Ravens

Ravens'Class
Welcome to Ravens' class. We are a fantastic group of year 5 and year 6 children and are the oldest children in the school. Our class teacher is the wonderful Miss Stone and Mrs Oliver is our amazing teaching assistant.
Working in Ravens' class is educational, fun and always fast-paced. Our learning environment is most definitely, the best place to be.
Take a look below, to see why.
2020 - 2021
September 2020
Key Information
PE Days - Tuesday & Friday 
(children to come to school dressed in their PE kits please)
 
Homework folders to be returned each Wednesday; parents to sign and date 3 times in the relevant box to show your child has read this week; in order to move one space along our reading caterpillar
 
English
"Is this a dagger which I see before me?"
We have been studying Shakespeare for the past few weeks, focusing on the main text of 'Macbeth.' The children have created a range of work based around this play with our unit culminating in our own amazing class performance  of Macbeth.
THE VIKINGS

My fellow Viking warriors, as we set for the high seas in our Viking boats and don our Viking helmets, I hereby set you a challenge! In order to tell the people about us; to show them the trials and tribulations we have overcome; the challenges we have met; the people we are. I would like you to create one piece of work, (or more if you wish), e.g. a newspaper report; a diary; a collage; a fact-file; a power-point presentation, etc., to let others know about us vicious Vikings!  

Take a look at some of the work the children have created!

Harvest Festival 2020
Ravens' class have created their own acrostic poem to show the importance of the Harvest and all this celebration entails. Take a look at our video below, to see their poem in action.
National Poetry Day 2020
On Thursday 2 October, we celebrated National Poetry Day, which was based around the theme 'Hope.' We discussed what hope meant to each one of us and then used this to create poems based all around this idea. Take a look at some of the wonderful poetry readings created.
2019 - 2020
'Music'
'Around the World'
'Famous & Significant People'
'The Rainforest'
'Sport'
'Under the sea'
HOME LEARNING
While we are all at home for the time being, we would like to share some of the exciting things we have been doing. Keep checking as we add more, as some of these ideas may just inspire you too!
And don't forget to take part in the set challenges I will be putting on the website.
 
Challenge 9 - Creating a piece of Europe

I would like you to create a piece of art/D.T. work to represent one of the magical sights of Europe. It could be the Eiffel Tower in Paris; the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy; the stunning Rialto Bridge (my favourite place) in Venice; stunning Lake Garda in Italy or any one of the magical buildings and landscapes across Europe. Use any kind of materials you wish to capture the attention of your audience.

Enjoy!

 
 
 
 
MRS OLIVER'S CHALLENGE.
 

Can you draw a diagram of a sunflower?

Draw and label a diagram of a sunflower showing all the different parts that make up this beautiful plant. See how many you can name, you can then colour or paint it if you like.

Have fun!

 
 
SUNFLOWER CHALLENGE
CHALLENGE 8
Creating an European story.
CHALLENGE 7a
Creating a power-point on Forces.
CHALLENGE 7b
Virtual climb.
CHALLENGE 6
Maths revision sheet.
CHALLENGE 5
Create a postcard.
CHALLENGE 4
Find a country that begins with each letter of the alphabet ... if possible.
CHALLENGE 3
Design an Easter egg for Miss Stone.
CHALLENGE 2
How many Keepy Uppies can you do with a toilet roll?
Georgia leads the way, this is a tough one to beat!
CHALLENGE 1
How many real words can you make from the words
EASTER TIME!
 
Well done Georgia, you came up with the most words. Well done to all that took part, a great effort from you all.
HOME LEARNING
Lily records a bird nesting.
  • P.E.
    On Monday 24 February, Premier Sports came in to work with Ravens' class to allow them to experience the Game Of Actual Life (GOAL). The children learned all about money and bank accounts; careers and wages and property and lifestyle, all in preparation for their future. 
Competition Time!
On Wednesday 12 February, Ravens' class created their own unique style beds to take part in the Happy Beds 'Design your own bed' competition. Take a look at:https://www.happybeds.co.uk/kids-dream-bedrooms
The winner will have their own bed design made and built in their home.
Good luck everyone!!!
Extreme Earth
In our Topic work this term, we will be learning all about natural disasters: what they are; how they are created; the destruction they can cause and where they occur in the world. To start our unit off we had a visit from 'Kinetic Kate' from Fun Science on Wednesday 7 January. During the morning the children got to make tornadoes, volcanoes and create clouds. Take a look at our learning below. 
Jason & the Argonauts
On Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 November, we were lucky to have Jason come and visit our school. Jason is an artist, who has work displayed in the Tate Gallery and  who is in the process of creating a range of new art work, which children are involved in. Using iPads, the children created characters to be included within a new VR game. The children had an amazing time and developed both their art and ICT skills.
Conservation
During the week beginning 4th November, we were lucky to have a lady from the Sealife Centre, Harri, work with us, to educate us all about sharks and the conservation of these amazing creatures. The children took part in a range of activities and learned a great deal; they will ensure they pass these messages on and educate others, to help protect this species.
Windsurfing
On Thursday 10 October, our class went to The Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy to try our hands at windsurfing. The children worked independently to stand and guide their board out into the sea. The weather was incredibly windy, but the children did an amazing job to learn this new and amazing sport.
  • Fire Service Visit
    On Tuesday 25th September; our local fire service from Maiden Newton, came in and discussed fire safety with Ravens' Class. We were also lucky to see and learn about the equipment on the fire engine itself; while practising our hosing skills; mainly on the teachers' cars!
Topic
In the Autumn term, the children in Ravens' class will be delving into one of the most exciting periods in History - Ancient Greece. We will learn about the numerous Gods and Goddesses and the powers they possessed, as well as many of the most exciting myths and legends
To start off this amazing History unit; we were lucky to have the 'Portals to the Past' company join us for the day on Wednesday 4 September 2019.
2018 - 2019
Ravens' Residential 2018
Ravens' Class embarked on a thrilling adventure week down at Harrow House in Swanage in June. We all had an amazing week, trying new and exciting activities; forging friendships and creating memories to last a lifetime.