Springwood’s Week, 25th September

Springwood have had a very busy week! Our Maths lessons this week have been focussed on place value and adding decimals. We have been using rounding to check our answers.IMG_4251

Our Literacy work has been centred around a book called ‘The Eye of the Wolf’. We have thought a lot about different points of view this week, and have written diary entries from the perspective of different characters.

On Tuesday, we looked at The Parable of the Sower with Reverend Susan. We really enjoyed acting it out.

 

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On Thursday, we had our second Ukulele lesson. We now know the C, F and G chords and have used them to play Old MacDonald.

Towards the end of lunchtime, a quadcopter with a camera attached to it visited us on the school field. We got into position and it flew overhead, taking a photograph. It was very exciting! The year 6s also had a summer-themed photograph taken, and both of the photographs will be featured in the school calendar.

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We finally got to perform the poem we composed as a class, entitled ‘It’s Harvest Time’ on Friday. We did everybody proud during the Harvest Festival service, at the end of which we held a coffee and cake morning for Macmillan cancer support.

 

Following our return to school, the choir headed off to Abbeycrest care home in Sonning Common to deliver the food we had donated.

 

We ended the day by sketching characters from the book we are reading. We focussed on using lines to build up the portrait, and thought carefully about the position of the eyes, nose and ears on the head.IMG_4264 IMG_4265

Year 5’s Week – 11th September

On Monday morning, we met at the Reading train station to get ready for our trip. We were very excited and had a lot of luggage…IMG_4158

We changed trains at Bristol. Our train was delayed which meant that we missed our connection, but we didn’t mind because it meant that we got a proper lunch break.IMG_4160

We were met at Bridgwater station by Olly, one of the instructors. We piled into the Kilve Court minibus and went to Kilve Court. As soon as we got there, we unloaded and were off again to the beach!

Kilve beach is part of the Jurassic coastline, and there are many fossils to be found there. We searched for ammonites and devils’ toenails, and were even lucky enough to find some! We also stumbled across a number of crabs and limpets. IMG_6879

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Later on, we were tasked with building a dam! We learnt that the area had been used by smugglers, and casks of alcohol and other goods were rolled up stream during the night. IMG_6885

 

Near the beach were a number of interesting buildings. There was an oil retort, which was used to extract oil from shale, and a chantry. After our lovely afternoon at the beach, we stopped at the chantry for locally made ice cream. IMG_4161 IMG_4164 IMG_4166 IMG_4168

The grounds of Kilve were lovely and we had a bit of time before dinner to play in them.IMG_4170

After dinner, we went on a night walk. Equipped with torches, we spotted a range of wildlife from bats to foxes. We impressed the instructor with our stamina and walked more than 3 miles!IMG_4172

 

The following morning, we went on a ‘stream walk’, which we soon discovered was an exercise in getting as muddy as possible!! We had to climb through obstacles and under low branches, then at the end jumped into a muddy pool. We were so muddy, we had to be hosed off!

After a quick snack, and a thorough wash, we went grass sledging. Children and adults alike had a lot of fun (please can we buy some Mr Steele??)! We played a game in which the cones that you were able to steer through determined what ‘lunch’ you would get. We had to use our body weight to steer the sledges, which proved counter intuitive as you had to lean the opposite way to the direction in which you wanted to move.IMG_6896IMG_6911After lunch, we went on a walk in the Quantocks and stopped for a spot of shelter building. A short distance into our walk, we came across an extremely friendly young border collie that refused to part ways! She came on the walk and motivated us to climb the steep hills.IMG_4182 IMG_4188

 

 

The children were split into groups to build shelters. The dog (nicknamed Katie) ‘assisted’ by stealing our sticks and branches!!

That evening, we played ‘Catch the Flag’ in the dark, and took a quick trip into the maze. Unsurprisingly, we got rather lost….

On our final day, we went on the climbing walls. We all challenged ourselves and were able to achieve more than we initially believed that we would, whether in terms of height reached or technique.IMG_7002

Our final activity was a ‘Fantasy Trail’, in which we were split into two groups and all of us were blindfolded. The leader had to tentatively move forward, whilst advising their team mates of what lay ahead. There was a mud pit, tyres, branches, a piece of hanging tarpaulin, turns and ropes to navigate around!

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We returned to Reading on Wednesday afternoon. Needless to say, we were all rather tired on Thursday, but we were still able to revise long multiplication and long division in Maths. Our Literacy work involved writing about the activities we had done throughout the week, followed by a chance to do a watercolour painting representing the activity.

