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Lancelot – Year 5 & 6

Lancelot Class – Year 5 & 6

Welcome to Lancelot Class

 

The adults in Lancelot Class are:

Mr Toby Gallagher - Class Teacher

Mrs Caroline Sherry (HLTA) 

Higher Level Teaching Assistant & PPA cover

Summer Term 2022

Week 36 (w/c 27th June)

As it’s nearing the end of term, Lancelot Class were in full rehearsal mode for their up and coming show this week. With daily practices taking place, drama and music was high on our agenda. During maths, the children designed, budgeted and planned a teenagers bedroom with some very interesting results! Tuesday saw the start of our inter house sports day events - netball, cricket and football, with the cross country event happening next week, weather permitting.

Worker of the Week - Will  (Year 6)

Lancelot’s Worker of the Week is awarded to Will for showing maturity and independence during our Design a bedroom challenge and additionally for his commitment to the play.

Star of the Week - Josie  (Year 5)

Josie is Lancelot’s Star of the Week for her courageous efforts in her solo piece for the play, another highlight to watch out for next week.

School Fair

Week 35 (w/c 19th June)

This week saw the class resume normal services, after last weeks residential. It has been a full week, with final preparations taking precedence for our end of year performance. The children are working extremely hard on their individual characters as well as learning the nine songs!

As part of our Indus Valley topic, we enjoyed a virtual museum tour of The British Museum. The children listened intently and even completed a quiz!

Transition to secondary school can be worrying for some, but this week many felt happier following a visit from Ansford Academy, to discuss the Year 6s moving on journey. The session was informative and even children who are not attending Ansford found it very useful.
 

Thursday Yoga

Drumming sessions

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Group 2

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Group 3

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Group 4

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Week 34 - Year 6 Residential to Kilve

This week saw the Year 6 travel to Kilve Court for their annual residential, whilst the Year 5 had the pleasure of Mr Gordon teaching them all week. Please see below for a daily recount of our activities on camp. 
 

The Year 5 children were kept busy, by completing their curriculum  timetable, but also having the opportunity to prepare the new library and also props for our up and coming end of year performance. 

Worker of the Week - Marley  (Year 5)

Lancelot’s Worker of the Week is awarded to Marley for working extremrely hard and giving 100% in everything she has done this week – well done Marley.

Star of the Week - Cole  (Year 6)

Cole is Lancelot’s Star of the Week for being an active member of the class throughout the week, demonstrating a very positive attitude and great behaviour all week – keep it up Cole!

Preparing Our ‘Special Day’ Cards

Goodbye to a great week with friends

Day 3 - Morning activities - Time to Team Build

A good nights sleep was had by almost all! The children had the opportunity to use some of the french conversational language at breakfast, when asking for their croissant and juice. Special mention to Logan and Logun who surprised the chef today!

Afternoon Activities Day 3

This afternoon saw the class split into two separate groups for the activities. A fantasy trail and high rope crate tower were the order of the afternoon. Two totally different experiences but both full of fun, laughter and enjoyment. 

Evening Activity - Haven’t a Clue! ‘Cluedo’

Day 2 - Wet and Wild morning
 

A few tired faces arrived down ready for breakfast this morning! After a quick game of cricket and a few pages from our class book we were all ready to start the day. Here’s hoping the sun still shines for our water activities and our Quantock walk this afternoon!

Larking around on the lake!

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Paddle board Mayhem

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Afternoon Stroll (seemed like a marathon), Shelter Building and Making New Friends!

An Amazing Activity this Evening!

Our evening activity saw us conquer a labyrinth, in the guise of minotaurs chasing mortals around  turns dead ends and a truly amazing maze! 

Where’s Wally? - we mean Mrs Sherry! One by one they arrived.

Day 1 - Our Sunny Arrival

Afternoon fossil hunting, followed by a delicious ice cream and a walk through a jungle!

After what seemed a very quick journey, we all arrived safely at Kilve Court. We only had a short wait until we were able to see our rooms for the week, have lunch and then off on our first activity- down on the beach!

Week 33 (w/c 6th June)

Even though we were only at school for four days this week, it was certainly very busy. Our performance rehearsals are now well under way, and the children have fully committed to the parts that they have been given. Excitement was raised when costumes arrived for the children to try on, helping them really get the feel of their character.

Our PSHE curriculum was delivered throughout the week through having some fantastic visitors to the class. A visit from The Life Bus crew this week, helped the children to understand the importance of making the right decisions through the next few years of their life.Throughout the lesson, the children asked thoughtful and probing questions and clearly understood about making the right choices for them.

Year 6 had a visit from Lauren (from Kooth) to discuss mental health awareness and the importance of our mental health at this time of transition. Kooth provides an anonymous site which helps children (11-15) and young people to feel safe and confident in exploring their concerns and seeking professional support.

