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  • Moon Poetry

    Published 08/12/21

    As part of our topic on Great & Ghastly Events we looked at the First Landing on the Moon in 1969.

    Inspired by our venture into the space dome we learnt about the race to space and the first moon walk. 

    We then created our own poems called 'Six Ways to Look at the Moon' showing off our learning on metaphors, power of 3, alliteration and expanded noun phrases.

    Hope you enjoy reading them.

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  • A trip to Shepton Mallet Prison

    Published 05/12/21

    Last week, Rhine class had a truly immersive experience with a visit to Shepton Mallet Prison to support their learning on crime and punishment through the ages, law and the justice system.

    The day included a guided tour of the prison and an ’escape the cell‘ challenge. The children were curious to learn about the past and this was reflected in their mature and thoughtful questions.

    A few pictures from the day. 

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  • A Special Visitor

    Published 24/11/21

    Rhine Class were excited to welcome a very special visitor - a Barrister - to help them learn more about the legal system in England.

    The children listened intently to the explanation of the Court trial process and the role of a Barrister, asked thoughtful questions and were inspired by the message, that anyone can be a Barrister, you just need to really want to do it.

    There was then the opportunity to try on the gown and wig. Some distinguished potential Barristers!

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  • Great and Ghastly Events

    Published 09/11/21

    Rhine Class have had an amazing day immersed in their new topic, ‘Great & Ghastly Events.’ Each week they will study an event & today was Guy Fawkes Night.

    They learnt how Guy Fawkes Night originates from the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 and that Guy Fawkes was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords.

    The day included a rotation of activities: analysing sources of evidence to find out more about the plot and plotters, learning by heart the traditional Bonfire Rhyme, creating fireworks in a jar (don’t worry very safe!) firework art, and code breaking. 🔥

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  • The Water Cycle in Action

    Published 08/10/21

    As part of our study on rivers we looked at the water cycle process and created own our Water Cycle Bag to show how the Earth’s natural forces work.

    By hanging your Water Cycle Bag in direct sunlight, you can see the water evaporate and condense into tiny droplets (this is how clouds are formed). When the droplets become bigger, they’ll run down the side of the bag (this is precipitation, like rain), and the water will pool again at the bottom of the bag (this is collection, like lakes and oceans). And then just as it does on Earth, the water cycle begins again.

    We also created explanation texts to explain what was happening. 


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  • Y5 investigate very large numbers

    Published 28/09/21

    Year 5 have been reviewing how to read and write numbers to 100 000.

    We then quickly moved onto numbers to 1 000 000. They used concrete materials to represent numbers to 1 000 000, including number discs and place-value charts. They were able to compare numbers to 1 000 000 using their knowledge of place value, then completing the unit by making number patterns and rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 1000, 10 000 and 100 000.

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