Rinsey

 Welcome back after our super - sunny break! This September sees the beginning of our new area of study - Machines, Friend or Foe? This is a favourite question of Rinsey's as we grapple with the pros and cons of our growing familiarity with machines and what they can mean to our everyday lives and our future. 
Our texts will include 'Clockwork' by Philip Pullman, 'Until I Met Dudley' by Roger McGough and the story Robbie from 'iRobot' by Isaac Asimov. 
We will be exploring the Industrial Revolution and its effects on our lives today, along with the growing awareness of Global Warming, pollution and the need to change our perceptions about the world's resources.
Tinkering and making things will also feature in the project, with a trip to Helston Railway to look at the machinery there and, of course, to have a ride on the train. Also, we will be using machinery as our basis for art exploration, drawing from life at Heartlands as one example of an activity.
Science will feature heavily in the fun, with a catapult competition, a zipline experiment and making bridges to name a few.
Homework will be given out in the form of reading and Times Tables Rockstars, as well as our half termly homework resource sheets and some other fluency maths packages and quizzes.
Do you like puzzles? Barvember is up and running and there is a link via QR code on this Word document.
This is now the new academic year 2022 - 2023.
LONDON 2022!
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.