Life Bus

Mental Health Awareness

Worker of the Week -  Abbie Hi (Year 6)

The Worker of the Week in Lancelot Class this week is Abbie. Abbie has written an outstanding emotive piece of extended write. Her use of emotive language, rhetoric and high level of punctuation and presentation was truly superb!

Star of the Week - Tom  (Year 6)

Tom is Lancelot’s Star of the Week for his dedication to his role in the end of year performance, the staff have been blown away by his commitment to mastering the part and his confidence when performing his sole song! Inspirational Tom, keep it up!

Week 32 (w/c 23rd May)
Friday saw the culmination of all our hard work come together to celebrate The Platinum Jubilee.During the afternoon, we trooped the colour, to open the celebrations of the whole school sharing their work with parents. The choir sang a celebratory song, year 2 performed country dancing (alongside Mrs Sherry,) there was a parade of commonwealth flags and the whole school were given a special coin to commemorate the whole event.

A full week of Jubilee preparations have taken place this week, in readiness for our  celebrations this Friday.

Lancelot put the finishing touches to their royal biographies and presented them to each other in the class. Alongside this, we made crowns, painted our jubilee plates and also practiced our trooping of the colour around the playground. 

Royal Biographies - Class Presentations

Mr Plumbley put the finishing touches to our collaborative piece of art work this week. It now stands proud on the wall in the main corridor of the school for all to enjoy.

Worker of the Week -  Cole    (Year 6)

The Worker of the Week in Lancelot Class this week is Cole. Cole has written an outstanding radio broadcast about the Indus Valley using Garageband. a truly superb effort.

Star of the Week - Joe  (Year 5)

Joe is Lancelot’s Star of the Week for excellent work in creating a database as part of his Computing curriculum – keep it up Joe, great to hear.

Cole and Marley Indus Valley Radio Broadcast

Cross Country Finals

Both Mia and Henry represented Countess Gytha at the cross county finals this week. They both performed to a very high standard with Yeovil boys finishing first and the girls finishing third. Well done and keep running!

Week 31 (w/c 16th May)

This week saw the start of auditions for our end of year performance, The Greatest Show! In addition to this, our drumming workshop and screen printing also resumed following last weeks assessments. Our Platinum Jubilee activities have started, in preparation for next weeks extravaganza! And we were delighted to work alongside Mr Plumbley, on a collaborative piece of art, to celebrate 70 years of The Queen’s reign. This piece of art will take pride of place within the school, celebrating not only the Jubilee but also our British Values.

Jubilee Preparations

Screen Printing Tutorial

Lesson 3 Samba Rhythm

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Practical Maths Starter
As part of our Maths learning objective of collecting data and plotting graphs this week, Lancelot formed their own version of a human line graph. All children participated fully and were fully engaged throughout all the questioning that occurred. Our results and findings were then plotted on our own graphs, drawn in our books.

Week 30 (w/c 9th May)

The Year 5's have been working incredibly hard this week on their 'historical figure' project. Their biographies were full of fronted adverbials, quotes and the use of the passive voice. A special mention goes to Josie, Georgia, Bethany, Mia and Marley who presented their biography in front of the class. 

 

National Assessment Week - Year 6

Throughout the week, prior to sitting their assessments, Year 6 enjoyed a hearty breakfast prepared and cooked by their teachers! They took the challenge of the week in their stride. and we couldn't be more proud of their effort and commitment. Well done Year 6!

Somerset Day Celebrated

Tuesday was Somerset Day. The whole school had the pleasure of being visited by a Wassail Theatre Company. We watched a very emotive production of 'Whispering Willows' before taking part in a willow craft workshop. The children made their own crowns and played games related to the retelling of the Whispering Willows story.

More fluffy visitors!

Following the excitement of the visit of a baby lamb, this week saw the patter of very tiny feet, in the guise of four baby chicks, which were hatched by Merlin Class. Lancelot class had the opportunity to pet the little newborns (3 days old) and some even held them, very gently!

Healthy Futures

In our Healthy Futures lesson this week, Year 5 learnt about dental hygiene (understanding to to keep our teeth and mouth healthy).

Worker of the Week -  Emilie    (Year 6)

The Worker of the Week in Lancelot Class this week is Emilie. She has written a wonderful and informative biography on Princess Diana, with particular praise given with her correct use of parenthesis throughout. Well done Emilie, keep this level of writing going. 

Star of the Week - Georgia  (Year 6)

Georgia has received this weeks Star of the Week, for her outstanding contribution in lessons recently - especially showing a great passion in maths and showing the maturity of somebody ready for transition to secondary  school.

Week 30 (w/c 9th May)

Monday saw the start of our National Assessment week. Year 6 were invited into a special breakfast club where they were waited on by their teachers. A relaxed atmosphere helped the children to fully prepare for the day ahead. We could’t be more proud with how mature and focused the children were throughout the day. Keep it up for the rest of the week, Year 6.

