Summer Term 1 2019-20
Our new Groovy Greeks topic has started well with a (home-based) WOW day on Tuesday. The children had great days involving Greek food, costumes, games and a lot of mini-Olympics! It was lovely to see all of the families getting involved too. Here is a selection of pictures from our Class Dojo page.
World Book Day
World Book Day was on Thursday 5th March. Year 5 had a wonderful day dressed up as their favourite characters. We had Billionaire Boy, Cat in the Hat, Alice in Wonderland, Fagin and Odysseus, to name a few!
Back to The Future
Although the end of our Back to the Future topic ended during our home-learning time, Year 5 really enjoyed learning more about the inventions of the decades, from the Concorde to the Channel Tunnel. We learnt how they changed our lives, but also how not everyone thought they were good inventions! We also read Ross Welford’s Time Travelling with a Hamster which really captivated us, so much that we had to carry on listening through recordings from home.
Links with the RSC
As part of our partnership with the RSC, Year 5 have been working hard on William Shakespeare’s iconic play The Merchant of Venice. The themes of injustice, friendship, loyalty and revenge have been challenging but the children have absolutely been enthralled by it.
We began rehearsing a few weeks ago, and had a visit from Roberta, one of the RSC’s directors. She helped us learn our lines, improve projection and make the scenes more engaging to the audience.
This week we travelled to Newburgh Primary School with four other local schools and put the scenes together to create the whole play. What a feast of entertainment it was! Ms Guymer, Mrs Jones and myself loved being part of it and watching the teamwork and creativity involved. The children should be very proud of themselves, learning so many lines and listening to professional direction so well. We look forward to sharing our scenes with the parents on Friday 6th March.
Spring Term 1 2019-20
Years 5&6 Spring T1&2 (B) Topic Web_Back to the Future 2019_20
New Year – New Decade!
Year 5 have kick-started the new decade with our time-travelling, space-themed topic titled ‘Back to the Future!’
We have also created a brand-new reading area that looks like a Tardis. The children are enjoying using it and we have started to do something called ‘Drop Everything And Read’. Watch this space for more on our space topic!
Autumn Term 2 2019-20
Years 5&6 AT1&2 (B) Topic Web_terrible tudors 2019_20
Visit to Hampton Court
On Monday 18th November, Year 5 and 6 enjoyed a fantastic, long day out to Hampton Court Palace in London. We all managed to get to school by 8am and survived the 2 hour journey. On arrival, we were whisked off to a workshop all about King Henry VIII in his youth. Everyone loved playing their parts in the drama. Then, we were given plenty of time to explore the magnificent buildings and grounds. Year 5 loved finding a game of Nine Men’s Morris to play, along with exploring the wonderful Tudor gardens. It was a superb day out.
Thank you to all the Y5 helpers that joined us, particularly Mrs Jones and Mireille.
Autumn Term 1 2019-20
Y5 AT1 curriculum letter Sept 2019
Years 5&6 AT1 (B) Topic Web_terrible tudors 2019_20
Year 5 and 6 enjoyed a Tudor WOW day today, involving research in the new computer room in the morning, along with banquet preparation. They cooked pottage, Tudor-knot biscuits and bread. The afternoon was spent enjoying some Tudor entertainment such as jousting and tennis, along with consuming the Tudor banquet! What a way to truly kick off our Terrible Tudors topic!
As part of our Tudor topic, we are very much enjoying reading Road to London by Barbara Mitchelhill. Last week, we incorporated some drama techniques. We made a conscience alley to help Thomas, the main character, with some decision-making.