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Over this last week, the children have had some fun and exciting new experiences. Last Friday, 5A were part of a multi-school performance of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The children had been working really hard for weeks with Miss Gentles on the performance and this showed. They loved the experience and were a credit to the school and Miss Gentles.
This half-term, we have been looking at 'Super Scientists'. The focus this week was on forensic scientists and the role that science plays in capturing criminals. The children had the opportunity to discover the different types of testing that they use, and suggested ways that this would help to identify a criminal.
On Thursday, we started our D.T project. We designed our products, which were pouches or bags that would use applique in the making. With the help of parent helpers, the children were able to practice different types of stitch that they can use in the making of their products next week. Keep an eye out on her for our final products!
On Monday, Year 5 visited St Catherine's Church, Crook to experience the Easter Journey. The children visited 8 scenes from the story in order to experience Holy week and Easter. Each scene was interactive and included drama, animated film, crafts and storytelling. The children really enjoyed the experience and learned much more about the importance of Easter to Christians.
Today we had Red Nose Day, where the children brightened up the school by wearing red. To finish off the celebrations, we had a whole school conga line making its way around the halls of the school.
Well done to those children who entered the Science Fayre. Steven, Isobel and Ava from 5A, and Ava and Ruby representing 5T.
A reminder that on Monday, children can come to school dressed as mad scientists for our Science Day. Donations of £1 will go towards funding the Science Boffins that are coming in to work with each class during the day.
World Maths Day
Thursday 14th March
With the upcoming World Maths Day, this week is Mathletics challenge week! As before, there will be a prize for the year group champion and runner up.
Opportunities will be provided during the week in school but we would like all parents to help us encourage their child to engage in Maths at home too!
If you need any help or children's log ins, please contact your child's class teacher who will be happy to help!
World Book Day 2019 saw Year 5 turn in to Hogwarts for our J.K Rowling inspired theme. The children looked amazing in their costumes and it really set the day off. Our costume winners were Lily, Erin and Oliver.
We had a great time, starting with getting sorted into houses, which they had to earn House points for during the day. We made wanted posters, instructions for potions, played Quidditch and found and made puzzles on games. It was a fantastic day, but now the children have to return to their muggle lives
On Thursday afternoon, we had a very successful reading afternoon tea. The children were so excited to read the books that they had chosen from Crook Library. The turnout from parents and other relatives was fantastic, and made it an even better experience for the children.
Before the half-term holidays, the children thoroughly enjoyed creating a persuasive advert for their own chocolate bar from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Here are the Golden Ticket winners from 5T :
The Golden Ticket winners from 5A were Ava, Brooke and Lilly-May
This week in Science, we have been investigating irreversible changes. The children had a fun-filled and hands-on afternoon that included creating blowing up a balloon using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda when they mixed together. They also had the opportunity to fry an egg over a tea-light and discussed how we they could not get the liquid egg back as it was an irreversible change.
One investigation that the children knew about what using mixing Mentos and Coke to create a foam-explosion. The final part of our discovery of irreversible changes was baking biscuits. The children were able to say how they could not get the reactants back, which were the ingredients, and that a product had been made through a chemical change.
Obviously, the children got to taste their final part of the investigation today!