Veryan Church Of England Primary School


Kiberick class - Year 4, 5 and 6

Mrs Sharron Cartwright

Pirates ahoy ! 
As part of our topic on the Tudors we have begun studying the Spanish Armada, we had great fun being pirates; looking for treasure and stage fighting. 

We have demonstrated our learning and understanding of remembrance in a number of ways; 
  • We have created rock and slate paintings to display at the cenotaph in recognition and gratitude of the sacrifice made by those men, women and animals in all conflicts over the years. 
  • We assembled a montage of accessories to represent war We made an abstract tableau to represent peace 
Did you see? We made it into the Parish newsletter this month. Thank you Mr Webb and well done class!
Hard work and Fun at the Field
Mr Hall and other volunteers have cut paths through the field so that w e can walk around more easily. We had to lift the cut grass into piles, which will make lovely hedgehog hotels over the winter. we saw lots of wildlife, including;  a shrew, a bees nest and a toad!
Spelling Success !
We are rightly proud of our success . 
In Kiberick, we continually try to improve on our previous best. The emphasis is upon our own PERSONAL best. The 'test' is a spelling exercise designed to model strategies for spelling rather than a test of how many they get right. Of course it's always nice to do well and get a score they are proud of for themselves as an individual.  At the end of the test they award themselves a stamp that reflects their level of satisfaction. In addition some weeks we have a class target to achieve in order to earn a treat!
I will be recording the spelling session next week so you can hear the  approach and better understand the philosophy. 
Fun at the field
This week we were very busy again; measuring the heights of the saplings planted in March, sieving to separate the contents of the earth, filming for our dinosaur discovery documentaries and auditing the mini-beasts. Overtime we will be recording things like the amounts of mini-beasts and the heights of the trees to compare and evaluate. 
Mr Hall enthralled us with his explanations and stories at the Wild Tribe field. Some of us made an obstacle from all the cut grass to leap over and we enjoyed rolling around in the grass too!
Sticker Fun
Friday Club fun - we created our own stickers. 
Our very own Secret Garden 
Today we visited the Wild Tribe field. It was like the secret garden as the gate was over-grown with Old Man's Beard. 
Kiberick 2 
Our new classroom. As you can see there is still plenty of space to move around and enjoy our practical, creative approach to learning as well as lots of wall space for displaying useful maths facts and spelling.
A trip to Flambards marked our last day as Year Six !  
Rose's Personal Project 
Rose chose to study the actors brought to fame by Harry Potter
Daisy's Personal Project 
Daisy is fascinated by the 1950's -especially the fashion. 
Daraka's Personal Project 
Daraka chose to study Great Escapes for her extended personal project. 
Personal Projects 
Children have been using lockdown to complete personal projects. 
As part of our topic on North America we are studying the effect of the Gold Rush, both on the landscape and peoples lives. This had quite an effect on the built and natural landscape. 
Bubble Learning 
This is a collection of some of our learning in our Kiberick Bubble! We will add to this over the weeks - so please pop back to have another look !
Reading Comprehension 
A collection of the reading comprehension we are completing for the summer term. 
Playground Art 
Scenes from A Midsummer Night's Dream 
As part of our topic on North America we are exploring how Hollywood has developed, how this barren piece of land has evolved, providing a massive industry and shaping the human geography. 

