Rinsey

 

This term we will be studying 'Planet Earth'. This is a wide - ranging topic, taking in plants, animals (including humans) and our ability to care for our environment. We will be using our outdoor learning environments as inspiration, searching for local plants and animals within them. We shall be visiting the tropical butterfly house to see their colours and their life cycles and environment. Significant personalities and advocates for the environment and all that lies within it will also feature in our curriculum, people such as Jane Goodall, David Attenborough and Charles Darwin. Our book study will initially be around 'Skellig' by David Almond, a fantastic book that leaves many mysterious questions to be answered during and after reading, but there are many non fiction texts to take in as well, from Darwin's voyage on the Beagle to explanations of biomes and food webs.

We also have our residential opportunity of popping to London for a few days and we have our show - stopper production to plan and rehearse. It's going to be a whirlwind but we know we can do it! Of course, we will also be very studious to improve our writing skills and do our very best in this term's assessments.

So much to get stuck into and enjoy - starting with finishing our amazing skylarks that will be flying in class with us! 

We were super - busy making our online mysteries finished and quizzes uploaded to Seesaw as our outcome this term. We popped in some of our beach poetry as well - we worked so hard to get it all ready and it has been lovely to see your responses.
Here we are at Truro Cathedral about to sing our heart out.
We have made collograph prints based on the Aztec art and thinking about their images of gods. It was tricky making sure the textures were the right shape and that the blocks were well stuck down. As you can see, we have some expert printmakers in class and we have really enjoyed the print making process with successful results.
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! 
Some things we have been getting up to in Rinsey on our return.