Future Wimbledon champions in the making?

Week 29 (w/c 2nd May)

After the bank holiday weekend, everyone returned to class ready to put in another week of effort and commitment to their learning. The children make us proud with their work ethic every day and this week was no exception. Well done Lancelot Class!

Julien Opie Photo Editing

 

Continuing our art project in the style of Julien Opie, we used photo editing software to increase the contrast and tonal range of the black and white spectral to better see where we would trace our images. We might have had a bit of fun changing the hue and saturation of faces too! 

 

Mathematics Revision Mats
Both Year 6 and Year 5 enjoyed the chance to express their mathematical knowledge on their desks this week! The children were challenged with remembering as many aspects

of the maths curriculum, taught over the last few years - these revision mats were then taken home by the Year 6 children, as a visual aid revision tool.

Worker of the Week -  Megan    (Year 6)

The Worker of the Week in Lancelot Class this week is Megan. Megan has written two fantastic pieces of extended writing this week based on The Arrival class book. She grasped the purpose and the tone of both letters perfectly. Well done Megan, keep this high level of writing going. 

Star of the Week - Jack (Year 5)

Jack has received this weeks Star of the Week, for contributing to class discussion more often, demonstrating hard work in his maths revision lesson and for always completing excellent homework. Excellent work, Jack. 

Local Press highlights our achievement

Week 28 ( w/c 25th April)

It was lovely to see all the children return, after the Easter break, for the final academic term of this year. Many children have completed the Bookman reading challenge, over the Easter, and the prize winners for the most eggstreme reading location will be announced very soon. Mountains and trees were very popular in Lancelot Class!

Bikeability Success

Year 5 Environmental Learning with Preschool 

For the next six week, Year 5 will have the opportunity to work alongside preschool in our environmental area.  The children will help the preschool school children to gain confidence working with older pupils in an environment where they can explore and learn new skills.

Bookman Easter Reading Challenge

Music Lessons - Samba Drumming

This week saw the commencement of music lesson with Mr Male, a peripatetic music teacher. Lancelot learned that Samba originated from Brazil and that the rhythm had a constant pulse running throughout. Drums, as well as other percussion instruments were shown and played. The children are thoroughly looking forward to their next lesson.

Worker of the Week -  Finley    (Year 6)

The Worker of the Week in Lancelot Class this week is Finley ,  for a wonderful week of high quality work, especially in all maths lessons. 

Star of the Week - Logun (Year 6)

Logun has received this weeks Star of the Week, for starting the new term with a wonderful attitude towards his learning and an outstanding work ethic. Keep it up boys!

Last week of Spring Term Week 27 ( w/c 4th April)

 

Greta Thunberg Extended Write Biographies 

The theme this week for our focus extended write was biographies. Children brought in their own biography books from home to read and also to place on a display. The young influential, climate activist, Greta Thunberg was our chosen subject for our writes.

Easter Art Activity
An Easter art activity, made use of zentangle patterns to spur on Lancelot Class’ creativity and also double as a mindfulness activity. With only the use of a black handwriting pen and highlighters the children made a fantastic psychedelic effort!

Easter Egg Hunt with a Difference!

Lancelot were given a challenge of not to find an Easter Egg but a collection of items around the school. The varied list (compiled by Mrs Sherry) included something that would float, something unique, something large and green, items from teachers and the overall favourite something that would make Mrs Sherry laugh. Of course why wouldn’t you bring a playground bin into the classroom to make us all laugh, Georgia? 

Worker of the Week -  Jane   (Year 6)

The Worker of the Week in Lancelot Class this week is Jane,  for challenging herself in her extended write on Greta Thunberg and her continued perseverance within all of her maths work. A great job, Jane

Stars of the Week - Logan (Year 6)

Logan has received this weeks Star of the Week, for working tirelessly in his booster lessons throughout the term; your hard work  is definitely paying off, Logan.

Congratulations goes to Fin and Mia today, for their winning innovative designs for the recent Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and families association Easter egg competition.

Also, huge CONGRATULATIONS to Georgia, who raised a staggering £82 in the recent sponsored keep fit event, to raise money for school PE equipment.Thank you to everyone who was able to get sponsored for the event.

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RE Class Book - Humanism

PSHCE - We Are All Unique

Celebrating Easter at St Barnabas church 

It was lovely to see so many parents able to join us for our Easter assembly today. The children took great pride when rehearsing their readings and prayers, over the last few weeks and it certainly paid off. The children read with confidence and clarity and clearly enjoyed the responsibility.

Members of Lancelot were also part of the school choir. Singing Amazing Grace ( one of Mrs Sherry’s favourites), they sang with enthusiasm and a smile. We are looking forward to performing at the Jubilee celebrations in May.

