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On Tuesday (22.05.2018) these two superstars attended a poetry workshop!  They wrote their own poems and performed their favorite poems too! The class and staff are very proud of them, well done! :) 

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Once again we looked at a poem composed by Joseph Coelho today (18.04.2018).  This one was called the Gingerbread Man.  It is based on a conflict between two children at school, but has a twist at the end!  The children have been working on their delivery and performances of poetry; considering articulation, tempo and dynamics. 

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Today we have looked at the poem 'Little bit of food' by Joseph Coelho.  The class wrote their own verses to continue the poem about their favorite foods! Here is their performance...

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Today (17.04.2018) we visited the local council chamber!  We will soon be looking into the geography and history of the local area and thought it would be a great opportunity for the children to see how the council make decisions! They loved the experience...Here are some photos!
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WELCOME BACK!
We embark on Term 5 in glorious sunshine today! 

We looked at the poem 'I am a writer' composed by Joseph Coelho toady.  The children worked on how they could make their delivery of the poem more interesting and this is how they did...I thought they were great :) 

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Bonjour!
Today (20.03.2018) the children have composed some line poems in groups.  The challenge was to try and use metaphors, similes, and personification...I think they did a great job! have a little watch below :)

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Always welcome on a cold Monday morning! THANK YOU! :)

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Today we have been writing up some of our news reports.  We have been reporting on an event from our book where the Moon Man grabs onto the fiery tail of a comet and crashes down to earth!  

Some of us have been writing our reports, some planning thier television news report and Sonny 'hacked' (re-programmed) the BBC website! (fear not - we used an editing tool and did not change the BBC news website for the whole world!) 


We only have 4 class laptops - and therefore we were not all able to have a go at using a newspaper template that Mr. Gillies had made...So if you would like to do some at home I have attached the Word documents below. (I haven't tried to open these on a tablet so am unsure if they will work - they should be fine on a laptop)

Pictures will be updated soon!  

 

Today (15.01.2018) we have been conducting experiments with light; in particular, reflecting light using mirrors! 
Mr. Gillies' Lego Star Wars characters made an escape from the top of his whiteboard...and it was hard to recapture them with no light due to our 'power cut' and all of the objects in the way.  So the class had to use torches and mirrors to illuminate the escapees.  

 

Here are their rather awesome results...

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The only way to fully get into character is to become the character - we fully embraced this afternoon! In our quest for mastery at asking OPEN questions, we had volunteers become the character in our current text: Moon Man by Tomi Ungerer.

 

 

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Rhys as Moon Man!

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Welcome back to Sparrow class - 2018! 

Today we have been looking at the moon and building a word bank of adjectives to describe its appearance. Then we tried to create our own pictures.  Using black card as the background, we flicked white paint to create the illusion of stars.  then we cut out circles of thick card and painted one side and used them to print a moon onto our page!  The Paintings are currently drying; therefore I will have to wait before adding any pictures of them on here.  However, here are a couple of pictures of our creative moments!

Whilst coming up with suggestions for our word bank of moon adjectives, Zachary offered a wonderful description: Dusty surface.

 

I instantly thought it sounded like it should be the name of an American country singer...So I bring you.... DUSTY SURFACE!!! :D

 

Hello and welcome to the Sparrow Class Webpage!
This is a place where the children can share with you their wonderful work, creativity and experiences throughout the year.  Check back regularly for updates.

A letter to you all

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

 

 

Billy, once again, is in fine acting form here!

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Here is one groups movie trailer for the book 'The Tin Forest'
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Here are the pictures from our Church visit..all of the trees were wonderful...but I think ours was the best! Mr G

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Today (05.12.17) we created our own United Kingdom!  Mr Gillies made a massive map of the UK and split it into A3 pieces...Here we are trying to create it in the school gym! 
Great job Sparrows.
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On Friday (1.12.17) we attempted to create our own rocks to bury fossils into.  It was a 'never-before-tested' method and we are still awaiting the results today (06.12.17) as they are STILL drying! 
The children crushed up dried pasta, added a PVA glue and water solution and then pressed shells into the mix... 

 

 

 

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This week we are finishing our Stone Age jewellery. We moulded clay into balls, barrels and teeth and then made holes through them with a piece of dowling! Once they were dry we painted them! All we need to do now is to thread our string though :) 
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This morning (28.11.2017) we performed nine of the lines from our current text!  After analysing the lines so that they were fully understood, the children had the opportunity to perform their line however they wished! I must say...I thought it was brilliant, therefore I videoed it from two different perspectives for you to enjoy :) 

Our fantastic performance 'The Tin Forest'

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Today ( 15.11.2017) we have been looking at Bible stories and how they relate to Jesus.  We created a Jesse Tree decorated with images of bible stories

 

  What do you think?

 

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We have done some 'hot seating' today in the role of the old man in our current book.  We were practicing using 'open questions'.  To help us get into character - we used Mr Gillies' moustaches! Here are some pics and videos!
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Prefixes: Today we have been looking at the prefixes super, auto and anti.  Billy came up with a magnificent slogan when anti-wrinkle cream was mentioned...something that had us in stitches and we had to record to show you all!  I think Billy would be very successful working in advertising! 

 

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This is how we imagine our characters dream to be:

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We have been practicing our DT skills progressions today and using the imperative verbs that we used in English last week.

We have made a fruit salad! 

Everyone has had a go at peeling, chopping, slicing, grating and mixing!

Here are some pictures of us in action...

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Our first outing!

On Monday we visited our local Tesco Extra store at Westwood Cross and  Our guide for the day was the lovely Sue.  We engaged in a multitude of tasks from finding different coloured fruit and vegetables, to having hands on lessons about fish, cheese tasting and a sneaky peek behind the scenes! (This also meant experiencing how cold their giant, room sized freezers were...VERY COLD!)

 

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Some lucky Sparrows had a Virtual Reality 360 experience... diving with SHARKS to help with their writing next week :)

Here is our recital of a poem called 'Eat Your Veg' by Valerie Bloom.  This links in with our English text called Gregory Cool.

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We felt very lucky to be able to welcome some Japanese visitors into Sparrow class on Wednesday (20.09.2017).  It was very interesting for us all to learn some Japanese words and learn how to play a traditional Japanese card game called Karuta!  Here are some snaps!
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