Hockney Class Year: 4, 5 & 6    Teacher: Mr Forster    Teaching Assistant : Mrs Miller

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Our Topic this term is
'Scream Machine'

Roll up, roll up! You're going on a day trip to a theme park to soak up the unique sights, smells and sounds of the fair.

Learn about the science behind roller coasters and write poems that are shaped as a loop the loop. Design your own theme park and show your ideas on a digital map.

Testing, Testing! Time for some mini investigations, Cam mechanisms, pendulums, pulleys and prototypes. Let's go behind the scenes to see forces at work.

Good news! The engineers at 'Scream Towers' love your work and want you to build a death-defying new drop ride for a theme park. Make a working model and test it out with uncooked eggs. Cracking stuff!

Okay, ready to ride? Don't forget to scream if you want to go faster

Ancient Egypt Visit

As a finale to the end of our topic on 'Pharoahs', the children were in for a treat as Sue and Ken from the Swansea University, heavily involved in Ancient Egypt, visited Hockney class.

The children got the privilege of exploring three Ancient Egypt activities: Mummification, making Amulets out of salt dough and also discovering Tutankhamun's treasure. I would like to say a huge thank you to Sue and Ken who visited the School free of charge.

Also a special mention to Mrs Ferris, for all her hard work to make sure the event was a success! The children had a fantastic time!



Mini Marines 5

It was the last session of the term for the Mini Marines, as the children took part in several team building games. The games involved communicating effectively and working well together.

The children all managed to complete the tasks! Great effort all!



Cheltenham Literature Festival

Wow! What a super day at Cheltenham Literature Festival for the Year 5 and 6 children in Hockney class.

The children got chance to see Abi Elphinstone, who showed and spoke about all the books she has released and also gave great advice on being an author. After this was done, the children then got their book signed by Abi personally.

Once this was completed, the children then took part in the Beano challenge, (which they conquered) winning a free comic. The children then watched a production of Frankenstein before having their lunch in the Den!

A wonderful day was had by all and certainly the best highlight of the year so far! Well done everyone and a special thank you to Caroline for helping out!

Mini Marines 4

It was Wednesday and the children were ready for the excitable Mini Marines!

This week the children had to work as part of a team creating Roman culverts.

As you can see from the photos the children did a great job! Super effort Hockney class!





Cross Country

Well done to the Year 5 and 6 children that took part in the cross country competition at Five Acres on Thursday. The children ran a 1.1km course (just under a mile) never giving up.

Well done to Grace and Tyler for finishing as the highest place girl and boy respectively. Fantastic effort as always!



Mini Marines 3

It was the third week in School for the Mini Marines and already the children were being put through their paces with a difficult assault course on the field! The children found it hard work but tried ever so hard!

I am extremely proud of each and everyone of you! Well done!