Skellig

Year 5/6 have recently been studying the book Skellig by David Almond. After reading the opening few chapters, in which Michael explores his creepy garage and discovers a strange creature lurking in the shadows, we were inspired to write our own versions. We carefully examined the techniques that Almond used…

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Mosque Trip

Year 5/6 spent a morning visiting the Medina Mosque in central Southampton this week. We were given a warm welcome as we arrived and then listened to a very informative and interesting talk by the Imam on the principals of Islam. The children were able to ask a range of…

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MOOT projects – Inventions

In Year 5/6, we have been starting our first MOOT projects.  MOOT stands for Managing Our Own Time.  The purpose of MOOT is to help develop our skills involved with creating an independent project.  These include the ability to organise ourselves, research effectively, carefully draft and edit work, all to…

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What A Buzz!

Last week, Year 5/6 built on their electricity knowledge gained in Year 3/4 by learning about circuit diagrams, switches, and the effect of increasing voltage in a circuit. At the start of the week, they were shown Mr Dodson’s latest, greatest invention: the Two-Tone Buzzer Box! This box had two buttons…

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