Greek Food Tasting

Last week Year 5 decided to find out a little more about the food eaten in Ancient Greece. They were all very excited (and brave!) to taste food from another culture. There were some funny faces pulled when we ate something we didn’t like! Foods we tasted included figs, dates, olives, pitta bread, yogurt, feta cheese, honey and grapes. –

Year 5 learn about the ‘Heroes of Troy’ through music!

Year 5 have spent the last few R.E.A.L. Curriculum lessons learning all about the Homer’s Iliad and the ‘Heroes of Troy’ through the medium of song! They have worked hard and have safely sung their hearts out. This afternoon we braved the cold and the mist to record a version of ‘Is it Love?’ on on our pirate ship. See the video below, and if you want to hear more of the songs, visit the KS2 BBC Music website.

Year 5 make planet themed cookies

This week for their home learning, Year 5 have been doing a range of creative space themed projects including making space biscuits, designing a meal for an astronauts and making posters advertising Mars as a holiday destination. They have also made fact files and Top Trumps about the solar system.

The whole of the Year 5 team are proud of the effort you have been putting in with all your work and helping at home.

Year 5 enjoy secondary school taster day

On Thursday this week, Year 5 enjoyed a taster day at Tewkesbury Comprehensive school. They took part in science lessons in one of the labs where they used the Bunsen burner. They also visited Maths, History and English lessons as well as exploring the canteen and sports facilities. Thank you for Tewkesbury School for organising.

Year 5 story telling SLAM

Year 5 started their new English unit about biographies, by thinking about interesting and humours events in their own lives. They worked on a personal (but not too personal) story and developed it before performing it to a partner or small groups. Some children felt confident enough to stand with a microphone and entertain us with their tale as part of a Story SLAM competition. They had to tell their true story without notes in an engaging way. They did exceptionally well! The winners had us gripped with a story of a family escape room experience, a tale of an accidental trip on a  closed motorway, and of a wrestling match – child versus Christmas tree.

Pupils perform their version of the Odyssey

Pupils in Year 5 performed their own version of Homer’s Odyssey to pupils and parents this week. The play was devised, rehearsed and performed in just over four afternoons. They worked incredibly hard and all pulled together to produce a wonderful performance on the night. Well done Year 5!

 

 

Year 5 Creative Curriculum news

We have been very busy in Year 5 with our Creative Curriculum over the last few weeks: we have been scientists exploring forces an designing parachutes; we have been geographers exploring the where? and when? of Ancient Greece and we have been story tellers, developing and devising our own stories based on Homer’s Odyssey.

Here are some photos of what we have been up to.

Story telling

Making Parachutes

Greek Timeline