Log inDistrict Moderation of Writing in 2018: Good practice at Kennington C of E Academy. At the recent district writing moderation of Key Stage 2, good practice in assessing children and recording their achievements was identified by the moderators. The evidence was varied, clearly annotated, appropriate for the judgements the children were assessed at and showed their independent work. The moderators were particularly impressed by the high-quality evidence your school produced and the following comments were noted: Range of picture books that were used in Y6 produced extremely rich vocabulary.
Wedding day celebration! Post SATs - well done year 6!!
Today we have been reporting on the destruction of London by our extremely dangerous dragons! We considered how our characters would have behaved in the dire situation, and how either the new reporter on the scene, news reader, eye witness or expert dragonologist would have phrased their answers! Great work everybody and very effective.
Isabella's amazing Australia homework - fantastic kangaroo and digeridoo!!
Chloe played beautifully in Collective worship today - so brave and everybody really enjoyed it - well done!
This term in PE, we have been learning about different types of balances and thinking about how we can move between these. We have thought about posture, and strength, and how we can present our routines to music. They were all fantastic to watch - Well done Gloucester!!
A definite Ta Da moment!
Not in the routine - but a great shot!
Great team work by everyone.
Great choreography and including of everyone.
We have some talented gymnasts!
Making Ice cream in Cold week - and my word, were our hands cold!! We did all have the option to test our finished result - some of us were braver than others at trying our delicious creations!! Great science understanding how the salt acts as a catalyst.
We used cream, sugar and interesting flavours!
We then put that bag into a bag filled with ice.
We added salt to the ice and shook - for ages!
This term in Science we are learning about animals, including humans. Today we were learning about the circulatory system, and how the heart and lungs work in our amazing body's. Today, some of us were lungs, a heart, the brain, toes, and a liver. The rest of us were blood cells being oxygenated as we passed from the heart - to lungs and then back to the heart to be pumped around the body again!
The Highwayman came to visit! We will be looking at the poem The highwayman by Alfred Noyes, and writing with an historical setting.
The highwayman tells his sad story.
The highwayman showing his true colours!
All Passengers were met by Titanic Officers.
Gloucester passengers adn crew.
Outside waiting to board.
Captain SMith welcomed everybody on board.
First class sampling the cuisine.
One of our stewards!!
We learnt all about first class.
We found our relatives amongst the passengers.
We sampled the delights from the galley.
As crew we found out information about our jobs.
More of the crew - not so much food.
Tough Mudder - Year 6 altogether before they set off!
In English we have been reading an amazing book - The Watertower. We will be writing in role as one of the characters; Spike. We tried to empathise with the character to understand how they might move in a situation and how they might feel.
The most amazing learning experience on Our Stone age Day - it may have been a bit windy and cold, but we learnt so much and had a lot of fun!. Thank you Mr and Mrs Corral and Mrs Gosine for a wonderful day.
Learning about cave painting!
Making paint by crushing chalk, and adding oil.
Cave painting with twigs, leaves, and hands!
Round the fire - it was a bit smoky.
Learning about bones and animals.
We learnt how stone age man would light fire.
We then tried to make fire.
We had some marshmallows - not stone age food!!
Happy Katie having a marshmallow.
Gloucester after our amazing day!!
RE - This week we have been considering if life began from God, science or a mixture of both? This unit of work has made us think and consider our own beliefs, we have been discussing lots of questions like: • What is proof? • What is science? • Creation and / or Evolution? • How Did Life Begin? • What does the Creation story in Genesis mean? • God and miracles • The Anthropic Principle • What is Theistic Evolution? Our lessons have been fascinating, listening to everybody's thoughts and views in a trusting and open environment. Below are just some of our class's viewpoints.
Stone age Weapons - how easy would it have been for stone age man to make and use weapons? Today we designed and made axes, for chopping carrots and attacking a threatening piñata! We discovered the importance of choosing the right sticks, rocks and method of attaching the rocks. We discussed how Stone age man would have made string out of nettles and bark. Some of us were successful, and some people would definitely have gone hungry! We discussed the way weapons changed over the course of the 2,500,000 years of the Stone age.
Selecting the right shape stone for the axe.
Trying to attach the stone!
Everybody hoped that their axe would hold.
The chopping the carrot test!
Some took a few attempts.
We moved on to trying to attack a moving object.
It did not last long.
A very creative and thought provoking RE lesson on the story of creation (Genesis).
Today we tried out our cave art skills with charcoal, creating scenes found in caves all around the world. Then we went BIG to decorate our class caves—this was our slightly cheating way of creating hand prints like those found in the caves of both France and Spain. A hand print has been found in Borneo and is estimated to have been drawn nearly 40,0000 years ago!