Miss Luckhurst is the Teacher for Hummingbird Class from September 2016. Keep visiting our page to see what our class have been up to!
To view the New Curriculum, which will come into effect from September 2016, for the Upper School (Years 5 and 6), please take a look at the Curriculum Information page which can be found under School Information - Key Information from the Home Page.
24 January 2017
Today Hummingbird Class moved on to exploring the solubility of materials. First we learned some new vocabulary such as dissolve, soluble and insoluble. We also learned the difference between dissolving and melting.
Then we tested some common household substances to see whether or not they are soluble in water. Some of our results surprised us so next week we will be exploring this further.
Hummingbird class have started this terms work on materials. First they learned some new vocabulary (like translucent and flammable) to describe materials. Then they got to grips with testing a selection of materials to assess their properties.
Work of the Week!
Well done John A, who this week has worked very hard improving his handwriting skills. Keep up the good work!
Prayer of the Week
Let us stay strong and have our own minds. Give people who have less, more. Help us have faith in your and in everything you do. Let there be love in the world and where there is war, let there be peace
By Rosa Bode
Learning about Ancient Egypt: The Mummy!
The Great Switch on Whitstable!
This wonderful drawing of HMHS Brittanic was drawn by Dylan in Y6. It took two and half hours to draw.
The HMHS (His Majesty's Hospital Ship) Britannic was the third "wonder ship" to be built. Originally, the ship was to be named "Gigantic," but due to the loss of the Titanic, her name was changed to Britannic. The White Star Line knew if they were to keep ahead in the race across the Atlantic the new liner would have to be more magnificent than her older sisters.
On the 13th November 1915, the Britannic was requisitioned by the British government as a hospital ship.
Orion’s Class Exhibition
Friday, 12 June
Our exhibition was a spectacular extravaganza of music, art, song and dance much enjoyed by pupils and parents alike. Highlights included a class performance of The Blues on ukulele, glockenspiel and xylophone, plus piano and guitar solo recitals. There were displays of PE skills; work about the English Civil War; and a song in Spanish.
Three girls performed a dance they had choreographed themselves and finally a team performed two traditional English Country dances, finishing with a repeat performance including volunteers from the audience.
I would like to thank all the children for their hard work, support and for being such a wonderful class to work with.
As part of our RE curriculum, the upper school classes visited St Alphege Church. Take a look at some of the beautiful work that the children produced, following our visit.
We now have class spelling files and children will have a spelling test once a term. Please ask them to bring their file home and have a look.
Please practice reading at home. Encourage children to read to you and fill in the record in their School Diary.