Teacher: Matthew Pizer 



In science, we have been learning about buoyancy and water resistance. We used these ideas to design our own boat. But there was a catch! The boat had to hold 50 coins and travel by wind. We first designed our boats and then we built them using a huge range of materials. Some were very successful. Others…. not so much.  


Viking assembly

The highlight of this half term has to be our epic Viking assembly.  It had everything! It was funny, exciting, scary and packed with interesting facts about the Vikings. We even had the school sing along (a Stoneydown first). The props and background were awesome so a huge thanks to Val and Iwona for their efforts.

Maritime Museum

We had such an amazing time visiting the Maritime Museum as part of our Viking topic. We had a chance visit some of the museums exhibits. Then we took part in a Viking workshop. We learnt all about how the Vikings traded, ate and fought. We even got to try on some traditional Viking clothes. We think they look rather stylish.


We have been learning about the life of Olympic athlete Jesse Owens. We learnt so much about his incredibly emotional story. Here we are preparing interviews for when he won 4 gold medals at the Olympics. First, we worked as a team to write a script. Then we performed in front of the class. It really was a lot of fun! We love performing!

We learnt about teeth and healthy eating. In this experiment, we were observing which foods had the most fat in. First, we discussed which foods we thought contained the most fat. Then we rubbed the foods on sugar paper. The fatty foods made the sugar paper transulesent. Even Mat had a go!

 Here we are practising for the Stoneydown poetry competition. We chose to perform “The Lion” by Roald Dahl. First, we looked at different choral performances of poems. Then we used some of the techniques to create our own choral performances. We loved creating the movements and experimenting with different voices.