sent to the local and national 500 word story competition.
This term another child has been selected... photos to follow.
Summer Term 2018
The children have returned after the Easter break ready to start preparing for their up and coming SATs.
We have also been starting our afternoon work on:
- The Holy Spirit at Pentecost (linking to thankfulness)
- Sikhism (the 10 Gurus and their beliefs)
- PE (athletics preparation for sports day and tennis)
- Parliament and Law in the UK
We will also be completing afternoon work on:
- Natural disasters
- Anti-bullying (including cyber bullying)
- The human body
- The Creation Story (linking to creativity)
The summer term is always jam packed with sporting activities, transition and end of year celebrations! It will be a busy and exciting time. Keep checking back for updates.
Class 5 have been exploring the history of Christianity in Cornwall and why it can be seen as a spiritual place.
First of all, they went to the school peace garden and sat quietly to listen to the sounds around them. When they heard the 'ding' of the triangle they stopped and fed back what they heard. Here are some of their ideas:
- Cars in the distance
- Children playing in the distance
- A crow
- Wind breezing through the trees and bushes
The children said they felt calmer outside and were able to clear their minds more easily.
Back in the classroom the children used maps to explore significant places that indicate sites of spiritual inquiry or Christian settlements. They found:
- Stone Circles (Hurlers, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall)
- Menhirs (Men-An-Tol, Element, Cornwall)
- Barrows (Minions, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall)
- Places beginning with 'Lan' such as 'Landrake'
- Places beginning with 'Eglos' such as 'Egloskerry'
Did you know that 'Lan' means a place of sacred enclosure such as a church or monastery?
Did you know that 'Eglos' means church?
The class discussed reasons why people might see Cornwall as a place of spiritual inquiry and they came up with:
- The scenery
- The slower pace of life ('cities are busy and no one stops to say hello')
- Landmarks that are spiritual
***** 500 Word Story Competition *****
Y6 spent part of their afternoon taking part in the BBC Live Launch Lesson for the 2018 500 word story competition. During their English lessons over the new few weeks they will be planning, writing, editing and redrafting their very own stories... all on their own!
During the Live Lesson they did 3 activities:
Activity 1: Ideas mash up
Activity 2: Put your character in the hot seat
Activity 3: Story endings
Once the stories have been written they will be judged by the teachers and 2 will be sent to the local cluster competition and the BBC 500 word story competition.
**Happy New Year**
Who's the Mummy?
Class 5's topic for the Spring Term will be based on the Ancient Egyptians. Mrs Dart has lots of exciting activities in store... watch this space for updates about what the children have been up to!
Class 5 have an extra class mate! Elfred has joined us for the run up to Christmas. He is 5ft tall and far too big for a shelf, so he sits in our book corner and keeps an eye on all of the children. His favourite book is 'Christmasaurus' by Tom Fletcher. We are using this book to inspire our own writing. Somtimes he leaves messages on the lightbox...
Class 5 worked together to make a wreath for Marhamchurch war memorial. They used plastic bottle bases and an old green coat as the base materials.
First they coloured the bottle bases in with permanent markers so they were red with a black centre. Next, they held the plastic bases above a tealight candle. This made the plastic shrink and curve so that they looked like a flower with petals. Each child made a poppy which was then attached to a wooden base with split pins. Green leaves made from an old waterproof coat were then added. Finally they tied a ribbon around it, with the words 'We will remember'. Two of the children took this to the Remembrance Service on Sunday 12th November.
Y6 TRIP TO DAVIDSTOW CORNWALL WAR MUSEUM
On the 2nd of October, Class 5 went on a school trip to Davidstow War Museum! When we first arrived, the tour guide (called Steven) came on to the bus saying "RIGHT YOU 'ORRIBLE LOT! WHO'S READY TO HAVE SOME FUN?" After we got off the bus, we went into the War's 'Cinema'. While we were in there, he taught us about the background of WWII so we could understand it more. He also told us about soldiers called Gurkhas. He told us that they weren't allowed to put their dagger away until it had drawn blood. Because there were thousands of them, each one couldn't kill a person everyday, so they couldn't put their dagger away, so they would cut their thumb (it had now drawn blood, so they could put it away).
