Class 5 dressed up in Ancient Greek outfits and cooked a Greek meal to round the topic off. The meal consisted of a Greek salad with Tzatziki dip, carrots and pitta breads, Moussaka, fruit kebabs drizzled with chocolate and baklava. Every child had a go at cooking/ preparing something for the feast. In the afternoon the class learnt a Greek dance and performed it for each other.
Freya- " I really enjoyed the meet and great in the morning in the hall, looking at what the other children were wearing."
Nathaniel -"I enjoyed eating the food because you could have a chance to taste different foods from Greece"
As part of our getting active for sport relief, Errol came in to school to work with each class on quick intense work outs. the different areas consisted of trampolines, rowing machines, hurdles, relay and a timed light chaser.
World book day
After the first world book day date got cancelled due to the snow, the children were excited to finally be able to dress up as their favourite book character. Class 5 and the school council organised and helped to run two different key stage quizzes, the day was a huge success and lots of fun was had by all.
Olympic head wreaths
We designed and created our own Olympic head wreaths like ones that would have been worn at the Olympics in Ancient Greece.
Community Church Visit
Class 5 attended the church to help a group of ladies keep refreshed whilst completing their knitting. The children helped to make and serve tea and coffee and then were given the chance to talk with them and learn about knitting.
"The ladies meet on a Thursday after a service in church and finish their knitting" - Eva Southwell
"I was excited because I like to knit at home too" - Tegan Hoyle
Medusa screen plays
Class 5 split into two groups to learn a Medusa screen play, they spent a lot of time rehearsing and then went out into the woods to have it filmed so that the rest of the class could watch it.
Some of our Class 5 students have set up an art club which runs on a Monday Lunch time which allows different children to come and practice their art skills. So far this term it has been Class 1 who have attend and have been sensational. Some of the art projects they have completed are: a beach sunset, imagination shapes and clothes designing.
As part of our Ancient Greek topic class 5 have created some sketches of Medusa masks and then moved on to creating life sized Mod Rock masks. The children used a balloon as the underlying structure and built up a layer of Mod Rock , after letting it dry we added snakes and paint to create the finished "scary" Medusa masks. These masks will then be used when performing our play scripts to the rest of the class.
As part of our topic we created these Gods. We used cardboard, scissors, pencils and a lot of hard work. We drew around one of our class mates to create the shape. Then we used paint and other resources to decorate them and create our masterpieces. We have made Athena, Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Apollo, Hestia and Hera.
Christmas jumper day
On Friday 15th December 2017 we came to school dressed in Christmas jumpers or festive T-shirts and donated £1 to Save the Children charity.
On Friday 15th December 2017 Class 5 invited their parents into school to share with them all the hard work the children had put into such a mind blowing topic.
We learnt an out of this world piece of music, which all the children had a part in amazed all the parents who came to watch.
During our space topic, Class 5 have learnt about lots, such as:
- Made models
- Various artwork of planets and constellations
- Moon phases
- Learnt about Tim Peake
- Space power points
- Designed astronauts
Nathaniel – “ The space topic has taught me a lot of facts and I’m very amazed about how much you can learn about outer space.”
Catherine- “ I loved making the moon phases out of Oreo cookies, I learnt that if the light was on the right side of the moon it was waxing and if it was on the left it was waning moon.”
Jodrell Bank Trip
Friday 24th November saw Class 5 set off on their trip to Jodrell bank in Macclesfield. Every single child was a credit to the school, they were extremely well behaved, fully engaged and asked some inquisitive questions.
We spent time exploring the Planetarium, learning about the constellations and the solar system, outside we had fun using the whispering dishes and spent time in the space pavilion finding out fascinating facts. Also we took part in the Tim Peake experience, where we did experiments to find out how hard it is to exercise, to keep hydrated and carry out tasks in space. Finally we were shown an experiment of how the rocket engines work.
Ruby- "it was amazing and we did lots of experiences and it was a very educational trip for the whole class."
Thomas- "I really liked the telescope because I didn't expect it to be that big"
Alex -" the most interesting fact that i found out was that inside the dish of the telescope you could fit 153 billion coco pops inside it"
Freya - " I enjoyed the experiment about the rocket"
Alfie -" I liked seeing the 3rd biggest telescope in the world."
Nathaniel- " The radio telescope can see things in space day or night. "
Esther- "The telescope was bigger than our house, inside of the dome you could learn about the stars and the planets."
Jayda - "i enjoyed the planetarium because it showed me the stars and the moon on different days."
Children In Need
As a school we supported Children In Need by the children designing, setting up and running their own stalls for all the school to come and look at. It was a huge success and we raised a lot of money for a fantastic cause. All the children showed so much team work and enthusiasm and made it an enjoyable day for all.
We also looked at different charities and organisations that the money raised goes towards helping.
On Wednesday afternoon, we have a music lesson which is taught by Miss Cherryhome. The instrument is a clarinet and it is quite a hard instrument to play. We have learnt how to put it together independently and play some notes such as E and G.
As part of our space topic, we have created space inspired artwork. To create the background, we splattered white paint onto the black paper. We then created our own pastel planets and arranged them to look like the solar system.
First aid training
We spent Tuesday morning in the hall learning how to do life saving skills such as CPR and chest compressions we also learnt how to use an AED also known as a defibulator and then we learnt how to do mouth to mouth on a dummy.
Take a look at our awesome space homework that some children in the class have done. Well done for taking your learning home.
Christian values hands
In Class 5 our christian values are Service and Wisdom. We created our own individual hand art work to represent our values
We really enjoyed learning hands on about the different moon phases, using Oreo biscuits. We even got to eat one afterwards
Asian Art display
As a class we each designed a different part of an Indian elephant and then put it together to create a master piece.
Journey Around the world
The whole school took part in a cultural day and Class 5 enjoyed travelling the world to find out about each Continent.