Surprise Visitor Springs into Lancelot!
Imagine our surprise when we heard the patter of tiny feet coming up the corridor! Mrs Crang, along with a little lamb, Flopsy (she is hand tearing), visited.  She told us all about rearing sheep and why lambs sometimes need to be hand reared. We were surprised to find out that Flopsy was only 5 days old!

Topic Work - Migration

Week 26 ( w/c 28th March)

 

Worker of the Week -  Ruby   (Year 6)

The Worker of the Week in Lancelot Class this week is Ruby,  for demonstrating persistence, perseverance and resilience during assessment week, and scoring a very pleasing result in her reading results. Well done Ruby!

Stars of the Week - Mia  (Year 5) and Tom (Year 6)

This week, Lancelot had two stars of the week! Mia has received this weeks Star of the Week, for demonstrating a wonderful understanding of maths this week and working hard throughout the whole week. Lancelot second star is Tom. Tom scored an impressive 109 out of 110 in his maths assessments this week, something to be very proud of Tom!

Crazy Hair Day

PSHCE and Coding

As part of their PSHCE lesson this week, we discussed how unique we all are. Using a fingerprint model, Lancelot class wrote all about themselves including their qualities, aspirations and even funny memories they were willing to share. Within our computing lesson, we started to develop our coding skills,  working through each unit successfully, identifying the importance of programming.

Week 25 (w/c 21st March)

Happy Mother’s Day

We hope that all our wonderful mums enjoyed their handmade cards today.  

Worker of the Week -  Cole   (Year 6)

The Worker of the Week in Lancelot Class this week is Cole,  for demonstrating maturity, a hard working attitude and taking on a sense of responsibility this week. Keep it up Cole!

Star of the Week - Mia  (Year 5)

Mia has received this weeks Star of the Week, for her outstanding listening skills: for high level of participation in every lesson and an ability to articulate responses in class. Superb, Mia.

Well Done Adele!

Rich Parker visits Countess Gytha

Rich is a GB Inline Skater who has been rollerblading since he was just 10 years old and qualified as a professional skater by the age of 17. He has traveled around the world competing at the highest level. The children completed their sponsored keep fit challenge and then Rich spoke to the school about his experiences of taking up the sport. Rich really appealed to the children and his demo was exciting and he really engaged the children, especially when jumping over the four teachers!

Hold the Front Page!

Imagine our surprise when we saw our faces on the front of the paper this week. Turning the pages, another photo took pride of place showing the fantastic  range of activities that took place at school last week.

Easter Egg Decorating Competition for SSAFA 

Children had great fun using watercolours, wool and string to create an Easter inspired design for their egg. Their design provoked discussions around Golgotha, The Crucifixion and the importance of Easter in the Christian calendar, all during a fun filled art activity!

Bikeability - Year 6

Well done to all the Year 6s who took part In Bikeability this week. All of the children were successful in passing their Level 2 award, this means that the children are confident with their cycling (on the roads) and are safe with the knowledge of how to behave whilst on their bikes.

Week 24 (w/c 14th March)

Comic Relief and Circus Skills

Friday saw the chance for us all to adorn our favourite red attire, in aid of Comic Relief 2022. Thank you for all your generous donations.  A great effort was made by all children and staff alike.

During the day, Lancelot Class enjoyed seeing their bottle rockets taking to the air, with the help of Mr Gordon and in the afternoon they were lucky enough to be taught some circus skills. A great way to finish a fantastic week at Countess Gytha!

Circus Skills Workshop

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Worker of the Week -  Abbie   (Year 6)

The Worker of the Week in Lancelot class this week is Abbie for an excellent ready to learn attitude, who is a role model for all others in the class and the whole school. Superb Abbie!

Star of the Week - Megan (Year 6)

Megan has received this weeks Star of the Week, for her outstanding comprehension work followed by excellent maths lessons when revising properties of shape. Keep up this level of high quality work, Megan. Well done!

Year 5 had lots of fun today discovering why the earth, sun and moon are spherical. We also had time to explore the planets in more detail and discover the sad truth as to why Pluto is no longer a planet (it no longer clears the area around its orbit, so it was reclassified as a dwarf planet). 

Experiments, Excavations and Emergency CPR workshops,

Week 23 (w/c 7th March 2022)

 

Worker of the Week -  George  (Year 5)

The Worker of the Week in Lancelot class this week is George for his exceptional maths work and challenging himself by completing some very difficult next step challenges.

Star of the Week - Stanley (Year 6)

Stanley  has been awarded the Star of the Week for being extremely articulate in class discussions this week and for also reaching book five in his series of books he is reading. A great achievement Stanley.

Congratulations to Bethany, who was awarded the player of the tournament at a recent event held at Buckler’s Mead School, Yeovil.

