Visit to Military Museum
Year 5 and 6 visited the Military Museum in Winchester to find out more about WW1. They had a great day trying on uniforms , writing letters home from the trenches , learning about horsepower and many other things. Have a look at the photos.
Spring 2 Overview
Please find attached the overview for the Spring term which shows what we will be covering in Indigo Class.
Tuesday 31st January 2017
Watch South Today and ITV news- you may see some of Indigo class on the TV. They took part in a publicity campaign today to save Winchester City Mill. They will also be in the Hampshire Chronicle and Daily Echo newspapers this week.
Keep a look out for photographs- we will put them on this website as soon as we get them.
Last week Hampshire fire services came to Winnall School to work with years 5 and 6. We learnt all about being safe when out on our bikes and how to keep safe when we are a passenger in a car. Ask your child how to keep safe when they are in your car.
In the afternoon we learnt about keeping safe and escaping quickly from a fire in our homes. Have your children asked you to check the smoke alarms? Have they asked you to make an escape plan incase of a fire?
Here are some photographs showing what we should wear to be safe on our bikes.
Singing with Pimlico Opera.
We are very lucky to have a weekly visit from Pimlico Opera who teach us singing lessons. This is a lesson we really enjoy as it's full of fun!
Welcome to Cafe Le Bleu:
Please read below the letter about homework. Thank you in advance for supporting your child with their homework in year 5. If you have any questions or concerns please pop in and see me at the end of the school day.
Welcome to Indigo Class. I am looking forward to seeing you all onTuesday 6th September at 8.50am promptly. Do not forget your homework, water bottles and PE kits. If you would like to bring in a pencil case and your own reading book then please do. Remember, you are responsible for looking after these!
Enjoy the end of the summer holidays and I will see you on Tuesday.
In order to start our topic we are held an Egyptian Day on Friday 8th January 2016.
Children took part in a range of activities to enable them to understand more about life as an Egyptian; Food tasting, shaduf making, playing senet and researching life using an interactive simulation.
Indigo and Silver Class' day of learning at Winchester Cathedral.
On Friday 13th November Indigo and Silver Class used the Cathedral as their classroom for the day.
All the children took part in 3 separate learning activities:
Story boarding the amazing true story of William Walker and how he saved the Cathedral.
Applying our maths skills and calculating the area and perimeter of a variety of floor tiles.
Observing and sketching the sculpture 'Sound 2' by Anthony Gormley, which is in the Crypt.
Here is what some of the children thought of the day -
"I enjoyed the Crypt because I liked touching the sculpture." Thomas B
"Even though the lights went off, I liked being in the Crypt." Lucy
"I learnt all about William Walker." Leila.
"I enjoyed the maths, I liked measuring the area." Summer.
"I liked how special the Crypt is because it is under the Cathedral." Sophie.
"I liked the design the of the sculpture with his hands cupped." Phoenix.
" I liked being here: the atmosphere and the big building." Jack.
" I liked finding out about other sculptures that Anthony Gormley has made." Mikki.
" I enjoyed drawing the storyboard of William Walker." Sonny.
" I enjoyed exploring when doing the Wicked Winchester trail." Nathan.
" I liked everything because it was all fun!" Owen.
Winnall was once again invited to go down to the Cathedral for the annual 'Schools Day'. Children in Indigo went to represent the school.
"I really enjoyed singing in the Cathedral because learnt new songs." Beth.
" I enjoyed searching around the Cathedral and I learnt that Crypt floods." Sonny.
"I like the metal man (sculpture) because I have seen him in a book." Reece
"We enjoyed the going into the Crypt because it was peaceful and calm."
"I learnt that people crawled into a tiny doorway to be close to St Swithun." Rhys.
"I learnt that St Swithun was buried outside the Cathedral and then his bones were dug up and moved inside." Derren.
In order to link our work on Harvest with our topic of Winchester we decided to focus on the night shelter in Winchester. We compared the prices of premium ingredients and every day value ingredients to make a chilli, we used our maths skills, including, column addition, column subtraction, doubling and halving. The results were incredibly interesting - There was a £9.04 difference between premium and non premium brands! After we completed the maths work we made the chilli to send to the night shelter. The children used the netbook to research the cost of food, they worked out how much they could buy for £25.
In maths we have been revising and building on our Yr 4 work of column addition. Many children are confident with the expanded method and have moved on to the contracted method. We have even begun adding decimals. Have a look at our work.
The children in Indigo class visited the Hospital of St Cross as part of our topic Winchester's Journey Through Time.
