Mrs M Moloney (Class Teacher)
Mrs. K Sinclair (Teaching Assistant Mon - Fri am)
District Sports will teach P.E Wednesday pm
Please contact us on the School office email - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please feel free to talk to us at the classroom door in the morning or after school, otherwise please feel free to make an appointment to see me after school.
Mrs Moloney and Mrs Sinclair
Ewan for never giving up in PE.
Erin- Mai for helping others.
PE will be on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon
Home learning will be set on a Friday. Projects are due in on 2/12/2019
Reading records need to be in every day
All Creatures Great and Small
This week the class have been discussing how to banish bullying. They discussed how it would make them feel if they were on the receiving end of bullying and what they can do to make sure bullying doesn't happen in the class or the school.
They watched the short pixar film 'For the Birds' to highlight how cruel bullying can be and how just by watching and encouraging the bully to continue hurting someone else that you are a part of the bullying.
Please ask your child about what they have learnt and discussed.
Despite the dismal weather, Tamar Class had a very informative experience on our trip to Dartmoor. The children gained copious amounts of knowledge about the Bronze Age settlements and also about the formation of the tors on Dartmoor. They will use this to form the basis for their learning over the next couple of months.
We are now 2 weeks into our 6 week session with Plymouth Argyle Community Trust. The children have been learning about nutrition and this week enjoyed playing football in small teams. It was great to see some impressive talent and teamwork amongst the class!
This week the class learnt about diet and why it is important to eat healthy foods and have a varied diet. The children created their own advert to convince people to eat healthy foods using alliteration and came up with their own slogans for example "Perfect Pineapples: Just Eat It" - Rhys. The children also took part in a dodgeball tournament playing in small teams against each other.
Learning in Tamar 2016-17
Once we had crafted our poems we performed our poems outside in the sunshine! Please take a look at the learning wall, some shining examples of our work and some photos of our poetry performance.
Tamar class have been working on sentence structure and creating a 'Rainbow' of sentences to help them write a descriptive version for part of the Easter Story.
In class we worked together to draft a version of 'The Last Supper' before the children worked independently to write a version of 'The Crucifixion'.
Here is our working wall and some of the children's work.
This week has seen visitors from the British Red Cross and Devon and Somerset Fire Service talking to the children in Year 5 and 6. All of Tamar enjoyed a safety talk from our local firefighters based in Camels Head station. Some even enjoyed trying on the safety equipment and clothing used by the fire service.
British Red Cross came in to lead a workshop for Year 6 on 'what it means to be a Refugee', they learnt how we can support children who may come to our school as a refugee and the children had a chance to discuss and understand the difficulties facing many children and adults who are forced to leave their home. A big THANK YOU to our visitors for their rich learning experiences offered to Tamar and a huge WELL DONE to all of the class for their brilliant behaviour and respect. Please take a look at some of the photos from the visits below.
In Maths this half term we have been focusing on Place Value and Additive Reasoning. The children have undertaken problem solving, completed Maths inquiries as well as actively demonstrating their reasoning and explaining their thinking to explicitly show how they are thinking mathematically. We have investigated the use of the 'Bar Model' to support our understanding of worded Maths problems to ensure we are undertaking the correct calculation. The following website will support the use and learning of the 'Bar Model'.
Continuing with our Land Ahoy! topic we have been writing pirate narratives and the children have written an opening chapter to a pirate story. The learning steps for this unit supported the children to write using effective character and setting descriptions.
The English learning wall displays the steps the children took towards their final outcome.
The children have been inventing their own Pirate poems in literacy, using descriptive devices and pirate specific vocabulary, the children have written some fantastic poetry describing the different things you would find on a pirate ship. Take a look at our class 'Piratosaurus'.
Take a look at our Pirate Adventure afternoon!
Last week we launched our topic 'Land Ahoy!' with a pirate adventure on and around the school field. The afternoon provided lots of opportunity for the class to work collaboratively, learn 'pirate' skills (shelter building, fire lighting and map reading) and gain further insight into the lives of pirates past. We had lots of fun learning specific vocabulary and of course talking and dressing like pirates. Here are just a few moments from our afternoon...