Navigation
Home Page

Elder

Welcome to Elder Class

Summer Term 2015 in Elder Class

Elder Class Summer Term newsletter

Tuesday 7th July 2015 - Our trip to London and the Houses of Parliament

Levi was inspired by our poet visit and created this brilliant poem at home!

Levi was inspired by our poet visit and created this brilliant poem at home! 1

Monday 22nd June A Poem for Suffolk

Monday 22nd June A Poem for Suffolk 1

Today, the Year 5 and 6 pupils got the opportunity to work with the poet Dean Parkin on his project called 'A poem for Suffolk'.  They had to think about what Carlton Colville was made of and make a list of all the things that came into their minds.  The children came up with some brilliant examples about everyday items and places around their local area. 

These ideas will be compiled with others from a whole host of other schools, libraries and residential homes from all over Suffolk to make a poem, showcasing Suffolk.  

Tuesday 16th June 2015

Click on the pages above to see lots of photos and information about our visit to Eaton Vale Activity Centre.

Monday 15th June

See the fabulous constructions some of the children made on their visit to EPA:

GEDC1694.AVI

Still image for this video

GEDC1698.AVI

Still image for this video

GEDC1693.AVI

Still image for this video

GEDC1699.AVI

Still image for this video

Thursday 4th June 2015

 

Welcome back to the second half of the Summer Term. This week we have started to look at a short film called 'The Piano'. The pupils have been investigating new vocabulary using the 'Zones of Relevance' activity. Here are some of the new words we have explored:

Melancholy

Pensive

Nostalgic

Sentimental

Can you remember the definitions of these words?

The Piano by Aidan Gibbons

Click on the link above to see a fantastic summary of the House Captain elections and information from last week.

Friday 8th May 2015 - House Captain elections

This afternoon we all participated in a unique opportunity to elect our new Year Five House Captains and Vice Captains. The whole school were involved in the election process which started with each pupil sitting in a special assembly with their individual polling card. The pupils then split into their four houses; Ruby, Sapphire, Diamond and Emerald with their fellow house members to hear the candidates deliver their speeches. Each pupil in the school was able to vote for their favourite candidate, in a private voting booth with their ballot cards. This experience gave the pupils a brilliant opportunity to experience the democratic process from canvassing, to listening to the manifestos and then voting for their chosen candidate. The 20 candidates did such a wonderful job and delivered their speech with pride and sincerity. The final House Captains and Vice Captains have been chosen and look forward to representing the school in this special role. Well done to all the candidates, you all did a superb job and everyone was very impressed! 

 

House Captain Vice Captain
Ruby Jayden Louisa
Sapphire Hollie Maisy
Diamond Elysia Thomas
Emerald Sophie U Louise

 

 

Wednesday 6th May 2015 - Paralympic Sports Festival at Water Lane Sports Centre

Elder Class have had a fantastic day at the Paralympic Sports Festival at Water Lane Sports Centre! The pupils were split into eight teams and competed against five other local schools and were absolute superstars. This resulted in Year Five winning the tournament! They were involved in lots of Paralympic sports, including: Boccia, Goalball, Blind Football, Sitting Volleyball and Archery. Throughout the day, Elder Class were also able to pick up extra points for 'Fair Play' 'Inspiration' and 'Equality'. They  were also lucky enough to win a second trophy as they demonstrated 'Inspiration' throughout the games. Well done Year Five, we are very proud of your achievements.

Wednesday 22nd April - Developing our understanding of the role of House Captain

This afternoon, Mme Godet led an interesting session to the pupils about their upcoming role as potential House Captains. The pupils spent some time discussing the qualities they would need to display in order to be a successful captain. Mme Godet was really impressed at the sensible and thoughtful suggestions the pupils came up with. The next part of the session involved the pupils separating cards which either specified 'the job' or qualities of 'the person'. Year Five had to work collaboratively to decide which cards matched the headings. These cards will then help the pupils to form the basis of their speech, which they will start constructing tomorrow!

