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Term 3 English stimulus is...
From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making history and of reading his name amongst the lists of great discoveries. If only he could land and look about him.
As the plane crashes into the canopy, Fred is suddenly left without a choice. He and the three other children may be alive, but the jungle is a vast, untamed place. With no hope of rescue, the chance of getting home feels impossibly small.
Except, it seems, someone has been there before them.
For our Stunning Start this term, we began our day with a jungle themed crossword and wordsearch. Once our brains were nicely warmed up, it was time for 'True or False'... We were given facts about the jungle and, with our partners, we had to decide if they were, indeed, true or false.
Next, it was Quiz Time 'Jungle style'... With our team names chosen, the battle commenced. After four rounds (from jungle general knowledge to sounds of the jungle) we had our winners. 'The Apes' also known as Theo and Kyle!
During the afternoon, we deployed our artistic skills and produced some fantastic pieces of jungle artwork. These can now be seen on display in our school hall, so come along and have a little look. You will love it!
It has become a Year 6 tradition, you've guessed it, it's Hoodie Time!
Just in time for the cold weather... Merry Christmas from Team Year 6 🎄
In English it was performance poetry - we performed, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' by Clement Clarke Moore. With it being Christmas jumper day, we were dressed ready. So the fire was set, our lines had been rehearsed, the instruments were ready for extra impact and even Santa had practised his HO HO HO!
Thank you, Year 3, for being an amazing audience!
During DT this term, we studied food tech. We were set the task to bake scones following a basic recipe, but we added extra ingredients; from traditional cheese to skittles. We even tried courgette! Unfortunately, it didn't work as the dough could not be rolled; it was too wet, so we added Haribo instead! We still baked the courgette scones, but the verdict was... Yuck 🤢 Haribo scones tasted a lot nicer according to Robyn. Here are our photos of our final bakes. We even had a star baker - well done Antek!
Then from somewhere, a football bounced across the frozen mud ... Freddie made a spectacular dive, caught the ball in both hands and threw it to a group of Germans. A moving and compelling story that takes four friends from the fields of Suffolk to France in the midst of the First World War Faced by the Germans and the appalling conditions in which they fight, their excitement and enthusiasm begins to fail. Then, one Christmas Day, an extraordinary thing happens. One by one, soldiers from both sides cautiously emerge from their trenches and put aside for a few hours the war that has made them enemies to play the historic game of football in No Man's Land.
Our theme World War One....
The day began with us meeting Liam from the Norhampton Saints Foundation. We were puzzled; what was the link between rugby and WW1?
We became historians and went on a jorney to find out about Edgar Mobbs, who in September 1914 formed 'The Mobbs' and fought the the First World War. We learnt how the club came to discover Frank Anderson, the club's first mixed raced player and the story of Jim Baker, the saints first captain.
Frontier Centre Irthlingborough
What a fantastic day we had; facing our fears, accepting new challenges and building a strong team together!