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Hooke Court 2016
What a fantastic way to end the term in the led up to Christmas: A real life Victorian Christmas at Hooke Court.
The children took part in many Victorian games and crafts. They created cards, candles and baked some yummy treats including gingerbread and mince pies. The children also experienced life as servants in Lord Sandwich's manor house where they learnt how to lay a table for a 7 course meal. They also prepared their Christmas piece using ink pens (much harder than they look)
On our last day the children made their own rockets! Not very Victorian but it ended the trip with a bang!
Art Week 2016
Such a wonderful week to end our first half term in Year 5! We've all been such fantastic, resilient artists and sculptors throughout the week and produced some stunning bits of artwork.
We have made some life sized sculptures of different dancers using just sellotape, newspaper and cling film.
We've explored the works of Anthony Gormley and made our own version of 'Field'
The children tried their hand at wire sculptures. a fiddly process but we've created some lovely 'tiny dancers'
We've been inspired by the dance work shop to sketch, draw and create our own piece to put into frames for the annual Warren Mead Art Exhibition coming up in November
We've experimented with all kinds of different mediums to suss out which one would best fit the piece we are trying to create.
And lastly, we've use our learning of the proportions of the face to create a proportional sketch of our learning partners.
All in all, a brilliant week. Have a look at all the pictures of Art week below.
We all defininitely deserve a break. See you after half term
As we come to the end of our OT mini learning with Cathy, we're reflecting on the past 6 weeks of hearing stories and exploring the Old Testament complete with actions. We've enjoyed getting involved with dressing up and playing the different people within the stories. Cathy has made the stories come alive as we learnt new stories each week and how they connect to one another and our lives today.
We would like to say a massive "Thank You" to Cathy for dedicating her time to Year 5.
Can you remember all 40 actions?
What a wonderful start back for our "Space Explorer" Year 5s! We've had some wonderful Space projects presented to our new classes. a great way to kick-start our new topic. So many wonderful pictures, models, facts and even a life-size astronaut!
We've started reading the book for our new school corridor display "The Lost Happy Endings" by Carol Anne Duffy. Watch this space for some fantastic writing and artwork. Maths has been an active investigation of place value and converting digits to words and words to digits.
We're looking forward to getting stuck into our Space topic and learning all there is to know about our universe.
Below are some pictures of our first week back!