Welcome back to a new year and an exciting new question to investigate: 'War -  what is it good for?' It's time to get our warrior inspiration form the Mayan and Aztec communities, who made their culture and protecting it a fierce mission. We will kick - off the whole topic by becoming tribes and staging our own conflict before examining how people are affected by clashes in ideas, cultures and competition. After understanding a little more about how and why 'war' happens, we will go to the more modern World War 2, looking at similarities in causes and effect, the implications for our thinking today and how we can interpret evidence and opinion about the theme of 'war'. It is always a lot of fun and gives lots of things to think about, so here's to a fresh new academic year, full of thinking, learning and laughter!
We are making collographs of Aztec designs - here we are making the printing plate after designing the images. It is very exciting!
Did you know we are having ten lessons with the violin? We are so lucky to be able to use these violins and have a specialist music teacher for ten weeks - everyone did brilliantly today for a first go and we are proud of our achievements!
Here we are, making ready for our tribal outfits and getting ready for our war! We thought about things that would make us go to war, and how wars start in history. It was very thought - provoking and heaps of fun.
Yippee! We managed to perform and film our play, 'Porridge'. Who knew we had such talented actors in our class? Hopefully the film will be hitting a screen near us soon; massive thanks to Charlie and Mr. Eyriey for helping us to get filmed. All the scenes are being edited to make the story come together: we will keep you posted.
Well, we had a super sunny time on camp! There was plenty to see and do with surfing, kayaking, coasteering, walking, talent show and art - so much to do! 
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.
Some things we have been getting up to in Rinsey on our return.
Back in the playground, all together again! Here we are using our fabulous weather and outside space to investigate patterns in maths.