Viking Shields

To launch their new topic, Anglo Saxons and Vikings, Year 5 designed and created Viking Shields. First of all, we looked at some sources of evidence, depicting original and replica Viking shields and discussed the size and shape of the shields; the materials used to make the shields and the colours commonly used to decorate them. Using these ideas, we designed and constructed our own replica, Viking shield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan D, Mia-Louise Y, Cameron C, Ronnie H, Darcie C, Leila BH, Declan G and Dawood M with their fantastic Viking shields.

Year 5 Bikeability

Year 5 have had a fantastic week with the Bikeability instructors. We’ve had such a wonderful range of achievements and successes, from learning how to ride a bike from scratch, to riding on the road for the first time and even being able to turn right into a side street whilst altering road position and signalling. It has been amazing to see all of the children’s positive attitudes, resilience and new-found confidence in their cycling. Well done Year 5! Miss Jones and Miss Staines are so proud of you!

 

Coding Success

The children in Miss Jones’ class have enjoyed their coding lessons using Purple Mash. They’ve been learning how to write their own code and have been spotting problems and errors in code and correcting these.

Drawing Conclusions from Sources of Evidence

Year 6 really enjoyed their introductory lesson to the new topic ‘Crime and Punishment’. The first focus was Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and they were presented with a range of sources linked to this time period. Working in groups, the children discussed and evaluated what the source of evidence could teach us about crime and punishment. They also discussed how reliable the source of evidence was.

We also really enjoyed using our new giant timeline to visually see the context of the Anglo-Saxon and Viking time period in comparison to other periods within British history.

Here are two examples of some of the fantastic work that the children produced within the lesson:

A couple of weeks ago the children in the school choir were lucky enough to be involved in recording a new Christmas song with Viking FMs Cash for Kids. “A Winters Dream The Thousand Voices” is now available for Pre-order and will be released on Friday 6th December. Available on Amazon Music, iTunes and Google Play. Please support the charity and our Choir by downloading the song. Our wish is that is gets to Number 1 in the charts.

Super readers in Y56!

WOW! What an amazing couple of weeks reading we have had! Children have been working so hard on Lexia and Reading Plus there has been no shortage of certificates! Well done children, keep it up!

Y56 Intra House Cross Country 2019

Today, Y56 once again held their annual intra-house cross country competition. The weather was horrible with lashing wind and rain. Nevertheless, everyone who took part completed the course in excellent time.

The top 24 finishers will go on to represent the school in the Hull Active Schools competition next week with our top 6 runners entering the ‘A Race’ and next 18 running the ‘B Race’

Well done children and good luck next week to those qualifying children!

Top six girls (LR): Dana P 6th, Lexi A 4th, Paris W 2nd, Courtney LS 1st, Ruby C 3rd & Imogen T 5th. 

Top six boys (LR): Jacob L 6th, Brinley T 4th, Archie G 2nd, Jamie C 1st, Oliver M 3rd & Isaac Last 5th. 

Y56 Girls braving the horrible conditions!

European Day of Languages!

Ola! Bonjour! Guten Tag! Ciao! Yasuo!

On Thursday Y56 celebrated European Day of Languages 2019 with a tour of different European countries to learn different languages.

Children got to grip with Spanish, French, German, Italian and Greek! They completed lots of small activities and worked hard to master new words and pronounce them clearly – well done children!

Layla created a super German cartoon strip using basic conversation language

Y5JON have a super time learning Spanish!

The Greek language went down well but not everyone was keen on the olives!

Autumn Term WOW morning

Welcome back children! This week we kicked off the new year with a WOW morning to get us started on our new topic “What makes us tick?”

Children took part in different activities which all related to our heart and the circulatory system. They used materials to simulate how the kidneys filter blood, attempted to protect a teacake ‘heart’ by building a ribcage from different material, made their own blood and examined the different parts and took part in the dissection of a pigs heart!

Well done children – this is going to be an exciting topic!

As well as pumping blood to the rest of our bodies, the heart also needs bloody itself. Reuben is injecting water into the coronary artery to demonstrate how this happens. 

Getting stuck in! Reuben has his fingers in the superior vena cava and  pulmonary artery, making his fingers meet in the right ventricle!

Training with Hull FC

Last night we were invited to a special training evening for all Hull FC Foundation’s partner schools: an evening training with Hull FC’s first team. Lots of Hull’s players were there to host all huge range of fun, but tough activities. Children were put through their paces in a host of different skills. Thanks for an amazing evening – the children really enjoyed themselves!

 

Meeting rugby legend, Gareth Ellis!

Lexi getting Micky Pea’s autograph

Having lots of fun training with first team players
Gathering more autographs

Sahara meeting Hull’s Player of the Year Josh Griffin.