‘He’s behind you!’
Christmas Panto- Cinderella
The whole school felt very festive on the penultimate afternoon of term, with a special visit from Rainbow Theatre company. They performed the classic pantomime Cinderella and with pupils taking part too, everyone was fully entertained!
It was a brilliant show- complete with lots of laughs and oohs and ahhhs! The ugly sisters had us all giggling, especially when they took a liking to our very own Mr Meredith, or should I say Zak Efron?!!
On Thursday the 12th December, 5PB had their first class assembly in year 5 . It was based on the ancient Greeks with a back to the future twist! Doc (Sam and Ben) and Marty (Cillian and Freya) travelled back to ancient Greece and saw some of the key events in Greek history. There was a battle between the Trojans and the Spartans! We also told the story of Odysseus and the Cyclops! It had many funny parts
And some Dazzling costumes and It was some great assembly entertainment!
By Pearl and Sam 5PB
We spent the whole day exploring the app 'I can animate'. We began by looking at ways people animated in the past: zoetropes and flip boxes were both used in the Victorian period. We found out how to use cut -out to create stop-frame animations. Using the Greek myth of Medusa, each group created a scene from the ancient tale.
On Monday 11th November, we had a science visit from Badminton school to teach us all about liquid nitrogen. This linked to our science unit all about material properties and changes ad allowed us to experience a material not normally available in the primary classroom. Led by Mr Williams, the pupils from Badminton school provided us with lots of interesting facts and showed us some pretty amazing features of this common gas. We saw exploding bubbles, smashing ice bananas and discovered how liquid oxygen is actually magnetic. Thank you once again to Mr Williams ,who alongside the Chemistry Society, provides this experience free of charge to the school.
Year 5 has got off to an exciting start- Ancient Greek Style!
On Thursday 12th September, all Year 5s were able to experience different aspects of Ancient Greek life. Read on to find out more...
Ancient Greek clothing
One of the most common forms of clothing, for both men and women, was a tunic (usually made out of linen). We created our own tunics using pillowcases. These were then decorated with traditional Greek patterns.
Laurel wreaths were also worn as a symbol of victory and honour. We used paper plates and green tissue paper to represent the laurel branches!
Ancient Greek mythology
In the afternoon, we enjoyed getting creative and produced some artwork linked to the myth we have been focusing on in English- ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’. In pairs, we had a go at relief printing on a polystyrene stamp. We etched out labyrinth patterns and then used rollers to apply printing paint. These labyrinth stamps will form part of our ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’ hall display- you can check it out in the school hall!
The people of Greece are well known for their healthy, Mediterranean diet. We sampled different types of typically Greek foods, including: dried figs, olives, feta cheese, houmous and pitta bread. This was washed down with some fresh grape juice! We evaluated the foods as we went.
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