Paper Making

We have been learning how the inventions of Ancient China have influenced the world and discussed the importance of paper. It was the Chinese Han Dynasty that invented paper. We created our own out of recycled paper using a mould and deckle.

European Language Day

In Class 6 we focused on the country Austria. We learnt many facts about the country and found out that in Austria they speak German! We learnt some phrases and practised speaking German to each other. Finally we practised and performed a traditional Austrian folk dance called Schuhplattler. It translates as ‘shoe’ and ‘flat hand.’

WW2 in the Local Area (100th Bomb Group)

Class 6 spent the morning with Clive, an expert on WW2 who collects military uniforms and vehicles. He spoke to the children about the 100th Bomb Group who were stationed at Thorpe Abbott’s airfield and told them what life was like for the American troops who came across here during what became known as the … Read more

Silent Debate – RE

Class 6 took part in a silent debate in RE, exploring the question: Is Easter a festival of sacrifice or of new life? The children showed such maturity when completing this activity and thought really carefully about responding to others’ comments as well as using their prior learning in their arguments.

Our Mystery ‘Reading for Pleasure’ Book

We love our reading for pleasure time and have already read some excellent books this year. This time, we chose our book in a different way, not seeing the cover first. The children were shown the books wrapped up with a few bits of information about each and then voted on which they would like … Read more

Earthquakes and Volcanoes Workshop (February 2022)

Class 6 thoroughly enjoyed taking part in a geography workshop – it was a great opportunity to revisit our learning from last year through games and quizzes. We also looked at how countries tried to explain natural disasters that occurred in the past – each group was given a myth and had to create a … Read more

Christingle Assembly

Class 6 really enjoyed taking part in our first assembly with Garboldisham led by Mrs Delaine. We celebrated Candlemas and thought about how we can all shine our light to those around us in many different ways. Here is the Christingle we made together as a class – we were tasked with drawing something that … Read more

History – Apartheid and Jim Crow Laws (February 2022)

As part of our theme ‘I have a dream’, the children in Class 6 have been learning about discrimination and segregation. When learning about apartheid, the class created freeze frames to represent some of the laws that existed in South Africa during the apartheid era. Each child had to think carefully about who they were … Read more

Mapwork and Reading Room Visit (January 2022)

In our geography and history lessons, we have been learning about the local area. The pupils worked in groups to compare and contrast a variety of maps – they discussed what each of the maps showed, predicted when they were made and thought about who would be likely to use each of them. Many of … Read more

Shared Writing (November 2021)

As part of our Mastering English lessons, the children follow a ‘read it, try it, write it’ approach when building up to a piece of independent writing. During the ‘try it’ lessons, pupils have the opportunity to practise writing with others. In this session, the children were working in small groups to write a journey … Read more