Wolsley working our socks off!

Today, in Maths, year 6’s used new formulas to work out the area of parallelograms and triangles. (We know that it is 1/2 x base x height because a triangle is half the size of a rectangle). The ponder task involved finding the area of the shaded area. We had to combine our knowledge to find the difference!

Just after break, we tried to use our new and old knowledge to create a draft in pairs. We used lots of English skills including: parenthesis, modal verbs and modal adverbs.

In Topic, some children completed their History timeline and added facts of their own. Others thought about how certain colours could affect the mood of the art work. Once we had considered the mood we began creating a draft portrait of ourselves or a family member. We can’t wait to peer assess and improve them to create our final copy.

Also, we recapped our conversion knowledge by changing between the metric and imperial systems.

Matthew, Charlize, Aiden, Bethan, Lola & Alfie πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚



Mastery Hampden!

In Hampden’s Maths lessons, we have been taking a step towards developing our maths understanding further, by explaining how to answer out our work, with reasoning mats! These have helped us explain the process of how to answer our questions, as well as any patterns and tricks!

Mr Marshall and Mrs Burns is very pleased with the level of independence shown in Maths lessons lately, where all children are constantly developing their skills through reasoning and problems solving tasks. What master learners you all are! πŸ™‚

Stay tuned for some exciting art work!

Hampden πŸ™‚

A wicked Wolsley Wednesday

Today, in Wolsley class we converted a variety of measures (Capacity and Mass) and also applied our previous knowledge of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.

We also finished our work on modal verbs / adverbs. Others, focussed on parenthesis using dashes, brackets and commas.

This afternoon, some of us completed our Music work – collecting data and creating pie charts! The other task involved finding distances between 2 cities. We used our Maths knowledge to convert the distances from km to m. Some even changed it into cm and mm !!!!

Finlay, Keefer, Luke, Hannah, Lola, Georgia, Jacob πŸ™‚

Tuesday – another busy day!

matthew tues

In Wolsley class, this afternoon, some children researched about different genres of music and also found out definitions of key musical terms e.g. pitch, duration, tempo and dynamics.

Then, we collected information about the favourite genres in our class. We then used the data to create a pie chart! We had to use our angle knowledge and also use a protractor accurately.

We have also started practicing our non chronological report….. We used clear headings and subheadings to organise it. Also, we applied our previous knowledge in the writing including modal verbs / adverbs and parenthesis.

Bethan, Alfie, Matthew, Luke, Jacob, Joe πŸ™‚

Welcome back….

In Wolsley class, we completed a variety of tasks including : colour wheels, jigsaw and music genre research.

In the Art tasks (monochromatic colour wheels and jigsaws), we learnt about tints and shades. A tint is a colour which has had white added to it to make it lighter. However, on the other hand, a shade is a colour which has had black added to in order to make it darker.

Also, were trying to find out more about the music that our families listen to. We were researching different genres. We then started to ask our peers which genre was their favourite. Some of us also created our own pie chart!

Alfie, Bethan, Keefer & Matthew

First week back in Hampden

Welcome back everyone! What a return it has been. We have a new member in Hampden this week, which takes our awesome crew to an amazing 27! We have also started learning about non-chronological reports, as well as properties of shapes in our maths. As you can see we certainly enjoyed ourselves!

A big congratulations also goes to all Year 5’s (in Wolsley too) who have completed their bikeability training this week. Future Chris Froome or Victoria Pendleton perhaps?

To top things off we also recapped how to subtract using column method. This created many laughs as our banker did not fancy exchanging one 10 for ten ones!

Till next time.

Hampden πŸ™‚

Hampden Harvest!

Well done everybody in Hampden! After weeks of preparation, a host of tweaks, as well as some last minute changes, our harvest production carried on and went superbly! Our first togetherΒ went really well, every teacher is so proud of your production!

Also a big thank you to those who brought in food for Harvest. Lincoln Larder were really impressed with the amount and variety of food brought to them. Really proud of you all! Let’s keep this effort up πŸ™‚

Hampden class would also like to wish our friends in school, Lancaster and Wolsley, a big well done for their harvest productions. We certainly learnt a lot more about WW1 and the stone age!

Our first term together has come to a close. I want to thank all the parents for your support this term, it has been a great start to the year! A huge cheer (WOO!) goes to every single member of Hampden. You have exceeded many expectations already, have a great half term, you all deserve a rest!

Till next term, Hampden πŸ™‚