Tuesday 21st April - Year 5 Netball Club

Tuesday 21st April - Year 5 Netball Club  1
Tuesday 21st April - Year 5 Netball Club  2
Tuesday 21st April - Year 5 Netball Club  3
This afternoon, we had a fantastic turn out for our first session of Netball Club. Fifteen Year 5 pupils participated in the club with myself and Miss D'amore. We spent some time shooting and passing to develop our skills and then ended the club with a short game. The pupils were brilliant and worked really well as a team. If you would like to join Netball club, sign up at the office.

 

 

Tuesday 14th April 2015

We have had an exciting and creative start to the new term. Over the next two days, the whole school  are working with Art Solutions to create some fabulous 3D art displays, based on the theme of 'Rainforests'. This morning, the pupils in Elder have been padding and covering their exotic rainforest animals ready to add some colour to them this afternoon.

Stage One of the rainforest display-preparing the animals

Stage One of the rainforest display-preparing the animals  1
Stage One of the rainforest display-preparing the animals  2
Stage One of the rainforest display-preparing the animals  3
Stage One of the rainforest display-preparing the animals  4
Stage One of the rainforest display-preparing the animals  5
Stage One of the rainforest display-preparing the animals  6
Stage One of the rainforest display-preparing the animals  7
Stage One of the rainforest display-preparing the animals  8
Stage One of the rainforest display-preparing the animals  9

Stage Two - adding the base colour to the animals

Stage Two - adding the base colour to the animals 1
Stage Two - adding the base colour to the animals 2
Stage Two - adding the base colour to the animals 3
Stage Two - adding the base colour to the animals 4
Stage Two - adding the base colour to the animals 5
Stage Two - adding the base colour to the animals 6
Stage Two - adding the base colour to the animals 7
Stage Two - adding the base colour to the animals 8
Stage Two - adding the base colour to the animals 9
Stage Two - adding the base colour to the animals 10
Stage Two - adding the base colour to the animals 11
Stage Two - adding the base colour to the animals 12
Stage Two - adding the base colour to the animals 13
Stage Two - adding the base colour to the animals 14

Stage Three - The finishing touches

Stage Three - The finishing touches  1
Stage Three - The finishing touches  2
Stage Three - The finishing touches  3
Stage Three - The finishing touches  4
Stage Three - The finishing touches  5
Stage Three - The finishing touches  6

Stage Four - The finished animals!

Stage Four - The finished animals! 1
Stage Four - The finished animals! 2
Stage Four - The finished animals! 3
Stage Four - The finished animals! 4
Stage Four - The finished animals! 5
Stage Four - The finished animals! 6
Stage Four - The finished animals! 7
Stage Four - The finished animals! 8
Stage Four - The finished animals! 9
Stage Four - The finished animals! 10
Stage Four - The finished animals! 11

The finished masterpiece!

The finished masterpiece! 1
Can you find your animals on the display? You should all be so proud of your efforts. The animals look amazing! Well done!
Have a look at all of our fantastic work from the Spring Term below...

Tuesday 24th March - Protractor golf

Tuesday 24th March - Protractor golf 1
Tuesday 24th March - Protractor golf 2
Tuesday 24th March - Protractor golf 3
Tuesday 24th March - Protractor golf 4
Tuesday 24th March - Protractor golf 5
Tuesday 24th March - Protractor golf 6
This morning, we explored angles through a game of Protractor Golf. First, we had a go at using the correct angles to help us get a hole in one using a real putter and golf ball in the hall. Then we came back into the classroom and had a go at estimating, drawing and measuring angles with a protractor to see if we could also get a hole in one.

Monday 23rd March - Indian Dance Workshop

Year Five and Six had a wonderful afternoon with Tina from Jaya Dance. The classes both had a one hour workshop to learn a fantastic Bollywood dance routine and then present it in an assembly at the end of the day with the parents. The pupils loved that they got to dress up and wear brightly coloured costumes, ankle bells and colourful scarves to perform with! At the end, the parents joined in with the dancing and looked like they thoroughly enjoyed it! Well done everyone, it was a brilliant afternoon!

