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Summer Term 2 2019


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Our Teacher is Miss Ellis



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1. Follow instructions straight away

2. Care for everyone and everything

3. Show respect and good manners at all times



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Please use this page to find out about important Tiger dates, this term's topic, star of the week, spellings, PE, homework, significant news about our class etc. 

Don't forget to scroll all the way down!

Diary Dates!

Summer 2 Term begins - Monday 3rd June 2019

French Day - Monday 3rd June 2019

Whole-school photograph - Tuesday 4th June 2019

Geography Day - Friday 7th June 2019 (postponed)

PTA Bingo - 7 pm Friday 7th June 2019

Geography Day - Friday 14th June 2019

Book Fair - 19th - 21st June 2019

Poet - Josh Seigal visit - Friday 21st June 2019

Y5 Chilton Trinity Taster Day - Wednesday 26th June 2019

Summer Fair - 2 - 4 pm - Friday 5th July 2019

Class Transition Morning - Monday 8th July 2019

Poetry Winners to Dillington - Friday 12th July 2019

Science Day - Friday 12th July 2019

Reports to Parents - Monday 15th July 2019

Class Trip - Avalon Marshes - Tuesday 16th July 2019

Year 6 Leavers Assembly - 2pm Thursday 18th July 2019

School Disco - Thursday 18th July 2019

Summer Holiday begins - 1:30 pm Friday 19th July 2019





Star of the Week! 12.07.19

See the photograph below to find out who is our Tiger Class 'Star of the Week'!


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smileyZoe is our 'star of the week' for working consistently hard  and for always being an exceptional role-model. Well done! Total Star! smiley


Dillington Poetry Competition Winners!

Today, Ruby, Laney-Jo, Oscar and Maddox (Year 4) travelled to Dillington House to meet the Poet, Rachel Rooney, and collect their certificates for their winning poems, in the recent SLN 'Tree' poem competition.

We had a fantastic morning reciting our version of Charles Causley's poem 'What happened to Lulu?', collecting our certificates, enjoying chocolate cake, blowing bubbles and attending a workshop led by Rachel Rooney.

It really was a fantastic morning spent in the beautiful setting of Dillington House.

Thank you Somerset Literacy Network!

Poet - Joshua Seigal Visit!

Today, we welcomed the poet - Joshua Seigal to our school. Joshua began the day with a fabulous whole-school assembly. He recited many of his poems, including ones that we requested. His poems had us enthralled and we loved joining in the chorus - especially during the 'Chicken' poem!

Afterwards, we enjoyed participating in a poetry workshop where Joshua helped us create our own poems about someone we love.

Just before lunch, some of us went to the Art Hub, where we were able to buy a discounted, signed copy of one of his books.

Thank you for visiting Joshua Seigal, we loved every minute!

Geography Day!

Today, we took a walk around Woolavington with the aim of developing our knowledge of  human effects upon the physical landscape. 

We looked carefully at the meadows beyond Laver's Close, where permission has been granted for the construction of new houses. We considered how these buildings would impact the natural environment - including plant and animal habitats. To balance our thoughts, we also thought about how the new houses could benefit humans, and how this development might advantage our village.


French Day!

On Monday, we did our weekly spellings in French! We will be tested on words such as: merci, le chien, bonjour and l'Angleterre on Friday!

After this, we thought about different types of shops and found out their names in French. We then used dictionaries to find the French version of the nouns we would put in our shop. For example, The Pet Shop had to look for animal vocabulary.

After we had found between 10 and 20 objects to stock our shops and made a list of them, we drew the objects on paper and cut them out. We made a display in our shop with name labels. 

After lunch, we learned vocabulary to construct sentences so that we were able to carry out a conversation with the shop keeper to make our purchases.

We presented our work as a role-play in a whole-school assembly.


Today, we began our Unit on creating a non-chronological report. First, we looked at books which contained features of NCRs. We looked carefully at the pages to identify features that are common to most non-chronological reports. Some of us were really great text detectives and noticed more advanced features, such  as use of the present tense, arrows, text sections organised into categories and bold-words. Tomorrow, we will begin our research for our own non-chronological report writing.


On Monday, the Bishop of Bath and Wells paid our school a visit. We felt very honoured by the visit so we spent the morning researching a bishop's role within the church and wider community. We used our research to help us generate questions for his afternoon visit. Bishop Peter was a lovely man with a gentle sense of humour. He showed us his bishop's robes and told us lots of interesting things. We enjoyed his visit very much.

