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  • 03
    May

    Olympic Comparison

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Today Year 5 were introduced to the Ancient Olympic Games. We discussed the history of the Ancient Games, how it was linked to appease and entertain the Gods. The games were a period of peace between the different factions within the Greek territories. Children compared the ancient games with modern Olympics. This was the perfect introduction to the PE lesson, where the children practised sprinting ready for sports day.
  • 02
    May

    Chess Champions

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Year 5 have been mastering the grand art of chess. It has been an exciting couple of months, and the competition was intense. 5 members of the class have qualified for the MEGA FINAL QUALIFIERS. Congratulations to Crystal our winner and the runners up, Karl, Olly, Tom, Matty and Ethan. Everyone in the class has developed their chess and overall strategic skills. Well done year 5!
  • 30
    Apr

    Continuous Provision - Art

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Within Art lessons this term, we have decided to take a different approach towards our learning and have decided to allow greater freedom for us to explore different mediums. We have a focus of creating our own Greek mythological creatures, which will be available for sale at the Art exhibition. The children have come up with brilliant ideas and we are all looking forward to displaying our amazing work. Look out for further updates on the sale.
  • 30
    Apr

    War Dance

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Year 5 have been given the challenge by Mr Chaffey to create their own unique war dance to go alongside our Greek Topic. Before entertaining the idea of the Spartan and Trojan wars, we have decided to use War Dances from the world of Rugby as our inspiration but linked to an ancient style beat. The Haka was shown to the children and used as modern inspiration. Some children struggled initially... mainly with the idea of looking scary, but we are looking forward to seeing how these dances develop over the coming weeks. The first week proved a success and more great ideas will come next week, I'm sure.
  • 26
    Apr

    Forest Green Rovers

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Our Forest Green Rovers School Ambassador, Olly has delivered, edtion 4 of the "The GreenDevil," to his excited classmates. During reading time this morning, Rovers staying up, has provided a lot of the chat amongst the children. Well done Olly, on being a brilliant fan and a super ambassador. You're doing a great job promoting Forest Green Rovers in the school and the local community.
  • 26
    Apr

    Sports Day Practice

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Thursday saw the start of the Sports Day practice. We discussed with the children sprinting technique, relay baton changes and how to throw a javelin successfully. Children worked really hard and saw an improvement with their technique. We look forward to the big day and putting the hard yards in before so year 5 are ready to rock come May 24th.
  • 24
    Apr

    Sex and relationships education/Camp information evening

    Posted by Miss E Franklin
    We will be having an information evening for parents on Wednesday 23rd May 5-6pm about what your child will be learning in Summer term 2 regarding sex and relationship education. This will involve watching the information video and being made aware of the objectives we will be covering. As ever we will be happy to answer any questions you have about this on the night so you feel happy about the information your child will be receiving. Straight after this, from 6-7pm, Year 4 and Year 6 parents will be invited to stay to find out about the camps their children will be attending in June and July. This will involved an itinerary, kit list and general running of the camps. Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the evening.
  • 24
    Apr

    Greek Gods/Goddesses.

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    We have been discussing Greek Gods this afternoon. Children were provided with some information relating to Greek Gods and created a profile. We had a vote regarding who was the class's favourite God/Goddess and Poseidon came out on top. Not sure how Zeus would feel about that! Children created some interesting fact files relating to Greek Gods and shared some great information.
  • 24
    Apr

    Friction investigation

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    This afternoon, year 5 were given the task to come up with their own learning objective, after they had completed the lesson. The children were given a task. Given a ramp, some pencils, lolly sticks, blu-tac and a marble. The objective was to roll a marble down the ramp, as slowly as possible. The children came up with some really creative ideas and had some brilliant discussions in teams of 4. Well done to Tom, Alice, Hewett and Annya for winning and taking 14 seconds for the marble to get down the ramp. We all had a discussion at the end of the lesson and people discussed a learning objective. Some came up with the idea of "being frustrated," and others "steal ideas from successful groups," which all applied during the afternoon. However when we thought about it, someone came up with, "Understand the impact of friction can have on gravity." A good discussion followed. Well done the scientists of Year 5!
  • 23
    Apr

    Year 5/6 Production ... coming soon

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Hello All and welcome back. We had a very exciting delivery arrive Friday... the production script! Can you guess what it is by the picture? A lot of hard work starts now. I know year 5 and 6 will work really hard to ensure a brilliant, entertaining performance.