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.
Last Friday, Y5 pupils took part in Tewkesbury Medieval Festival where they witnessed an argument between King Edward 4th and Queen Margaret of Anjou, rivals for the English throne. They took part in a carousel of activities to learn about the history of this, the Battle of Tewkesbury: music and dance, archery and spear drill, medieval camp visit and squire training (involving: charging the quintain and handling and using weapons).
On Friday 6th October, Year 5 enjoyed the launch day for their theme this term. They had the opportunity to produce art inspired by the Ancient Greeks, as well as try some Greek Food.
Please take some time to enjoy just some of the photos of what was a brilliant day!
Y5 welcomed Mr. Colin Smith (Theatre in Education specialist) to the school on Tuesday 28th February, to put together and perform “A Play in a Day.’ They had 4 1/2 hours to practise and present the play to the whole school by 2:30! This was no mean feat. ‘Tom’s Star’ was the end result and the children acquitted themselves extremely well. The links to the current theme; ‘We Have Lift Off’ were referenced throughout and served to reinforce their learning. A great day was had by all.
ON Friday 13th January, Simon from Space Odyssey visited the Y5 classes with his Space Dome.
We are fortunate enough to be having some special helpers from the local community; one of whom is Betty Bromage, aged 87, who has just completed a Wing Walk. She is the oldest woman in Britain to have carried out such a feat. All money raised went to the Air Ambulance, who had paid us a visit in the previous week.
We were recently visited by the Midlands Air Ambulance crew and children learnt about the valuable work they do. They were also given the chance to explore a model helicopter.