Collaborating with Kandy!

This week we (Miss Hearn and Miss White) have been given an incredible opportunity by the British Council to go to Sri Lanka and collaborate with one of the schools there. So far, we have been educating them on the importance of recycling in order to reduce waste and achieve one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

We have created a very positive partnership with the school, which we will maintain when we return to England so that Brooklands Farm can do some collaborative learning with schools around the world to reduce waste!

In the evenings, the teachers have been kind enough to taken us on a tour of the city to understand their culture. We have tried lots of Sri Lankan food and have seen lots of different animals, including monkeys, lizards and elephants!

We will have to tell you all about it when we are back!

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Houses of Parliament

Yesterday we went on an amazing trip to the Houses of Parliament. We really enjoyed looking inside the House of Commons and asked lots of questions! Afterwards, we had a session on campaigns and how laws are created. We had such a brilliant day! Thank you to the parent helpers – we really enjoyed having you with us!

It has been amazing to see so much enthusiasm from all of 5A this week! They have been really inspired by their learning and have learnt so much! This afternoon was a chance for us to open our doors to the community and be proud of all the learning we have achieved this week. Every child has taken part in history, art and writing activities that they have made individual to them. They all loved sharing their learning and knowledge with others, particularly family members so thank you all for your participation! Well done for all your hard work 5A!

Year 5 and 6 Summer Homework

This summer, we would love for you to have a go at some of these activities:

  • Go to the library and join the summer reading challenge.
  • Bake a cake with someone to practise measuring.
  • Learn to tell the time on different clocks.
  • Do lots of different sporting activities.

And then… bring in a photo or blurb to tell us about your summer!

Enjoy the holidays!

From all the Year 5 and 6 Team

Today has been our last day in the school in Kandy. It has been an incredible week where we have used collaboration and creativity to develop the children’s understanding of the world. We have loved building relationships with the children and staff and learning alongside them. The school have been extremely welcoming and it has been a great opportunity for both schools to share good practice and develop teaching.

We can’t wait to come back and see our classes and everyone else so we can tell them all about our trip! In future months, we will do lots of work building on the project we have started in Sri Lanka.

Miss Hearn and Miss White


Mathletics Summer Challenge!

Next week there is a Mathletics Summer Challenge, where we compete against other schools to get the most Mathletics points! The competition runs from 25th June – 1st July 2018.

Please encourage your children to get logged on and complete lots of activities on there so that they can gain points for our school (and practise lots of concepts that they’ve learnt this year in school)! We would love to get as many points as possible and get as high up on the schools leader board as we can!

Good luck everyone!

Science experiments!

This week we have carried out several science experiments so that we could test the properties of different materials. We will use our findings to design a coat for Arctic Explorers!

We found it interesting that some of the materials seemed quite waterproof but absorbed a lot of water which made them heavy and not very practical for the Arctic weather. The thermal insulation experiment was interesting because we found it hard to ensure it was a completely fair test.

Here are some photos from our experiments.