Mrs N Smith and Mrs E Smith
Welcome to the All Stars page!
This page will be updated regularly with details of our English and Maths themes and resources to support your learning at home. We will also be sharing some of the amazing work that has been completed in the All Stars group.
Here is a copy of the information leaflet that has been sent home to parents.
English (September - October 2017)
Our English theme will be 'Horrible histories' this term and we will be using the Year 4 and Year 5 themes of the Ancient Greeks and Romans as a stimulus for our writing.
We have been reading the Roman myth 'Minerva and Neptune' and been learning how to re-tell and write the story. We will also be learning about the different gods and goddesses and creating our own stories with a historical setting.
Here are some websites that will help you to learn about life in Ancient Greece and Rome.
Learn about horrible table manners in Roman times.
Roman Chariot Race, Puy du fou, France
This video will help you to understand what a Roman chariot race may have been like.
Watch this video to learn about Roman dinner parties.
Ex-Monty Python Terry Jones dresses up as a gladiator to learn a little more about life in Ancient Rome. Learn the training methods and fighting styles employed by the brutal fighters in their sturggle to survive in the arena. Interesting and funny short video from BBC history show 'Gladiators: The Brutal Truth'.
Uploaded by MrOLearyComputing on 2016-11-29.
In the second half of autumn term, our topic has been Africa and we have had some help from an expert.
You may have heard the All Stars talk about Comfort, a lady who lives in Sunyani, which is a city in Ghana. She has been e-mailing us with answers to our questions - and we had a LOT of questions!
Comfort has asked whether any of you would like penfriends in Ghana. Please see Mrs Mulligan if you would like to know more about this.
Here's our dragon story, which we memorised and later adapted. We used the basic plan for our story but changed things to make our own. Why not ask your All Star which part they liked best?
Our new All Stars class is off to a great start.
Already, the children have begun to learn our dragon story off by heart. Soon, we will be changing parts of it to write our own version.
Thank you to all the families who supported us by helping with homework, even though it must have been a bit of a surprise that YOU got some too! It really does make a difference.
In our Maths lessons, we have been thinking about how digits are worth something different when we write them into different columns. I tried to trick the All Stars by showing them some numbers that used a zero as a place holder in one column, but they are really good at spotting my tricks!
We are learning to use the vocabulary of comparing numbers this week and the link below will take you to a game that requires logic to find a mystery number. As you work it out, talk about the numbers using words like equal to, more than, less than, fewer, most, least and greater.
On Friday 19th June, the All Stars had a fantastic trip to Filey. The weather wasn't great, but it stayed fine. Stuart, our bus driver, even made the journey fun, by playing 'Cheerleader' seventy two times (or did it just feel like that?) and putting up with our atrocious singing!
We looked around the lifeboat station, walked along the prom, paddled in the sea, played on the beach, bought ice creams and played in the park.
But ask an All Star what their favourite part of the day was, and they'll probably say it was lunchtime!
Our theme for summer one has really captured the attention of the All Stars ... it's pirates!
We spent a fun morning down in the woods imagining we were on a desert island, and the vocabulary the children used was very impressive. You may have heard that Baldy 'Bonebreaker' Boyd popped in for a visit, which gave us an opportunity to interview a real-life (now retired) pirate. Did the All Stars tell you about our pirate party, too? We had lots of games - with an educational side to them, but games nevertheless - and enjoyed alliterative party food. In Maths, we have practised dividing treasure fairly and we have developed our data handling skills.
As part of our topic, we have been learning "I Wish I was a Pirate" by Tony Bradman. Watch our amazing film to see that every child knows it off by heart. Well done, All Stars!
Our new theme is the jungle.
We've already been into the jungle (erm, woods) to hunt for wild animals. We learned some amazing facts and wrote about them in sentences ending with an exclamation mark.
For example, did you know that a tiger's roar is so loud that it can be heard over a mile away? We also found out about chimpanzees who are so clever they can use sign language to talk to humans!
What other surprising information can you find out about jungle animals? Write about it in a sentence and remember to put an exclamation mark on the end.
Our topic this half term is Snowmen. One of our challenges was to write a group poem about snow. It was tricky to think of rhyming words and, of course, not all of them made sense in a poem with that theme. But, after a lot of hard work, drafting and editing, we wrote this.
by The All Stars
What is snow like?
Snow is like moon rain.
Mums and dads complain.
Snow is like a pillow,
Covering the willow.
Snow is like moonshine.
As we go to the pantomime.
Where does snow come from?
Snow comes from space.
It lands on your face.
It comes from the rain.
My toes are in pain.
It comes from Jack Frost,
When he gets lost.
How do you make snow?
Snow is made from mints.
It can freeze the prince.
Snow is cream you freeze.
It blows on the breeze.
Snow is dusty clouds.
Beautiful flying crowds.
How does snow move?
It runs on tiny feet,
Up and down our street.
The wind blows snow.
It swirls like dough.
Why do you like the snow?
I can ski.
(So can she.)
I throw snowballs,
At giant walls.
I build an igloo,
For me and my crew.
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