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This week, Year 5 have been developing their business and enterprise skills in collaboration with Virgin Money, who have given each child in the year £5 and asked them to make it grow.
The year group have came together and began to create Kashmir's idea of creating personalised door decorations. The group also decided to extend this idea to producing personalised fridge magnets and jewellery.
The orders have been coming in fast from Year 3 and 5, and this week has been very busy with all the children getting hands-on to produce the goods.
We think you'll agree that their effort has paid off and the products are amazing. Perfect for showing your child's fabulous work off on the fridge! Look out for order forms coming your way soon everyone!
Our new English theme is 'Myths and Legends'. To start our new lessons off with a bang we have been getting to grips with all sorts of fantastic stories. Here are some of our Year 5's creating freeze frames for the story of The Trojan War.
Our Year 5's are getting really good at understanding the difference between Myths and Legends. Why don't you try quizzing them at home? We're sure they have got lots to tell.
'Best Performance Ever'
On Wednesday 22nd March, all of Miss Golightly's Class took to the stage at King James 1 Academy, to perform scenes from William Shakespeare's, 'The Tempest.' It was an exhilarating and humorous interpretation of some of the comic scenes between Caliban, an island monster, and two drunken sailors from the shipwreck.
The children have used problem solving skills to create an ensemble performance involving the whole class and used their creativity, ingenuity and knowledge of sound, voice and instruments to create the sound effects and music for the island spirits. Their resilience and determination to hone and perfect their performance was very apparent and they worked hard as a team to ensure success.
Mrs Gentles said it was a pleasure to work with them as they were very professional, learned their lines well and even volunteered for rehearsals in their own time, but most of all because they really enjoyed the experience and had a lot of fun. A huge thank you from Mrs Gentles to all the children and their parents who came along and gave their support. Miss Golightly said she was extremely proud of her class. It was the first time she had attended the festival and she thought they all performed brilliantly.
After Easter, two children from 5G will be selected to participate in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Playmaking festival in Stratford upon Avon, in July. They will be performing different scenes from 'The Tempest' with children from the other ten schools in our cluster, in front of a public audience and The Royal Shakespeare Company, in one of their Stratford theatres….exciting times to come.
Year 5 have been learning about the life cycles of plants and animals in science. We have shared our findings within the class and discussed the differences between the life cycles of mammals, birds, insects and amphibians. We hope you liked our display in the gym.
We had a hands on learning experience when we dissected daffodils to discover the different reproductive parts. After this we used our new knowledge to act out the process of reproduction in flowering plants and performed to our classmates. We discovered this is how the Amazon rainforest stays green.
This term we are trying out some net and wall skills with Mrs Thompson, we started this term with some basketball skills and moving on to playing a game. Year 5 and 6 have shown some great sportsmanship and resilience.
Year 5 have had a very exciting week in school this week. Professor Brainstorm came in to show us lots of different science experiments, which included a banana hammer, a magic cup and even a spud gun! We still haven't got that stain off the window...
Of course, we can't forget World Book Day! What a fantastic day it was. The children looked great and clearly had put so much effort into their costumes. Well done parents! Although it was hard to choose, our 1st and 2nd place winners were Jadyn Baxter and Katherine Smith respectively.
On the morning, we read a lovely book which got us thinking about the topic of loneliness and how important it is to have friends. It seemed fitting that on the afternoon Year 5 got the chance to read in the main hall with Year 3's. All children enjoyed it immensely and they have all mentioned that they would like to make it a regular occurrence - watch this space!
On an added note, we would like to also mention that the children have worked hard on their presentation in books and having lovely neat handwriting. Keep it up for next week Year 5!