Welcome to Edme Class Page
The children have made an excellent start to this academic year. Last week we began the year with some settling in tasks, discussing expectations, assessing core skills in English and Maths, and discussing our attitudes to learning. This week we will begin learning in earnest. We will also sort out the Year 6 responsibilities so the children can get started with these right away. This week's homework and spellings are in the folders above. Homework will be handed out on a Tuesday and collected in on a Monday. If you need help, please ask.
Sports Event at Ipswich High School - 3rd December 2018
This morning Edme Class attended a sporting event at Ipswich High School. Even though they had to work extremely hard, they had a great time and the opportunity to take part in some new sporting activities.
Learning French Through Science - French Teacher Visit 20th November 2018
This week we were delighted to receive a visit from two teachers from France. They came to show us a teaching technique that they use in France whereby they teach English through other subjects. The children had the pleasure of learning French through Science. The photos below show them learning the vocabulary for the food groups and using sentence stems to talk about food that is healthy and food that should be eaten in moderation.
Working Collaboratively to Create a Section of the Story of The Good Samaritan in the Style of Vincent Van Gogh - 14th November 2018
This afternoon we have been working together, sharing ideas and expertise, to create the building blocks of our 'Vincent Van Gogh Style' collaged section of the story of The Good Samaritan. The children have tried to emulate the bold strokes and colours used in Vincent Van Gogh's paintings. Though we used chalk pastels to achieve this effect, we hope you will agree that the end results are striking.
World War 1 Propaganda Posters - 1st November 2018
As part of our learning in English this week, we have shared a selection of poems written about and during World War 1. In sharing these poems we thought about the way that the poets have used language, rhythm and other poetic devices to help us to understand their viewpoint in relation to the war. We responded to these poems in a variety of ways, discussion, letter and diary writing and by designing our own propaganda posters. The pictures below show some of the posters that were created. These showcase the use of language, font and image as tools of persuasion.
Investigating the Impact of Exercise on the Body - Wednesday 17th October 2018
As part of our learning in Science and in preparation for a scientific investigation, we spent some time finding out what happens to our bodies during and after exercise. We did four different exercises: lunges, side steps, high knees and running on the spot. We did these for one minute at a time and then waited to see how long it would take our bodies to return to normal.
Developing Clothes Designs - Friday 5th October 2018
This week in Art we have been working on developing ideas in a sketchbook. We began by trying on a man's shirt in different ways, tucking, tying, buttoning and unbuttoning to visualise the potential of the garment. We then developed our favourite ideas in our sketchbooks, labelling the design to show how the different parts of the original garment could be repurposed to create something new. We will now develop one idea further, ready to make the new garment from an old shirt.
Coding With Python - Monday 24th September
This afternoon in Computing we took the first step towards programming using Python. We learnt how to write some basic instructions to make the computer print some text. We learnt some new vocabulary too. (shell, which is the window into which we type commands, prompt, which looks like this >>> and shows that the computer is waiting for an instruction and arguments, which is what we want the computer to write. We also learnt that the commands must be written perfectly for the computer to be able to follow them. Our additional challenge was to ensure that our writing was technically correct. You will notice from the picture that where mistakes had been made, we repeated the command to have the computer write them correctly.
Mathematics Through French Monday 24th September
In French this afternoon, we used our French skills to enable us to play a dice game. We used, context, cognates and dictionaries to decode and deduce the instructions for a dice game. We then agreed what the rules should be and played the game. The game included a frustrating 'catch' in that rolling a one meant that our running scores was returned to zero. Even so, some children managed to reach the target score of 101 to win the game.
Sewing - Make Do and Mend
As part of our learning about World War 2, we have embarked upon a sewing project which will enable us to develop basic sewing skills and experiment with constructing a garment. We have learnt a little about the Make Do and Mend campaign that was launched during the 2nd World War. Today we have practised the running stitch and learnt how to sew a button on. Our thanks go to Tricia Cottrell for her time and support with this project.