16th October 2017

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Our attendance this week was 99.5% so we were able to collect our fourth Good Attendance Voucher. Indeed, we enjoyed our celebratory cake that we purchased with one of our vouchers and which was delivered to class by Dawn on Thursday morning!  Well done everyone, super attendance so far this term.

Graffiti Debate: We took sides, House of Commons style, to debate whether graffiti is a crime or an art-form!

Sentence building: Using our story entitled Varjak Paw, we looked at how we could expand sentences so that our reader is provided with much more descriptive detail.

SPaG Collaboration: Working in pairs, we grappled with punctuation and grammar questions. Our sometimes heated discussion allowed us to think through the meaning of key vocabulary and is enabling us to pick out exactly what a question is asking us to do.

This week we collected only 1 handshake. Mrs Alford has challenged us to collect more in time for the next Super-star Assembly!

9th October 2017

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Our attendance this week was 98.1% so we were able to collect our third Good Attendance Voucher. Indeed, we have ordered cake to be delivered to class as a celebration of our success. Well done everyone, super attendance so far this term.

Graffiti Workshop: We took on the role of Banksy!

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Dance sequence: We thought about ‘our moves like Jagger’ from our lunchtime disco area and then gathered similar movements from within the world of Bollywood.

City Jungle: We mind-mapped this poem by Pie Corbett so that we could recite it by heart and so that we could make use of his fantastic description. You can see our poem recital HERE.

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This week we collected 4 handshakes.

2nd October 2017

Welcome to 5 Jacques Cousteau Blog (Mr Beswarick’s class)

Our attendance this week was 98.6% so we were able to collect our second Good Attendance Voucher.

Retford Visit: While at the museum, we built a floor-map of Retford, tracking its development over time. We learned about the shallow ford, the market charter granted by Henry I and about the impact of the canal and the railway. We also collected the different types of occupations that have been part of the Retford scene over the years. For example, we went to Dyer’s Court to see where Clark’s Laundry was and we went to see where the White Hart Inn used to stable the horses ready for the passing stage coaches.

This week we collected no handshakes at all.

25th September 2017

Welcome to 5 Jacques Cousteau Blog (Mr Beswarick’s class)

Our attendance this week was  99.5% so we were able to collect our first Good Attendance Voucher.

Maths Challenges: You can see us mapping out temperature changes on a 900m mountain ascent. Given that the temperature at the summit is minus 3 degrees, we needed to find the temperature at the base of the mountain using the rule that the temperature would get one degree warmer for every 100m that the climber descended. We had to find the temperature range between the top and bottom of the mountain.

We still have a thinking challenge underway with prizes to be collected. As yet nobody has explained the logical reasoning required! (From a large amount of milk, I’d like you to measure me just a pint to drink. You can have a 5 pint jug and a 3 pint jug with which to complete your task, but the jugs do not have a scale on them. Please let me know how you could measure me just a single pint of milk, your prize awaits you!)

Urban Pioneers: We are collecting ideas about Banksy. Violet even managed to find someone at home who had a book about him and was kind enough to bring it into school so that we could share it!

Elections: In time honoured British tradition, we have been holding elections to select our School Council representatives and our Green Champions. Well done to all those who put their names forward and congratulations to those who were successful. (SC=Olivia & Jack, GC = Luke & Violet)

This week we collected 11 handshakes, but this was not enough to win the trophy.