Jane Austen class is our class for children in Years 5 and 6. Their teacher is Mrs Beth Steward.
To jumpstart the Spring term, we had a visit from The Bank of Dreams and Nightmares to inspire our very own class story: The Case of the Sausage Saga will live in Broadwindsor library for many years to come, I’m sure! This workshop resulted in many children entering a competition to get their own stories published – keep an eye out on the website for the digital copies!
As well as this, the term was filled with lots of sporting events; the most memorable being the netball and cricket tournament, as well as a the girls’ football festival. The children showed great sportsmanship and represented our school with pride.
In addition, the children have engaged in various activities and particularly enjoyed writing fact files about the Shang Dynasty and making Chinese gift boxes. We investigated forces with a parachute drop and explored chemical reactions, self-inflating balloons, and our Regreen the Desert investigation sparked lots of innovative ideas. The children loved gymnastics and were able to hold some impressive poses.
Our pupil highlights from Autumn Term …
In History, we learnt about the Empire Windrush, which was about a ship that travelled from Jamaica to England, so people could help rebuild all the bombed buildings and other work that needed doing in England.
In Maths Year 6s, learnt long division as well as the ‘bus stop’ method for short division and some Year 5s also enjoyed learning these too.
We played in lots of Sports tournaments throughout the term. We came 1st in the netball tournament, 2nd in the football tournament and 3rd in the tag-rugby tournament.
Towards Christmas we started rehearsing the Christmas Play, which was called Silent Night, with members of our class playing the leading roles.
For our Design & Technology, we started making Christmas Tree Cross-stitch pictures, which some found easy, while others found hard. For the School Christmas Tree we made paper snowflakes with the PTA and our parents.