Reception Topic

Autumn Term 2018

Our topic this term is "Knock! Knock!".

Reception class had to listen carefully and count the number of beads being dropped into the pot. Then working as a team they had to check by counting and find the correct numicon shape to represent the number.

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Listening & Counting

The children collected leaves which they used to make hedgehogs.

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Using leaves to make a hedgehog.

Reception class enjoyed getting physical in the afternoons with Play Doh and music!

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Play Doh & Music!

Reception children settled quickly in to school life.

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Cutting and sticking

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Colouring

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In our own play area.

Year 1 Topic

Autumn Term 2018

Our topic this term is “In A Land Far, Far Away”.

Dancing, eating and drinking were great fun at the Key Stage 1 Ball.

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Dancing.

Year 1 have been learning the stories of Hansel and Gretel and The Little Red Hen. They made bread and it was lots of fun!

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Making bread.

The children made porridge for The Three Bears.

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Tasting the porridge to make sure it was perfect!

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Making porridge

Year 2 Topic

Autumn Term 2018

Our topic this term is "In A Land Far, Far Away".

The Key Stage 1 Ball was great fun - the children enjoyed dancing, eating and drinking.

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Food and drink time at The Ball.

A trail of breadcrumbs appeared outside the Year 2 classroom door which the children followed to a sweet-making kitchen.

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Crushing biscuits to make Rocky Road

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Melting chocolate

After receiving a letter from Goldilocks, Year 2 have made and tasted some porridge. They have been writing instructions using imperative verbs and they plan to send their delicious recipes to Goldilocks. 

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Cooking the porridge.

Chaos in the Key Stage 1 corridor! Year 2 have found a trail of breadcrumbs and are trying to find out who left them.

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Who has made this mess?

Year 3 Class Topic

Autumn Term 2018

Our topic is "Stones & Bones".

The children have had great fun acting out scenes from “Ug, Boy Genius of the Stone Age” and then scribing the dialogue.

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Acting.

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Written dialogue.

The children wrote instructions about how to brush a sabre tooth tiger’s teeth.

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Concentrating hard!

Year 3 created some woolly mammoths and then wrote instructions about how to make them.

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A Woolly Mammoth

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Inspired Writing

Trip to Worthing Museum

The children explored the Museum, looking at artefacts from Stone Age times. They were also able to handle relics from this era that had been found in the local area.

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Handling artefacts

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Archaeological digging.

In Gymnastics, Year 3 have been exploring the different shapes that they can make with their bodies including: thin, small, round and wide shapes.

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What shapes are they making here?

Year 4 Class Topic

Autumn Term 2018

Our topic this term is "Stones & Bones".

The children have been writing non-chronological reports about imaginary animals that lived in the Stone Age.

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On Display

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Superb Non-Chronological Report Writing

Year 4 have been writing postcards after imagining they had travelled back to the Stone Age.

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Stone Age Postcards.

Visit to Worthing Museum

The children explored Worthing Museum, focusing on the artefacts from Stone Age times. They also participated in an archaeological dig and were able to handle the relics they found.

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Archaeological dig.

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Chalk rubbing.

Year 5 Topic

Autumn Term 2018

Our topic this term is "Into The Unknown".

Year 5 had a very creative start to the term and have all made their own skyship in preparation for their 'Brightstorm' topic.  In addition to this, they enjoyed the visit and workshops from Vashti Hardy and are now eager to start writing their persuasive text to become a member of the crew.

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Meeting Vashti Hardy.

Year 5 continued their work on Brightstorm and lots of their fantastic work went on display in the classroom.

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Classroom Display

During their ICT lessons, Year 5 looked at 'Hour of Code'.  They created their own flappy bird game, making the bird fly through a variety of obstacles gaining points as it travelled.

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Flappy Bird Game

It's been an exciting time on Times Tables Rockstars, with Year 5 and Year 6 going into a tournament battle against each other. The Staff are very proud of the level of participation resulting in their speed and accuracy in times table knowledge being dramatically improved. 

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Battle of The Bands Year 5 winners

Year 6 Topic

Autumn Term 2018

Our topic this term is "Into The Unknown".

Year 6 have been learning about the importance of E-Safety. They have thought about how they would react in different scenarios & created some very informative Online Safety posters which will be displayed around the school to help younger children make the correct choices.

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Creating E-Safety posters.

Bikeability Week in Year 6 was a great success – the children learnt to cycle safely on the roads.

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Getting started.

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On the way back to Castlewood.

It's been an exciting time on Times Tables Rockstars, with Year 5 and Year 6 going into a tournament battle against each other. The Staff are very proud of the level of participation resulting in their speed and accuracy in times table knowledge being dramatically improved. 

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Year 6 Winners of Battle of the Bands.

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