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Welcome to Pearmain Class!

Teacher: Mr Ben Balsom

         

Hello there, you've reached the Pearmain page! We are a mixed class of year 5 and 6 children and through our irresistible curriculum, we make learning fun and engaging. The children always have a role in directing their own learning and every day brings new opportunities and challenges. Please enjoy perusing through this page as it is regularly updated with our activities.

 

The beginning of our Learning journey September 2021.....

     

       

 

Diversity through Poetry with Pete the Poet

Pete is an ex-headteacher who runs fantastic and very engaging literacy workshops for children. This workshop was focused on expressing equality and diversity through poetry and we had lots of fun activities and some very deep and meaningful discussions. Pearmain absolutely loved it and they engaged with the topic in a very mature and sensitive way. Here are some pictures of the class in fancy dress as part of the role play section of his workshop! 

 

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Mindfulness and Meditation

As a school, we have been practising mindfulness through meditation. We use a variety of tools to help us enter a calm head space such guided mediation videos and books, singing bowls, music and sometimes just silence! We have found that having even just a minute or two a day set aside for this helps the children regulate themselves, ready for learning and play! 

 

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Space

In our first home learning journey, we have been learning about space and our position within the solar system and the universe. We have looked at the movement of the planets in relation to the Sun and Moon, the formation and life cycle of the Sun and the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the Moon (and lots more!). 

I have been so impressed by everyone's efforts during their home learning. Please enjoy looking through these pictures of what we have been up to.

 

Models of Neil Armstrong on the Moon

 

Models and drawings of how aliens might look

 

Paintings, models and drawings of the solar system with some showing the geocentric and heliocentric models

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Mechanical Fantastics! 

In this engineering based learning journey, we explored the simple functions of a car engine, designed and created our own automobiles and experimented with mechanisms such as pulleys and levers. 

After learning about the functions of an engine, we went outside and had a look under the bonnet of Mr Balsom's Morris Minor! The children were all extremely excited by this and a few of them got to sit in the drivers seat and beep the horn! 

 

 

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The Savage Saxons - Conquerors of Britain! 

Last term, we had lots of fun studying Anglo-Saxon Britain. We learnt about the migration of the Saxons across Northern Europe, Anglo-Saxon village life, the development of the Old English language and how Saxon words have influenced our town and village names. 

However, the big highlight was our recreation of the Battle of Hastings. After studying the battle and recreating our own versions of the Bayeux Tapestry, we reenacted the battle!! 

 

 

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