Week 22 (w/c 28th February 2022)


Worker of the Week -  Bethany  (Year 5)

The Worker of the Week in Lancelot class this week is Bethany for her excellent contribution in every lesson, setting a superb example to the rest of the class.

Star of the Week - Henry (Year 6)

Henry  has been awarded the Star of the Week for his outstanding result at the recent cross country event managing a fantastic third place for the Year 5/6 boys.

Lancelot class celebrated Mardi Gras in style on Tuesday with costumes and King Cake made by Mrs Sherry and her Language Ambassadors.

Celebrating World Book Day

Lancelot Class  - including the staff - made a fantastic effort in taking on the role of their favourite book character this week, for World Book Day. Costumes ranged from A Boy in a Dress,a Wimpy Kid, Various Harry Potter characters, Billionaire Boy and even a couple of Matilda's, to name just a few. The children enjoyed visiting teachers around the school, to listen to their favourite books and stories. During the day, they completed a reading treasure hunt and on hearing the school bell, the children picked up their book and read for pleasure for ten minutes.

Pancake making on a colossal level!

The whole school were able to make their own pancake this week, to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. Lancelot Class proved to be great up and coming chefs who thoroughly enjoyed the experience of cooking with Chef Gordon and his Sous Chef Madame Sherry!

Week 21

Some children  from Lancelot were delighted to work alongside an artist, this week. Using acrylic paints, and putting their ideas down on paper, they were able to design and paint some acetate panels for a new stained glass window, to be hung in the school hall.

Script Writing for the Green Screen

Working with partners, Lancelot were given the task of writing a script, suitable to share with KS1 and KS2 children on the importance of staying safe online. We are in the process of recording all of our ideas but here is one to enjoy by Georgia and Megan ( with a surprise visitor at the end).

Stay Safe Online

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STEM activity

As part of our Science topic, on Investigating light and how we see things, this week we were able to use mirrors and card to construct our own periscopes. The children were then able to take their periscopes outside to look around the classroom corner and see over the grass mound on the playground!

Week 20

On Friday, all the children at Countess Gytha came to school wearing their favourite scarves, to support Children’s Mental Health Week. In Lancelot Class, children wore scarves given by grandparents, parents and supporting their favourite teams. All had a story to tell which was lovely to hear their memories. 

Safer Internet Day (Week)

Tuesday 8th February 2022, was Safer Internet Day and the theme this year was about how we can all #PlayYourPart to have a safer internet. 

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. Lancelot Class, had an assembly given by the local PCSO, and also carried out a 24hour observation, where a photo was placed on a social media platform to see how far it would travel around the world. They were surprised to discover that over 15 countries commented alongside 25 cities in the UK over just 24 hours!

 

Green Screen Recording

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Henry Moore Art

During Art lessons this week, we studied the WW2 artist Henry Moore. The children gained a brief understanding of his art and looked closely at his hand drawings. Using techniques that Moore followed, we created our own line drawings to transform shapes and objects into strange and beautiful shapes.

Worker of the Week - Oscar  (Year 5)

The Worker of the Week in Lancelot class this week is Oscar for his excellent presentation and hardwork in science – a superb poster informing about light! 

Star of the Week - Emilie (Year 6)

Emilie has been awarded the Star of the Week for being resilient, despite being unwell, she achieved fantastically well in her latest assessments, well done Emilie!

Week 19

The Year of The Tiger

We enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year this week, in Lancelot Class. We wrote our wishes on a red ribbon, to follow Chinese tradition, took part in a chopstick challenge, wrote our names in Chinese, discussed how Chinese people all around the world will be celebrating and made a display of Chinese memorabilia from travels to China.

Enjoying a new language!

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Welcome Mr Phillips

In RE this week, we were lucky to have a visitor to discuss Humanism and the philosophy behind the way they think and live. The children listened intently and  were able to ask questions to Mr Phillips, who commented that in the 16 schools he had previously visited Lancelot class were by far the most attentive and well behaved. 

Classroom Displays

Worker of the Week - Josie  (Year 5)

During English lessons this week, Josie has shown excellent parenthesis and punctuation work, showing her determination to develop her grammar knowledge. Well Done, Josie.

Star of the Week - Abbie (Year 6)

Abbie  has been awarded the Star of the Week for being an exceptional self and peer editor for our extended writing this week. This editing process is central to ensure the best possible outcomes for writing so a great skill to have Abbie, keep it up!

Week 18

This week, Year 5 have been investigating and exploring levers, cams and pulleys in their Design and Technology lesson.

In Science this week, we investigated refraction riddles and illusions. We found that light bends through different mediums, such as water and transparent glass.

Tie - Dye Magic

In one of their after school clubs, some of Lancelot Class were amazed by their colour creations with tie-dye this week.

Worker of the Week - Will  (Year 6)

Will received the Worker of the Week this week, for independently editing his extended writing to ensure that it was a piece of writing of high standard. Well done Will, a great key skill.

