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Class 5/6T

A Message From Mrs Fegan

A message for our school community on the first day of school closures.

5/6T Maths Monday 23.3.2020

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Welcome to 5/6T's Class Page!


Here you can find out information about what 5/6T have been up to. If you have any ideas or want to add something to this page come and speak to me!


Miss Trevena.


Our Kennings.

As part of our new work surrounding the Anglo-Saxons, we have been reading and analysing kennings. We had a go at writing our own kennings to describe animals - here are 12 of them! Can you guess what they are? Answers are at the bottom!

1. Gentle-swimming
A sleek-swimmer

A plastic-swallower

A pacific-dweller

A wave-surfer

An eternal-returner

A flippity-flapper


2. A cat-scarer

A fast-runner

A four-legged creature

A miniature wonder.

What am I? 

3. A fast-flyer

A football-mascot

A loud-chirper

A good-singer

A cute-looker

A berry-lover

An eagle-hater

4. Cute-looking






5. A high-leaper

A long-tonguer

A fly-lover

An insect-lover

A water-runner

A rock-chiller

A sneaky-peaker

A colour-changer

6. A food-lover







7. A flesh-riper

A world-tredder

A bushy-coated

A tree-dancer


8. Water-splasher







9. A prey-stalker

A prey-gazer

A danger-creater

A meat-eater

A death-inducer

A bone-crusher

A pupil-dialator

A gut-destroyer

A fear-enforcer

10. A nocturnal-flier

A winged-predator

A furry-flier

A horror-film-favourite

A loud-screacher

A cave-dweller

A blood-sucker

An upside-down-sleeper

11. A nest-constructor

 A pellet-reguritator

 A head-turner

A swift-flier

An insect-eater

A talon-bearer

A tree-liver

12. A bird-catcher

A fish-eater

A mouse-catcher

A fast-runner

A cute-looker

 Answers: 1) turtle, 2) mouse, 3) throstle (bird), 4) hamster, 5) chameleon, 6) rat, 7) bear, 8) hippo, 9) wolf, 10) bat, 11) owl, 12) cat.

Designing our buildings

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Designing our buildings 3

As part of our DT work, we are creating models of earthquake-proof buildings. Today we worked in groups to design them using a specification and our knowledge of techniques engineers use in real life. We will be creating these Wednesday afternoon.

If the children would like to bring in additional materials (the majority are already in school!), they may bring in:

  • Cardboard boxes (such as cereal or shoe boxes)
  • Cardboard tubes (from kitchen rolls or wrapping paper - not toilet rolls please!)
  • Bottle caps
  • Plastic containers
  • Bubble wrap

Please ensure any materials that are brought in are clean and have no sharp edges.

Many thanks :)

Fire safety workshop

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Fire safety workshop 3
This afternoon, we were lucky enough to be visited by a representative from Devon and Somerset Fire Service. Di taught us about the stop, drop and roll technique, phoning 999 (including when to call and what to expect during a call), the dangers of hoax calls and the importance of knowing what to do in the event of a fire. It’s was all extremely important and useful information - make sure you tell your families what you have learnt this afternoon!

Rip Roaring Reads

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Rip Roaring Reads 3
Rip Roaring Reads 4
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Rip Roaring Reads 10
Rip Roaring Reads 11
Rip Roaring Reads 12

Enjoying our new library.

We love reading in 5/6T so were extremely excited to go and visit our new library! Here are some pictures of us enjoying the new environment and new books that have been kindly given to us!

Our persuasive speeches

As part of our 'Take one Book' English unit, we wrote persuasive speeches as the character Dooby from the book Floodland based on the part where he was persuading the people of Eels Island to elect him as their leader. Here are some pictures of us performing our speeches to each other.

Learning The Haka in PE

Taking inspiration from the Rugby World Cup (focusing on the semi-finals, rather than the finals!), we are learning to perform a traditional Haka this half term as part of our PE curriculum. We learned about the history of The Haka from some of the New Zealand All Blacks and the purpose of the dance. Then, after practising some of the basic movements, we had a go at imitating the dance performed by The All Blacks a couple of weeks ago. We are looking forward to building upon this in PE lessons and putting together our own 5/6T Haka!

This week has been Healthy Minds week within school. We have focused on what mental health is and how we can make sure we keep ours healthy. We even took part in some mindfulness and yoga activities!

Playing hockey

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Playing hockey 3
This half term, we have been playing hockey. We have learnt how to use a hockey stick, pass the ball between our team mates, tackle and defend. Here are some pictures captured by the children.

Our Science Week Artwork

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Our class had a great time creating our hexagons with Mrs Crockett as part of the Sidmouth Science Week celebrations. If you didn't get a chance to go to Kennaway House, here is our artwork in it's full glory. Many thanks to Mrs Evans for taking this picture for us!

We all completed our own artwork based on the Japanese artist, Hokusai. We did this by first sketching our designs; experimented with different mediums; and then added colour. We had to make sure we followed Hokusai's artistic style and conventions.

Can you spot your artwork?

5/6T had a fantastic afternoon taking part in the Sea Safe workshop on Sidmouth seafront. Even if we did get caught in a colossal down pour on the way there! laugh

We learnt all about keeping safe on the beach, the impact of taking part in a 5 minute beach clean (we found all sorts of rubbish ourselves!), the different sports we can take part in at the beach and got to visit and learn about Sidmouth Lifeguard Centre.

Many thanks to Guy from Jurassic Paddle and the Sidmouth Rotary Club for funding and supporting this fantastic opportunity for the children!

Getting to grips with Bug Club

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Getting to grips with Bug Club 2
Getting to grips with Bug Club 3
Getting to grips with Bug Club 4

This afternoon, we all tried out Bug Club as a way to support our reading. We all really enjoyed it and can’t wait to show our adults at home.

Our artwork based on Hokusai

Balancing in PE

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