The children have created some fantastic pieces of of art this week after being inspired by the Savanna Sunset in our African topic! They used a variety of colouring techniques to create the effect and used black card to make the silhouette effect. Some children chose to have a picture with their artwork in front of the Green Screen.
Congratulations to Darcy and Steffan who were nominated as this year’s House Captains for the Green Team! We had a fun meeting where children in the Green Team from across the school voted for their captains and even came up with a chant for Sports Day! Listen out for it in the summer.
Year 5 got the opportunity to talk to author Caroline Lawrence from her London home via Skype today. We finished her book “Escape from Rome” before Christmas and got the chance to tell her our favourite parts of the book as well as any questions we had about the characters that remained unanswered. They are now excited to read the sequel “Archers of Isca” which they were given when Caroline visited last year. A huge thank you to Caroline for taking the time to speak you us!
Please see below link to some helpful information from ‘Parent Zone’ website regarding screen time for information for children.
The digital dragons are currently concentrating on screen time in their pupil voice group and will be setting challenges to the rest of the pupils soon…
After refreshing their time knowledge this morning, Year 5 were tasked with applying their skills by sorting out 24 different passages of time into ascending order. Examples were a fortnight, time taken to run a bath, time taken to read a book, a million seconds amongst many more. The children worked in 3s and there was some great discussions taking place especially over things like time taken to walk to school, as this was different for each child. We will be continuing our coverage of time throughout the rest of the week.
KS2 had an amazing time at the pantomime this morning. We saw Jermin Productions perform “Aladdin”. The children all enjoyed and represented the school really well with their brilliant behaviour!
We have completed our Design and Technology project for this term in Year 5. We have made catapults similar to the ones the Romans would have used to conquer the Celts. Under supervison, the children used glue guns to create their wooden creations. A big thank you to Mr. Smith who created the project for us.
What a wonderful afternoon in Year 5. We listened to our favourite songs, performed our favourite dances and played a variety of games including musical chairs, musical statutes, pin the tail on the reindeer and many more! The children also had great news to finish the day, we found out we are currently sitting top of the UK leaderboard in the National Sumdog Competition with just 2 days to go! Hopefully we can stay there.
Year 5 were very lucky to have a Skype Call with the National Museum of Scotland today. We were able to see lots of their Roman artefacts and ask questions to the experts at the museum. It was a great way to finish off our Roman and Celt topic. On to Africa in the New Year…