This term we will be in the office of Sherlock Holmes, solving clues, comparing sleuthing methods and scientific proof. It’s going to be great fun investigating the elements that make up the clues, processes and evidence to help solve the mysteries. Of course, we shall be making the characters in the stories come to life, with drama activities and creative writing, leading ultimately to an orienteering challenge – can you follow the clues to solve the mystery?


In this new year we are studying the periodic elements and the very talented detective and forensic scientist Sherlock Holmes - there has been a shocking crime involving stolen tiger bread and we are busy investigating to find who could have done it!
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! 
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.