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    Class 4/5 2010-2011


    June 22nd

    Today we visited the Wild Life Park, together with class 3/4. Our class spent the period before lunch observing the residents and finding out about the adaptations that various animals have made to suit their habitats and lifestyles. We were lucky enough to arrive at the penguin enclosure at feeding time, so most of the children were able to help the keeper with some fish throwing. Some groups also managed to observe snake feeding time too; it was pleasing that some of the more shy animals were very sociable today.

    Later on we visited the classroom, where the children were provided with more detailed information about animal adaptation. After the discussion, they were able to stroke assorted charming creatures, such as hissing cockroaches, African land snails, millipedes and a boa constrictor. We also looked at a tarantula that had shed its skin overnight, but that stayed inside its container!

    We all had a good day out and hopefully learned a lot in the process. Thanks go to parent helpers for your support - much appreciated.

    Attached is a small selection of 'photographs taken on the trip.

    June 2nd

    This term we have been learning about life cycles in our science lessons, focusing on plant life cycles, but also considering those of animals. We have had some guests living with us in the classroom. Our painted lady caterpillars are resting in their cocoons and due to emerge any day now - Mrs Burton will not be impressed if butterflies do not appear between 9 and 3-30 tomorrow, as the caterpillars were despatched ten days later than she requested!

    Our topic this term is the Global Village; the country we are studying in depth is Thailand. So far we've looked at geographical aspects such as climate and the children have researched the various animals that live there and presented their findings to the rest of the class. We've recently started to talk about differences in culture and customs; after half-term, we'll look at specific areas of interest such as Buddhism (and food!) in a little more detail.

    SPRING TERM 2011

    This term we have started learning about World War II. So far we've considered why, when and where it started, who was involved and how the British people protected themselves against the threats they faced.
    The class voted to have an evacuation centre as their role play area and this week have made evacuee labels and gas masks as props for imaginary play.

    As a class we are sharing 'Once' by the Australian author, Morris Gleitzman. The story is set in 1942 and written from the perspective of a young Jewish boy; so far the children seem to be thoroughly enjoying it. (By coincidence, Gleitzman's series of three books is available in the latest book club publication).
    Another well-written war-based novel(/DVD) some children may be ready to appreciate is John Boyne's "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'.

    On Thursday 20th January every class had a visit from the local branch of the Red Cross. The children spent some time asking questions and learning about the work of the Red Cross and were then lucky enough to go inside an ambulance via its lift, look at the equipment and discuss how it is used. They were particularly impressed by the volume of the vehicle's sirens! The paramedics appreciated the quality of the children's questions and have offered to visit us again.

    Year 4 children have enjoyed badminton coaching at the NSC on Mondays, while the year 5 children swim. The whole class is making good progress with netball skills this term. Year 5 and 6 children are able to attend after schools netball coaching on Wednesdays.

    Our World War II work this week has focused on writing the diaries of evacuees. Next week the children will enhance their work using 'Pages' (a word processing application) and we will then collate a book of their stories.
    We have also made some simple code breaking devices; not quite the Enigma, but nevertheless most of the class were quite skilled at cracking secret messages!

    We've recently had a science week, where we studied 'The Earth and Beyond'. The children were really enthusiastic about the topic but some were quite surprised by some of the facts we discussed, such as the phases of the moon and the reason we have leap years. They spent time working in pairs to produce 'keynote" slideshow presentations on space topics of their choice which I've been impressed by.

    We've finished reading 'Once' and have moved on to the second story in Gleitzman's series, 'Then'. The children continue to be throughly enjoying hearing about Felix's adventures and have been asking some very sensible questions.
    We will continue studying World War II after half term, looking at 'rationing' in more detail, designing and going on a school trip to study 'the Home Front'.

    Manx Museum Trip - 30th March 2011

    We had a very successful trip to the Manx Museum to study the 'Home Front' today.

    The children undertook four different activities in small groups.

    The Home Front
    This involved the girls being given war time make-up to apply, whilst the boys had their hair re-styled! The children then attended a dance and learned to waltz - my group were pleased I didn't record their performance!

    The Rushen Camp
    For this activity the children learned about the locations of the internees in the Isle of Man and did some sewing, making leather Identity Card pouches.

