In Louisa Bay, for Science our new topic is Electricity. The children used their knowledge of what they already knew to try and build circuits that had multiple functions. One discovery that they made; sometimes one battery did not supply enough energy through the circuit for all functions to work.
Year 6 - World Book Day 2020
Both the children and the adults enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day this year. Well done to all the children for their fantastic efforts.
Year 5 - Titanic Day Logos
Botany Bay learned how to edit a picture in Word and used this learning to create these amazing logos for our Titanic Experience Day. They absolutely loved this lesson.
Year 5 - Home Learning Challenge
In Louisa Bay, the children have completed their Spring 1 Home Learning Challenge. As a class, they were able to showcase their projects. I was so proud of all their projects and it was so lovely to see their own spin and creativity on them. It is obvious the attention to detail all the children have given. Well done!
Year 6 Spring Homework
The children produced some fantastic homework over the last six weeks. We were so impressed with their creativity and writing skills. They put a lot of effort into their work and we are very proud. Well done!
Year 5 - Skills Builder Challenge Day
In Year 5, we had our Skills Builder Challenge Day. Children had to use all 8 of the essential skills to solve the crime and figure out who was to blame. Children visited the crime scene and needed to work together to gather evidence before reaching a conclusion. The children then presented their findings to the class.
Year 6 maths lesson on converting units of measure
Year 6 really enjoyed the Skills Builder day. They demonstrated some fantastic skills as detectives and managed to solve the case of the sugar snatcher!
In Louisa Bay, we have been looking at Zoe's adventure in the book 'Floodland' by Marcus Sedgwick. The children wrote diary entries about the first part of Zoe's journey. We had a focus on sentence structure and to use emotive language to invoke empathy in the reader.
The children have really enjoyed exploring all about the Titanic. They used their research skills to collect important information about the topic and then presented this in a layout of their choice.
Climate Change Assembly
On Thursday, the children enjoyed a special assembly run by a member of the Kent & Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority. The children found out lots of interesting facts about climate change, plastic pollution and wildlife issues.
Year 5 - Science - Filtering Water
In Louisa Bay, the children had to use the equipment available to extract the 'crystals' from the muddy water Mr Kelly found in the forest garden. They used a sieve to remove any stones or leaves, then used funnels and filter paper to further remove the dirt from the water. Finally, the children burned the much purer and cleaner water away to leave the crystals behind.
In Louisa Bay, we have been looking at The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. We have written our own versions of a highwayman tale in the form of a narrative poem.
Year 5 - Topic - Change in Landscapes
In Louisa Bay, we looked at how famous landscapes around the globe have changed over time due to Climate Change. We researched the causes and how we can make a difference to prevent any future damages.
In Louisa Bay, the children researched about Climate Change and the effect it is having on our world today. The children discussed their ideas to make a difference to pollution. They presented their learning as they understood it. Each group presented their findings to the class.
Year 5 - English - The Highwayman Drama
In Louisa Bay, we are looking at the poem The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. We used drama to immerse ourselves in story. Each child took on the role of a character and had to explain how they imagined their character would've been feeling at a specific point in the poem.
Year 6 Topic Work (11.11.19)
As part of their 'Global Champions' topic, the children researched climate change and global warming. They then presented their research in a range of ways including news reports, posters, speeches, protests and debates.
Year 5 - Rich Rhythm Workshop
Louisa Bay had their very own African drumming workshop. The children had the opportunity to play a Djembe. They also explored how to create sounds at different pitches and volume. We performed an original piece as a group and learnt the African commands to begin and end a piece of music.
Year 6 Science
Year 6 used their investigation skills to explore the thermal properties of different types of cups.
Year 5 - Science - Thermal Insulators & Thermal Conductors
In Science, we have been looking at some different types of cups you might put a hot drink in. We conducted our own experiment to see which cup was a good thermal insulator and which was a good thermal conductor. With the results we collected, we made our own line graphs and we were then able to recommend the cup that is best suitable for a hot drink.
In Louisa Bay, we have been looking at what makes up a healthy diet. We looked at the different categories and the proportion of each for a balanced diet.
Year 5 - RE - Parable of the Great Banquet
Ailish, Alexa, Anna & Emilia
Brandon, Louie & Ollie
Ben, Ella, Erin, Maisie, Remi & Sonny
In Louisa Bay, we looked at the parable of the Great Banquet and how this represents an invitation to God's Kingdom, which anyone is welcome in if you follow his rules. The moral of the story is if you make poor excuses for not taking up the invitation of God's Kingdom then you will not make it. In class, we created and performed our own modern day versions of this parable.
Year 5 had so much fun at Chatham House Grammar School for the STEAM Day. There were lots of great learning opportunities, and even got to make our own t-shirt and rock-cakes! We learnt how people would have preserved their food and filtered river water to ensure it was safe to drink. Then, we have the opportunity to make our very own key ring with liquid metal!
Year 5 Building a Village Project
In Term 5, our topic was Building a Village. We researched what a town included and visited Margate. We found that there were lots of derelict buildings, and we wanted to make a difference. Everyone designed and created their own building, that they thought Margate needed. Each building had to have a purpose and to make a difference to Margate.
Year 5 Holy Week
This week we have been thinking about Holy Week, and how Jesus and his disciples might have felt. We felt very grateful for the sacrifice that Jesus made. Some of the children led the class in prayer as a way to show God our thankfulness.
Year 5 Making Blood
Continuing on with our topic of Humans in Science, today we made our own blood. We learnt about everything that makes our the blood in our body and the percentage each element takes up. Ask your child about it, see if they remember what we learnt.
Year 5 Heart Beat Investigation
In our science, we have been learning about our body. We learnt about the heart and its role in our body. Today we investigated how BPM (beats per minute) changes before, during and after exercise. We found out that the body needs to work harder during and after exercise so the BPM will increase.
Year 5 Pollution Levels
This week, we started our investigation on the pollution levels in and around our school. We placed the grids around the school, which were painted with Vaseline, and left them. A few days later, we visited our grids to see the change. We noticed how some had turned yellow in colour and some had black dots. We are continuing to collect the data, but as a class we predicted that the grids nearer the school and the road will eventually show darker in colour in comparison to those places on the field edge.
Year 5 Mocktail Making
In Year 5, we have been learning about writing instructions. Everyone wrote their own set of instructions, then their partner had to follow them. We found out how important it is to include detail in the steps.
Year 5 Christmas Craft
In Year 5 this week we have been busy making our Christmas decorations for the hall in time for advent to begin. It was lovely to see so many of our families in.
Year 5 Legend Walk
In Year 5 this week, we have been continuing with our Legends topic in Literacy. On Wednesday, we went on an adventure walk around the School grounds to immerse ourselves into our hero's journey they will take in our writing.
Year 5 Legend Immersion Workshop
In Year 5, we spent the morning indulging ourselves in Legends. We learnt about what makes a story a legend. We went on an adventure walk around the school, which helped the children in partners to create their own legend. They then performed their legend to both classes and were offered feedback from the children and Phil our story teller.
Year 5 English
In our English topic this term, we have been looking at the Highwayman Poem, by Alfred Noyes. We used role play in our lesson to imagine how the characters would be feeling.
Year 5 World War 1
In Year 5, we have been looking at the local history of World War 1 and how the town of Margate was used throughout the war. The children's work will be displayed at our World War 1 Exhibition, on Thursday 8th November.
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