We Are Back !! Yay !!
Just a few shots to capture our first moments back x 
North America 
This week (11th - 15th  May) sees the start of our topic on North America. This week we will be; 
  • becoming familiar with the map of North America and the countries within this continent
  • introduced to some of the wild animals
  • learning some facts about capital cities, rivers and mountains 
  • exploring the symbolism of the flags 
Heroes and Freedom 
Week beginning the 4th May. 
  • Discuss and appreciate the achievement of Captain Tom 
  • Freedom to eat whatever you choose
  • A veteran's banquet
  • What will we do first after lockdown ? ..
  • Freedom - what does it mean to us ? 
  • Being grateful for the freedoms we have and marking the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.  
Earth and Space
Kiberick have been learning;
how the Earth and Moon move in relation to the sun and each other,
to track the sun's position throughout the day,
to recognise and understand the phases of the moon and how seasons occur,
to design a planet exploring craft 
to read non-fiction information carefully and answer questions,
to watch carefully and make creative responses to the Baboon on the Moon film, 
to write the planet names in french 
Science Week: Genetics and Diversity
Continuing our science from Science Week we have been introduced to genetics by looking at physical features, family trees and family traits - including creating portraits in the style of Picasso.
In addition, we have looked at the diversity of plant life in our gardens and began a practical experiment by collecting rainwater to measure and investigate the volume of rain. Please see in the box below photographs of our wonderful work. 
Secret Garden Feedback 
This box is for general feedback that applies to everyone, not just a specific piece of work.
I can't tell you how proud I am of wonderful Kiberick and all their hard work. Such beautiful writing, beautiful drawings, gorgeous graphs and family trees! I miss all my bingo buddies very much . :-)  I'm awarding you 10 dojos each !!!
I have had a look at your work and am so impressed Kiberick Class!
Well done everyone for your great efforts in producing such lovely things.
It makes me really happy to know that you are all keeping well and managing without being in school.
I miss you all and can't wait to see you back at Veryan when we are allowed to return.
Take care 
Best wishes,
Miss Jarrett    I am awarding you 10 dojos each 
Secret Garden Learning at Home 
We finished listening to the dramatisation of Secret Garden and completed various tasks as shown in the photographs below. 
  • Write a diary entry from Colin's perspective
  • Write an extract of a conversation that Ben, the gardener, might have with his wife after discovering the children in the garden - write it in a Yorkshire dialect
  • Plot a garden on a grid using simple coordinates 
  • Design a garden 
  • Draw part of the garden 
Home Learning
In the photographs below are just some of the examples of work completed by the children of Kiberick whilst they are at home during this period of isolation. 
I was extremely impressed but not surprised at how the class embraced this challenge and were able to quickly grasp how to use the list of ideas as a springboard for their own imaginations. 
In the style of Jackson Pollock ..
Inspired by our brief study of Earth and Space we began the first phase of our art installation in the style of Jackson Pollock. We watched a clip of the sound and light show by Luxmuralis at Exeter Cathedral which also gave us some ideas about abstract representation. 
The Easter Story Reading Comprehension 
I have attached a Powerpoint of the Easter Story for you to read. 
On the slides are some questions for you to answer. There are lots of questions - so maybe do it over a couple of days ? 
I have also added in my own questions to offer purple level challenge. Anyone can have a go at these. 
Also I have attached our question types to remind you of them.  Parents: Question types help us to understand the strategies for answering the questions.  
Mini Class- Practice Challenge 
This is a mini challenge to practise what you would have to do in the event of a school closure. 
Look around the room and find 10 things that begin with T . Write these in your 'Home Reading Record.' 
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Jamie Oliver's Fifteen - move over ...
Yesterday we made soup with Mr Beetham and today was the day we got to taste it ! Our classroom became our restaurant ... 
Soup with Beetham
For some fun and our work on vegetation belts we had Mr Beetham in to make some soup with us. It was very fun and he even showed us some fast chopping (like they do on TV) we created minestrone soup and found it very yummy. 
by Rose 
Food glorious food ...
As part of our topic on vegetation belts we have been looking at seasonal food. These lovely parents came in to share their knowledge and their recipe books! 
We created some excellent seasonal menus, which would not look out of place in any 'high end restaurant'. 
Book Reviews 
During half- term we were busy reading and completing these book reviews. They make interesting reading.
A Wonderful Gift 
We were gifted a trip to the Hidden Cinema within St Mawes Hotel. We chose to watch Aladdin, which was spectacular. 
The staff were so welcoming and we are of course extremely grateful for this gift. 
As you can tell we were positively rushed off our feet!
Julius Caesar - "Et tu Brute..." 
Having fun making short stop-go animation films, letting our creativity flow ! 
by Daisy 
Building the next Watling Street! 
Excellent fun had by all, check them out on the border at the entrance to school. 
We've had great fun creating the dough models for our stop-go animation films. We are creating an animation of the assassination of Julius Caesar. 
Skittles Maths 
We had great fun completing challenges- where skittles were given a variety of values and we had to meet the requirements of the challenge;
These images are all made with skittles to the value of 100! 
We were allowed to eat some to certain values, we quickly got the hang of that one !!
Roman Gladiators ! We used Golden Time to make swords to go with our shields. They are fantastic !! 
Please see below for our current planning for your information.
Today's maths champions: calculate the combined number of years the reindeer have been alive - if Rudolph at 6 is the youngest, and all of the others are 1 year older than each other. 
Christmas Lunch 
Kiberick rehearsal - a sneak preview of our carol! 

Kiberick and Pendower Poetry Workshop
The amazing autumn inspired us to create wonderful poetry. We used lots of adventurous adjectives, vibrant verbs and personification. 
We were lucky enough to have some extra adult help too, who really enjoyed their time with us. 
This is Kiberick and some of Pendower class performing the poem 'On Bonfire Night'  by Holly Jones. We used the Ipad to record and improve our performance. It was quite tricky to make our voices match the meaning and atmosphere - but we are very happy with our results. 


Veryan CofE Primary School, Veryan, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5QA
01872 501431