On the first day back the Year 6 children were evacuated during their topic launch lesson. They were busy doing their work (comparing classrooms today to those in 1939) when suddenly a siren sounded and they had to evacuate to the 'bomb' shelter. Mrs Dart then made them continue to do their work even though there was a lot of noise and they were really squashed together! The purpose of the activity was to find out what it might have felt like to be evacuated. Check out the photos below...
Over the summer holidays the new Year 6s were asked to answer some SATs style questions and to create a project on an aspect of WW2 that interested them. The children produced some fantastic work and got to share it with each other. There were projects on...
**WELCOME SUPER BUDDIES OF 2017-18**
Another new school year is about to begin and the new super buddies are all set. On their transition morning the children found out what to expect from life in Year 6 and on the second morning they got to meet the Reception children they will be buddying. To start off the year Class 5 will be finding out about World War II... updates to follow soon...
...2016 - 2017 Archive...
Y6 Production 2017
'An Inspector Calls' is a well known play written by English dramatist J. B. Priestly. Our school play this year has a very different plot!
Without knowing why, the teachers of Pepperton Primary School are summoned to an emergency staff meeting! Could it be to discuss the recent Year 2 trip to a chocolate factory, when all ‘freebies’ were eaten on the bus home, leading to travel-sickness on a scale that has never been witnessed before? No, it’s worse than that! Headteacher, Mrs Wright, delivers the news that, although this is the last week of the summer term and lots of end-of-year activities have been planned, the school is to receive a visit from the inspectors….tomorrow!
We are really looking forward to performing to the rest of the school and our relatives!
Ancient Egyptians - Who's the Mummy?!
On Monday 5th June 2017 we discovered what our topic was for this term and it was Ancient Egypt!
On the fifth we went into class and sat down and we had to fill in sheets with pictures on and what we know and want to find out. We learnt about hieroglyphics and we had a go at working it out. It said 'I am a lucky charm used to watch over this dead body.' It was so fun.
They have different jobs like slave, soldier and pharaoh and they all have hard times.
Did you know?
Water All Around Us...
For the summer term the topic focus is 'Water All Around Us'. So far the children have considered all of the different ways they use water around the home and how they can save water. Why not experiment with this yourself by using: http://www.thewaterfamily.co.uk/
In Geography the class have been working on 'Raging Rivers'. This has included sessions on:
Watch this space for more information about the work Class 5 have been doing and the events they have taken part in. There is a lot to pack into the summer term... SATs, bikeability, sports day, transition days at secondary schools, Bristol Residential, Y6 end of year production, Oscars evening, leaver service and lots more!
Around the World Continuation...
Welcome back to the second half of the Spring term!
Because there is so much to learn about the world around us, we will be continuing with this topic until Easter. Instead of looking at natural disasters the children will be making comparisons between countries and posing their own questions to investigate.
In the first week back they have started to unpick persuasive argument letters... they have enjoyed this a lot and will be writing their own 'complaint' letters next week. Eternity and immortality were explored in RE this week and the children came up with some very interesting ideas. They also unpicked diary entries from Serge in their French lessons! For more information about what we will be learning about this term please see the Spring Term 2 topic web.
Around the World
Class 5's Spring Term One topic will be based on 'Around the World'. Before the Christmas break the children created a word shower of ideas - some of which will be used as key areas for learning in January.
**NEW CLASS PETS**
On Wednesday 18th January Class 5 had a surprise in the afternoon. They had not realised that in the morning Mrs P had snuck into school with part of a bramble bush and some stick insects! These are now safely living in a tank at the back of the classroom. The children each chose three names for them and these were picked at random... we have Fredrick, Eric and Trevor (although we aren't sure how well we will be able to identify them).
The stick insects need a diet of fresh leaves and usually eat bramble leaves. They have a life expectancy of 6 to 12 months. The tank has a piece of netting over the top which is held in place by an elastic band - this is to stop them from escaping! They like to get as a high as possible and would reach the top of the classroom wall if they did escape!
Spring Term English:
In English this term we have been learning about newspaper articles. For a newspaper article you need to write about the 5Ws.
You need to put all of these things in the first paragraph. You also need a title and quotes, newspaper date and maybe a picture. We have been looking at a car wash article and a volcano one.
