Yesterday and today, Year 5 took part in their Wow day for the new topic: Awesome Egyptians. Children had the opportunity to watch the theatrical production of ‘The Curse of the Mummy’ and created 3D Egyptian artefacts.
All the children loved learning about the process of mummification and how gruesome the Egyptians were. They then had the opportunity to see the mummification process in real life and created their own mummified tomatoes. We will be observing what happens to the tomatoes next week.
Today the children have taken part in a range of sporting activities to raise money for Sports Relief 2020. The money will support people living incredibly tough lives in the UK and around the world. Year 6 Sports Ambassadors, Mrs Welch and Mr Stroud organised a carousel of sports activities ranging from the traditional egg and spoon race to hockey. The children thoroughly enjoyed there sessions and showed great sportsmanship.
Year 5 have been using charcoal to create Mayan inspired artwork, with impressive results.
Year 5 held their ‘WOW!’ day today. As well as creating some ‘Day of the Dead’ inspired artwork, the children sampled some food from a Mexican banquet and had a ‘Mathsico!’ interactive performance from a special visitor!
There is a meeting tonight led by representatives from Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council about applying for secondary school places for our current Year 5 pupils. The meeting begins at 6 and all Year 5 parents are welcome, even if a slip has not been returned to the school.
Year 5 built bridges today as part of their investigations into materials and forces.
Year 5 ventured to the Science Centre near Winchester yesterday. The visit reinforced learning from across the Science curriculum that the children have covered this year: materials, space, forces and magnets.
As part of their ‘Scream Machine’ topic, Year 5 have been using Knex in order to investigate the role gears play within mechanisms.
Year 4 and Year 5 have both started their instrumental music lessons today with visiting music specialists. In Year 4, all pupils are learning to play djembes. Pupils in Year 5 are beginning their recorder lessons.