Veryan Church Of England Primary School


Kiberick class - Year 4, 5 and 6

Mrs Sharron Cartwright

Sports Day 2021 
Roseland Paddle and Sail
This trust allows school children to learn to sail for FREE ! We have had an amazing time there and are very grateful for everyone that supports this charity.
Bob is a gifted coach ably accompanied by Charlie on the powerboat to fish us out or haul us back if we should go adrift!   
Practical Maths 
We love getting outside to learn. The playground lends itself very well to practising practical measuring with water.
  • Estimated how much water was in a container, then used the measuring cylinders to check. 
  • Challenged each other to pour exact quantities in very accurately.
  • Measured the same amount of water into cylinders with different scales- it was interesting to see how different the same quantity can look in a different container. 
Tree Planting
The Tree Council donated a range of saplings for us to plant up at our Wild Field. 
Mr Hall, one of our regular volunteers, has been pivotal in applying for and securing donations of trees and water butts from The Tree Council and South West Water. 
Mr Hall also works with REACT (Roseland Environmental Action Community Team) . Some of their members came to help and share their expertise too. It's always good to work with other adults, we gain such invaluable life skills. 
Cornish Pirates 
We have received expert coaching in rugby from Cornish Pirates. Our skills are now excellent and we can't wait to play again. 
The Garden of Eden 
Kiberick are taking the lead in creating a garden of paradise in the middle playground. A place of calm, quiet reflection and creativity. 
WATCH this space for more activity.. we are hoping to create this using donated, recycled and upcycled items. 
One large item we could make very good use of is an old tent that we can dismantle and make into a shelter. ...
Signs of Spring 
We spent a lovely afternoon sketching and using watercolours to produce these beautiful paintings. We are entering them into the SUSTRANS art competition. 
Comic Relief Fun
An obstacle course was one of the fun activities organised by our Year 6 Friyay Club leaders. Other activities included a Funny Walk relay and water balloon race. 
Compassion is when you have a strong feeling of care for something. We have looked at compassion in farming, the compassion we feel for others through supporting Comic Relief and studied the bible story- 'The Good Samaritan'
Home Learning from January Lockdown 
We are as busy as ever- this is just a fraction of the work we have been doing at home.  
We are busy preparing for the coming of Christ in many different ways. 
More recycling: creating our own Christmas Trees from the branches felled at the field
This is one strategy to reduce waste, alongside recycling, and reducing. 
We re-purposed a plastic bottle to begin exploring ways to reduce waste. We are going to be creating a
Waste Reduction Plan for our school in the new year.
As part of our topic on recycling we gave these boxes their third life, so we have re-used. We created shelters and reminded ourselves that for some people - this is what they call home!   
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 

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
A new academic year 2020-2021 
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. 
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. 
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 
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 ... 


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