Have a look at what we’ve been learning!
Year 5 had the exciting opportunity to work with some rock musicians to put together a performance. They all had great fun playing different instruments.
On Wednesday, Year 5 completed their cooking sessions at Wolsingham Secondary School. During this half term, they have been making scones, sausage rolls, shortbread and cupcakes for an afternoon tea for the children’s friends and family, which was held on Wednesday at the school.
A huge thank you to Ms Gaughey and Mrs Wilson for all their help over the last few weeks!
Over the last two weeks, Year 5 have been working on the narrative poem ‘The Highwayman’ with Miss Lanagan. They have created Wanted posters based on Highwayman character and written a diary entry from the perspective of Bess and Tim the Ostler. Have a look at some examples of their work below:
World Water Day
To celebrate World Water Day and to recognise those who may not be as fortunate as we are, the whole school joined in with some water related games! Year 5 & 6 had to transport water from one bucket to another using a syringe! Team points were awarded to those who transported the most water. Afterwards we noticed that we’d spilled lots of water and considered how we could conserve water.
This week lots of strange things have been happening around school after our Garden Gang found two buried eggs! We tried them in the incubator but they didn’t hatch. In assembly, children suggested to try them in a tank of water which did the trick! However, when we came to school on the Monday, whatever had hatched had disappeared! Over the week, we found a bone on the floor, a suspicious pile of what looked like poo, mess left in the corridors and in Year 5’s classroom and strange noises were heard following a power cut on Thursday!
On Friday, we finally got to meet the strange creature! He was a friendly tyrannosaurus rex called Jam! We had fun learning some facts about Jam and even got to do a bit of acting and vocabulary building! Have a look at the learning pages across the website to find out more!
Durham Cathedral Visit
Year 5 visited Durham Cathedral this week to learn all about the Northern Saints. After this, they walked down to the Gala Theatre to view the sculpture ‘The Journey’, which is of six monks carrying St. Cuthbert to Durham.
This half term, our Year 5 children have been going to Wolsingham School every Tuesday for humanities lessons. They have thoroughly enjoyed the experience and impressed the teacher Mr Arnold with their prior knowledge of the Anglo Saxons and Normans. Last week the children made their own shield. This week they used their sword and other props in a re-enactment of the Battle of Hasting, as depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry. They had great fun pretending fight and playing dead. We hope you enjoy the photos.
Year 5 have been working on developing suspense and excitement in their writing by exploring the spooky genre in class. They continued this when Adam Bushnell came into do some story telling with them based on a spooky doll! They produced their own stories which they retold using the app ‘Spark Video’. To see their work click here.
To see more of what Adam Bushnell did with the children, please see the document below.
Everyone had a fantastic time during our cross country earlier. All children showed great sportsmanship and persevered, even when the going was tough! They even supported each other to cross the finishing line. Well done everyone!
Year 5 Class Assembly
Year 5 did a brilliant job with their class assembly this week, even using some French to show off their knowledge of the planets which they have also been learning about in Science. Well done everyone!
Today, we cooked leek and potato soup, chicken pie and beef burgers. Each group prepared and created their own separate dish using a recipe prepared by the class in the previous lesson. The children thoroughly enjoyed the food that they cooked.
Anglo Saxon Day
Year 5 took part in a fantastic Anglo Saxon day. In the morning, King Oswald and his slave who told the class many gory battle tales! The rest of the morning consisted of Anglo Saxon music and dance, before King Oswald took to the battlefield and slayed his opponent on the Wolsingham battlefield! In the afternoon, the children created their own spears in the style of the Anglo Saxons before re-enacting their own battle.
This week Year 5 were invited to a Tag Rugby Festival at Parkside, which was hosted by St. Stephen’s Primary school. The children competed in 10 different Tag Rugby related activities and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon of sport.
Year 5 and Year 6 Fashion Show
This week, as part of our Global Issues week, Year 5 and 6 teamed together to create their own fashionable outfits using recyclable items. They then wore their outfits and did a fashion walk before getting judged in our Global Issues assembly on Friday. There were some very creative designs!
As it is Roald Dahl Day this week, Year 5 have been reading his ‘Revolting Rhymes’. They then went on to write their own versions before performing them. Click here to watch some of the class performing their writing.