After a fun packed day of activities, the children are all fed and will soon be taking part in marshmallow roasting, storytelling and a bat walk, before going to sleep (hopefully!).
Today's activities included den building, hunting and gathering, Stone Age crafts, orienteering, soap knapping and trading! We're all having a super time!
Celtic Harmony Residential Information
Here is the powerpoint we shared at the parents' information evening on the 14th March.
Any further questions, please feel free to get in contract with Miss Levy or Miss Elliman.
Year 5 had the opportunity to attend a solids, liquids and gases workshop at Glaxo. An afternoon of awe inspiring science, involving many crashes and bangs!
March of the Cornets - 5L
On the first Friday of sunshine, 5L became a marching band out in the playground. Here's the 'CD March' - Enjoy!
Life Skills Week
As well as many interesting careers talks from family members, Year 5 have taken part in a first aid course. They learnt how and when to put somebody in the recovery position, how to administer CPR, how to deal with a choking incident and how to wrap a bandage correctly.
We have been using the book 'How Many Jelly Beans?' this week as part of Maths challenge week. We've used the book to focus on fractions, including estimating, comparing, ordering and adding and subtracting fractions. See what we've been up to below.
Year 5 have been learning to write write haikus and tankas, both of which are forms of Japanese poetry. Their poetry was inspired by the artwork of a Japanese artist named Hokusai. Having written their poems, the children then recreated Hokusai's images with watercolours.
Having been learning about the Japanese tsunami of 2011 and the floods of 2017, the children were set the challenge to design and build flood-proof homes. They were given a list of materials, costs and environmental effects, which they used when planning their homes. After planning, the building process began. Once built, we carried out the flood test and children then evaluated their designs. See how we got on below...
Year 5 Medical Workshop
Today, year 5 became medical professionals for the afternoon! We used real medical equipment to take our pulse, blood pressure and temperature. We conducted keyhole surgery, intubated a dummy and took his blood using a real needle. We even saw our hearts using ultrasound!
Year 5 went on an exciting mission to Mars this week. In English, the children used suspense techniques to write about a martian invader. In our science lesson, we tested soil from Mars to see if we could find evidence of life. As you can see from the pictures, soil sample C certainly had evidence of microorganisms within it!
To round off our Autumn topic, we lived like the ancient Greeks for a day, making our own Greek urns, tasting delicious food and learning a Greek dance. Take a look at some of our photos below and admire our finished urns.
Here are 5E's super colourful batiks and clay turtles! We had great fun making them.
This week we are going on an adventure around the world! In 5E, we have been learning about the customs and cultures of the beautiful country of Sri Lanka. On Tuesday we shared a Sri Lankan breakfast, which included a lentil dhal, a fried onion sambol, roti, poppadoms, papaya, watermelon and Sri Lankan love cake!
We have also been getting arty, using the traditional technique of batik to create our own fabric designs. We used hot wax to create our designs before dying them. Designs included Perehera festival elephants, turtles, palm tree beach scenes and lotus flowers.
We have also been learning about the conservation of endangered turtles in Sri Lanka. We have made clay turtles, which we will be painting and decorating towards the end of the week.
Check back soon to see our wonderful finished art work!