Welcome to the summer term in Class 7. The children have settled in very well and shown me how hard they work. We have had a fantastic start and are all motivated to do our best!
Kind regards, Mrs Bailey
We've been working really hard on our topic - habitats. The pictures below show what we have done...
Class 7 Audiobooks
Class 7 have created audiobooks inspired by Gangsta Granny. In their own words they have recreated the robbery of the Crown Jewels. At first, they created a map of either Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London or Balmoral Castle. Then they created a pathway for Granny and Ben to navigate through their chosen location to steal them. Listen to their magnificent interpretations below.
Class 7 have been reading Gangsta Granny by David Walliams.
Without giving the story away, Ben finds his Granny extremely boring until he discovers a secret of hers! After that, he simply cannot spend enough time with her. Ben is so inspired by his Granny that they both become master criminals and go on a heist together to steal some very precious jewels.
Inspired by the story, the children had to create an electric circuit to represent an alarm system that could be used to protect the Crown Jewels that are kept inside Jewel House at the Tower of London.
They used batteries, switches, pressure pads, light bulbs and crocodile clips to create their circuits
Hello and Welcome back.
We hope you have had a fabulous Christmas.
Class 7 have been hard at work already!
On Monday morning Class 6 and 7 received a letter from David Attenborough, which explained that an unknown creature had been discovered and he would like our help to find out what it could be.
We have gathered information about different species of animals that live in different environments and have been designing animal hybrids to create a superior creature that could live in either a jungle, the polar regions, caves, desert or the oceans.
Jack says his favourite creature is 'the giraffe because they use their long necks to reach high up into the trees to feed.'
Emily says her favourite creature is 'a cheetah because of their pattern as they use to blend into their surroundings.
We have been told that Mr Attenborough is going to check up on our progress and he is most excited to see how creative we can be.
So check back soon to see some of our weird and wonderful creations
Future Scientists hard at work!
Class 7 Enterprise Project
This is a sneak preview of this year's enterprise project. The Sock Snowman, perfect for general Christmas decoration, door stop, paper weight, book ends and much more! You will be able to pre order your Snowman before Wednesday 18th November to ensure that you can get your hands these bespoke handmade little beauties. Keep an eye out for the at this year's enterprise fayre. They can be bought for £2 each, we look forward to you supporting Class 7s project this year!
Class 7 have been exploring the work of Antony Gormley. His best known works include the Angel of the North, a public sculpture in Gateshead in the North of England, commissioned in 1994 and erected in February 1998.
Gormley describes his work as "an attempt to materialise the place at the other side of appearance where we all live." Many of his works are based on moulds taken from his own body. His work attempts to treat the body not as an object but a place and in making works that enclose the space of a particular body to identify a condition common to all human beings.
The children really enjoyed sketching their designs and then getting creative with clay. It was a messy but fun experience for all of the children who took part!
WELCOME TO CLASS 7
Hello and welcome to Class 7. We have already had a busy first few days at Darton Primary. Our first day was a 'Topic Day' surrounding our them 'Town Planners'. Soon the young minds of Class 7 will become the next budding architects of Barnsley. There mission is to plan and build a suitable feature for the surrounding area.
********Miss Berry's Reading Challenge********
The children have 52 slots in their reading record. I have set the challenge for children to fill their reading diary. However, they must have their reading record signed at least 5 times a week by an adult to state what they have read. The first 3 that can complete the challenge will win themselves a boxset of books! Each pupil that completes a book will also earn 1 merit.
Take the time to look at the lovely new reading records they are full of useful hints and tips for reading and literacy.
Also as you may be aware times tables are everywhere. Please help your child with their times tables as it is an expectation that they know them all by the end of the year.
We have some exciting times ahead of us!
We will keep you posted.
CLASS 7 THE NEW BUDDING BARNSLEY ARCHITECTS
On Friday 25th of September Class 7 had a TASC day! They have been working really hard on their new topic called Town Planners, where they have had to research, design and make a model that represents a new building in Darton.
They created a survey which they then took to each class in the school so that children could vote for their favorite. At this stage we then tallied our results to find the most and least popular. The results were as follows; top 3 were aquarium, extreme sports centre and a candy world. In last place was a new hotel.
The children then applied their maths skills by created a bar chart to show the results, we then discussed some possible reasons for the results and came to some interesting conclusions.
The children worked in groups of 3 to design an entrance, sides profile and roof, which they then used to create their model.
On Friday the 2nd of October we will be going head to head with Class 6 in a Dragons Den stand off to see which of our models could indeed be the new feature for Darton.
Take a look at our fantastic work below!