Class 7 (2014-2015)

Welcome to Class 7, we are always working to make our best better and at the same time enjoy our learning! We have talked this year about how we will make our best better and that we must have behaviour for learning to make this happen.

Chloe presents Class 7's update...

posted 1 May 2015, 06:25 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 1 May 2015, 06:25 ]

This week Class 7 have been busy. The Level 6 maths group went to another primary school to do a fun afternoon of Maths. Other primary schools were there and we had to work in groups of 4 with people we didn’t know. The afternoon was really exciting.

Year 6 have been working with a group called Skills Force with Nicky because Mr Mason went off to be a paramedic. We have enjoyed doing first aid and navigation, and this week we played team games. We still have camp craft and sports to look forward to. I love Skills force and I hope next year's, Year 6s get the chance to do it because it is really enjoyable and you can tell by the look on the Year 6s' faces while working with our instructor. We have also been working hard on SPaG skills and Maths.

In PE we have been trying hard to become better at over arm bowling in cricket.

By Chloe, Class 7.

Class 7: Dragon's Den

posted 6 Mar 2015, 06:48 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 6 Mar 2015, 06:48 ]

In Y5/6 we have been running a Dragon's Den project for the last two weeks. This has been a truly creative project where we have thought about applying lots of our skills from persuasive writing for adverts to mathematics including nets, and profit or loss.

Michael, a Year 5 pupil in Class 7, said, "I have learnt how to chop a bun with a knife in Dragon's Den. I have learnt how to make healthy burgers in Dragon's Den. In Dragon's Den I have learnt how to make an advert. In Dragon's Den we have learnt how to chop a tomato. We made beef burgers in a bun with tomatoes and carrots. I have enjoyed Dragon's Den."

Children in Class 7 made healthy fast food for the Dragon's Den. Instructions and pitches were changed due to this PLO.

It was made from a wrap and put on the BBQ:

Enjoying the end result is a great way to appraise our work:


Romeo and Juliet

posted 6 Feb 2015, 05:49 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 6 Feb 2015, 05:49 ]

This week Class 7 have been working on Romeo and Juliet. The children have been really interested in the tragic love story where we have looked at the different characters and retold the story in our own words.

In maths we have been using our tests from last week to build on and fill any gaps in our learning. This has included proportion, compound area and percentages. During our 'Click' tests in the morning we have been listening to The Cardigans 'Love Fool'. The lyrics in this are linked to Romeo and Juliet.

We have also been extending our learning on Golapagos tortoise and how they have adapted to their environment. This science work has extended into a PLO to make our own dough which we will use for an ICT animation. This will tell the story of their evolution and hopefully we will share some on the website soon.

The Year 6 pupils have been practicing some first aid during SkillsForce. We now know what to do if a serious blood accident should occur. In the picture we have learnt how to raise our limbs to help reduce the flow of blood.

English and Mathematics in Year 6

posted 22 Jan 2015, 02:06 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 22 Jan 2015, 02:06 ]

This week in English Year 6 have been working hard on our reading comprehension skills. We have looked at the following books;


These books are very different and have allowed the Year 6 children focus on different types of reading comprehension.

In Mathematics we have focused on a range of different questions from previous SATs papers. We have discussed different approaches and how we can make less mistakes. The children have also been doing extra homework so that they know their multiplication tables when needed.

Week 15 in Class 7

posted 19 Dec 2014, 05:16 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 19 Dec 2014, 05:16 ]

Year 5/6 celebrated their work on WW1 by holding a truce match which celebrated the skills they've been learning in benchball. The children did some work on the iPads using sentence types in comic life about the match, as well as taking part in some commentary.


In Year 5/6 we have been extending our learning by hunting for triangle clues. We looked at different types of triangles with facts about them.


In skills force this week the Year 6s have been filling in their paper work and then working in pairs to listen or give instructions where we turn 90 degrees. We aimed to get back to our starting point if we had followed and gave the instructions properly... Some groups were successful!


Week 12 in Class 7

posted 27 Nov 2014, 05:52 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 27 Nov 2014, 06:07 ]

It has been another busy week in Y5/6. In English we have been looking at diary entries. We have written diary entries from different perspectives using new sentence types we have practised in our morning meetings.

In Maths we have been learning about the properties of 3D and 2D shapes. We have been investigating systematic ways of recording and solving problems during our weekly Maths investigations.

During PE we have continued to learn the different passes we can use in bench ball. We evaluated our performance using the iPads.

We have also taken part in the Middlesbrough athletics competition, made board games in Forest Schools and completed acrostic poems in the Y6 Duke of Cambridge award.


Week 11 in Class 7

posted 21 Nov 2014, 06:43 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 21 Nov 2014, 06:43 ]

This week in Class 7 we have been learning about the trenches. We have done some writing about different viewpoints. We thought about how life would be different between the generals and the honest Tommy.

In Mathematics we have been converting different type of units: mm, cm and m as well as Kg to g and vice versa. We also did an investigation into capacity and volume, where we had to find the biggest container.

We have also lit a fire and cooked in Year 5 whilst Year 6 made a poster about a hero from a war. In PE we have been applying our passing skills in bench-ball. We appraised our performance by writing for purpose using different sentence types on the iPads.

Week 10 in Class 7

posted 21 Nov 2014, 06:42 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 21 Nov 2014, 06:42 ]

This week Class 7 have begun to think about World War 1. We researched the triggers to World War 1, and then wrote newspaper articles as if it was the day Britain declared war on Germany back in August 1914. We have looked at maps to see which countries were involved in World War 1 and have begun our new class book which is stories by young people who were involved in World War 1.

In Maths we are going to use capacity and measure to work out the rations people would have been allocated during the war and convert them into metric units of measure, then bake a cake using only rations!

Week 9 in Class 7

posted 15 Nov 2014, 09:23 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 15 Nov 2014, 09:23 ]

This week Class 7 have been learning about the festival of Diwali. We have acted out the story in still images and then rewritten the story. We have made Diwali lanterns and will learn how to make them light up using circuit boards.

We have been investigating ways to record our findings in Maths, investigating theories and then testing them. 


The Year 5's have learnt this week how to safely make a fire during forest schools and how to put it out safely.

Week 8 in Class 7

posted 24 Oct 2014, 07:59 by Tom Kentfield-Wells   [ updated 24 Oct 2014, 07:59 ]

This week Class 7, Class 8 and Class 9 have been working very hard making products to sell in school on Friday. We have worked hard to prepare the products but also we have thought carefully about our expenses and the profit we could make.


On Thursday we played a Tag Rugby tournament. The children not only played Tag Rugby but used their English and Mathematics by calculating results (using their addition skills to create league tables) and writing reports (using 'Comic Life').


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