The whole of Year 5 had a fantastic day at St Andrew’s Church last week. It is always such a brilliant day and we are all very grateful to the Church volunteers who run this annual event. The morning started with a short talk about the story of the events in Holy Week starting with Palm Sunday and ending at Easter Day.
In our 4 groups, we then started our activities for the day. These consisted of making Easter gardens,
clay donkeys, stained glass windows and egg decorating. Whilst crafting and creating, we learnt about the key parts of the Easter Story.
‘Myths and Legends’ was our whole school theme for the day and 5PB did us proud! Everyone put such effort into their costumes; it was a fantastic sight to behold!
We started the day with an assembly led by our visiting author for the day- C.S. Clifford. He spoke about the different books in his ‘Walking with…’series; books based on two time travelling teenagers who through a time portal, become part of a myth or legend from that time period. The whole school was gripped by time travel discussion and the art of hooking a reader in. Steve then set Yr 3 and 4 a writing challenge, followed by Year 5 and 6.
5PB then went straight into a writing workshop with Steve where we learnt some suspense techniques to use in our writing. Our challenge was to then imagine a world set in 3033. We thought about what the world might be like then wrote about the interaction between a main character and someone they might meet.
We finished the day with a trip to the library and then Mrs B read us one of her favourite stories. A lovely day was had by all.
5PB had a thoroughly enjoyable day last Friday exploring and creating artwork linked to the Hindu festival of Diwali. Linking to our RE unit based on Hinduism and our Art and DT focus this term, it was a fantastic cross-curricular experience!
Rangoli patterns are traditionally created with brightly coloured chalks, rice, and flours. The patterns are said to welcome the Goddess of wealth Lakshmi.
We worked in groups to design and then create collaborative patterns, using coloured sand, pasta, rice, barley. Lots of fun was had by all!
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