Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Zoo - investigate the characters

This term we will be reading Zoo by Anthony Browne.
What can you tell about the personalities of the four main characters from looking at their pictures above?

Monday, 19 February 2018

Answer in a fraction of a second

Equivalent fractions have the same value, even though they look different. 
Using the fractions wall above, answer the following questions: 

1. What fractions can you see that are the same as 1/2?
2. What equivalent fractions can you find for 1/3?
3. How else could you write 3/4?

Can you think of a rule for working out equivalent fractions?

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Year 6 investigate blood vessels

Year 6 have been learning about the circulatory system and how it is made up of the heart, blood vessels and blood.

This week they investigated which substances could pass through different materials. This represented the crossing of substances in blood through blood vessel walls.

What is the function of blood? What are the different components of blood? Why do these components need to be able to travel through blood vessel walls?

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Number fun - Part 1

Here is a challenge for you Year 3 ...

What number sentences can you make using these 5 numbers?

The rules
You can only use each number once.
You can use any combination of them.
Have you used all four operations?
Have you made three or four-digit numbers?

Friday, 2 February 2018

Iron matters

Later that night, Hogarth's mum and dad still hadn't made their minds up. Should the people of Seaford try to trap this strange iron monster? 

Is the Iron Man a threat to the town and the people or is he just an innocent being whose only crime is to be from somewhere else?

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Quantum leaps

Next Monday we will be going to see the Quantum Cloud, a sculpture by Antony Gormley next to the Millennium Dome. 
What facts can you find out about this sculpture? 
Why do you think we are going to see it?
What do you think the sculpture means?

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

The Blitz

What do you think it would have been like to have lived in London during the Blitz?

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Pain in the foot

What do you think happens after Hogarth's father drives into the Iron Man's foot?
What will the Iron Man do next?

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Beady eyes

his eyes, like headlamps, glowed white, then red, then infra-red ...
The Iron Man's eyes glowed different colours at different points in the story. 
Why do you think this is and what do you think the colours mean?

Saturday, 13 January 2018

William Shakespeare

In Year 4, we have been learning about the life of William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare moved to London, leaving his family in Stratford-upon-Avon. Write a letter to him from his wife - would she be supportive and proud or angry and upset that he had left?

Friday, 12 January 2018

Balanced Diet

    In science, we have been looking at different types of food, and how much of each type of food we need in our diet.

         Can you make a menu for the day from these items? You do not have to use all of them.

Thursday, 11 January 2018


Piazza San Marco

                                                        Pick one of Venice's famous
                                                        landmarks and research it.
                                                        Persuade your reader why they
                                                        should go to Venice and visit this
St Mark's Basilica                           landmark.

Rialto Bridge

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Leontes the Jealous

In our story The Winters Tale we have been exploring the emotions of King Leontes as he watches his best friend Polixines dance with his wife, Queen Hermione. 

Is Leontes within his rights to be jealous and angry with both his wife and best friend or is he being unfair? What would you advise him to do? 

Monday, 8 January 2018

By the seaside

Howling windwaves crashing belowseagulls circling above
First, think about what you can hear and how the different sounds make you feel.
Then, write about what the sounds remind you of.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

On the brink of despair ...

The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff.

How far had he walked? Nobody knows. 
Where had he come from? Nobody knows. 
How was he made? Nobody knows. 

Can you answer these questions about the Iron Man?

Friday, 15 December 2017

Shadow Puppets

This term we made shadow puppets to retell the story of Rama and the Demon King.

What do you think?

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Circulatory system

This term Year 6 have been learning about the heart and the circulatory system. This week we got to look at some real hearts. We used different tools to explore the parts of the heart and how blood enters and exits the heart.

What did you find out by looking at a real heart?
What questions do you still have about the heart and circulatory system?