Flamingo: Class 6
To view the New Curriculum, which will come into effect from September 2021, for the Upper School (Years 5 and 6), please take a look at our Curriculum Information page which can be found under Information from the Home Page.
Flamingo Class: September 2021 - July 2022
PE Days: Wednesday and Fridays - please send children into school wearing their
correct PE kit on these days. Flamingo Class Term 1 Swimming dates: 10, 17, 24 September
and 1, 8 October.
Residential Kit List and Map
Important Information regarding Drop off/Collection from Kingswood
Please note the following important information that we have received from Kingswood for you, to advise that they have a one-way system in operation regarding dropping off and collecting your children.
They have advised that you please use the front entrance, post code TN24 9JZ which is located by the Harvester and up a long drive, please see signs.
The centre has advised that you will not be able to park up but are requested to please remain in the car when dropping/collecting children off, Mrs. Blinston-Jones will be at the drop off/collection point.
English: Poetry, Creativity and Performance!
This week, the Year 5 Children enjoyed discussing and analysing Robert Louis Stevenson's poem My Shadow. With this inspiration in mind, the children worked in groups of twos to design and create their own shadows and stories. They were very excited to have the opportunity to narrate and perform their Shadow Stories to their class. We had some amazing adventures with super heroes, dragons, flying rabbits, football heroes, witches and magic cats!
All about ISLAM
This term in RE the children have been learning about the different aspects of Islam, including: Who is Allah and Muhammed, Five pillars of Islam and why do Muslims fast? After doing lots of research, Flamingo class created different designs to present their information - leaflets, posters and mobile models.
Thank you Muntaha for sharing with everyone about her religion and created this amazing poster all about ISLAM. RE Lead Mrs G thought it was so informative and beautifully drawn that it has been copied for each class to display.
The Guardian: Our Young Diary Series
We have submitted Flora's wonderful piece of writing about her love of nature to The Guardian's: Our Young Diary Series Competition.
As I walk along the shore this particular January evening, I see a rocking horse perched atop a roof, reflecting the white horses that have galloped through storms and sun alike. The soldier-like groins are on duty tonight, on the front line of the beach; the battlefield strewn with helpless seaweed. As I breathe out the salty sea scents, the crisp air causes my breath to emerge in chimney puffs. Mouth fog. I sit down on the coarse but soft sand and ancient stones. Above me is the miniscule, egg shell white, half-moon, amidst the blue-grey, January sky. How many places has the magical moon seen?
Three things come to mind on this desolate, calm beach: safety; innocence; purity. My boots make petite angels as they separate the sand. This beach is angelic. The ocean could be a God that takes the rocks my brother is throwing into its gentle palms and sends them on a journey throughout many oceans.
Incessant seagull toddlers harass my ears as I try to return to the tranquility of lapping waves. The distant Sheppey lights get smaller as I walk away from the comfort of my beach. There’s a soft breeze whipping my hair around my face, as the footprints of many happy dogs disappear under my step. The beach is empty of tourists ruining my ‘Whitstabubble’ tonight.
The beach; my home for as long as I have lived. All the more reason to love it better than any place in the world.
Getting to the heart of the matter!
Monday 10 January
This week Flamingo class had the gory pleasure of dissecting a pigs heart to enhance their learning about the human circulatory system. We spent time investigating the different sections of the heart and compared it to a diagram of a human heart. We couldn't believe the similarities!
Black History Month
Flamingo Class have been learning about the 'The Story of Windrush'
HMT Empire Windrush is best remembered today for bringing one of the first large groups of post-war West Indian immigrants to the United Kingdom.
The Windrush Scandal saw hundreds of Caribbean immigrants living and working in the UK wrongly targeted by immigration enforcement as a result of the government’s “hostile environment” policies.
Poppy Class: September 2020 - July 2021
A good innings!
Eggtastic Easter Egg Hunt!
Poppy Class enjoyed a classic Easter egg hunt - successfully finding over 100+ mini chocolate eggs.
Starting from Monday 8th March, we will be returning to the below class arrival and departure times. Poppy class PE days are Wednesday and Friday, so please come in wearing your School PE Kit.
Remote Learning Work
The children have brilliantly adapted to their remote learning lessons and curriculum work via Microsoft TEAMS. Mrs Blinston Jones has been in her class with those children in school and together they have all managed to interact and enjoy some lessons together.
It is obviously not the same as all being together in person, but lovely to see the technology working in practice!
Scroll down to discover the children's work, pictures and videos as well as educational resources.
Professor Dumbledore's Letter to Harry Potter by Daisy
TT Rockstars January Winners
The January Times Table Rockstar results are in. Lots of you have been working hard at home and in school to gain as many points as possible and to practise your times tables.
The winning class for January was Tulip Class with an incredible 189,000 coins in one month!
Special congratulations go to our Times Tables King for January - Leo in Tulip Class who helped to accumulate nearly half of their class coins!
Meanwhile the other class champions were:
Bluebell Class - Sam
Dahlia Class - Barney
Iris Class - Amelia
Poppy Class - Lily
Sunflower Class - Ruby
Congratulations to all of these class champions - your teachers are very proud of your efforts on TTRockstars.com
Keep practising in February and maybe there will be a new winning class and Times Tables King or Queen...
Miracle News: JK Rowling Fact File!
A Lesson in Properties of Materials!
Term 1: Look what we've been up to!
Black History Month
Inspired by the work of Stormzy, Banksy & the BLM movement
In class today, we really focused our learning for Black History month. We started off the morning by discussing equality and what racism is. Using Stormzy as our well-known figure in modern day society, we discussed and debated whether we believe he should be Prime Minister. Would his experience with racism and inequality help our country become a better place? Or could he continue to use his platform to educate the world about the importance of fairness and kindness to all.
We then wanted to show our thoughts and beliefs about equality through art. Investigating the British artist Banksy, we have created some of our own pieces of art commenting on equality using his style as our inspiration.
Quotes from children:
'Today was really good, we learnt a lot about why black lives matter and how people should be treated. We've also found out ways to stop people being unkind to each other. We are all the same.'
'I've really enjoyed today. It's been interesting to get an insight to understand how people have felt in the past due to racism and to now look at how we can stop this.'