By Joss, Asfiya and Cora
Spring Term Maths
So far in Maths Class 5 have been learning about angles. Emily, Georgina, Joss and Jude have been working out missing degrees for shapes that go over 360 degrees. A five sided shape is 540 degrees. Every time a sided shape becomes bigger (6, 7, 8 etc) you add 180 degrees. 540 degrees + 180 degrees = 720 degrees. The next day we did lots of missing angles and so did the rest of the class. We have recently been learning about circles. In a circle you have: diameter, circumference and radius. The diameter is double the radius. We used a piece of string to work out the circumference. With our WALHT (We Are Learning How To) we have five colours (least challenging to most challenging) red, orange, green, blue and purple.
By Georgina and Tailea
Spring Term Topic
in topic we have been learning about natural disasters. We have been researching on laptops and LearnPads about tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, earthquakes, avalanches, forest fires and bush fires.
Tornadoes can go at least 480mph and kill thousands of people in seconds.
Things that are good about Year 6...
PSFA Cake Sale Money
Early this year Class 5 and the PSFA had a cake sale and raised £84.10. The class can decide what they would like to use this money for... the children have started to have a think but some research needs to be done into the cost/ possibility of some of the suggested activities! We will also be discussing what the children would like for the classroom.
What we have been doing in English
In Literacy we have been learning about 'The Christmasaurus'.
First, we did some diary writing as William Trundle. We wrote about a girl called Brenda Payne (the meanest girl in the school)
and how William became enemies with Brenda Payne.
We are eventually going to be re-writing the Christmasaurus but first we did precising which is writing the Christmasaurus not in detailed writing.
By Kelsi and Georgina
Festivals and Celebrations
This term Class 5 have been learning about festivals and celebrations. As it is nearly Christmas, we have been decorating the class. There are celebrations around the world. We have learnt about how people celebrate their festivals and traditions. We found out how Muslims celebrate Weddings and Christenings. Class 5 coloured some lanterns. On our display we have a bottle of cola, a swiss roll, a party bag and balloons. It is really fun learning about festivals and traditions.
Festivals and Celebrations
This half term we have been learning about festivals and celebrations. We have found out that around the world lots of different
celebrations are held, for example, St. Patrick’s Day held in Ireland and Chinese New Year held in China. There are also the commonest celebrations like Birthdays, Christmas and Easter.
We are going to look into Christmases around the world, and how different countries celebrate it.
By Kara T
Christmas,is a time to celebrate Jesus' birthday. In the classroom we have been making Christmas decorations. Throughout December every morning people open doors that have chocolate behind them which is what we use to countdown to Christmas day. Our class book for this term is called THE CHRISTMASAURUS. It's about a little boy called William Trundle who loves dinosaurs. And in the North Pole there is a dinosaur called the Christmasaurus who wishes he wasn't so different.
By Kelsi,Emily and Jake
World War II
The first half term of Year 6 our topic was World War 2. We have learnt about how the war started and how food was rationed. People in the war could only have small amounts of food because they had a certain ration book to say how much they could have in a week. Most of the food that was rationed came from farms and across the sea.
On the last week of learning about WW2 all of Year 6 watched a film called Goodnight Mr Tom. The film is about a boy called William Beech who was evacuated from his horrible mum in London. He was evacuated to the countryside where he met a man called Mr Tom. Mr Tom looks grumpy but he is really kind to William. This story is the case is for all the children who were evacuees. We really enjoyed the film and hope you would to.
By Georgina and Emily
BY JOSS AND TAILEA
Last half term we went to Truro Cathedral and The National History Museum. We separated into two gropes, one went to the Cathedral first, and the other went to the Museum [The Year 6 went to the Cathedral and year 4 and 5 went to the Museum].
IN THE CATHEDRAL:
In the Cathedral we saw some of the following;
IN THE MUSEUM :
We learnt about the Bloodhound and made mini versions.
WE ENJOYED THE TRIP THANK YOU FOR TAKING US !!!!!
New School Year
The children have returned to school and are settling into life in Year 6 (Class 5). Before the summer the children met their Reception Buddies who they will be looking after when they begin school next week.
So far the children have been getting to know Mrs Dart and have been finding out about Y6 roles and responsibilities. Aswell as this they been thinking about their aspirations - come and see the display board outside the classroom to find out more.
Y6 have also been trying to work out what their topic will be for this half term by looking at the clues on the topic display board... they will find out on Monday 12th if their predictions were correct!
Watch this space for topic webs, homework menus and updates from the children on what they have been learning.
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