The Allotment (April 2019)
Today we enjoyed some time in our allotment, weeding. We found plenty of wildlife living there...see the powerpoint for some of our comments.
Live Learning 14th March 2019
During our Live Learning session today we were set the challenge of deciding where
to locate a new bridge in 'Cantilever City'. We had to consider all sorts of factors before
we could decide! For example:- Should we build it across the narrowest part of the river,
even though that would affect the nature reserve.Tricky! Lively discussions followed!
Thanks to all the adults who attended.
Christmas Shopping Day
The children were very excited to have a Christmas shopping experience, kindly organised by the PSA.
We hope you enjoy your gifts! Happy Christmas for Class 5-1!
Creativity Week - making African inspired masks
The children in 5:1 are having a fantastic time this week. They have researched African carnival and then started making their own masks. They are working brilliantly as teams. So far they have added 3 layers of papier mache and painted the masks. Tomorrow they will add decorations - more photos to follow!
The children had a great time this morning working with the Little Inventors to design something which could prevent our food being wasted. They came up with some great ideas. We will wait to find out whether any of their designs will be made for real use!
Wild Wonder Day
As part of our Wild Wonder Day, the children had a great time taking photographs of patterns in nature. This will be a part of our Art topic linking with the Victorians. The children also learnt about plastic pollution and wrote some powerful speeches about how we can avoid polluting our planet with plastic.
Olympic Wonder Day
The children really enjoyed listening to the visiting athletes speak about their journeys during Assembly and then had a great time during their workshop learning some techniques for Long Jump.
The children really enjoyed their dance workshop yesterday provided by Perform. They learnt a routine based on Oliver Twist and thought about how to show character through the dance moves.
The children had great fun at the Skipping Workshop. It was a bit windy outside but they were able to learn and practise some new moves with a skipping rope!
Our topic this term is Earth, Sun and Moon. The children have learnt about the sizes of the Earth, Sun and Moon. They have also been learning about how day and night are caused. They measured the length of a shadow throughout the day and now they understand that the sun does not move but the Earth does! They are finding the topic really interesting and challenging!
Year 5 Christmas Party
Pass the Parcel, Musical Statues, making a paper Christmas tree hat, cake and squash. What more could you want for a Christmas party? We hope the children had a great time.
The children had a great time over the past couple of weeks when Mr Willis came in to teach them how to do speed stacking. Children learnt the techniques to stack cups in a variety of formations and we hope to find time so that the children can continue to develop their speed. It was great fun.
Year 5 Went to the Panto...Oh Yes They Did!
The children in Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed their trip to see Rapunzel. It was great to see them having such a wonderful time and they were even singing and dancing along at the end!
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!
It's been a very exciting week so far! The children got to visit the reindeer on Monday and later had a great time Christmas shopping! They have also been making Christmas hats which they will wear at the Christmas dinner on Wednesday. They did a great job and the hats look fabulous!
English - Myths and Legends
This week the children have read Greek myths. We have spent lots of time understanding the myth: Theseus and the Minotaur. After sequencing the story, the children enjoyed role play to act out the story. This will really help with their writing over the next couple of weeks.
Science - Investigating Air Resistance
The children learnt about air resistance and gravity this week as part of our Forces topic. Children investigated the rate of dropping 3 different sized balls to the ground and also had fun with a large parachute to understand the affect of air resistance.
The Joy of Reading
Today the children in Year 5 went to the University of Hertfordshire to listen to author Elizabeth Laird talk about her stories and how she writes books. It was really interesting to listen to how she creates settings and characters. Lots of children purchased one of her books and were lucky enough to have them signed.
Humanities - Ancient Greece
As part of our Ancient Greece topic, the children learnt about democracy. They considered what it would be like to be in charge of the state (or classroom) and discussed rules they would implement. Each group delivered a speech explaining their chosen rules and then each child got to vote. You can read the rules which were the most popular. The class decided that it is better to have a small group of people in charge rather than every member of the class making the rules - that would get too difficult!
The children in Year 5 had a great time in Maths Week. There were investigations in class, an hour dedicated to Mathletics to improve mental Maths and a fantastic puzzle workshop.