Ecobricks project

This term we are learning about the coast. In class today we began to look at what a coastline is and why/how they change.

Throughout this topic we will also be learning about the effect of plastic on the coastlines as well as animals. To give back and reduce our own plastic footprint we are collecting any small plastic items, such as crisp packets or sweet wrappers to place inside a litre plastic bottle. This is because the company wasteaid are running an appeal for ‘ecobricks’ which are the filled plastic bottles to help build houses in Africa. We will then send this to Africa.

Also we will be reusing lots of plastic this term to create plastic sculptures to raise awareness of plastic pollution.

 

Astrodome visit

After all the money raised from the skipathon, we were able to invite an astrodome company in as a fantastic finish to our topic of ‘Space’.

Both classes had a great morning, learning all about the star constellations and facts about each planet.

Trip to Summerfield Woods

Today we visited the Bohemia walled garden to dig up leeks, that the school have grown. We also planted some daffodils and look forward to caring for them and seeing them grow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whilst at the gardens we also walked around the woods on a leaf hunt. The leaves the children found they then rubbed over to see the different patterns. Also the sculptor we are studying is Andy Goldsworthy, therefore we tried to create our own versions of his work out of leaves and twigs.

 

We are hoping to make leek and potato soup next week with what we picked today!

 

Acting out the movements of the Earth

Today, Ruby class have looked at the movements of the Earth. They have learned what the terms rotation and revolution mean and acted this out in pairs. This is Deeva acting as the sun and Joel as the Earth rotating and revolving.

Then they presented to their tables using a diagram model of the Sun, Earth and Moon to help explain the facts.

Year 5 Sponsored Skipathon

We had a lovely morning outside on Wednesday to raise money for an astrodome visit, later on this term, for our learning adventure on space.

Each class had two attempts to work out their personal best for the most skips in 2 minutes. After their attempts they could re energise with fruit and squash!

The aim of the skipathon was for each class to get 1500 skips in 2 minutes. Both classes did amazingly and soared above this!

Pearl class had a total of 2448 skips.

Ruby class had a total of 3265 skips.

Well done to all the children in both classes and thank you to all parents, carers, relatives and friends who sponsored the children in year 5 we have raised a total of £250 and still have some sponsorship forms to come back!!

Year 5 – Tudor Dance

The Year 5’s have worked very hard this term. Their learning adventure about the Tudors has taken them to visit Michelham Priory, discover more about Henry VIII and his wives and explore the experiences faced by someone living in Tudor times.

Alongside this they have used their PE lessons to create a Tudor dance. The children worked hard learning the steps and making sure they kept in time with the music. As their termly home learning, the children were encouraged to make a Tudor costume to wear during their performance.

On Monday 1st April they held a performance in the playground infront of family members.

Here are a few of the photos taken that day.

Keep your eyes peeled for video footage of the children dancing coming soon.

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Year 5 visit to Michelham Priory

On Thursday 14th March the Year 5’s visited Michelham Priory as part of their termly learning adventure about the Tudors.

They had a wonderful hands-on day exploring the grounds, the kitchens, grinding spices and using quills – which some of the children were excellent at!

The children also took part in a drama, dressing up and living as King Henry VIII’s court, and enjoyed a ‘Tudor Feast’ in the dining hall.

 

The staff and volunteers at the Priory were fantastic making the day a brilliant experience for everyone (adults included).

Every child was gifted a free entry ticket so they can return with their families and perhaps share a thing or two that they have learnt.

 

 

Investigating Holy Week

In RE, Pearl class have been investigating our topic of Holy Week.  On Tuesday afternoon, we worked on creating freeze frames based on two bible stories – the Last Supper and the Garden of Gethsemane. We needed to be creative in the way that we became our characters.  We needed to think about our body language and facial expressions to show how each character was feeling and to help make it clear which character was which.  Many of us chose to include Jesus and Judas in our freeze frames as well as another disciple.  Some of us were surprised to find out about the disciples in the garden of Gethsemane.  Some of them fell asleep even though Jesus asked them to keep watch and they all left him when he was arrested.

                                 

Can you guess who each person is supposed to be?

 

Written by Pearl Class