On Friday afternoon, we posed for a photograph on the common which is to be used in next year’s school calendar, so look out for it!

 

Springwood’s Week, 10th July

This week, we’ve been busy practising for Tuesday’s performance of Bugsy Malone. Throughout Monday morning, Springwood class ran through the play. After lunch, we had a special drama club assembly in the playground, in which they showcased the work they’ve been doing.

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On Tuesday, we continued to rehearse the play. After lunch, Greys class came to visit us to practise their Down and Outs song. They were really impressed with our newly delivered splurge guns and car!  ThisWeek - 1

Peppard class also came to practise their song again. They are perfecting their moves!

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Wednesday morning was important because it was the first moving up morning. Springwood completed ‘class application forms’, where they wrote about themselves and about what they could bring to Springwood. The new year 6 spent some time with their new buddies down in Foundation.

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After lunch, we practised some scenes that children from Highmoor are in.

Thursday was an even more important moving up morning because it was the first time that we met a lovely new girl that will be in our class next year. We hope that she felt welcome! We created a time capsule with current interests, photographs, and some graphs to represent likes and dislikes in the class. We’ll re-open it next July to see how much we’ve changed.

In the afternoon, we did a whole school rehearsal outside on the playground. It was really hot, but we did very well, especially as Oxfordshire County Council decided that it would be an opportune time to fill in the pothole right outside our school. Cue extremely loud drilling!!!

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On Friday morning, Highmoor and Springwood met at Peppard War Memorial Hall to rehearse again on stage. It was really good that we were able to go through the whole play because we had a little more time there.

ThisWeek222 - 3 ThisWeek222 - 4After lunch, some of us had our first go at firing the splurge guns that will be used on the night, and Miss Ballantyne made up a test batch of custard pie foam. Following cricket on the common, we had a very quick starbook assembly – the last one of the year!

Overall, it’s been a very busy week. Please try to get some rest over the weekend, because next week will be even busier!

 

Springwood’s Week – 3rd July

This week, Springwood have been doing lots of practising for Bugsy Malone.

On Monday morning, we began to practise scenes with the children from Highmoor. It was great to see the play begin to shape up with the other characters. We also had Peppard class over to practise their song.

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We had an Egyptian themed day on Tuesday, in which we learnt about the Egyptians, wrote and painted heiroglyphics and made our own pyramids. We have a better understanding of why people would want to visit Egypt and of Egyptian culture.

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Wednesday was another day of rehearsals. We practised with more of Highmoor in the morning, and in the afternoon it was so hot that we had to rehearse under the shade of the tree on the common!

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On Thursday, we went to Peppard War Memorial Hall with Highmoor to rehearse on a stage. We met Miss Nutt who will be working in Springwood class next year. IMG_3645

We spent the afternoon practising the Down and Outs song with Greys class, and finishing the reflections for the year that went into our reports.

You guessed it – on Friday, we practised the play! In the morning we practised with Peppard class, and went over to Highmoor before starbook assembly to see what they had worked out for their scene. After lunch, we played cricket on the common.

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Springwood’s week – 12th June

This week, Springwood continued looking at the build ups to their stories that they wrote last week. After break, Peppard class came to visit, and we helped them to learn their song for our summer production. They did really well!!IMG_3398

In our French lesson after lunch, we continued to practise talking about the weather. We got to dress up according to different types of weather.

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For the rest of the week, our class was rather small as lots of Year 6 were out at taster days at their new schools.

 

On Tuesday, the remainder of Springwood investigated Goldbach’s conjecture. Goldbach believed that every even number greater than 4 can be made by adding two prime numbers, and that every odd number greater than 7 can be made by adding 3 prime numbers. We also thought about square numbers and cube numbers.

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In Literacy, we acted out a scene from Bugsy Malone. We then used our play scripts and rewrote the scene as a piece of narrative writing. We had to think really carefully about what the characters would have seen, heard and felt, and we did use a bit of artistic license!IMG_3411

That afternoon, we began to plan what signs we would need for our set. We got out our sketch books and began to recreate Henley’s shops!IMG_3415

 

 

On Wednesday, we did a spot of revision of chunking, short division, and long multiplication. Following that, we each chose a scene from Bugsy Malone, and thought about how we could design the set. We had to consider price/availability of materials, movement of objects around the set, and how much space there was on stage. Afterwards, we presented our ideas to the class.

