Ancient Greek day
We enjoyed an Ancient Greek day, to introduce our new topic this half term. We started our day by looking at Greece and understanding were the Ancient Greeks lived. We ordered events on a timeline and learnt that the first Olympic Games was held in 776 BC. We also made olive wreaths, which were given to the winners of Olympic Games in Ancient Greece. In the afternoon we had a feast and tried many different foods. We also made Greek theatre masks, which we learnt were worn to show the character the actor was playing.
As part of our immersion afternoon for our topic 'Weather' the children were asked to work in teams to make weather stations. These included rain gauges to measure rainfall and weather vanes to measure the direction of the wind. The stations are going to be located around the school and each week recordings are going to be taken.
"Fantastic, I loved every minute of it." was a comment from one of our year 5 pupils when they returned from their residential trip to Hooke Court. The children were immersed in all things Roman - weaving, pottery, jewellery, and lots more! The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and made lots of memories!
Car challenge at Reeds
Children in year 5 were invited to take part in a car challenge at Reeds school. The challenge was to make a vehicle using air pressure to launch it. The children had lots of fun making and testing their vehicles.
Astronaut training day
As part of our immersion day for our topic 'Space' the children took part in an astronaut training day. They created constellation artwork, conducted experiments using magnets and created rocket balloons. The children also took part in a boot camp exercise.