On Tuesday morning, we all enjoyed our session in the Forest School area. The children spent time shaping quills from old feathers and sticks, making blackberry ink and exploring the Forest School area. During the morning, the children used Elizabethan style writing to scribe their names with their ink wells. The results looked very authentic and will be going on display in the classroom. We ended the morning with some games, hot chocolate and a fun campfire song- 'Yee Ha!'
Next Thursday, 6th October, we will be enjoying an Outdoor English lesson with the Devon Wildlife Trust.
Mrs Leslie, Mrs Bonnett & Miss Watts
In English this week, the children have started to put together non chronological reports based on the planet Pandora. The class have watched a clip and used this to spark their own ideas about the creatures (Hexapods) which inhabit it. They have produced labelled diagrams as well as writing about the anatomy of their Hexapods, for their reports which they will continue next week.
Team Leader Elections
On Thursday, we had our House Team Leader elections when the Year 6 children split into their house colours (red, blue, green and yellow) and read presentations about what would make them a good leader. We were impressed with how calm and clear the Year 6 students were when presenting in front of the younger students. Everyone cast their vote at the end and the new leaders were announced in Assembly.
Mrs Bonnett, Mrs Leslie & Miss Watts
In History this week, we have started our topic of Medieval Monarchs. It felt very relevant, to be talking about succession to the throne and how new monarchs are chosen. Pupils were involved in a good debate over who they think should succeed Edward the Confessor, when he died in 1066. The majority thought that Harald Hardrada of Norway had the best credentials, but it turned out that Harold Godwinson got the job. We learnt about the Battle of Hastings and the Bayeux Tapestry.
In Science, pupils have started their topic of Space.
This week Year 5 also enjoyed their first SAINTS Games lesson, in sunshine! They played lots of fun, whole class warm up games, which were followed by small sided handball games. The children used two bounces at a time to travel up and down the court, before passing and scoring goals.
In Art, the children were introduced to the designer Morag Myerscough and artist and designer, Luke Morgan. Using the designers' work as inspiration, the class voted to design a space for Year 5 and 6, focusing on shape, colour and typography. We look forward to sharing their final designs in the coming weeks.
Mrs Leslie, Mrs Bonnett and Miss Watts
Despite heavy rain first thing this morning, Year 5 managed to get outside on the playground where they played some small-sided games of High Five Netball. I was very impressed with the skills that I saw. There was some superb throwing and catching as well as tactics used, with children moving to get free and edging towards goal. Everyone took part and enjoyed themselves. Well done Year 5.
Have a restful weekend. Mrs Bonnett and Miss Watts.
Pupils have had a super day in Year 5 day, it's been lovely to hear all about their summer and find out some of the exciting things they've been up to.
We've been so impressed with their behaviour and attitude to learning. Well done everyone. Mrs Bonnett will be with you tomorrow and Friday. Enjoy the rest of your week.
Mrs Leslie & Miss Watts