Tuesday 17th March 2015 - English 'The Jungle Book'

In English over the next couple of weeks we are going to be spending some time reading Rudyard Kipling's 'The Jungle Book'. This book is set in the Indian jungle and gives the pupils an opportunity to enjoy a story written over 100 years ago. Rudyard Kipling was an English writer who was born in Mumbai, India in 1865. Today, the pupils spent some time studying the characters we have met so far, including: Father and Mother wolf, Tabaqui (a jackal) and Shere Khan (a tiger) using 'Role on the Wall'.

Friday 13th March 2015

Big Maths Beat That

Today we had 9 pupils achieving 10/10, well done!

Louise

Felicia

Max

Jenson

Sophie

Elysia

Kye

Thomas

Tyler

Thursday 5th March 2015 - World Book Day

Thursday 5th March 2015 - World Book Day 1
We enjoyed sharing some of our books with our parents this morning to celebrate World Book Day. The pupils were given an illustration from an unknown book (see the image below) and they had to become detectives and find as many clues in the picture as they could. They had to write their ideas around the outside and share them with the class. We will then read this book during our Guided Reading sessions next week.
Picture 1 How many clues can you uncover?

Friday 27th February - New class newsletter

Penny Whistle 'Bagfed Polka' Tuesday 24th February

Placeholder for audio player [Will play 'pennyWhistles.wav']
Listen to our fantastic playing this afternoon!

Monday 23rd February - Using Google Sketch Up

As part of our computing lessons, this afternoon we had a go at developing our 3D modelling skills to create a house on Google Sketch Up. The pupils made some fantastic designs and were keen to share and help each other develop their houses. We will continue to develop these skills and will upload some more photographs next week!

Monday 23rd February 2015

Welcome back to the second half of the Spring Term! Over the next couple of weeks our Maths lessons are going to be focused on developing our understanding of fractions. Click on the 'see what we have been learning' page to play on some fractions games.

 

Remember our school 'Spelling Bee' is taking place towards the end of March. Here is a list of the words you need to practise by saying them out loud (not writing them down).

 

Year Five and Six key words

 

accommodate

category

determined

frequently

muscle

queue

suggest

accompany

cemetery

develop

government

necessary

recognise

symbol

according

committee

dictionary

guarantee

neighbour

recommend

system

achieve

communicate

disastrous

harass

nuisance

relevant

temperature

aggressive

community

embarrass

hindrance

occupy

restaurant

thorough

amateur

competition

environment

identity

occur

rhyme

twelfth

ancient

conscience

equipment

immediately

opportunity

rhythm

variety

apparent

conscious

especially

individual

parliament

sacrifice

vegetable

appreciate

controversy

exaggerate

interfere

persuade

secretary

vehicle

attached

convenience

excellent

interrupt

physical

shoulder

yacht

available

correspond

existence

language

prejudice

signature

 

average

criticise

explanation

leisure

privilege

sincere(ly)

 

awkward

curiosity

familiar

lightning

profession

soldier

 

bargain

definite

foreign

marvellous

programme

stomach

 

bruise

desperate

forty

mischievous

pronunciation

sufficient

 

Saturday 7th February

New content added to Education City! Make sure you have your user name and password details handy...

Friday 6th February -The Elephant's Friend digital storytelling

We have been reading a range of Indian stories over the last two weeks. Today we had a go at retelling one of these stories using the record function on Power Point. Have a listen to one of the stories retold by Louisa and Elysia...

Friday 30th January - Big Maths Beat That

This week 7 pupils in Elder Class got 10/10 on their Big Maths Beat That! This is very impressive and shows how much progress you are making in Big Maths!

A huge well done to:

Kacey

Emily

Max   

Levi   

Kye    

Aidan 

and Charlie

Read for my School

The competition has well and truly begun! Click on the image to enter the website and find one of the 150 fabulous books to read at home.