Star of the Week - Charlie (Year 6)

Charlie has been awarded the Star of the Week for growing in independence and showing great resilience over the past few weeks. Great work, Charlie.

Week 17
 

Rousseau Inspired Art Receives Some Colour

Lancelot Class were able to add their first layer of colour, to the pen and pencil drawings they completed last week. The children used watercolours and black ink to add clarity and definition to their drawings. When finished, we are hoping to see some of their finished artwork hung around the main corridor in school.

Worker of the Week - Mia  (Year 5)

Mia has shown great determination with her presentation in all her books this week. She has also listened to advice and has put in the effort to maintain her focus throughout all lessons. 

Star of the Week - Marley (Year 5)

Marley has been awarded the Star of the Week for her resilience and hard working attitude in all areas of the curriculum. A truly worthwhile award winner this week! Well done Marley!

ABBA rendition fills Lancelot Classroom

Whilst looking at different genres of music from the 1970s and 80s, Lancelot Class took the opportunity to research a little on the background of the group ABBA and how the band was first made successful at The Eurovision Song Contest. This opened up,the opportunity to discuss the country of Sweden and the capital city of  Stockholm. Throughout the lesson they enjoyed listening to songs made famous by ABBA, culminating in a final,performance. 

Mamma Mia

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On Tuesday this week, the children learnt about reflecting light in Science. The children were tasked with making a make-shift periscope to be able to see the board whilst facing in the opposite direction. 

 

Week 16


On Monday this week, the children created, performed innovative gymnastic routines with a focus on shape, balances, teamwork and jumping. In computing and DT, the Year 5 children used the Lego Learning System which sparked joy in the classroom. The children's knowledge, skills, and confidence grew along with their ability to build and programme their LEGO alligators.

Worker of the Week - Jane (Year 6)

Jane has shown great perseverance with her narrative extended write this week. Alongside this, she has produced a fantastic piece of pencil art work inspired by the artist Henri Rousseau. A great week Jane

Star of the Week - Joseph (Year 5)

Joe had an overall excellent performance during the football tournament on Thursday, showing he is a  great team player and also able to score a wonder goal, to help us reach the county finals. Well done Joe!

Art inspired by Henri Rousseau 

Linking Art with our Amazon topic work and our French intercultural understanding, Lancelot were able to recreate a pencil and pen drawing in the style of Henri Rousseau’s painting ‘Surprised.’ Next week, colour will be added to their drawings to complete the project. 

The Year 5 girls programming their Lego alligator to snap its mouth shut when it sensed prey nearby.

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Week 15


Welcome back! We all hope you have had a lovely Christmas break. The children have started the Spring Term off as they finished the last, with a great attitude and ready for new challenges! It was  lovely to see so many completed activity photos from our Christmas Reading Challenge. Bookman certificates were earned whilst completing a number of the challenges, whilst showing off some great creativity! Thank you so much to everyone who has taken part and we hope you enjoyed the experiences to read in a different way! We look forward to seeing who wins the vouchers on Monday. Good Luck.

Science, English, Computing and DT all rolled into one!

This week, Lancelot Class wrote, acted and edited a scientific programme teaching us how light travels. A future in front of the camera beckons for this talented group!

 

 

Worker of the Week - Logan T (Year 6)

Logan has had a great return to school this week. He has achieved worker of the week for his great contribution in his Science progrsmme in the Light Learning Lab

Star of the Week - Abigail (Year 6)

Abbie is the Star of the Week for showing an amazing attitude throughout the week, especially demonstrating super listening skills and teamwork in Geography and Science. Well done Abbie, Keep it up!

Congratulations Mia!

During December, Mia has gained a Bronze British Gymnastics Award. She has achieved this on the floor exercise. Well done Mia, we can’t wait for you to show us some of your balletic and gymnastic moves.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM US ALL IN LANCELOT CLASS

Week 14

Remake of Last Christmas like no other!

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Happy Christmas to all our families and friends of Lancelot Class. May we take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and hard work over this term and for your generosity during this festive time. We look forward to another successful term ahead, in the New Year.
Mr Gallagher and Mrs Sherry.

Laughter and enjoyment during our Christmas Party

Worker of the Week - Adele (Year 6)

Adele demonstrated hard work, commitment and independence during her planning of her extended write this week, when drafting a persuasive letter related to our recent class book - Lori and Max. Keep up the good work Adele.

Star of the Week - Isabella (Year 5)

Isabella is the Star of the Week as she is always demonstrating how to be an exceptional role model for others. Alongside this wonderful trait, Isabella showed a real flair for cooking when preparing her Christmas Chutney this week. A great week, Isabella

Preparing our own Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch number 2 was top of the agenda on Wednesday, for the children and staff in Lancelot class. As part of their DT curriculum, the children prepared all of the vegetables, chickens, stuffing and gravy to ensure that the meal was a great success. We were thrilled the Mr Gordon and Mrs Punton were able to join us as special guests.