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In the afternoon, we went to Quad Kids at Chiltern Edge with Years 3 and 4. We had to do a jump, a throw, a 100m run, a longer run, and a relay. The weather was lovely and lots of fun was had by all.

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On Thursday morning, we practised Act I of the summer production. Following this, we thought about empathy and how we can be more considerate of the feelings of others in certain situations. We considered the idea carefully and applied it to some situations that we came up with from our own lives.

Just before lunch, we had singing assembly. We practised a number of the songs from the summer production. We’re getting much better, but still need to learn the words to the songs off by heart!

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That afternoon,we looked at a section of the Bugsy score, picking out musical elements that we have been learning about over the past term. Together we decided upon appropriate notes to add chords to the melody. Charlotte bowed strong bass notes on her cello as Lillibeth improvised  chords on her guitar. The rest of the band listened carefully to each other to create a musical sound playing the melody on Glockenspiels and recorders. It was quite a challenge to keep together, but as you can see we really concentrated hard and made a fine set of musicians!

We received a lovely visit from Noah and Eliana on Friday. Noah joined us in some poetry writing, followed by a spot of portrait painting.

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On Friday afternoon, we played cricket on the common. The warm weather made it a lovely experience.IMG_3439 IMG_3440

Springwood’s Week – 5th June

For Springwood, rehearsals for the play are now in full swing! We all have scripts, some of which are already falling apart from overuse.

We spent Monday morning working our way through the play, working out who needed to be where and saying what. As not all of us are on stage at any one time, the rest of the class have been doing a really good job of being patient, and of making useful suggestions.

In the afternoon, we learned how to talk about the weather in French. We learned the names of different types of weather and how to tell somebody what the weather is like. During RE, we learned about different religions such as Judaism. We were tasked with drawing people that we knew from different religions. We realised that there are stereotypes of what people from different religions would look like, and challenged these stereotypes.

Tuesday saw more rehearsals, though we did squeeze some Maths in! We were looking at scaling numbers down. We looked at photographs of an amazing scale model of Hogwartz that is used in filming. We then had to design our own scale bedroom for Hogwarts, estimating the sizes of objects and scaling them down to either 1/10 or 1/20 of the original size.

We were extremely grateful that Mrs Steele came down from Chester to practise some of the songs from the play with us. She spent time with us on Wednesday and Thursday going through certain songs in detail, and working with some children on solos.

We were able to get out in the sunshine on Wednesday on our walk to and from the church service, and during our tennis session, in which we practised volleying in pairs. We finished the session by playing ‘Champions’, where everybody is able to volley against each other, resulting in a champion.

Some of Springwood did the school proud on Thursday during the South Oxfordshire swimming gala. The children all performed really well and displayed excellent sportsmanship, cheering people from other schools on.

Grey’s class came to visit Springwood on Thursday afternoon, and we practised their song for the summer production. Springwood sat amongst Grey’s and helped them to learn the words. Following that, we got out our sketch books and continued our logo designs for our play. Tabby’s design was chosen to go onto any programmes that go out.

On Friday, we continued to write our adventure stories. After using our story boxes to help us to focus on our plot, we looked at the build up from two different short stories and considered what was good about them. We then used these ideas to write the build up to our own adventure stories.

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IMG_3380After lunch, we did a spot of rehearsing, then played cricket on the common. What a lovely week!

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Springwood’s Week, 22nd May.

Springwood’s week started with a lovely trip to The Regal Cinema in Henley. As a special treat, and to announce the end of year production to the children, Greys, Highmoor and Springwood watched Bugsy Malone. We all enjoyed the show, and are excited to begin to plan our own version of the production.

That afternoon, Felix, Christina, Amelie, Max, Kaan, Cameron and Katie went to a swimming gala. They performed very well!IMG_1132

On Tuesday, we went Bell Boating on the River Thames. In the morning, we paddled down through Lower Shiplake and Wargrave, and circled back to the Eyot Centre. After lunch, we went in the other direction down the river towards Henley, and saw the preparations being made for the Regatta. The weather, for the most part, held out – it was even warm enough for most of the class to jump in at the end!

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After having the weekend to prepare, the auditions for the summer production were held on Wednesday. Mr Steele, Miss Ballantyne and Mrs Pitson were very impressed by what they saw! The children really excelled themselves in their maturity and in the quality of the material that they prepared. Later that day, parts were announced, and the children were extremely excited, though they were able to crack on with some planning for the adventure story that they will be writing in the coming weeks.

