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School Lane, Staverton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire,

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Cheetahs

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Year 4 & 5

Term 3 Week 3- We are loving learning netball skills this term. We appreciate hugely the expert coaching provided by Active Trowbridge.
Some more wonderful homework tasks completed- a lego model of a war plane, a picture and information about the Spitfire and a toy made from recycled materials! Well done!

Term 3, Week 2- The children were set a choice of homework tasks and two boys have completed one of the challenges already! The task was to do some cooking using war-time recipes.

We  were very impressed with the chocolate cake and honey biscuits! 

Well done boys! Some more delicious cakes, made using war-time recipes. It was interesting to learn that carrots were used in cakes to provide sweetness as sugar was rationed.

As well as enjoying eating the carrot cake, we even managed to link it with our work on fractions!

These boys are delighted that they can now convert mixed numbers to improper fractions! Two thumbs up to represent hard work and great understanding!
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We were very pleased to receive a hand-written reply to our letters, from Berlie Doherty!
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Term 3 Week 1-Our topic for this term is World War 2. We have already started reading two wonderful books- Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll and Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian. Both books focus on the issue of evacuation and describe beautifully and vividly the experiences of children being sent from the cities to the relative safety of the countryside.

 

We are looking at 'Living things and their habitats' in Science this term. Here is a group of children finding out about the ways in which living things are classified and the characteristics of each animal type. They are working with Miss Chivers from Bath Spa University.

Mrs Ibison, who in Term 3 will be teaching Cheetahs on a Thursday morning each week, gave the class two wonderful books at Christmas. Here we are sharing and enjoying the books she gave us. Thank you Mrs Ibison!

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break. Thank you for some lovely gifts and cards. I appreciated them very much. 

We all enjoyed our end of term party on the last day!

Mrs Gurr was lucky enough to meet Berlie Doherty who wrote the book 'Street Child' that we studied in Term One. The children each wrote a letter to Berlie and Mrs Gurr made them into a book. The children's letters were very sincere and heartfelt and it was clear that everyone had really engaged with the story. 
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Term 2 Week 6- The children were set two different homework tasks for this term. One of them was to produce an alternative front cover for the book we are studying- Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. Look at these wonderful examples!
The children were also set the task of researching an island of their choice and producing an A3 poster presenting all their findings. There were some extremely impressive and interesting posters. Well done Cheetahs! 
I loved seeing all your fantastic homework projects. What a hard-working bunch you are!
Term 2 Week 5- Wednesday 5th December. We had such a wonderful day at Brokerswood organised by The Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team. I think we'd be able to survive in the woods now. We certainly know how to build shelters and make a fire!
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We loved our outdoor lunch cooked on an open fire!
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We enjoyed the archery session!
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Term 2 Week 5- We have been researching different kinds of animals and looking at their habitats. We have been finding out about what they need to survive!
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Term 2 week 4.What do you know about the English painter Turner? Joseph Mallord William Turner was born in London in 1775. He lived until he was 76 years old. Here we are sharing and writing down key facts about his life.

Term 2 week 4.What do you know about the English painter Turner? Joseph Mallord William Turner was born in London in 1775. He lived until he was 76 years old. Here we are sharing and writing down key facts about his life.  1
Term 2 week 4.What do you know about the English painter Turner? Joseph Mallord William Turner was born in London in 1775. He lived until he was 76 years old. Here we are sharing and writing down key facts about his life.  2
Term 2 week 4.What do you know about the English painter Turner? Joseph Mallord William Turner was born in London in 1775. He lived until he was 76 years old. Here we are sharing and writing down key facts about his life.  3
Term 2 week 4.What do you know about the English painter Turner? Joseph Mallord William Turner was born in London in 1775. He lived until he was 76 years old. Here we are sharing and writing down key facts about his life.  4
Term 2 week 4.What do you know about the English painter Turner? Joseph Mallord William Turner was born in London in 1775. He lived until he was 76 years old. Here we are sharing and writing down key facts about his life.  5
Term 2 Week 3- This week the children have been finishing their beautiful paintings inspired by the work of the Japanese artist Hokusai. The picture, which is actually a woodblock print, appears on the front cover of Kensuke's Kingdom which is the book we are studying this term.Mrs Ibison showed them the painting, The Great Wave off Kanagawa and showed the children how they could create their own work in the same style.The results are rather striking! Next week Mrs Ibison will be looking at the seascapes of Joseph Turner.
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Well done you two. You set out your Maths work in a such a neat and organised way. You clearly take great pride in your work! 
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Maths lessons always begin with arithmetic starters which provide an opportunity to practise all the skills that we're working on, on a daily basis. This week Mrs Gurr has enjoyed a break from writing the questions and explaining the answers! 

Thank you, you three! What wonderful teachers you were! 

