Welcome back to our new school year - and it promises to start with a creative set of activities. Rinsey's area of study is based on 'Machines, Friend or Foe?' We will start off with real and imaginary machines, using stories and explanations to help us structure and enjoy our findings. We will be making steampunk air ships, or dirigibles, to kick off, and adding our own inventions and houses to our city in class. There will be lots of designing and making, with explorations of science and technology. Of course, we will be using ideas across all subjects to create an engaging and meaningful set of learning.
Of course, there's lots of fun in inventing machines - here are some imagined by Heath Robinson and some dirigibles flying high in class ...
Here is our homework sheet - please not that it is also available on Seesaw where you could also submit your work, or you could bring your ideas to school too.
We have visited our local woods to consider the forms, textures, sounds and feelings we encounter in Autumn. Following on from the poem 'Ode to Autumn' by Keats, we considered our own experiences and encounters and produced art work to accompany our ideas.
Everything below this point is for the academic year 2019-2020
In these unusual times, we are using a learning app to set and complete tasks daily. Rinsey class has risen to the challenge brilliantly and are producing fabulous work cheerfully and with great resourcefulness. Watch the newsletters for Mr. Gardiner's updates and praise.
Our home learning. We are using Seesaw to keep children learning in this extraordinary time, and we are so proud of the wonderful work and effort all the pupils are putting in. Here are some examples of our work.
Please log into Seesaw to access our home learning materials if we close due to the current situation. Details of how to do this have been sent home via the children - if you need any more details, please get in touch. 
As part of our studies with rivers, we have been drawing some famous rivers around the world and challenging each other to find their features. Some pupils notices that all the rivers had a source and a mouth, but then other pupils added meanders, tributaries, confluences, islands and channels to the mouth. the River Thames had lots of bridges in a smaller area, whereas the River Amazon had a lot of very windy meanders!
Can we improve our detective skills yet further - here we solve the 'cold case' of the Missing Golden Pen...
Our science skills are narrowing down the clues. What happens when thing dissolve?
Can we find the clues for these maths quizzes? We surely can!
We are investigating rivers this term - having fun with the shapes and features of a river.
more clues emerge for capturing the thief...
Our forensic science - chromatography - might help us identify the mystery Quality Street thief...
Here is our end outcome at the Passmore Edwards Institute - thanks to all who came. It was great to see you all and show off our work.
Welcome back this Wednesday 4th November, where we will be continuing with our 'Machines' topic. We are going to complete lots more design and technology projects, linking with Science this half term. There is also lots to discover in writing our final piece of 'Machines, Friend or Foe?' which will be with a  persuasive theme.
Of course, we will be learning lots of new vocabulary and spelling, along with reinforcing all our maths learning and moving on to more work in fractions, decimals and percentages.
Lots to look forward to - lots to do in the run - up to Christmas!
Do keep up with the Seesaw remote learning at home.
making an ostinato pattern based on Holst's 'Mars'