To help with the writing of these stories, we made story boxes. On Thursday morning, we got our shoe boxes out and created a miniature setting. We will use these to help us to visualise what is happening throughout our writing. We spent a lot of time on the boxes, and were extremely creative. That afternoon, we wrote the openings to our stories. We thought about the different types of opening that we could use, and what we found to be effective.

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Friday was a lovely end to the week. We started the day by finding lowest common multiples and highest common factors of numbers in our maths lesson. After this, we looked further into the eye and the different components that work together to enable us to see. We saw what the world would look like if we couldn’t see certain colours, and focussed light to a point using a convex lens.

In the afternoon, we practised our catching skills on the field. There was a spot of rain, but we played through it, and had a lot of fun! We were only able to move further away if we caught the ball at each post. Cameron and Felix were the clear winners!IMG_3269

 

Springwood have worked extremely hard this half term, and deserve a lovely break. Well done!

Bugsy Malone

Links to songs and lyrics for Bugsy Malone are below:

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Bugsy Malone

He’s a sinner
Candy-coated
For all his friends
He always seems to be alone
But they love him
Bugsy Malone

A city slicker
He can charm you
With a smile and a style all his own
Everybody loves that man
Bugsy Malone

Hot-headed Bugsy makes his mind up
Don’t mess with Bugsy or you’ll wind up
Wishing you’d left well enough alone
He’s a man, a mountain
He’s a rolling stone

And will he leave you
Sad and lonely, crying?
I couldn’t say. But it’s known
That everybody wants that man
Bugsy Malone

Fat Sam’s Grand Slam

Anybody who is anybody will soon walk through that door
At Fat Sam’s Grand Slam Speakeasy
Always able to find you a table, there’s room for just one more
At Fat Sam’s Grand Slam Speakeasy

Once you get here, feel the good cheer
Like they say in the poem
Fat Sam’s ain’t humble
But it’s your home sweet home
Plans are made here,
Games are played here
I could write me a book
Each night astounds you
Rumours are a-buzzin
Stories by the dozen
Look around you cousin at the news we’re making here.

Anybody who is anybody will soon walk through that door
At Fat Sam’s Grand Slam Speakeasy

Da da da da da da
Da da da da da da
Da da da da da da da
Ooh yeah ooh yeah da da da da da da da

See the politician
Sitting by the kitchen
Said he caught his fingers
In the well he was wishing in

Once you get here
Feel the good cheer
Like they say in the poem
Fat Sam’s ain’t humble but it’s your home sweet home
Plans are made here
Games are played here
I could write me a book
Each night astounds you
Rumours are a-buzzin
Stories by the dozen
Look around you cousin at the news we’re making here

Anybody who is anybody will soon walk through that door
At Fat Sam’s Grand Slam Speakeasy!

Tomorrow

Tomorrow
Tomorrow never comes
What kind of a fool
Do they take me for?
Tomorrow
A resting place for bums
A trap set in the slums
But I know the score.

I won’t take no for an answer
I was born to be a dancer now, Yeah

Tomorrow
Tomorrow, as they say
Another working day and another chore
Tomorrow
An awful price to pay
I gave up yesterday
But they still want more

They are bound to compare me
To Fred Astaire when I’m done
Anyone who feels the rhythm
Movin’ through ’em
Knows it’s gonna do ’em good
To let the music burst out

When you feel assured
Let the people know it
Let your laughter loose
Until your scream
Becomes a love-shout, ah

Tomorrow,
Tomorrow’s far away
Tomorrow, as they say,
Is reserved for dreams
Tomorrow
Tomorrow’s looking grey
A playground always locked
Trains no winning teams.

I won’t take no for an answer
I was born to be a dancer now
Anyone who feels the rhythm through ’em
Knows it’s gonna do ’em good
To let the music burst out
When you feel assured
Let the people know it.
Let your laughter loose
Until your scream becomes a love shout
Ah

Bad Guys

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We could’ve been anything that we wanted to be
But don’t it make your heart glad
That we decided, a fact we take pride in
To become the best at being bad.

We could’ve been anything we wanted to be
With all the talent we had
No doubt about it, we whine and we pout it
We’re the very best at being bad.

Bad guys – we’re rotten to the core
And my congratulations no one likes you any more
Bad guys, we’re the very worst
Each of us contemptible, we’re criticised and cursed
We made the big time, malicious and mad
We’re the very best at being bad

We could’ve been anything that we wanted to be
We took the easy way out
With little training, we mastered complaining
Manners seemed unnecessary
We’re so rude, it’s almost scary

We could’ve been anything that we wanted to be
With all the talent we had
With little practice, we made every black list
We’re the very best at being bad
We’re the very best at being bad
We’re the very best at being bad

I’m Feeling Fine

I’m feeling fine
Filled with emotions
Stronger than wine
They give me the notion
That this strange new feeling
Is something that you’re feeling too.

