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For sports relief this year we covered 3 elements to help us get our ‘game on.’ We learnt about the heart and the affects of exercise on the heart. We put our hearts to work during our active mile. We also looked at the body and learnt about how to be healthy. Each class designed and made a healthy meal or snack. We also spoke about our soul, and how we can be calm and happy, for this we did some yoga and a guided meditation.
Please click on the link below to see pictures of the day in each year group. It was a lovely fun day for all year groups and we really did learn a lot in aid of Sports Relief and raised money.
This morning in Mr Sutton’s class, we have been extending our knowledge on the human body. We were lucky enough to have some Injury Minimisation Programme for Schools training (IMPS). The class really enjoyed learning about the different ways to save a life. They learnt about how to keep the heart going through completing DRS ABC and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation CPR. Also throughout the morning year 6 enjoyed looking at the tools which aid recovery such as casts and steri-strips.
We all had a fabulous time celebrating World Book Day last Thursday. World Book Day’s mission this year was to ‘Share a Million Stories’. Therefore we came to school dressed as our favourite book characters to share stories that we love. Have a look at our fantastic costumes below. Can you spot any familiar characters?
In the afternoon, we split into house teams to have a ‘Share a Story’ session. The teachers shared a story with their house first.
Then, the children shared stories with someone from a different year group! We had a fabulous time sharing our stories!
Wow! What a fantastic day we had visiting Vistory Leisure Caravan factories!
Some of our year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a fantastic real-life learning experience and had the opportunity to witness first-hand how some of the most luxurious caravans in the UK are made! Not only that, but various members of staff were more than happy to share their expertise and chat with the children about their route into this line of work and tips on the children could follow in their footsteps.
It was amazing to step foot inside the huge factory and see how much team work is involved in assembling the caravans
We were particularly amazed by the workmen’s vending machine…No chocolates and drinks in here – just tools and equipment to be dispensed!
It was great to chat to the lead graphic designer whilst he showed the children his high-tech software!
Mary was also keen to chat to the children about her job as an interior designer and how she furnishes and decorates the inside of the caravans.
And finally, the children completed a caravan designing task and shared their plans. The winning group were pleased with their prizes of giant chocolate bars!
Year 6 are continuing to enjoy their journey exploring crime and punishment through the ages and this week it was the turn of the Tudors!
We studied lots of punishment devices and came up with some very interesting predictions about what they would have been used for.
Kristian and Courtney studying the sources of evidence carefully to inform their predictions
The boys were pleased that many of their predictions turned out to be correct
However, none of the year 6s predicted that this item, ‘The Brank’, would be attached to women’s heads as a punishment for gossiping! The sharp metal insert would cause pain inside their mouths if they attempted to speak. Safe to say, our year 6 girls were happy not to have been born in the tudor time period!
Wow! What a fantastic day Year 5 had!
We had a special visitor in school who delivered an Anglo Saxon and Viking workshop. It was fantastic to be able to see and touch all of the replica games, clothing, weaponry and other artefacts from this period.
Looking at every-day life for the Anglo Saxons. What did they wear? Why did they make and wear jewellery? Did they have slaves? What did they use their horns for?
The children had a go at writing their names in Anglo Saxon runes.
Grinding grain to make flour using quern-stones.
Did you know that fighting was only a very small part of Anglo Saxon and Viking life? Nevertheless, Year 5 loved finding out about the various weapons and armour that they would have used. It was all rather heavy!
Playing some traditional Anglo Saxon games.
Our enquiry challenge for the day: what are all of these items? What were they used for? Who would use them?
As part of Child Mental Health Week, Year 5 have been exploring the concept of bravery. To start or discussion, we talked about what bravery is and what things come to mind when we think of bravery.
We then discussed how being brave makes us feel and challenges and obstacles we may face when we try to be brave.
Finally, we listened to the song This Is Me from The Greatest Showman. We discussed the meaning of the song and talked about how being our true selves is sometimes the bravest thing we can do.
Earlier this week, Miss Staines took 15 Year 5 pupils to Sirius Academy West to take part in a Creative and Performing Arts Workshop. The day was based on the musical School of Rock and throughout the morning the children took part in a dance, drama and music session. In drama, the children refined their acting skills while performing a scene from the musical; while working with a dance teacher, they learned a dance to one of the songs from School of Rock and in music they learned a song from the musical. In the afternoon, the children were selected to perform in either the drama, dance or music piece to the rest of the children in a celebration assembly at the end of the day. Reegan S was selected for a starring role in the dance piece and Chloe H and Megan D were chosen for starring roles in the drama piece.
Megan D, Chloe H and Charlie K performing in the drama piece.
Reegan S, Laura S, Poppy T and Ryan R performing in the dance piece and Darcie C, Zayne N, Declan G, Imogen T, Harry R, Dylan D, Ruby P and Cole O performing in the music piece.
A huge well done to Zayne N, Declan G and Reegan S who won prizes for their enthusiasm and outstanding performing skills throughout the day.