In Year 5 and 6 we have had a very busy and fun-filled half term. Our new topic of South America has been a huge success and the children really enjoyed their Immersion day at the start of term creating amazingly authentic Rainforest Displays in the Three classrooms. The children learnt about the different layers of the Canopy, the exotic flora and fauna of the Rainforest and of course all about the Rainforest animals. Have a look at the picture of one of our beautiful displays.
We enjoyed reading our Shakespeare text - having learnt all about his writing life and the times in which we lived. The children all enjoyed their Shakespeare workshop during Book Week, in which they acted out the story of Macbeth. The children donned costumes and props which made for a super performance. On World Book day, the children enjoyed some fun workshops on both SPaG (who knew SPaG could be learnt through song?) and Reading. There were many fabulous costumes. Have a look at the photo to see which famous book characters you can spot?
Due to the improving weather, we have been able to take more Maths learning outside. Check out the photograph of some Year 6 children undertaking their 'Time' challenges on the playground, it was lots of fun creating our workings out in this way.
Science week was a BIG HIT with our children since they all got to undertake some amazing experiments - Chestnut class investigated the moulding process with tomatoes! We also had a visit from Doctor Dude who showed us some unusual chemical reactions in an assembly. One of our lucky children was chosen to help demonstrate 'disappearing paper.' It really did disappear into flames! We have planted seeds and looked at both sexual and asexual reproduction in plants too.
We have continued to enjoy our Real PE lessons and our daily mile sessions which help us to remain fit and healthy and we went even further this half-term by raising money for Cancer Research by undertaking our own School Race-For-Life. The children ran 3K around the field and on our new running track and received some wonderful medals for their efforts. We raised over £2000.00 as a school which is simply amazing.
Next half term we look forward to our Topic on Space and reading Jk Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone.