Walliams 2

Walliams Class

Class Pupil Rep:

Teacher: Mrs Jarman
Year Group: 5
Class Parent Rep(s): Mrs Hunt and Mrs Grassby

Info and Children's Work

Welcome to Walliams Class

Walliams Newsletter Term 4 2018

Roper’s Got Talent

Here are some of our acts from Roper’s Got Talent.

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Jack Boyd

Our class winner was Ayla Bilal. Her picture of Klimt’s Sunflower won our class prize. Well done, Ayla!

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The annual pancake race took place on the last day of term as we were on holiday on Shrove Tuesday. Here are some highlights of the races!

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Several members of Walliams class went to the O2. As usual it was great fun! Thanks to all the mums and dads who came to watch us and listen to us performing.

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We have been thinking about how Sir Ernest Shackleton felt when he had to make the decision to travel the 800 miles across the stormy seas to South Georgia to get help, in order to rescue his crew.

After we had given our opinion as to whether he should stay with his crew or go to the rescue across those stormy seas, we painted them thinking carefully about colour mixing using lots of different shades of blue.

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In our groups we wrote a poem about the terrifying journey of the Endurance through the Weddell Sea. The ice was very closely packed together and the ship could hardly move. Eventually, the ship broke up and the crew had to continue the expedition on land.







Miss Armsby taught us the famous ‘Hedwig’s Theme’ from the Harry Potter films using xylophones.

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On Harry Potter day we made some Hedwigs, flying letters and some wands.

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Anderson shelters

We looked at what it was like to be at home during the war and how people survived by growing their own fruit and vegetables. We also talked about how people sheltered from air raids by taking cover in an Anderson shelter. These are our Anderson shelters that we made in our groups.

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WW2 Assembly

We enjoyed doing our assembly to parents. We all learnt our lines (which was amazing) and we read some of our writing and shared our art work. We also performed a short drama piece about an air raid. We learnt two new songs, ‘Pack up your troubles’ and ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’. Thank you for coming and we hope you enjoyed yourselves.

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Every year each class takes part in a special scientific investigation. Our class learn about chromatography and what happens to ink on filter paper when water is added. It was interesting to find out which inks did what.

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Blitz art

One of our art activities linked to WW2 was creating a skyline of London under attack. We cut out a silhouette of the buildings in London then stuck them onto a colour wash that showed flames from the fires that raged across the capital every night during the Blitz.

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Computer- Klimt

We were able to spend some time in the computer suite and created some art linked to our focus artist Klimt.

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Young Shakespeare

They came to visit us last week and performed ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Several people were chosen to play characters from the story. It was great fun and the actors were amazing. Unfortunately, Mrs. Jarman’s photos are rubbish, but Miss Leadley too some great ones which are on the school website.

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Bird Feeders

We have been making bird feeders to provide some food for the garden creatures in the winter. We used lard, which we had to mash up, and then mixed in various seeds and oats. These were then pressed into some pine cones.

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Part of our studies of WW2 included looking at Evacuation. We thought about what we might want to take if we were to be sent away from our homes to live with strangers. Obviously, everyone would want to take their teddy – so we all made one.

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Klimt – The sunflower

We made our second possible entry for the Jack Boys competition. It is a multimedia piece of work. We painted the background first and let it dry, then we added the sunflower’s leaves and the petals of the flower.

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Art with Mrs. Murray

This term saw us working with Mrs. Murray to create watercolour pictures of autumnal scenes.

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Our Remembrance board display and our poppy wreath.

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Remembrance poems

We wrote our own Remembrance day poems and made medals.

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We had fun designing and eating some healthy snacks.

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Crazy Hair Day! We even had a unicorn.

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World War 2 day at Kent Life was a huge success. Walliams class looked very smart in their WW2 costumes. We learnt all about life as an evacuee, digging for victory, air raid patrols and the jobs of army and air personnel.


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To celebrate Diwali, we made some clay Diva lamps and painted them. We read the story of Rama and Sita. Hopefully, you all remembered to light the lamp to celebrate Diwali.

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We have been studying the different phases of the moon. Several of us have completed a moon diary. We then used Oreo cookies (YUM!) to demonstrate the different phases.






In Music, we have been studying tempo and learning the musical words for speed.

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Our Class Assembly

Here are some of our Dream Catchers that we made on our Team building day.

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In Science we are looking at Earth and Space. We used different fruits (and a peppercorn) to understand the size and scale of all the planets in our Solar System. We then scaled the measurements from kilometres to metres to show their distance from the sun.


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Mr. Goodwin showed us how to make a fire. We gathered wood and then lit it. After this we roasted some marshmallows and then made a special biscuit with them.

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Anthony Roper Awards