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Summer Term 2022 – Hakuna Matata

Welcome back to the summer term! Hakuna Matata! It means no worries. Class 5 have enthusiastically begun their new theme “Hakuna Matata” all about the continent of Africa. They have already been finding out about the geography of Africa and discovering some of its 54 countries. The children have taken part in a trail about Kenya and have had a visit from Iain Baird our connection to our link school in Kenya. The children have also chosen their table names based from African landmarks which they researched and produced posters about.

We have lots of exciting learning coming up including trips to Copsegrove Farm and Cotswold Wildlife Park later in the term. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ukelele

Class 5 have been enjoying whole class Ukelele classes with Mr Ferguson this term. It has proved challenging but great fun. The children are now able to play a few simple chords and simple songs such as “Row your boat” and “London Bridge.”

Body Boxes

Class 5 have been busy creating body boxes of the human torso showing the different organs inside. They had to include at least one moving element and at least one stitched element. They really enjoyed making their boxes and worked really well in teams to do so.

Blood, Bones and Body Bits!

 

We have begun our new theme with great enthusiasm and have already been learning about the Human body statring with the skeleton and muscles. We have been set tasks by Professor Noah Idea to solve and have made lifesize skeletons for display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have begun looking at the artist Picasso and hope to create our own portraits in a similar style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have also been reading Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and have written letters from Captain Walton to his sister explaining about the strange happenings on the ice.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have a look at our knowledge organiser for this term.

 

 

 

Festival of Learning Stroud High School

On Wednesday 24th November Class 5 went to Stroud High School for a “Festival of learning.” During the day the children took part in a computing lesson which involved programming robots to move in certain ways. They looked down microscopes in science and discovered what insects look like in minute detail. Class 5 also took part in a music lesson where they had to learn a song which they performed in a joint choir with 4 other schools (all socially distanced) at the end of the day. We had a fantastic day, everyone received certificates and really enjoyed themselves.

Autumn Term 2021 – Evacuate Evacuate!!

We have begun the new school year with an exciting new theme “Evacuate Evacuate.” During this theme we will be learning about life in WW2 particularly focussing on what life was like for children.

We  kick started our theme with a fantastic trip on the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway where the children were evacuated by steam train to the country. During the day the children experienced an air raid, spoke to real life evacuee’s, looked at some artefacts, arrested a spy and of course had a ride on the train. We had a brilliant day and the children learned a lot from it. 

Have a look at some of our photos from the trip.

Copsegrove Farm

Class 5 had another fantastic visit to Copsegrove Farm this week. We took part in some team buidling activities which included creating a tennis ball run out of old guttering, blind folded walk of trust, tightrope walking and popcorn over the fire. We had another brilliant day which the children thoroughly enjoyed. We even managed to dodge the rain!

Circus Workshop

During our well being week, we were lucky enough to take part in a Circus Workshop where the children were able to learn some new skills including juggling, plate spinning, poi and devil sticks. Here are some pictures of us having fun!

Circus skills

Class 5 have been practising their circus skills this afternoon. We have been juggling, plate spinning, being clowns, diabolo, hula hooping and spinning poi. They have had great fun completing their tasks. 

Roll Up! Roll Up!

Welcome back to the Summer Term and our new theme “Roll up! Roll up!” This term we will be learning about the Circus and forces.  We will discover what it is like to be in the circus and learn some circus skills.  We will be investigating different types of forces such as friction, air resistence and gravity. 

Here is our knowledge organiser for this term. 

Roll up Roll up Knowledge organiser

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