 

Spring Term 1 2015 Elder class newsletter

Wednesday 14th January Talk for Writing 'Incredible India'

This week in English we have been looking at a piece of persuasive text about 'Incredible India'. We have been using Pie Corbett's 'Talk for Writing' strategies and the children have orally learnt and then practised reciting this text, complete with actions, then created a text map to help them to remember it all. They have been very impressive (as you can see from the pictures above). Why don't you ask your child if they can recite some of their 'Incredible India' text to you and see if they can persuade you to visit this wonderful country!

Wednesday 7th January 2015

Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great Christmas break and are ready to come back for an exciting Spring term!

Click on our 'What we have been learning' page to see details of our new topic.

Wednesday 17th December - The Match Girl's Christmas

WOW! Year Five, you should be so proud of yourselves for performing your play so brilliantly! You all did such a fantastic job and worked so well together, it was a real pleasure to watch. I'm sure all of your family who watched the performances will agree (I think maybe we should have given out some tissues though!) Thank you to all the parents and family members who supported Elder Class, it really was a special afternoon/evening.

Tuesday 9th December - Exploring Lego Wedo

Today, we used Lego Wedo for the first time in class and it was absolutely brilliant. The pupils were demonstrating so many of our Golden Behaviours for Learning, including: Pride, High Aspirations, Collaboration and Personal Responsibility. Some of the groups worked so well together that they completed their alligator and programmed it so its mouth could open and shut. We can't wait to use the Wedo again!

Tuesday 2nd December - Our Learning Cafe

This afternoon, we had a great turn out of Year Five parents who helped us make various props for our school play and crafts to sell at our Christmas Fayre on Friday. We really enjoyed having the opportunity to get creative and we have produced some brilliant items! Look out for them in the school play and on our Christmas stall on Friday afternoon. It was lovely to see so many of you. Thank you for all your help!

Thursday 27th November - Our visit to Norwich Cathedral

Today, Elder Class had an awe-inspiring day at Norwich Cathedral, following their learning with Mrs Holgate on Christian symbols and expressions. The class received a tour of the cathedral, during which they were told about the important jobs people in the cathedral hold; such as Priests, Benedictine Monks and Bishops (and even got to dress in these clothes) . They were very lucky to hear the fantastic organist play which filled the cathedral with wonderful music. The pupils gained so much out of the visit, asked interesting questions and were once again a pleasure to take out and represent the school. Well done Year Five!

Thursday 20th November

This afternoon, Elder Class thoroughly enjoyed creating a nativity scene out of clay, to link their previous RE and Art learning on symbols and expressions.  They will spend some time next week painting them and they can take them home to display with their other Christmas decorations.

 

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3

Wednesday 19th November - Our Christmas Play

'The Match Girl's Christmas' play is well and truly underway. You all have your scripts, lyrics and letters to explain the costumes you need to wear. Make sure you practice your words and the songs at home.  We will have another rehearsal on Friday afternoon.

The Vile Victorians

 

We have been finding out about life during the Victorian era so far this year. This website is brilliant and you will find out so much more about this interesting time in history. Why don't you bring in some facts that you have found to impress us all?

 

 

 

 

Friday 7th November - Exploring our exciting new website!

Friday 7th November -  Exploring our exciting new website! 1 Exploring our new website for the first time!
Friday 7th November -  Exploring our exciting new website! 2 We found it really easy to use.

Our Victorian visit to Leiston Long Shop on Tuesday 4th November

Our Victorian visit to Leiston Long Shop on Tuesday 4th November  1 We all worked on a production line
Our Victorian visit to Leiston Long Shop on Tuesday 4th November  2 We made our own wooden boxes
Our Victorian visit to Leiston Long Shop on Tuesday 4th November  3 We even had a go at the washing!
Our Victorian visit to Leiston Long Shop on Tuesday 4th November  4 Finally, we acted out a fire drill!

Top