Message sent from:

Class 4 - Year 5 and 6 with Mr Roy (teacher) with Mrs Paxton & Mrs Holland (teaching assistants).

AutumnTerm 2017

Curriculum Chronicle -

Forest School

Year 5 have started their Forest School experience to see them up to Christmas.  They have taken to it well and I look forward to sharing more of their adventures on the Forest School pages.  Take a look! 


The children have been hard at work over half term researching China.  They produced some excellent presentations- some models and some powerpoints. An excellent array of work which was a pleasure to listen to. 


In PE, we have had the pleasure of Sporting Influence for the start of the term where we worked on our football skills. We also paid a lot of attention to our social skills when it comes to sports and we were given stickers and commendations for our excellent work. 

We were also really lucky to be given a 'jianzi' each by Lola's very generous dad!  They are a Chinese style shuttle-cock and they have helped link PE with out Chinese topic this term.

Peer Teaching...

This term, the children have been sharing their sklls and knowledge with the class. We have had: PE -rounders, benchball and the bleep test; Science- how to make slime; Art- how to draw faces; and, DT - how to sew to make a fidgit blanket. The children have been amazing and I am sure we will see much more in the future. 

Class 4 - Year 5 and 6 with Mr Roy (teacher), Mrs Holland, Mrs Plant and Mrs Johnson (teaching assistants) and Mrs Elias (class governor)

Summer Term 2017

Curriculum Chronicle - click here to see what we are learning this term

Mr Roy has some suggestions for children in Year 6 and their parents as we approach the SATs tests. Please read his presentation...

Year 6 Presentation

Class 4 took part in the 'Open the book' assembly. It was the story of the fall of Saul and Samuel's search for a new king - King David. Welcome back to Birtswith 'Open the Book' and we look forward to further entertaining assemblies with you!

Class 4 are investigating 'Light' in science this term. They have looked at how it travels and made periscopes to enable light to be redirected. They have also been experimenting with light and shadow and they are in the middle of producing a shadow play in connection with their topic this term which is North America.


More Vikings!!!! The children successfully created some fabulous Viking Longhouses which are on display at the bottom of Class 4 stairs. The children also spent a morning working in groups solving some very testing Viking based mathematical problems... They all worked brilliantly, sharing ideas, listening and applying their knowledge to quite abstract situations.

Hrothgar the Viking visited Birstwith school and took Class 4 on a historical journey... Enjoy the photos and ask the children about their experience. You can see more about Hrothgar and Viking times on his website - www.manaraefan.co.uk

Science- structure investigation

Science- structure investigation

Following on from the art investigation into different architects, the children investigated different forms to work out which structures could support the most weight. 

Viking Runes

The class spent some time working with clay and creating their own rune stone that matched their initials. 

Class 4's Science investigation

During October, the class has been investigating separating, filtering and reducing in science.  They have spent time dissolving different substances and making a range of solutions to try and separate again. 

Class 4's Puzzle Day

In October, the Year 6's went to Belmont Grosvenor School and worked alongside other children from Kettlesing and BGS.  The idea of the day was to work together to solve 3D physical problems that needed team discussion, patience and trial and error techniques to enable the teams to be successful.  All the children had a fantastic day and it was very impressive to see how well the year group worked with children from other schools.  

Class 4's Residential trip to Robin Wood

In September, Class 4 went to Robinwood.  They spent 3 days and 2 nights challenging themselves in all sorts of activities.  From the trapeze to the piranha pool and weaseling through rocks to alien conspiracy investigations; everybody had a fabulous time and I hope the photos will capture some of the fantastic memories I am sure the children have shared with you!

Class 4's Art sculptures

During the first half of the autumn term, the class have been researching different architects like: Zaha Hadid, I.M. Pei, Le Corbusier, Moshe Safdie, Rem Koolhaas Renzo Piano and Lord Norman Foster.  The children produced informative powerpoint presentations to demonstrate their learning then used paper and card to create 3D shapes and designs that put their learning into practice.  

Autumn 2016

Topic Work

As part of our topic work this term, we are describing and understanding key facts about volcanoes. Using our very own models, we were able to identify the different layers of the Earth and explain to others how volcanoes are formed.

Class 4 had an amazing time at the World Cup TAG Rugby Festival this Autumn at Harrogate Rugby Club. We represented the country, Georgia, creating our very own Haka which we performed in the opening ceremony.

This term, we are learning all about the structure of the heart and lungs, and how double circulation runs through our bodies. In the session below, we worked hard to understand more about the lungs by creating 3D models and measuring our own lung capacity.

We are learning all about fractions in numeracy, as well as working really hard to achieve our individual targets in our class superhero challenge. Keep up the good work superheroes!

Years 4/5/6 went to the Mercer Museum and Royal Pump Room for an AMAZING ANCIENT GREEKS workshop. During the trip we followed an ancient trail to discover facts and information also we held artefacts which were 2500 years old!

Finally we read the myth of Herakules and his 12 tasks and performed drama in groups.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

Hit enter to search