"This helped me to understand how to make simple rhythms into a composition. It was really fun!" - Abdiel
When Sian visited our class, we took it in turns to carry out putting people into the recovery position. We do this so that should we ever need to do it in a real-life scenario we know what to do. We watched a video which explained how an accident might occur and what we could do to help. We learned how to do CPR on the dolls so we know how to resuscitate people in real-life.
"This experience has made me figure out how to do CPR. It was really handy to practice on the dolls first because there it is difficult to link your fingers and press down with your palm. I feel confident that I could help people in real-life now because I've learned a new skill." - Reece
We used different sized balls to represent the sun, moon and Earth. We found out that the sun does not move and that the Earth orbits (this means goes round) the sun. The Earth, at the same time, rotates on it's own axis. Earth only has 1 moon and it orbits the Earth over 27.322 days. It takes 12 months (1 year) for the Earth to orbit the sun.
"I thought this experience was fun because it really helped me to understand what the sun, moon and Earth do. I could physically see them all moving and it supported me to learn about the solar system. I find it easier to learn when I am actually doing something, not just reading about it." - Arissa
Natwest representatives came in to school for the afternoon to teach us about ways to keep safe on line with our finances. We had to understand which information we needed to keep safe and ensure was not distributed on social media. We also needed to consider ways that criminals acquire information about us to build a big picture of our details. We spent the afternoon solving clues and discussing evidence that lead to a series of fraudulent activities being committed on our 'make-believe' bank accounts.
"I really enjoyed the afternoon. I will never just put my bank statements in the bin when I'm older!"
SKS - pupil
We had a visitor come in to teach us all about life as an Ancient Greek citizen. We learned about how they lived and how they survived through the brutal age of fighting. We listened to the creation myth and realised how the Gods were thought up. We trained as boy Spartan soldiers or relaxed as Spartan ladies. We got to hold our own mini-Olympics and had competitors from four Greek cities (Corinth won!).
We completed some independent research and found out that when little boys were born they were checked by 5 men and if they weren't perfect they were sent to a mountain to stay overnight. If they survived, they were allowed to join the Spartan army. BUT... most did not survive!
We really enjoyed our day exploring the life of an Ancient Greek citizen.
This is so practical because we are going to be using real tiles, adhesive and grout just like a real tiler. It will teach us how to cut different materials (tile) that we have not used before. We had to create our own design to use as a template. This design had to be really simple.
The finished product...
Year 5 French Bootcamp
Year 5 planned a bootcamp in French with a number of physical exercises including press-ups, star jumps, bench dips, burpees and squat thrusts. They executed the bootcamp following work in class on exercise and body parts in French. The children followed this by recording their results in French.
One child said, " I can now record by numbers in French more confidently."