    Here the children acquired rationed ingredients in order to make 'crunchies'. They followed a war-time recipe using imperial measures, weighed the ingredients using old-fashioned scales and thoroughly enjoyed eating warm biscuits on the way back to school!

    Black Out
    The children learned about the ways in which people kept themselves safe and entertained themselves during periods of Black Out. They heard air-raid sirens and the sound of nearby bombs and experienced the confined space of an Anderson Shelter.

    We also calculated the number of children that could fit in a more modern shelter on a drizzly Wednesday afternoon!


    Andrea Marsden (unauthenticated)
    Jan 28, 2011

    wow what a brilliant and varied curriculum the children are exposed to . We must have some medics of the future here !

    Robert Coole
    Mar 30, 2011

    Wow - the trip looks brilliant! I'm glad to hear from Mrs Burton that you all enjoyed it and used what you have been learning in class to answer the questions at the end. I just wish I had been able to come along too!

    lynn merriman (unauthenticated)
    Mar 31, 2011

    Great! i know from Tim (and Dave) that this was fun and very interesting, Tim is going to see his Grandad tomorrow to swap stories of the Anderson shelter, Tims grandad remembers using on for real when he was aged 7 in Liverpool during the war.

    Mar 31, 2011

    Great, we'll look forward to hearing Tim's Grandad's stories next week. I'm also pleased/relieved to hear that Dave enjoyed himself too! The input of both additional adults was much appreciated - we couldn't do these trips without the extra support.

    DylanWood (unauthenticated)
    Apr 1, 2011

    The trip was fantastic I loved making the biscuits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

    Tim (unauthenticated)
    Apr 1, 2011

    Great, hope we get some more trips, really enjoyed it!!!!! Loved every bit of it!!!! Especially getting my hair done up lol

    ryan dalton (unauthenticated)
    Apr 4, 2011


    owen reed (unauthenticated)
    Apr 4, 2011

    i love it i hop we go on one soon

    jamie (unauthenticated)
    Apr 4, 2011

    getting my hair done was class !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Apr 4, 2011

    Pleased you enjoyed it so much boys - I can expect some fantastic written recounts from you this week then ;)

    jason higgins (unauthenticated)
    Apr 5, 2011

    I thought the trip was great

    ryan dalton (unauthenticated)
    Apr 5, 2011

    i am thankful that i went on the trip

    Ryan Dalton 22 (unauthenticated)
    Apr 5, 2011

    thank you mrs burton for taking us on the trip:-)

    Aaron Crellin (unauthenticated)
    Apr 7, 2011

    That was the best trip i have ever been on and i'm happy that a picture of me on there I think the hair was dead funny and the biscuts were well easy to make and that was my favorite bit thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    jamie (unauthenticated)
    Apr 27, 2011


    louis f (unauthenticated)
    May 2, 2011

    i loved the trip

    Debra Young (unauthenticated)
    Jun 2, 2011

    Hi I'm writing from Australia. I am Principal of Springbrook State School on the Gold Coast, Queensland. My class are studying the Isle of Man because we are part of the Adopt a Commonwealth Country program to try to win the Commonwealth Games for the Gold Coast in 2018. Would you like to write to us?

    Robert Coole
    Jun 22, 2011

    Wow - sounds and looks like you had a great time at the Wildlife Park! I think I should have stayed after having to drop some of the children up there! Maybe next year...

    lynn merriman (unauthenticated)
    Jun 24, 2011

    looks like you had a great time!! we really enjoyed your asseembly too-lots of interesting information and you used so many imaginative ideas to pass the info on. it was really good thank you

    Ali Burton
    Jun 24, 2011

    Yes, the trip was good fun, just went too quickly - still haven't seen the meerkats! Thanks for the assembly feedback; the children came up with most of the ideas based on the work they'd been doing and I just helped them tidy things up and put it all together.

    jamie (unauthenticated)
    Jul 15, 2011

    3 days till camping and going to wales

    Jack murphy (unauthenticated)
    Jul 20, 2011

    I have had a good year 5 camping was good had so much fun

    jamie (unauthenticated)
    Sep 8, 2011

    bye bye year 5 hello year 6

    Millie Bennett (unauthenticated)
    Dec 22, 2014

    It looks fun on the trip

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