Whilst at the Hospital the children participated in various different activities. Learning about life in medieval times the children were shown around the kitchen which as one time feed all of the Brothers and 100 poor families in Winchester, after experiencing the sights, sounds and smells, very few children were keen to work in medieval kitchens. Visiting the church allowed the children to use their detective skills and search for a variety of photographic clues and learn about the importance of the variety of features of the church. All of the children were incredibly respectful to the Brothers whilst there.
During our transition day in the summer we wrote letters to older members of the community to ask for their memories of Winchester. Read some of the letters we sent. We feel incredibly lucky that Shelagh Clift from the Salvation Army was able to distribute these letters as we have started to receive some replies! Please read some other people's memories of Winchester.
In maths we have been looking at the place value - What is each digit in a number worth? We began with 4 digit numbers and then moved on to 5,6 and even 7 digit numbers. After playing games with which were higher and which were lower we tried to order the number of people visiting a tourist attract. (The figures were fictional.)
Have a look at how well Leah did!
Indigo and Silver Class were invited to visit Winchester's City Museum and The Westgate on the 3rd September 2015.
One reason for the visit to investigate were an exhibition can go. Yr 5/6 are putting on an exhibition at the City Museum on the 26th November, this is be an ideal opportunity for the children to show case the work they have done looking at Winchester's history and some of their literacy work based on Ghost Night.
Whilst at both The Westgate and The City Museum, the children learnt a tremendous amount about the history of Winchester - Check out our 'fascinating fact' page.
Indigo Class’ teachers are Mrs Laker, Mrs Taylor (Tuesdays and Wednesdays) Mrs Gilbert and Mrs Salter. We hope you are having a fabulous summer holidays. There are a few things we would like you to remember for when you return to school.
Uniform – Please make sure that you are in the correct uniform, have a look at the uniform policy. You also need to make sure you have school shoes on. Trainers are not acceptable. https://primarysite-prod-sorted.s3.amazonaws.com/winnall-primary-school/UploadedDocument/cb1e31bbe72a499d8de5605201dfadc8/SchoolUniform2015.pdf
PE kit – Please make sure that you have a PE kit in school EVERY DAY. You must make sure that you have a change of shoes, trainers or plimsolls.
Water bottle – Please bring a water bottle into school every day. Water is the only acceptable drink. Healthy snack can be eaten at break time, crisps, chocolate and sweets will not be allowed.
Reading book and reading record – Everyone will be given a reading book and reading record on the first week back, please make sure that these are in school every day.
Remember to have a go at the Summer Reading Challenge – If you need a reminder, take a look at latest news.
We hope you enjoy looking at our photographs of our visit to 'The Grange Park Opera' to sing with a live orchestra. The programme was broadcast on Radio 3, live! More details of our incredible day to follow....
Here is the link to the programme from iplayer:
Monday 23rd February
Please find our half termly overview below.
Rick Stein art competition.
The children worked with Mrs MacDonald to create some superb art pieces for the Rick Stein art competition. Unfortunately, they didn't win. However, we received a lovely letter from the Rick Stein restaurent accompanied by some delicious fudge! Well done Indigo class, Tara Karki and Gobind Ruprah. The pictures can be viewed at www.rickstein.com/news-offers/news. Copy and paste the link into your browser.
In PSHE this term we are finding out about rules. Who makes them? Why? Are some rules more important than others? This website has some very useful information:
Maths optional home learning task: Countdown!
Ask your child to show you how to play this game! Can you beat your child to find the answer?!
Maths Optional Homework
A square number is a number that is made when you multiply a number by itself:
2 x 2 = 4 so 4 is a square number.
3 x 3 = 9 so 9 is a square number.
You have been learning about prime numbers in class. Have a go at this challenge! What can you find out? It might help to jot down as many prime numbers as you can before you start!
Try with the squares of the numbers between 4 and 20 .
Did you find any square numbers which cannot be made by adding two prime numbers together?
Show your work to Mrs White by Monday 1st December
Autobiography and Biography optional Homework
A biography is a piece of writing describing the key events in someone's life and how those events have impacted on them. An Autobiography is a piece of writing about someone's life written by themselves.
Task: Interview a family member or a friend. Make some notes about their life - when they were born, whether they moved house, holidays, major life events. Jot them down on a timeline and bring it in to share with the class!
Monday 4th November: Optional Maths Homework Challenge!
8 x 7 = 56
What do you know about the calculation written above?
How many other statements can you create? Remember to use: division facts as well as multiplying a number by 10 or 100 or dividing a number by 10 or 100!
What happens to the answer when you double the first digit?
Or halve the first digit?
Collect your ideas in any way you wish and bring them in to school on Monday 11th November for us to share.