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Welcome to Jaguar Class

Year 5 & 6 Class Teacher: Mrs Douse

(Tues pm: Mrs Rigby, Weds am: Mr Kelly)



Spring Term, 2023

Please take a look at our learning for the Spring Term

Spring 2023

 The Jaguars have made a great start to their 2023 learning - working in Art to create lettering using cut out shapes.

 

 

 Tower of London Watercolours

Inspired by our fantastic trip to the Tower of London, the Jaguars have produced some wonderful watercolour paintings. They worked on the layers of colour, creating a wash for the background before completing a level of detail on top. Finally they used black ink for emphasis and accent. The results are very impressive!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remembrance Service, 11th November, St John's Church - Bury

Jaguar Class made a beautiful wreath to place on the Cenotaph during the service. Well done to Charlie, Evie, April & Ben who read the names of the war dead clearly and with confidence and to the whole class who shared the poem, 'We Shall Keep The Faith' by Moina Michaels.

Although it is a sombre occasion, the children stood and paid their respects during the two minute silence and were excellent ambassadors for our school. 

They also sang 'I Vow to thee my Country' and gained a deeper understanding of the importance of Remembrance Day,

 

Our Class Blanket - Meet Joey the Jaguar :)

Kindly crocheted by Mrs Cramer (Mrs Douse's Mum), the children can't wait to curl up with their book and our lovely class blanket at quiet reading time. 

November 2022: I hope you had a good Half Term break

Please take a look at our learning for the 2nd Half of the Autumn Term ... 

Autumn 2

 

Who would like to holiday here?

As part of our English focus on persuasive writing, linked to our Class Novel - Room 13 by Robert Swindells, the Jaguars have been presenting persuasive writing in the form of a hotel advert.

We discussed the features of the genre: • Statements of urgency and encouragement • Rhetorical questions • Emotive vocabulary • Personal pronouns - you, we • Sensory description • Alliteration• Play on words/humour • High-impact and appealing adjectives, adverbs • Imperative verbs • Comparatives and superlatives • Exaggeration/hyperbole and then used this knowledge to create their own piece of persuasive writing.

Harvest Festival - 29th September 

 What a wonderful celebration! The Jaguars did me proud with their dance to 'Harvest for the World'. I couldn't believe the technical gremlins but it just goes to show what a bit of acapella singing and team spirit can do! Thank you to everyone who came and supported us.

Welcome Back Everyone!

Please take a look at our learning for this half term ... 

Autumn 1 

 

School Council

Congratulations to our reps for 2022-23

Year 5 - Henry S & Reuben

Year 6 - Oliver R & Evie

 

'Learning To Learn' during our 1st Week of Term

We spent our first week back settling into Jaguar Class and considering how we can make the most of our learning time, using the text ' What Do You Do With An Idea?' by Kobi Yamada. We thought about how we need a safe place to dream and considered the qualities that make our classroom an environment where ideas can thrive; we listen, try our best, respect others and believe in ourselves.

We created watercolour night skies and shared 'My ideas grow when .....' as well as drawing self-portraits that we then chopped open to reveal what is inside our minds!

 

 

 

 

 

Jaguar Values ambassadors 2022 - 2023

           Teamwork      Positivity      Honesty      Kindness       Respect

16th September: Kamil

23rd September: Minnie

30th September: Harrison

7th October: April

14th October: Elliott

21st October: Edward

4th November: Joe

18th November: Harriet

25th November: Oliver

2nd December:

9th December: Charlie

13th January: Samantha

 

 

I shall also be on the lookout for more Values Ambassadors so keep living our values of Teamwork, Honesty, Positivity, Respect and Kindness. You are great role models, Jaguars, and I am very proud of you all.

 

 

  

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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