Author Chris Connaughton Shares
English this year, we have explored many exciting genres which have inspired our writing. To provide an exciting stimulus for the children we were lucky to have Chris Connaughton visit our school. He is a well-known highly successful author, story teller and actor who performed a scene from the story Robin Hood. He then visited each classroom and helped the children to develop their ideas to either create their own story, develop the scene he reinacted or to write about a different popular scene from the book. At the end of the day the children enjoyed sharing their wonderful stories with each other.
During the Spring Term, as part of our DT unit we created our own delicious bread rolls. The children had to use skills such as following instructions for a recipe, measuring, kneading and shaping their dough. We then added a variety of sweet and savoury toppings before letting the dough rise and then bake. After waiting patiently, the children saw their finished product and of course they ate a sample, but for some the whole roll was consumed!
Tower of London
Year 5 were fortunate enough to visit the Tower of London to enrich their understanding of our new history unit- The changing power of the monarchy. They saw the changing of the guard, the crown jewels and became history detectives to uncover some exciting historical mysteries.
Year 5 Scootathon
In the Spring Term, year 5 took part in the yearly fundraising scootathon. Everyone had great fun scooting around the circuit on the front playground, to raise money for new playground equipment to go on our back playground. Great fun was had by all!