Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Cross Country Super Stars!

We had an incredibly successful Cross Country competition today! Every member of our class completed the race (which was approximately 1.3 miles long) and finished with a smile on their face!

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A huge congratulations must go to 6 of our St. Clare's children, who won medals! We were very proud to win the gold, silver and bronze medals in the boys' and girls' competitions in Year 5, plus coming first, second and third in the Year 6 girls' race and second and third in the Year 6 boys. Well done!

Very well done to:

GOLD: Amelie F.
SILVER: Sophia

GOLD: Francis

 Here they are collecting their medals:

Beautiful Artwork!

Last week, we learned all about the power of observation in Art. We looked closely at our hands and focused on drawing then painting what we could actually see, rather than what we thought our hands should look like.

We noted the shape and length of our fingers, the lines on our hands, the variety of colours (particularly noticing that no one's hands are all one colour!) and the areas of our hands that were hit by light or had darker shadows.

We spotted many colours in our skintones; blues, purples, greens, yellows and reds. We spent a long time mixing and blending colours and showing where the highlights and shadows on our hands were.

 The most effective final pieces were made by children who had really taken the time to look closely, rather than drawing and painting what they thought a hand 'should' look like. Great work!

Maths Homework- Awesome Angles!

This week, your homework is all about angles! You need to calculate the size of the missing angle on a straight line.

You must remember that the sum (the total) of all of the angles on a straight line is 180 degrees.

Play this fun game to practise calculating the size of a missing angle on a straight line:

Please remember the chat we have had about the presentation of your homework and the effort that you should be putting into your work. Make sure you tell us which type of angle each missing angle is (acute, right, obtuse), then show us your working out to demonstrate how you calculated the size of the angle.

This is an obtuse angle.
180 - 25 = 155 degrees.

If you have a protractor at home, you can check that your calculations are correct.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Fantastic Homework!

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Special congratulations to these children who went above and beyond what was expected of them in their Maths homework this week. Each of these children presented their homework neatly and clearly, showing the care they had put into their work. They completed detailed calculations and showed their working out in each section of the Holiday Homework Challenge!

Very well done to:


Fantastic work! You will each get a bonus Class Dojo point this week for the effort you put into your homework! Well done!

Cross Country Tomorrow!

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Tomorrow we will be attending a Cross Country competition on Peckham Rye. Make sure you remember your PE kit, trainers, a bottle of water and a rain jacket if the weather looks like it might be wet.

If your parent or carer would like to come with us, please let Mrs Parrott or Mrs Cook or  know asap!
We will be leaving school at 9:30am and returning before lunchtime.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

New Year New Houses!

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The School Council have chosen the new names for our houses: air, water, earth and fire!

Last week, we found out which houses we were in and designed some wonderful images to represent our new houses.

Here are some beautiful examples. Can you tell which house each child is in?
By Darcy

By Jack N.

By Harry

By Daniella

By Jessica

By Ace

By Mina

By Gracie

Superstar Writers!


Last week, we learned all about George Washington Carver and Doctor James West. We decided that they were fantastic scientists and role models and that therefore they should be represented in London's Science Museum. We wrote some persuasive letters to the Science Museum to convince them to put on an exhibition about either George Washington Carver or Doctor James West.

Here are some wonderful examples; remember to click on the pictures to make them larger and easier to read:

By Francis

By D

By Harry

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

An Exciting Trip!

Today St. Clare's Class went on a fantastic trip to the Horniman Museum. Mrs Cook has shared these photos and words about your day out- thank you Mrs Cook!

Kate from the Horniman Museum showed us many seed pods and plants from around the world. We impressed her with our knowledge and we were able to touch the items on display.

Here is the largest seed pod in the world. Can you remember where it was from?

Here is the heaviest seed pod in the world:

A Venus Flytrap:
We were lucky enough to be allowed to visit the fantastic Plantastic exhibition where we played the interactive games.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Decimals Game!

This week we have been learning about decimals. We have ordered them, partitioned them, rounded them and even added and subtracted them.

Now you are ready to try this cool game- called Hotel Decimalfornia!

Let me know how you get on!

Friday, 11 September 2015

Leonardo Da Vinci

Today you were given your homework challenges for the next three weeks. You will be researching the inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci!

Here are some useful links, which might help with the three sections of your challenge. Remember our e-safety lesson- do not go to any other websites without the permission of an adult and close the window and tell an adult if you see anything inappropriate.

DO NOT simply copy information from Wikipedia, or any other site! Put what you have found into your own words, so that we can see what you have understood.

Watch this video from the BBC; Dick and Dom discover the scientific work of Leonardo Da Vinci:

Thursday, 10 September 2015

A Busy First Week!

Last week, we settled into our new classroom and new routines. We enjoyed our Minecraft Maths (Mathscraft!)

We also had great fun with a team building challenge called 'Tiny Glass Towers'. Here we are working hard to make the tallest possible tower with the tiny glasses. It was much harder than we expected- they were very wobbly indeed!