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'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!
Year 5 have become young entrepreneurs! This week they have worked in groups to think of products they can design, create and sell to make a profit. Once they had decided on their product, they put together a presentation to deliver to Crook's very own Dragons, Mrs Lupton and Miss Vaughan. Their aim was to persuade the Dragons to invest in their product. We have decided on our ideas now and can't wait to get started. We will keep you informed, watch this space!
We had a fantastic day at the Life Museum along with the Year 6's to celebrate our achievements so far in the year.
We had a go at ice skating - a lot of us were nervous at first and there were quite a few falls but before long many of us were having a whale of a time on the ice!
The day was jam-packed with exciting activities. Snow fell on us on an Ice-Age 4D ride, we saw the world's history built out of Lego, and we even travelled the galaxy in the Planetarium.
Behaviour from all children was exemplary - they made Crook Primary proud!