As you can see from our photographs, we all thoroughly enjoyed putting our new found skills to the test, with an exceptional outcome. 

Enjoying our School Christmas Lunch

KS2 children, along with their staff sat down and had an enjoyable Christmas Lunch this week. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were thrilled to each pull a cracker and share the jokes and anecdotes. 

Week 13

 

Worker of the Week - Georgia (Year 6)

Georgia demonstrates an excellent attitude in her booster sessions every week and has worked hard to improve her test results. Keep up the good work.

Star of the Week - Tom

Tom was awarded Star of the Week this week for a perfect score in his Arithmetic assessment. Not many of us can say we are perfect, but Tom definitely can. Well done.

Week 12

 

The Panto Arrives at Countess Gytha

On Tuesday, the school were lucky enough to receive a wonderful pantomime performance of Cinderella from M&M productions. The enjoyment on the children’s faces was clear to see and it really brought the festive spirit to our class. 

A pupil from Lancelot remarked, “The songs were great and it was funny when the teachers were up and dancing.”

Lori and Max Book Reviews

In our extended write lesson this week, the children wrote Book Reviews on our recent class book, Lori and Max. The children have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book together and reading their reviews, they clearly would recommend to similar age groups.

Worker of the Week - Abbie

Abbie always works with 100% effort in every lesson. Her hard-work is infectious and all around her are inspired by her enthusiasm. 

Star of the Week - Will

Will was awarded Star of the Week for his brilliant creativity and attention to detail and hard working ethic during our Christmas craft day. He worked hard on his decoupage bauble and throughly enjoyed preparing the fruit and vegetables for the chutney make.

 

Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Crafting

This week, as part of our DT curriculum, we prepared and cooked our own Christmas chutney to be sold at the Virtual Christmas Fair. The children designed their own labels and came up with a name for the chutney. The smells filled the corridors with the Christmas spirit.

The day also saw the children arrive at school wearing their Christmas jumpers, in exchange for a small donation for the PTFA school hampers. The hampers are looking brilliant, so fingers crossed that we can sell lots of Christmas raffle tickets!

Week 11

Celebrating Christingle

On Friday, we walked to St Barnabas Church, to our Christingle service. There were readings, carols, prayers and art work shared by the whole school. Everyone had a part to play but a special mention must go to Henry and Megan for their readings on the meaning of Advent and to all the new members of the Year 5/6  choir, who performed for the first time.

Healthy Hearts

In Science this week, the children studied the structures of a heart. We investigated blood flow, we dissected the heart and we measured the ventricular walls. As you can see by some of the fabulous photos taken by Mrs Sherry, the children were fascinated.

Worker of the Week - Georgia

Georgia has shown great perseverance and improvement in her presentation skills in her maths work this week - Mr Gallagher commented that he was very proud of her continued progress. Well done, Georgia!

Star of the Week - Oscar

Oscar was awarded Star of the Week for his brilliant piece of extended write. He has worked hard to improve his writing throughout the weeks, culminating in a fantastic persuasive letter this week. Great job, Oscar!

 

Christingle Preparations

All the children this week, had the opportunity to work with volunteers from St. Barnabas  Church to prepare their own Christingle ready for our church service on Friday.

This week, the children have been solving a crime from our class book (Lori and Max by Catherine O'Flynn). They have been acting like real-life detectives and have built an evidence board. Theories have been discussed, questions have been asked and fingers have been pointed. Who stole the money? The answer will soon be revealed.

Week 10

Surprise! Pudsey visits Countess Gytha 

Friday saw a change to our normal morning. Yes, it was Children in Need Day and we were all in our dotty clothes, but we had no idea we were soon to become celebrities!

Pudsey arrived with BBC Somerset Radio, to all our surprise and after he met the children, Henry, Mia, Mr Gordon and Mrs Sherry were interviewed for the radio! - Please visit The Gallery to listen to the whole interview. We waited patiently to hear the recording and as you can see and hear we were very excited!

Radio Celebrities!

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Western Gazette Article

Star of the Week - Finley

Fin has seamlessly adapted to his new life in Lancelot Class! He is hardworking and has a great attitude in all he does, all with a smile on his face. Along with this, we were delighted to announce that Fin is now one of our School Prefects. A great week Fin!

Workers of the Week - Emily and Megan

Emily has worked tirelessly to improve her maths accuracy this week. Not only in lessons, but also during her booster sessions, Emily has shown that she can work really hard to achieve what is needed.

Megan this week has shown resilience and determination on challenging mathematical problems. She has used her knowledge and strategies taught, to achieve and decode some very tricky calculations. Keep it up, Megan!