Sports Week!

Here we are practising our running and pacing skills in preparation for Sports Day on Friday!

River Topic Activity!

Here we are working in groups and using our 'Think! Think!' skills to sort cards to create an historical timeline for the River Thames.

WVPS Poetry Slam!

Today was our Poetry Slam!

Tiger Class performed two poems - both by the Cornish poet, Charles Causley. 

Next term, we will be performing them at the big Poetry Slam at Chilton Trinity.

World Book Day!

Today, Tiger Class dressed up as a favourite character from a story! We were visited by Harry Potter, The Highwayman, Percy Jackson, Malfoy, Mog, Hermione, a Unicorn, Elsie, Matilda, a Fox, Alice, a Tiger and Sunset.

After our whole-school assembly, Miss Ellis told us that our learning objective was to use a well-known story book to help us write a non-fiction text. Miss Ellis read us 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' by Judith Kerr. Reece, who was dressed as the tiger, did the actions to the story. Afterwards, we discussed all the fictional things about tigers in the story.

Next, we made a list of all the facts we knew about tigers. We knew 15 facts!

Miss Ellis explained that we had 2 1/2 hours to get into groups, and design and create a poster-size information fact-sheet about tigers.

We will present our non-fiction tiger texts in the whole-school sharing assembly at 2 pm.

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Science-based Design & Technology!

During Week 5 of this Spring term, Tiger Class researched sketched, designed and built model birds. The project was organised by North Somerset schools and the winning model will go forward to a final competition in Bristol in March.

Only one team from Key Stage 2 can earn a place in the final. Before our Tiger team can get there, we must enter a Key Stage 2 'heat' on Monday 11th February at WVPS, and then the winning team from each class will have to be judged by the Dragons during the WVPS final on Tuesday 12th February!

We worked as teams and tried our best!


History Day!

During Autumn 2, Tiger Class celebrated History Day by focusing on World War 1.

In the morning, we got into groups and made World War 1 information sheets.

In the afternoon, we had a visit from Sam Upsall and his father. They brought in lots of objects connected to their grandfather's war experience. We even got to try on soldiers uniforms, web-packs and hold their guns.

We can't thank them enough - we had such a great time!


Tiger Topic!

This term, our Topic is: ‘Raging Rivers - What happens on their journey?’

During this Unit of Work, children will find out about the water cycle, how rivers are formed and why rivers are so important to the towns and villages that have developed on their banks. By looking at the features of rivers, and the natural and human ways that rivers change over time, children will explore the life stories of rivers. Children will learn the names and locations of the major rivers of the UK and the world.


In RE, children will learn about Islam. During French lessons, children will continue to develop their knowledge of vocabulary and begin to build more complex sentences. 


Tiger PE!

In PE, children will develop their cricket skills with the Cricket Coach - Mr Skidmore, and develop athletics skills during their lessons with Mr. Taylor.



Core Learning Skills! 

Our Core Learning Skill this term is 'Speaking and Listening'. The children will be taught the skills needed to be a good speaker including speaking loudly and clearly, and using different voices and intonation for effect.  Children will  also take part in activities which promote being an active listener e.g. eye contact, asking questions and quick recapping.  The children will also use these skills to achieve  effective  conversations, discussions  and debates.

There is a Core Learning Skills lesson each week and there are opportunities to practise our Core Learning Skills all week, across the curriculum and, during whole-school assemblies.



Tiger Spelling!

Tigers will get their new spellings on Monday and they will be tested on Friday. Each student will receive between 5 and 10 spellings per week. In addition, students will practise their spellings each day during a Spelling Skittles session.

Tiger Home Learning Challenges!

Each half term, Tigers receive a Home Learning Challenge.

Home Learning Challenges aim to link school learning to home learning and provide an opportunity for parents and carers to share their child's school experience by supporting learning at home.

Each Home Learning Challenge will contain a mixture of Maths, English and Topic challenges, designed to enhance each student's learning experience.

In addition, Tiger students are expected to read for a minimum of 15 minutes each day. Please aim to support your child's development of reading - reading is the gateway to all learning - research shows that the more a student reads, the more successfully they can access the whole school curriculum.