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Anyone for owl pellets? Base 5 love them! As part of our John Muir Award we dissected owl pellets which was pretty gruesome! The children found hip bones, vertebrae and skulls hidden in the depths of the furry pellets they were given and loved it! We now have quite a collection of rodent bones in our classroom now! We also had a great time exploring the local environment; visiting the churchyard and the canal to 'pond dip' and bug hunt. We have all really enjoyed the John Muir project so far, we have worked hard on our project books and can't wait for our conservation task next week.

We have also continued with our English story writing this week, again I am blown away by the quality of writing that Base 5 produce, here is another sneaky peak from one of the class;
" The silence of the shivering trees was broken by the trampling of the cold-hearted men marching through the jungle. Thick air hung heavily over the dark rainforest, concealing the danger within. The silence cracked like a stick; the noise of the howler monkeys rose up above — they were fleeing this curious place. The men stopped, crouched and aimed."

In maths this week we have worked on more complicated calculations, looking at addition, subtraction and multiplication. We have worked though some very tricky missing number problems and really pushed ourselves out of our comfort zone.

We are also developing our topic books, adding some of our John Muir work and English writing. We have been swimming and although everyone is exhausted afterwards they are all having a blast and working very hard. We have enjoyed time with our buddies and run very successful assemblies — our News leaders were simply fantastic!

Another great week- thank you Base 5!

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Miss Phillips: Wed 21 Jul 9:00am

We have had a fantastic final few days in Base 5.We have completed our Learning Journey books and they showcase the beautiful work that the children have created. They have done ever so well with their learning this year. We enjoyed picnic lunch on Wednesday and have spent some time preparing for our Leaver's assembly. We finished out time in school with our Leaver's assembly...

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: Fri 16 Jul 5:23pm

This week we had our final visit from our hugely talented local artist; Sarah Capper. Over this half term, Sarah has taught us not only about her art and the skills involved in her art but also how she has been able to turn something that she enjoys so much into a business. The children have been truly inspired by this and created some pieces of work which really impressed Sarah. Well done Base...

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: Fri 16 Jul 5:18pm

What a wonderful day! Today we had our sports day- we all enjoyed watching each other race and racing ourselves. We cheered on our fellow house mates and our friends in other classes. I think everyone wore a smile this morning. Thank you Base 4- what a lovey sports day we had. I hope you enjoy the...

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Base 5's last week
Miss Phillips: Wed 21 Jul 9:00am
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Base 4 -Art
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Base 4 Sports Day
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