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PE: athletics

posted 15 Jun 2017, 11:51 by Jenni Stanley

We are preparing for our final Sports Day at Gorseland. Rotating in groups through standing long jump, throwing vortex howler and running sprint and longer distances we aim each time to improve our results through effort and listening to each others' top tips. 

Kesgrave High School Maths Roadshow

posted 15 Jun 2017, 11:45 by Jenni Stanley

Kesgrave High School Maths road show was a great chance to solve problems using visualisation and logic. We worked in partners to support each others understanding through discussion. We felt great satisfaction when we cracked the problems!

Science: flowers

posted 15 Jun 2017, 11:39 by Jenni Stanley

We recapped our learning about the parts of flowers and their lifecycles. 
We brought our own flowers and dissected them, using the internet to research the purpose of each part.

Music: blues with chime bars

posted 15 Jun 2017, 11:29 by Jenni Stanley

Yes, it is possible! We listened to blues music and found out about the history of blues music. 
Then we thought about how to recreate our own version in groups. Finally some of us performed our piece to the class.

PE: cricket

posted 15 Jun 2017, 11:24 by Jenni Stanley

We have improved our bowling and batting skills by practising in small games with everyone having the chance to play their part. We tried to hit the ball low along the ground to not be caught out and to bat to where there were no fielders.

Film week

posted 15 Jun 2017, 11:18 by Jenni Stanley

Each group got the chance to create their films with Paul or Simon assisted by Alfie. It was much more challenging than anticipated. 

Sharing our film scripts

posted 21 May 2017, 23:13 by Jenni Stanley

After the whole year group assembly, Paul or Simon (his assistant) looked at each group's script. 
We explained our characters and story ideas; we then discussed where we could have a green screen in and any special effects. 
Fortunately our scripts only had to be changed slightly, some of us hardly at all. Our class are filming before half term- Wednesday to Friday. 
We cannot wait!

Film assembly with Paul

posted 21 May 2017, 23:07 by Jenni Stanley

Today we met Paul and his team and we shared an assembly together. 
Paul explained exactly what was going to happen in film week and he showed us the equipment that we will be using to film our masterpieces.  We then had the opportunity to practice using the equipment, under Paul's direction and made our own mini scene.

Film preparations have begun!

posted 12 May 2017, 08:20 by Jenni Stanley

With no time to waste, we have chosen our film groups and begun the mammoth, yet brilliant challenge of film week.
Having chosen groups for Dragons' Den and throughout the year in different lessons, we are now able to work better with each other and choose wisely.
Today, once we had reviewed the successes of previous year's films, we worked on our own ideas on our storyboards which we then presented to our groups. Next, we combined our ideas to create a group storyboard that will help us to write out film scripts on Monday. 
We have achieved so much already!

Breakfast Club and Post-Sats play

posted 12 May 2017, 08:11 by Jenni Stanley

We have had a great breakfast every SATS day this week of toast, jam and juice. In the main hall, all the tables were set up ready for us to enjoy our breakfast. We chatted with our friends and then had a walk and more chatting outside before settling down to our tests.

Finally our tests were over and we raced to the park for free play with ice pops to refresh!

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