Kimmeridge

Kimmeridge Curriculum for Autumn Term 2018
Kimmeridge Time Table  Meet the Flintstones Topic Overview  POWer Projects for Homework

8.5.18

Well done to all of the Year 4s who have just completed their first residential trip to Bristol and Cardiff!  Miss Humphries was very impressed by how the Year 4s embraced being away from home and it was great to see such lovely team work. 
 
Take a look through our exciting gallery of pictures. Can you spot some of the following attractions we visited?

2.5.18

The year 4 children have been combining learning some French with learning how to make a movie using Microsoft PowerPoint.  They used the internet to find pictures and then used Google Translate to translate their words into French which they then had to record into their presentation. Click here to see them.

24.4.18
A virtual trip to the Taj Mahal
What a busy week it has been in Kimmeridge class! The children have thrown themselves into the Indian topic and have been asking some fantastic questions about Indian culture!
In our computing and English lessons, the children have been learning how to use Google’s search engine to research facts about the Taj Mahal for their non-chronological reports! We also took a virtual trip to the Taj Mahal using YouTube. 
Well done Kimmeridge class!
24.4.18
In our recent Design and Technology lesson’s the children have been making their own Roman armour. During the design and make process the children put lots of thought into how they would make sure that their armour would be functional during battle! 
24.4.18
Well done to children from Kimmeridge class who represented us in the Colmers Cup! What a fantastic achievement it is to win a football  tournament. 
Well done to this term’s homework winners! I am so impressed by your Roman themed homework. Keep up the hard work Kimmeridge!
16.4.18
Welcome back to Kimmeridge class! I hope you all had a fun Easter break! Pack your bags and dig out your passports because this term we will be taking an overseas learning trip to the beautiful, vibrant country, India. 
 
It is going to be an exciting topic that will inspire your learning across all of our curriculum subjects. 
 
To support your learning in school, I have set you a new homework challenge with an Indian theme. You have six weeks to choose and complete projects from your Indian homework passport. 
 
Enjoy your learning! 
16.3.18

Kimmeridge class have been learning all about the functions of our teeth and what we can do to care for our teeth. 

Take a look at our fantastic, annotated models. 

 
13.3.18
Monday was a very memorable day for all children in Kimmeridge as we learnt all about the digestive system! The children used a range of everyday cooking equipment to model key parts of the digestive system. Not all of the children were impressed by what a partly digested cracker and banana looks like in the stomach! Their favourite part had to be when the waste left the large intestine. 

 

26.2.18
Take a look at the  abstracts masks designed by Kimmeridge class. The children have worked hard to design and make their masks using paper mache, poster paint and wool. 

Retelling the myth of Perseus and Pegasus  

 Today Yellow Group began their new, exciting creating writing module, myths and legends.
 
To inspire and support writing across the classroom, the children have been learning the myth of Perseus and Pegasus using the hand actions coined by Pie Corbett. The children absolutely loved this dynamic, talked base approach to learning. 
 
In the gallery below, you can see how the children have also created their own fantastic hand actions. 
On the last Thursday of half term, parents and carers of Kimmeridge class joined us  for an parent-child open morning.
The event was a brilliant success and the children were thrilled by the number of visitors viewing their work. 
It was also a great opportunity for us to discuss how we can make spelling practise fun. It was lovely seeing everyone get involved in the carousel of spelling activities. 
 
The children have been working very hard on their ‘exciting sentences’ by Alan Pete. The sentences the children were focussing on are: 
– 2A sentences (adjective, adjective noun)
– 3A sentences (adjective, adjective and adjective)
– Broken sentences (3 adjectives, each followed by a full stop)
 
as well as using new pieces of punctuation such as colons and inverted commas.

 

In our science, lesson Kimmeridge identified the organs of the human circulatory system and were able to describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.

The children did a brilliant job of labelling and explaining the circulatory system of on our class model, Charlie.

I was very impressed by the class’ use of scientific vocabulary to explain why the human body needs water, oxygen and nutrients to stay alive. 

Keywords discussed included: Oxygen (O2), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), arteries, veins, red blood cells, white blood cells, water and nutrients. 

 
 
The Romans have come to Parrett and Axe and our classroom has been transformed into an ancient Roman fort!
 
Our class topic this term is The Romans and I am already very impressed with the children’s subject knowledge about this exciting time in History! This week the children will be meeting our class soldier who is guided us through this fun and sometimes gruesome topic, Rhaegar son of Romulus! 
 
Take a look at some of the fantastic Roman inspired D&T projects that the children have been completing as part of their homework! We have also been designing Roman mosaics on the our Amazon Kindle’s… just wait until you have seen the finished products!
 
In this lesson, the children were given the task of designing a healthy snack for Goldilocks. 
 
The children initially designed their product and described it using a range of exciting expanded noun phrase sentences.  Following this the children made and then edited their original design. 
 
Next week, the children will be formal write a recipe which will provide Goldilocks with the instructions to make her own healthy snack. 

 

On Friday we made Christmas decorations which we will be selling at the school Christmas Fair.

 
In Geography we have been  drawing sketch maps of EYFS playing area
As part of our new English topic, Firework Poetry, the children created calligram firework poems using onomatopoeia words only.

 

Yellow group have been formally introduced to exchanging. Following the C-P-A model, the children worked together to use concrete objects to represent the addition question and complete the relevant exchanges.

 

In Yellow group we have been learning about persuasive writing.  This week the children wrote their own debate script and performed this in front of their peers.  Debate topic:  Visit Dorset vs. Visit Italy. 

Here is a gallery of the hard work we have been doing in Kimmeridge this half term!

 

We were investigating the durability of rocks (chalk, blue lias, granite, marble, sandstone) focusing on our fair testing and observation skills. This links to our fossils and rocks opic. 

Here are some pictures from Kimmeridge’s science experiment for our science topic Rocks, Fossils and Soils. We used grated white and dark chocolate to model the rock cycle. In the images you will see how we made sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks. 

We have made some landmarks of the British Isles as part of our Geography topic homework.  See if you can recognise some of them.