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Monday, 19 December 2011

Y6P Animation 4

Y6P Animation 3

Y6P Animation 2

Y6P Animation 1

Friday, 16 December 2011

Tudor games in Year 4

Carol concert

Yesterday the school held the carol concert in the hall. A big thank you to the choir, the actors, musicians, readers, parents and friends for joining in and making this such a special celebration.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

3D drawings using 3D glasses

Y5/6C continued to look at 3D art, but this time using 3D glasses and 3D paper. We had lots of fun trying out different drawings.

3D art

Y5/6C have been looking at different modern artists as part of their 'Back to the Future' project. We were particularly inspired by British chalk/street artist Julian Beever, who uses a 3D illusion to make his drawing look life like. We learnt how to make our own 3D drawings.

What will happen in the future?

In Maths Y5/6C have been looking at the chance or likelihood of particular events happening in the future. The activity sparked lots of discussions.

What is the probability/chance it will be a white Christmas?

Making future clothes from throwaway items

Y5/6C have been thinking about the clothes of the future as part of their 'Back to the Future' project. We thought about the environmental dangers facing our planet and how large clothes manufactures are seeking to make more of their products from recycled items, such as recycled plastic bottles. The class was set the challenge of making clothes of the future from throwaway items.

Singing from Carols around the tree

Here is some footage from Tuesday's Carols around the Tree, featuring some members of the school choir -fantastic singing!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Fishponds now and then

Y5/6C have used ICT to place old photos of Fishponds into modern day ones. The children have carefully matched up photos to create these stunning images for their 'Back to the Future' project.

Back to the Future collage

Y5/6C have created a class collage on changes through the decades (1950’s to the present day). The collage produced a lot of discussion and learning. The children needed to find images from different decades requiring ICT and history skills.

Carols around the tree

Despite Mrs Marsh being unwell, carols around the tree has gone ahead with help and support from the choir, Mrs Joseph, SingUp and, of course, all those who have attended. Get well soon Mrs Marsh.

Infant party

The infants had a visitor during their Christmas party.

Monday, 12 December 2011

Infant Nativity

The infants performed their nativity play today. It was wonderful. There is another performance tomorrow morning at 9:30am.

Nativity 2011

Preparing for Christmas

Friday, 9 December 2011

Thursday, 8 December 2011

More of Year 2 at Fishponds Library

The current building has been a library since 1927. Before the building was the local cinema. The new library will open on the 16th January and will be situated in Robinson House, which is opposite Morrisons Supermarket. I wonder how different the new library will be? Here are some more pictures of Year 2 in the old library...

And some pictures of the library when it was a cinema -

Year 2 visiting Fishponds Library

Fishponds Library is moving this Christmas. It was great to visit the old library one last time!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Read Write Poets

During their Read Write session, Mrs Martin’s group have been looking for words that rhyme. They chose some of the ones they thought of and the group all wrote a poem together. Read their poem below.

The place where he lives is very dark.
The fox doesn’t like it, it makes him bark.
Fox said, “I need to find some light.
If I don’t, it’s always night.”
Off he went. He found a box.
“This looks good,” said the fox.
Very slowly fox opened the lid,
When he saw what was inside, he was glad that he did.
Out shone the sun that came out really bright.
Fox was glad he found the light.

Posted by Mrs Patton.

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

St Fagans

Today Y5/6C enjoyed a trip to St Fagans National History Museum, as part of their 'Back to the future' project. Here we saw many different buildings from different periods in time. We visited an 1880's shop, a 13th century church and many other original buildings moved from various parts of Wales and re-erected to show how people lived throughout the past centuries. We were given a fantastic talk and explored an eco home/house of the future.

Friday, 2 December 2011

Year Six Rock Out

Tudor Cookery

Yesterday we made some Tudor sweetmeats, using recipes from that period. We made Gingered Bread, using breadcrumbs from left-over bread, honey and lots of spices. Jumbles are biscuits that you twist into a knot. They have a strange taste from the caraway seeds.