Matter of fact
I’m forced to admit it
Caught in the act
And maybe we’ve hit it
Is this strange new feeling
Something that you’re feeling too?

If this is love it’s a rhapsody
I’m gonna sing it like a song
And if you’re singing it back to me
Forget about sophistication
Keep it simple
That’s my style.

Love at its best
A pleasure to make it
A chance that I test
I’m willing to take it
If this strange new feeling
Is something that you’re feeling too.

If this is love it’s a rhapsody
I’m gonna sing it like a song
And if you’re singing it back to me
Forget about sophistication
Keep it simple
That’s my style.

Love at its best
A pleasure to make it
A chance that I test
I’m willing to take it
If this strange new feeling
Is something that you’re feeling too.

My Name is Tallulah

My name is Tallulah
My first rule of thumb
I don’t say where I’m going
Or where I’m coming from
I try to leave a little reputation behind me
So if you really need to
You’ll know how to find me.

My name is Tallulah
I live till I die
I’ll take what you give me
And I won’t ask why
I made a lot of friends
In some exotic places
I don’t remember names
But I remember faces.

Lonely,
You don’t have to be lonely
Come and see Tallulah
We can chase your troubles away.
If you’re lonely
You don’t have to be lonely
When they talk about Tallulah
You know what they say.
No one south of heaven’s gonna treat you finer
Tallulah had her training in North Carolina

My name is Tallulah
And soon I’ll be gone
An open invatation is the road I’ll travel on
I never say goodbye because the words upset me
You may forgive my going
But you won’t forget me.

Lonely,
You don’t have to be lonely
Come and see Tallulah
We can chase your troubles away.
If you’re lonely
You don’t have to be lonely
When they talk about Tallulah
You know what they say.
No one south of heaven’s gonna treat you finer
Tallulah had her training in North Carolina.

So You Wanna be a Boxer

So you wanna be a boxer
In the golden ring.
Can you punch like a south-bound freight train?
Tell me just one thing.

Can you move in a whirl like a humming bird’s wing
If you need to?
Can you bob, can you weave
Can you fake, and deceive when you need to?

Well, you might as well quit
If you haven’t got it.

So you wanna be a boxer
Can you pass the test?
I can tell if you’ve got it in you
I’ve trained the best.

When you work and you sweat
And you bet that you train to a buzz-saw
Then you near lose your mind
When you find that your boy has a glass jaw.

So you might as well quit
If you haven’t got it.

Put him in the ring, Joe
Look at what you found
We can use the fun, Joe
Pushing him around

Well show him the ropes
And destroy his hopes

Put him in the ring, Joe
Give the guy a chance
Let him feel the sting, Joe
We can make him dance

We’ll pulp him to bits
Then he’ll call it quits for sure, Joe.

So you wanna be a boxer
Wanna be the champ
There’s a golden boy inside you
Not a punched-out tramp

If you listen and you learn
There’s an honour you can earn and defend here
When you do see the crown
You’re a king not a clown
A contender

But you might as well quit
If you haven’t got it.

Put him in the ring, Joe
Something new to punch
Let me have a swing, Joe
Then we’ll go to lunch

We’ll make it quite swift
Then he’ll get the drift.

Put him in the ring, Joe
Chicken a la carte
Let me have a wing, Joe
Tearing him apart
That chicken will crow

Let me have him Joe.

Ordinary Fool

Only a fool
Like fools before me
I always think with my heart
Only a fool
That same old story
Seems I was born for the part

It’s a lesson that I’ve learned
And a page I should have turned
I shouldn’t cry
But I do
Like an ordinary fool
When her ordinary dreams fall through

How many times
Have I mistaken
Good looks and laughs
For bad news?
How many times
Have I mistaken
Love songs and laughs
For the blues?

When a road I’ve walked before
Ends alone at my front door
I shouldn’t cry
But I do
Like an ordinary fool
When her ordinary dreams fall through.

