Violet Class

Welcome to Violet Class September 2023 - July 2024

June 2024

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May 2024

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We had a fantastic day at Nothe Fort, the children looked fantastic and enjoyed all of the activities and were exceptionally well behaved. They answered questions knowledgably and impressed the staff with their understanding. 

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YTFC came to visit us today with the winning cup! We enjoyed listening all about it and having a picture with the cup.

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April 2024

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Violet Class enjoyed trying out Samba instruments with Mr. Selby  from Somerset Music Service. They will be having lessons with him for the next 11 weeks. 

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March 2024

Violet Class have really enjoyed their Frozen Kingdom topic. We have discovered some of the strange animals that call the polar regions their home and found out about they ways in which living things have adapted to live there. We have found out about the golden age of polar exploration, creating a timeline of the race to the South Pole.
This half term we have read the book ‘The Last Bear’ and have enjoyed discovering the relationship between April and Bear. The children explored language used by the author and wrote with passion from the perspective of Dad when he discovered his daughter had gone missing (with a ten foot polar bear!). The children have written lovely animal poems that will be entered into the Somerset Literacy Network poetry competition and are currently letter writing as members of Ernst Shackleton’s Endurance crew.
In Maths we have been discovering about area and perimeter. The children can now find the area of triangles and parallelograms using their algebra skills and love of formula. We enjoyed exploring volume and had fun building shapes with a volume of 24cm³. The children are continually working on their arithmetic skills and have all made pleasing progress in our recent assessments.
In PE the children have enjoyed expressing themselves to music, creating some impressive bhangra and disco routines. They have also enjoyed developing their gymnastic skills, producing some artistic and skillful sequence of movements that showcase their talents.
The focus for music this term has been classical. We have enjoyed learning about different instruments within the orchestra and identifying which ones can be heard in different pieces of music. The children were amazed to discover that many film soundtracks contained classical music scores.
Computing has linked well with science this term and the children have been working on creating sensors and programming them. We have used Micro: bit software to programme LEDs.
Everyone enjoyed World Book Day and looked super dressed in their costumes. Violet Class shared stories with Red Class and the older children showed their caring and compassionate side working with the younger ones. Members of the class have also had success in the Trust’s Spelling Bee and History Quiz, with Primrose Lane winning both competitions.
Wishing everyone a happy Easter break!

 

January 2024

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Year 6 children completed Bikeability this week! 

September 2023

Here are some pictures for the website of Year 6 settling in well! They have been using the cards from Cluedo to write sentences using active and passive voice. They got particularly gruesome with their choice of vocabulary!

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Welcome to Violet Class September 2022 - July 2023

March 2023

We have had a great day today – World Book Day. We really enjoyed visiting other classes and reading to other children and listening to them read. The staff did a story marathon and they visited classrooms reading a story for 5 minutes at a time. We had fun guessing who would visit next.

Our spoons have been on display today and we are really impressed with all of the characters that have been produced.

Well done everyone for your hard work!

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Violet class have been working hard in PE to master the art of straddle rolls. They started by learning them individually and then had the confidence to do them in groups of 2,3 and 4. Watch out for the photo of the ‘whole class’ attempt!

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January 2023

The Djembe drum is said to have been invented in the 12th Century by the Mandinke tribe in what is now Mali, in West Africa. It has been played by West Africans for generations forming an integral part of ritualistic life in Mali, Guinea, Senegal and other neighbouring West African countries.

Mrs Thompson kindly arranged for us to have weekly lessons, learning how to play the Djembe drums.  A very talented Djembe drum teacher comes in once-a-week to show us what to do.  Hopefully, if we are good enough, we will be able to play to the whole school in an assembly, just before Easter!

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Geography - Frozen Kingdoms

For our Frozen Kingdoms project, we have been looking at Inuit art.  Inuit and their ancestors have been expert carvers for thousands of years. As well as tools and weapons, they carved art objects from bone, ivory and wood. Ancestors of today's Inuit carve birds, bears and other land and sea mammals, human figures and masks. 

We thought we’d have a go at carving some Inuit animals out of soap.  First of all, we drew around our bar of soap.  Next, we drew an animal that the Inuit would carve.  We then cut our animal out and drew around it with a sharp pencil on the bar of soap.  Once our design was outlined, we began to carve!

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We have also been looking at the Northern and the Southern Hemispheres.

Today we looked at Polar Day and Night.  We paired up and tried to explain that at some times of the year, the poles are in near-constant daylight, known as polar day, or Midnight Sun. At other times of the year, the poles are in near-constant darkness, known as polar night. We looked at the concept of polar days and nights through matching up sorting cards with as to whether they are true or false. We shared our answers and then wrote the true facts down in our Geography books.  Here are photos of us sorting the facts out! 

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Science - Researching Batteries

This week we have been wondering how batteries actually work.  We decided to research this on the internet and came up with lots of answers to the following questions:

How do cells work?

Who invented the battery?

How are rechargeable batteries different to normal cells?

What are the different types of cells, and how are they different?

How does wireless battery charging work?

You will be able to find out the answers to all these questions in our science books!

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Science - Heart Rate

For our science project we have been looking at the functions of the heart.  We decided to carry out an investigation.  We measured our heart rate using different points on our body.  We made sure it was a resting heart rate. We used our radial pulse, carotid pulse, popliteal pulse and dorsalis pulse to take readings. 

We then decided on a chosen exercise in our pairs and agreed how long we would exercise for.  We experimented with various exercises and measured our pulse afterwards.  We found out that some exercises make your heart beat faster than others!

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Science - Electricity

This week for our science project we have been looking at electricity.  We can match up electrical components to their symbols, like this:

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Mrs Robinson gave us a choice of electrical components to make into real circuits.  Once we had made our circuits, we drew then using the correct symbols.

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Geography

Violet Class have been looking at atlases for information on the polar regions for our Frozen Kingdoms Geography topic.

We looked at which hemispheres they are in and what the temperatures of the Arctic and Antarctic are.  We also looked at the wildlife in both hemispheres and compared plant growth and terrain.  We found out that the topography of the Artic is Tundra and the topography of the Antarctic is mountainous.  Even though the weather in both regions is the same, the plants that grow there are not, because the temperature varies considerably.

We are going to continue using our atlases because they are really interesting and full of useful information!

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