Healthy Hearts


This weeks Science lesson saw the children learn that their heart is linked to the rest of the circulatory system with blood vessels called arteries and veins. They found out that your arteries deliver oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other areas of your body and your veins return the de-oxygenated blood from your organs back to your heart. Through acting out this process, the children became the blood flow around the heart and the rest of the body!

Now Press Play - Interactive and Immersive Lessons

 

 

Lancelot became fully engaged in the curriculum through sound, story and movement this week. 

Each child was given a pair of wireless headphones and were Immersed in sound, where they became the main character in a story, meeting people, discovering places and solving problems on an educational adventure they will never forget. Initially they climbed through a rainforest canopy in the Amazon as part of their Geography  this term and then they were transported back to WW2 to discover the experiences children of their age went through.  At the end of the week, a PSHCE lesson on Anti Bullying and also an RE lesson describing the The 5 Pillars of Islam were also covered.

Anti-bullying Week


Odd Socks Day is part of Anti-Bullying Week! To celebrate that we are all unique, we were asked to wear odd socks to school on Monday 16th November. The day sends an important message that we should all be allowed to be ourselves, free from bullying and helps us celebrate Anti-Bullying Week in a fun and positive way. In the afternoon, Mr Gordon delivered an assembly to the class, on this year’s anti-bullying theme “One Kind Word.”

This week in Lancelot Class, we have been adding to our Kindness Wall, in relation to Anti-Bullying week.

SATs and Residential Information Evening 2021

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Thank you to all who managed to attend, please see Mr Gallagher if you have any further questions about how we prepare the children for their SATs assessments in Year 6 or the fantastic residential week planned for June 2022!

Week 9

Mr David Warburton takes the ‘Hot Seat.’

Today we were visited by local MP David Warburton who helped to explain democracy to Lancelot class. We took our chance to ask questions to David ranging from his most important decision as MP, his ambition in parliament and his favourite biscuit. He was our special guest to help us reveal the winner of Lancelot’s election that we held this week.

Star of the Week - Georgia

Georgia has had an excellent work ethic this week, particularly when creating her political manifesto. Alongside this, she created some thought provoking and interesting questions to put forward to our local Member of Parliament.

Worker of the Week - Jack

Jack has made a great contribution in class this week and has increased his class discussions in all curriculum areas. Great job, Jack!

What a busy week!

It feels as though our feet haven’t t touched the ground this week! Alongside our usual timetabled lessons, we have designed Christmas cards, had visits from MPs, attended and helped deliver Remembrance services, held our own election, discovered how our organs function and immersed  ourselves in our new set of French reading books!

Election Excitement!

This week Lancelot have been studying democracy and British values and were tasked with holding a class election. On Monday, the class formed political groups and candidates were chosen. The children then had to create manifestos, posters and speeches for their candidate. On Thursday, upper key stage 2 all voted for who they wanted to become Prime Minister of Lancelot class. Bethany and her party (Balloon House) were victorious: their slogan (Fly higher with balloon house) certainly swung a few voters. Congratulations Bethany.

Winners finally announced


Amazing Aeronautics we’re victorious in our Leonardo engineering competition this week. Scores were based on planning, teamwork, creativity and the final test. Congratulations to Charlie, Finley, Georgia, Adele, Tom and Logun.

Cool Aeronautics Event

This years event, run by Leonardo in Yeovil, saw the Year 5s and 6s take on the challenge to not only plan and build a life raft, but also design their own wind turbine to power a pulley system.

The aim of the day was to introduce the children to the fascinating world of aerospace engineering and to work alongside professionals that have this as their careers. The children worked in small groups throughout the day, to achieve their goals.Each team and their designs were scored throughout the day and the results will be announced in our assembly on Friday.It was clear to see, that all the children thoroughly enjoyed the day and showed that teamwork was vital, to ensure the best possible outcome was reached.

 

Remembrance Day - Watercolour Poetry Workshop

Following a class assembly and discussion on WW1, the children were armed with watercolours and the Flanders Field poem, to demonstrate their artistic skills in painting a suitable background on the poem. The children were taught how to best use their watercolours, to provide a delicate piece of art that not only helped to portray the poem, but also enhance its meaning.

Lancelot finished painting and attaching  the stems to their poppies this week. Following this, each pupil planted their own poppy in our own Remembrance  Garden Disply at the front entrance of the school.

‘Planting’ our Poppy Remembrance Garden

Week 8

Travelling back in time to Nothe Fort


Lancelot class had a wonderful school trip to Nothe Fort on Wednesday 3rd. The children were transported back to the war and experienced life as an evacuee. We took part in numerous activities: being chosen by host families, we visited a WW2 shop, an air raid shelter, a kitchen and laundry, a 1941 school and we walked the ramparts of Nothe Fort to check out the anti-aircraft guns. All in all, the children learnt a lot and had a great deal of fun.

Sing our way into the fort!