King James Transition Week

Published on Friday 28 June 2019 by Mr Askew.

This week has been a very exciting week for Year 5. We have been to King James to experience life in secondary school, and we have had a taster of some exciting lessons.

We kicked off the week by learning about possibility in math where we worked out the likelihood of something happening. After that, we had really interesting science lessons. In 5T, we had to solve a murder using the knowledge that we had acquired; 5A solved who had killed Dumbledore by testing different chemicals in over the Bunsen burner to see what colour the flame went.

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In art, we were able to be very creative and used the wacky imagination of Jon Burgerman to inspire our art. We created our own characters and instagrammed them to get a like from the artist himself before showing the skills that we had learned in basketball earlier in the year.

Our favourite music teacher (Mr Smith from King James) taught us how to play the keyboard, which no other schools got to do, instead of the guitar as we have already done that at school with him. In Reporting from the front line, we had to write letters home from the trenches. Before we did that we learned about how disgusting the conditions were - especially the trench foot and dead bodies.

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In religious studies, we did not learn about god or learn anything religious. We had to discuss who we would leave on an island if we had to save everybody else out of a group of people. Many people said the professional footballer because he had had a good life, which many of the boys who like football argued strongly against as he brought joy to people's lives.

At The Mad Hatter's Tea Party, we were able to make and eat their own pizzas before making a fruit kebab, which we enjoyed outside in the sun. On the final day, the lesson that stood out for everyone was drama. We got to play some warm-up games and then learned a dance with the 6th Form children from King James.

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The children from Crook had a fantastic week and they were impeccably behaved.