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Term 2 Week 2- Very well done you 3 for achieving full marks in the 9th Arithmetic test!
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TERM 2

Week 1-It was lovely to see all the Cheetahs again after the mid- term holiday. I hope you all had a lovely break. Thank you for coming to the Parents' Evenings. I am delighted with the progress being made by the children and with the conscientious attitude that they demonstrate. It makes a huge difference when parents are involved with the work we do in school and I very much enjoyed chatting with you all last week.

This term we have a new topic which is SURVIVAL! We will be looking at Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo and some other wonderful texts which focus on coping in the wild!

I am hoping to arrange a Forest School day which will enable us to find out about creating shelters and building fires!

This week we braved the elements and went to the playing fields to learn hockey skills.

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We enjoyed making these beautiful stained-glass windows.
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We wrote some descriptive pieces about being caught out at sea in a storm. These two children worked incredibly hard and challenged themselves to use some new and exciting vocabulary. Well done!
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With Mrs Ibison, the children looked at a famous painting which is actually a woodblock print called The Wave. It appears on the front cover of Kensuke's Kingdom.

The children created their own versions and this one is particularly impressive!

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 Welcome to the web page for Cheetahs Class.

We are proud to be Cheetahs-we are focused on our goals and work hard to overcome challenges!

The staff team for Cheetahs Class: 

Mrs Gurr

Mrs Clark  

Mrs Hendry

Mrs Ibison (PPA cover on a Thursday afternoon.)

 

 

 

 

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It was lovely to chat with those parents who were able to make it to the meetings on Thursday evening. Do please look through the powerpoint of information used in those meetings if you were unable to come along.

The sun has been shining for our first week back and we had a wonderful time learning to play tag rugby on the field.

The sun has been shining for our first week back and we had a wonderful time learning to play tag rugby on the field. 1
The sun has been shining for our first week back and we had a wonderful time learning to play tag rugby on the field. 2
The sun has been shining for our first week back and we had a wonderful time learning to play tag rugby on the field. 3

We also had fun reading and playing rhythms in our music lesson!

We also had fun reading and playing rhythms in our music lesson! 1

On Friday, we had a fairy tale afternoon. We made masks to wear to Cinderella's ball!

On Friday, we had a fairy tale afternoon. We made masks to wear to Cinderella's ball! 1
On Friday, we had a fairy tale afternoon. We made masks to wear to Cinderella's ball! 2
On Friday, we had a fairy tale afternoon. We made masks to wear to Cinderella's ball! 3

Week 2: Cheetahs Class have settled into an excellent routine and have been working hard. Well done!

Friday afternoons provide the children with an opportunity to choose activities which relate to topics we are covering in class.

On offer today:

Making bookmarks with names written in hieroglyphics.

Constructing a pyramid from a net.

Ancient Egyptian research using books on loan from the library service.

Creating scenes from the story of Cinderella in the style of the illustrator Arthur Rackham.

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Week 3: On Friday afternoon of Week 3 we once again had an afternoon of varied activities relating to our class topics.

Some children chose to create and decorate a sarcophagus and others annotated a map of Egypt. The other two activities related to our class text-Street Child. Some children chose to act out a scene from the book following a script and others created a story board with their own ideas about what might happen next.

One child pursued his love of maths and completed some arithmetic challenges!

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Week 4: This week we have welcomed Miss Davies into our class. She is from Bath Spa University and this afternoon she worked with groups of children on a science investigation. This term our Science topic is ' Properties of Materials' and the children were looking at various substances and coming to conclusions about whether or not they would dissolve in water.
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Well done you three for working so hard on your retelling of the story of The Egyptian Cinderella.

Well done you three for working so hard on your retelling of the story of The Egyptian Cinderella. 1
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Well done you three for working so hard on your retelling of the story of The Egyptian Cinderella. 3

Well done girls. Your Egyptian Cinderella stories were so beautifully written with so much descriptive detail!

Well done girls. Your Egyptian Cinderella stories were so beautifully written with so much descriptive detail! 1
Well done girls. Your Egyptian Cinderella stories were so beautifully written with so much descriptive detail! 2
Week 5-Someone is delighted about having scored full marks in their arithmetic test this week! Well done!
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We are all enjoying researching Ancient Egypt for our non-chronological reports. Such an interesting topic!
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This week in Science with Miss Davies we were exploring reversible and irreversible changes. We watched to see what happened when vinegar was added to bicarbonate of soda. It was quite dramatic!
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Week 6- This week we have another class member who is delighted to have scored full marks in the arithmetic test!
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This week the children have been writing diary entries as if they were Jim from our class text Street Child. They clearly found it helpful to have the opportunity to read what they had written to a learning partner. The process enabled the children to then carefully edit their work.
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Some finished non-chronological reports complete with illustrations, diagrams, photographs, quizzes and lots of information.What beautiful pieces of work!
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Week 7-These 5 children achieved full marks in their arithmetic papers this week. Very well done!
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The children painted poppies in the style of Georgia O'Keefe. Isn't this a beautiful one!
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The children created some stunning story boxes based on different versions of Cinderella. Well done for working so hard on them Cheetahs!
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