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 



Y5 battle it out at the Medieval Festival

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).



Year 5 explore the Science of Roald Dahl

Pupils form Year 5 have visited the Cheltenham Science Festival today, where they watched a show by BBC Bitesize science presenter Jon Chase which explored the Science of Roald Dahl. They also got hands on with scientific exhibits and interactions presented by GE, GCHQ and other organisations.


Play in a 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.