Down and Out

Down, down, down, down, down, down, down and out
Down, down, down, down, down, down, down and out
Down, down, down, down, down, down, down and out
Down, down, down, down, down, down, down and out

You don’t have to sit around
Complaining ’bout the way your life has wound up
Think of all the time you waste
And time’s a precious thing to let go by

Sure you’ve hit the bottom
But remember you’ll be building from the ground up
Ev’ry day’s another step
That takes you even closer to the sky, so give it a try

Down, down, down, down, down, down, down and out
Down, down, down, down, down, down, down and out

You don’t have to sit around
Depressed about the way that luck deceived you
Fortune sailed away, you missed that boat
And found that you’d been left behind
Fight and fight some more
Until you know the world is ready to receive you
Lady luck’s a fickle bird
But a lady is allowed to change her mind

You don’t have to sit around
Complaining ’bout the way your life has wound up
So be a man you know you can’t be certain
That you’ll lose until you try
You don’t have to sit around
Complaining ’bout the way your life has wound up
So be a man you know you can’t be certain
That you’ll lose until you try, so give it a try

We as one shout, up, up, up and out

You Give a Little Love

We could have been anything that we wanted to be
And it’s not too late to change
I’d be delighted to give it some thought
Maybe you’ll agree we really ought 2-3-4…

We could have been anything that we wanted to be
Yes, that decision is ours
It’s been decided
We’re weaker divided
Let friendship double up our powers

We could have been anything that we wanted to be,
And I’m not saying we should,
But if we try it we’d learn to abide it
We could be the best at being good guys.
Flowers of the earth
Who can even guess how much
A real friend is worth?
Good guys shake an open hand
Maybe we’ll be trusting
If we try to understand
No doubt about it
It must be worth while
Good friends do tend to make you smile
We could have been anything that we wanted to be
Yes, that decision is ours
It’s been decided
We’re weaker divided
Let friendship double up our powers

You give a little love and it all comes back to you
La la la la la la la

You know you’re gonna be remembered for the things that you say and do
La la la la la la la
(repeat and fade)

Springwood’s Week, 15th May

Well done to Year 6 this week, who completed their KS2 SATs tests. We are all extremely impressed with how hard they’ve worked, and each and every single one of year 6 should be proud of what they’ve achieved.

Did you know, it takes just over 8 minutes for light to reach us from the Sun? Well, Year 5 do! This week, they have done some exciting investigations into how light travels.  After designing a system to send a message, using a torch, around a corner, they created their own code to send messages. On one of the drier days, Mr Steele took them into the woods where they practised using Morse Code to send messages to each other. Finally, they wrote a letter to Miss Tillotson, explaining how the system they designed would work.

Expanding on the theme of light, we looked at using shade in our drawing. We considered a number of different sketching techniques including pointillism, crosshatching, and linear drawing, then used them in our drawings, thinking about how to best show light and shadow.

Later on in the week, we got out our paint brushes and studied different leaves. We then depicted these using a range of media including watercolours, poster paint and oil pastels. The results are beautiful!

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With summer approaching, we’ve done lots of sport. Monday afternoon saw us practising our ball skills; we spent a sunny Wednesday afternoon playing tennis; and Friday saw us playing cricket on the common.

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On Friday, we were in for a real treat! Kevin Silber came all the way from the University of Derby to do a session on light and how we see. Kevin is a psychology lecturer, so our morning was centred around how the brain perceives our environment. We were able to try out prism glasses, which flip the image that we see either left to right or upside down. We then had to draw within a set of lines, which proved to be very difficult! Springwood looked at a range of optical illusions, and thought about what we can learn about how the brain perceives things from the way that we are tricked. It was a super end to the week!

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Springwood’s Week – 24th April

This week, Springwood have worked hard in Maths, with year 6 solving simple equations and finding the nth term of a sequence. Year 5 worked equally hard on the subtraction of decimals, going on to solve multi-step word problems.

 

We have continued to focus on different aspects of Reading Comprehension in Literacy, looking at the use of inference to answer questions both on poems and on non-fiction report texts.

 

As we have been designing our own towns in our Topic lessons, the children were tasked with writing an article to persuade people to move to the towns that they created. There were some very thoughtful ideas, including spacious accommodation and a range of leisure activities.

 

On Wednesday and Friday we were fortunate enough to get outside and enjoy the lovely weather during our tennis and cricket lessons. Please could parents ensure that children have their PE kits in school on Monday, to leave on Friday.11119488_10206297583541513_266743551_n 11127769_10206297583301507_1244854467_n 11158144_10206297583381509_1767805512_n 11165878_10206297582821495_199598449_n 11173518_10206297582581489_1569971329_n 11173704_10206297583101502_1799722140_n