Welcome to Godrevy Class
Catie Sleight (Maternity Leave from 06.03.23)
|Deborah Smith||Jayne Jones||Adele Zschiesche|
Godrevy Class Teaching Team.
Godrevy is a job share with Mr. Manley teaching the class for three days and Miss Cox for two days. (Mrs. Sleight is on maternity leave).
Mr. Trevor Manley - Monday, Thursday & Friday
Miss Megan Cox - Tuesday & Wednesday
Mrs. Catie Sleight - Tuesday & Wednesday - Maternity Leave
Anna-Rose, Archie, Austen, Avalon, Charlie, Corey, Edward, Elizabeth,Esme, Ezmay, Finley, Freddie, Giles, Hugo, Imogen, Isabella, Lizzie, Lottie, Marley, Oliver C, Oliver N, Oliver T, Oscar D, Oscar M, Parker, Raffy, Salvador, Sophia, Stan, Summer, Tiah-May, Tiggy and Willow warmly welcome you to Godrevy's webpage
English - Non Chronological Reports - Pangolins
HISTORY - THE ANGLO SAXONS & SCOTS
Our Topic - Deserts
As geographers we are going to grab our water bottles and set off to the driest places on Earth. Our class will learn what a desert is and the features of desert habitats. They will discover where the major deserts of the world are, as well exploring the physical and human geography of the desert biome.
Summer Term 2023
(Mr. Manley) As mathematicians, we have started a new unit on manipulating the additive relationship and securing mental methods of calculation. This week, we have focused on mentally adding two-digit numbers together using the partitioning method. As writers, we have been learning how to improve our sentence using the B.O.Y.S. connectives (but, or, yet & so). We have learnt that by using one of these connectives we can add another clause to our sentences. As Geographers, we have started learning about deserts and discovered that Antartica is the biggest desert of all! We went hunting for facts about deserts that were placed around the classroom. As historians, we have started our topic learning about the Anglo-Saxons, Scots and Picts. We learnt about the invasion after the Romans left and the seven Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. (Miss Cox) This week we began a lot of new learning! In maths we started subtraction using a range of different resources to help us. In science, we began our new topic on plants and how they grow. We have planted our own beans under different conditions in order to observe them over the next few weeks to see if and how they grow. In RE we are looking at what type of world Jesus would have wanted and in art we use contour drawing to draw daffodils without taking our pencils off the paper.
We thoroughly enjoyed immersing ourselves in arts and crafts throughout Art Week. On Monday, we have been learning how to sketch a turtle accurately so that we can use them to make a poster warning other about the danger of polluting the oceans with plastic. We enjoyed learning about the effects of plastic during a workshop led by Cornwall Plastic Pollution Coalition. We were able to see the many different items of plastic washed up on Cornwall's shores. In the afternoon, we started our Athletics P.E. project, learning about the basics of running, jumping and throwing and the importance of stamina! On Tuesday, we teamed up with Marazion, designing biodegradable plant pots to grow a variety of flowers and fruit during the summer. On Wednesday, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Mr. Nicholls. He showed us how to create hanging sea animals' scenes using tissue paper and laminating pouches and read us a story that he had written and illustrated about a turtle. on Friday, we turned plastic bottles into pretty flowers to decorate the school with. We also worked with Falmouth Marine Conservation Group to learn about how to safeguard are marine creatures and learnt from Vicki Spooner about Falmouth's Harbour's Seabin that cleans the harbour of rubbish.
This week we have continued our learning around subtraction and writing the story of the blue umbrella. We look at the part of a plant and their functions, keeping an eye on the ones we are growing and watering them. Our afternoons were filled with art and getting ready for the exhibition! On Friday we devoted our day to the King’s Coronation. We learnt about the history and significance of our monarch’s coronations over the centuries and examined the symbolism of the ceremony. We designed a commemorative teapot design and went on a Coronation scavenger hunt solving clues based on our understanding of the Coronation.
(Miss Cox): In English, we have been writing the last sections of our stories about the Blue Umbrella, focusing on using personification and strong adjectives to make it more interesting to read. We continued building our knowledge on column subtraction, touch typing, French food names and Christianity. We performed an experiment in science, to help us investigate how water is transported through a plant using different coloured water and roses. In design technology we started our work with textiles and have begun to learn stitches needed for hand sewing and the how to fix it when it goes wrong! (Mr. Manley): As writers we have been using the 'bubble scaffolding technique' to form our letters correctly in an attempt to improve our handwriting and presentation. We have also recapped using connectives to make compound sentences and have turned boring sentences into exciting ones using 'two adjective' sentences. As mathematicians, we have used the partitioning method to mentally add two 3-digit numbers together. As historians, we have investigated Anglo-Saxon place names and their root meanings and have used a map of the U.K. to find examples of Anglo-Saxon place names. In PSHE we have continued to explore the 'zones of regulation' and have focused on the 'Blue Zone' and how people might look and feel.
(Mr. Manley): As mathematicians we have completed our unit on mental calculations and have learnt three different strategies that are an efficient way of mental addition. We have started a new unit on fractions and have looked at understanding the denominators of unit fractions and compare and ordered unit fractions. As geographers we have investigated the weather and climates of deserts and examined temperature and rainfall deserts for contrasting deserts around the world. As writers, we have enhanced our sentences by beginning our sentences with three adjectives beginning with ed and continue to focus on correct letter formation and improving our handwriting and general presentation. As historians, we have researched Anglo-Saxon villages and village life and constructed our own village using historical information. In PHSE, we have continued to learn about the zones of regulation and how we can use these to regulate our behaviour and emotions. We have looked at the green zone and learnt techniques on how to remain in the zone and recognise it in others. (Miss Cox): On Tuesday, we were lucky enough to be taught by Reverend Liz Harris as part of our RE topic. She discussed her role within the church, all of the many different jobs and services she performs and told us how this helps promote the world that Jesus would have wanted. In science, we looked at the process of pollination and pretended to be bumble bees using cheesy crisps! On Wednesday, we wrote a brilliant ending to the love story of two umbrellas that had been separated in a city, focusing on choosing powerful language to make our writing more interesting. During design technology, we worked on improving our sewing skills and using the stitches that we learnt previously; using our chosen fabrics we sewed and decorated bookmarks.
(Miss Cox): On Tuesday, we looked at seed dispersal thinking about how and why seeds travel so far away from the parent plant. Taking our learning outside, we searched for seeds we had hidden after dispersing them from our starting point and tested the flying ability of helicopter seeds off the walls. In religious studies, we wrote a job description for the role of a disciple and identified the type of person that would be good to spread the word of Jesus and they type of world he would want. On Wednesday, we spent the first half of our morning with Cornwall Cricket, who helped improve our batting and bowling skills. We then finished our topic of textiles by putting all our work into practice and sewing a range of clothes for our teddies! (Mr. Manley): As mathematicians, we have carried on with fractions and compared and ordered unit fractions. We have also strengthened our understanding of the numerators of non-unit fractions. As writers, we have continued our focus of letter formation and developing our cursive handwriting and presentation. As musicians, we have learnt pitch, pulse and melody and applied this to singing a sea shanty and Sailing by Rod Stewart. In PSHE, we have examined different feelings within the yellow zone and learnt self-regulation strategies for when we want to return to the green zone. As Historians, we have begun to investigate Anglo-Saxon artefacts and learnt key questions that an historian would ask of that object.