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POETS CORNER Year 5/6

A Monster Calls A frosted wasteland, Instant regret. Wind howls like a pack of wolves that hasn’t eaten since ten years. Snow smothered ice, jagged. Jagged teeth pulling you into the deadly frost abyss. Frost takes over your heart. Icebergs crash into each other like...

Landscape Art

Curriculum Exemplar Landscape Art         October 2020 Over the last two days the Year 5/6 classes have walked to Minchinhampton Common and Bubblewell to draw and paint in the open air or to use the correct expression, to engage in ‘plein air’ painting. Many landscape...

Sky class…. a week of discovery

In the last two weeks in Sky class we have been rather busy! In science we have been learning about water and air resistance. Learning about air resistance helped us when creating our flying machines. We had to balance out the weight with the air resistance. As a...

Royal Class – Poetry, Vikings and warm tea!

This week I have enjoyed reading the poem ‘Rooms’ by John Agard. I liked that we could create our own rooms when we wrote our poem. We performed our poems to the class and I loved hearing what everybody else had done. Lots of us have been writing new poems in our...

Report from the frontline – Cobalt

What a variety of activities in Cobalt this week!     Yesterday we did map trails.  I was with Torin.  The key to our trail being successful was that we worked together.  We negotiated when we had different ideas.  Our trail led children across the field,...

A guide to reading a wordless picture book 

A guide to reading a wordless picture book  Just a few tips for reading a book that has no words to read! Sit with the audience at eye level. A wordless picture book asks the audience to come towards the book rather than have the story come to them. You need to make...

Curriculum Exemplars 20 21

Curriculum Exemplar Landscape Art         October 2020 Over the last two days the Year 5/6 classes have walked to Minchinhampton Common and Bubblewell to draw and paint in the open air or to use the correct expression, to engage in ‘plein air’ painting. Many landscape...

POETS CORNER Year 3/4

Poems based on ‘On the Run From Colours’ by John Agard Black scared me in my sleep. Grey hypnotised me, taking over my mind. Blue swallowed me whole and wouldn’t let go. Black chased me into a broken home. Grey tricked me, leading me into trouble. Blue smashed down...

Turquoise Frontline Report : October 2nd

by Lyra (Year 6) and Amelie (Year 5) This week for music we have been doing a fun thing on a website called incredibox.com. You can make really fun songs and Sam did a song for his learning journal and it inspired us to do our own.  It was really fun and we enjoyed...

Sapphire’s Report from the Frontline: 2nd October

We’ve been busy this week experimenting in Science, working with numbers in Maths, making hot air balloons, singing along to music and discussing the final pages of Journey.  This week we made various paper ‘helicopters’ and investigated what made them fall at...

Class News Week 3

Class News Week 3 News from Turquoise by Viola and Mimi We read a picture book with no words called ‘Journey’ and we made our own Journey story stop motion animations.  It was difficult to make all the little parts but it was fun and we got better at it.  Now, we are...

Musical Soirée – Summer 2020

While the rest of the country was locked away, the maestros of Minchinhampton were determined not to let the summer term end without the revitalising extravaganza that is the musical soirée. Thanks to the inspiration and technical know-how of Duncan Mann alongside the...

Minch Pupils Make the Headlines

Minchinhampton pupils have hit the headlines of the Stroud News and Journal with their poetry. read the full article here: https://www.stroudnewsandjournal.co.uk/news/18508294.minchinhampton-primary-schoolers-produce-poems-express-feelings-pandemic/ Tess and Austin in...

Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning Over the Autumn/Winter term, Children from Year 2- 6 have had additional outdoor learning time on Monday afternoon (Foundation Stage/ Year 1 have theirs weekly). In times when we are reminded that many children spend far less time than their parents'...

Turquoise Class Assembly

Turquoise Class Assembly I thought it was amazing learning all about the fish of the deep and the song was well written and went well with the music. I loved how they included David Attenborough. The best thing was they weren’t shy at all- they were nice and loud. It...

PTA Christmas Fair

The Christmas Fair On Saturday Minchinhampton Academy had a Christmas Fair, run by the PTA. There were lots of people there. Lula-Rose said, ‘It was very festive and exiting. It was a perfect place for children to have a fun time. I loved all the cakes and games to...

Choir to Cecily Court

Choir at Cecily Court On Monday 9th December 2019 our KS2 choir went to Cecily Court across the road to sing to the residents who live there with Mr Weinberger, Miss Crowther and Mrs Overthrow. We sang lots of different songs, including ‘Candlelight Silent Night’ and...

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