13/12/21 - We hope you enjoy our performance of ‘The Night before Christmas’. We wish you all a very merry and joyful festive period! ⭐️ 🎄
10/12/21 - Thank you to the PTA for an epic treat with a snow machine and a hot chocolate - it was snow much fun ❄️ ⛄️
08/12/21 - A huge well done to the Thrupp School Debating Team on their GOLD medals at the Stroud Schools competition today! We are so incredibly proud - you are AMAZING! 🌟 🏅
If you are looking for some reading inspiration during this festive period, have a look at this booklist from BookSpace - it contains lots of brilliant recommendations, with a summary of each text and the age range it is suitable for!
06/12/21 - Christmas has arrived in our class! We have started a new book, which Miss Greenwood reads to us everyday, called 'The Christmas Pig' by JK Rowling. We redesigned the front cover of the book, based on what we have read so far. We also have an advent calendar, lots of Christmas books, a post-box, and a Christmas display board for our wonderful work across the curriculum!
01/12/21 - Year 6 were visited by a Gecko! It was amazing to learn about caring for this animal, as well as lots of other fascinating facts!
29/11/21 - We have written biographies about Sir Isaac Newton. Miss Greenwood was incredibly impressed and proud! 🍎
26/11/21 - We had an amazing STEM workshop yesterday where we learnt lots about technology, maths and engineering, before undertaking our own practical and hands-on activity of making a motor!
25/11/21 - We have been making amazing progress with our 'Starbooks' reading recognition loyalty card scheme. We are amazing readers 📚
16/11/21 - A wonderful visit for Y6's from Dogs Trust to teach us about how to care for dogs, how to protect them from harm and the work that they do as a charity to ensure that dogs in their care receive the best possible nurture 🐾
15/11/21 - Drama lesson fun with Theatre Stars - they led a Planet Earth themed acting session, which was amazing 🌍 In PE, we worked on our throwing and catching and coordination skills 🎾
15/11/21 - Year 6 went into the woods to explore prime factor trees and undertake an outdoor learning maths sesssion 🌳 🌲
11/11/21 - We are taking part in the 'Facetime a Farmer' project. We have been paired up with a local farm and were visited today by Farmer Josh, who came and spoke to us about agriculture, the countryside and eco-friendly farming. It was very informative and we learnt lots. We will be keeping in contact with Farmer Josh throughout this academic year to see lots of updates from the farm and to learn about farming through the seasons!
11/11/21 - This week, we undertook some tricky computing work (coding) and have continued to work on the speed of our times tables recall through fun games!
08/11/21 - We really hope that you enjoyed your homemade gift of bath salts, made in class by Owls last week as part of DT. It was incredibly fun and we learnt lots during the process about water-soluble, pulverized minerals 🛀
08/11/21 - Our amazing autumnal artwork 🖼 🍂 Miss Greenwood loves displaying our work and celebrating creativity!
'EXPLORE' Theme Week
1st - 5th November
05/11/21 - Reading to Kestrels Reception children was so much fun - the animal stories were a real treat!
04/11/21 - Today, we undertook an experiment to learn about opposable thumbs. We taped our thumbs to our hands, and then had to undertake a range of activities - including opening and closing a jar, brushing our hair, writing our name, doing up a zip and tying shoelaces. This was really fun, and also taught us the importance of our thumbs in completing everyday activities successfully 👍 #WorkingScientifically
03/11/21 - Modern Mona Lisa artwork! Exploring art and History!
02/11/22 - Jelly, Chopsticks, Oil and Friction 'Explore' Science Experiment 🥢 - We investigated friction using oil and jelly. Each group was given pieces of jelly and they had to transfer them from one bowl to another using chop sticks. After we covered the jelly in oil, we had to repeat the experiment. This time it was a lot harder to move the cubes because of the oil and the lack of friction between the chop sticks and the jelly cubes. We recorded our results. We learnt that Friction is the force between two surfaces rubbing together and the oil reduces friction and therefore it becomes harder to move the jelly cubes!
22/10/21 - Have a happy and healthy half term! You are all amazing #OurClass 🌟
Starbooks has been a real hit this term! 🍫 Keep up the fabulous reading! 📚
22/10/21 - Maths investigations fun! 🧮 🎲
19/10/21 - We had a very informative workshop today with Severn Trent to learn about how we can save water and help the planet!
Thank you to the PTA for an AMAZING pumpkin hunt! 🎃
Our rendition of ‘Autumn Days’. Happy Harvest 🍁 🍂 🍃
13/10/21 - Don’t forget that it’s the PTA Pumpkin Hunt this Friday. We are very excited - keep an eye out for our class collaborative colouring! 🍂 🎃 👻
11/10/21 - We got to see an electric car up close. We learnt about the impact that electric vehicles can have on the environment, how they work and what they sound like!
07/10/21 - We have our first complete loyalty card as part of our ‘Starbooks’ reading recognition scheme. A hot chocolate treat was very well deserved 🍫 ☕️ ⭐️ 📚
06/10/21 - We have produced some amazing work relating to the dangers of living or going too near to a volcano. Take a look at some of our warning posters! 🌋
05/10/21 - We are thoroughly enjoying our class reading book 'The Indian in the Cupboard' and have been making plausible predictions and inferences on a daily basis. Here is some of our wonderful work:
05/10/21 - In English this week, and relating to our current text 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers, we have been learning about the impact of the previous lockdowns on the environment. We will be writing to our local MP soon with recommendations about future ways to support our wonderful world 🌎
We are fundraising in the hope that we can purchase a defibrillator for our school site. On Monday 8th November, the PTA are organising a fun run to support this cause - please sponsor us (sponsorship details coming soon!) 🏃♂️ 🏃🏻♀️ 👟
01/10/21 - Year 6 had a brilliant trip this afternoon to Museum in the Park. They were taken on a guided tour by the local historian they have been working with over the last few weeks, Mr Hobbs. What a glorious afternoon!
30/09/21 - We have been reading and interpreting a Beano comic! 📖
27/09/21 - We are currently learning how to count to 100 in French! Each of our amazing posters are up on display 🇫🇷
24/09/21 - Planning our writing and using the laptops to support our learning 💻
22/09/21 - Our English unit for the last few weeks has been based on the poem ‘The River’ by Valerie Bloom 🏞
20/09/21 - Last week we were visited by PCSO Amy and PCSO Jo, who delivered an informative session about keeping ourselves safe and how to respond to others. They will be visiting us throughout the year to deliver some PSHE lessons in the context of the real-world 👮♀️
17/09/21 - A busy but brilliant week - marvellous maths (we are just finishing off our place value unit in Y6), a little Science experiment to introduce our topic, a cross country event with Atlas Sports and lots more! 🤩
14/09/21 - Year 6 have been demonstrating their skills as marvellous mathematicians with their Place Value work. Proud teacher alert!
10/09/21 - Owls have settled in brilliantly to new routines and the new academic year. I am so proud of them all! ⭐️ This week, we started our new class book ‘The Indian In The Cupboard’ and redesigned our own front covers, based on the contextual clues so far! We have also worked hard in Maths on the topic of place value, and in Geography, we began our unit by learning about the composition of the Earth 🌍
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