Month: July 2017
The Haka – 5CW
For our last unit in PE, 5CW have been learning about the haka – a traditional dance that is performed by the New Zealand Rugby Union team.
We learnt that the New Zealand team use the haka to intimidate their opponents just before the match kicks off. We even looked at some of the translations of the original Maori lyrics to help us create our very own haka!
Finally, we worked hard to perfect the Ka Mate haka and performed it as a class. Mrs Williams and Mrs Ray were both a bit scared as they walked through the hall!
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all pupils in 5CW for their amazing work this year – I’ve been blown away by your fantastic effort and the many outstanding pieces of work you have produced. You have been a pleasure to teach and I am looking forward to teaching you again at some point in Year 6!
Year 4 did a brilliant ukulele and cornet concert. We’ve enjoyed learning to play these instruments although it is quite tricky and hard work. The cornets are very heavy too but it was all worth it.
We really enjoyed performing in front of our families and the rest of the school.
We managed to dodge the rain clouds and get outside for the teddy bears picnic with year 1. We had a great time and made lots of new friends!
Nursery had a wonderful time at Wonderland looking at our favourite traditional tales homes and characters before having fun on the rides.
Carried out experiments to see where the best place to grow a seed would be.
Is it moist enough ?
Is the soil good? we used our noses to check !
Was it sunny enough ?
We recorded our findings. Each group had a different area to investigate.
Wheat growing in a tyre !! Why ?
Looking for Minibeasts to see if they can survive in the area.
Presenting the results. Which group had the best area ?
Now we know how the wheat grows , we used it to make our own bread.
But first we had to grind the wheat and make the flour.
Can you remember the name of the equipment we used to grind the wheat ?
Good waiting, turn taking and sharing boys !
Let’s add some yeast .
…and now the fun bit !
Lunch time . We had a lovely picnic !
After lunch we played a game to learn what a seed needs to be able to survive and grow, with a little help from our parent helpers.
Once we had all the ingredients for a seed to grow we took our seeds to the seed nursery .
We enjoyed exploring the wheat fields.
Visits and Visitors
As well as welcoming lots of visitors into our school this week, the children have also been participating in lots of learning out of the classroom.
Year 1 visited Smite Farm to see how seed is turned into bread for their theme work.
Nursery have been to Wonderland finding out more about traditional tales, there are some super photographs on their blog pages.
Some key stage two children took part in the Bell-Boating Regatta this week coming 8th out of 36 schools.
Once again I hear many comments from the public, parents helpers and staff about the excellent behaviour of our children and how much everyone enjoyed their ‘out of school’ memorable learning experiences.
Year 6 Heroes
What a staggeringly super performance of ‘Miniature Heroes’ by our Year 6 children this week.
Singing, dancing, anti-gravity pants and evil laughter filled the hall for three great performances of the show with lots of talent shining through in so many ways.
It was lovely to see the interaction between the children and the great encouragement they gave each other throughout the shows.
Thank you Year 4 for providing the soundtrack with your lovely singing too, your voices were appreciated. Many thanks to everyone who came along and for the lovely comments shared with me about our children and staff . There are plenty of photographs to share and they will follow on the Year 6 page shortly.
Thank you again to everyone involved in the production of ‘Miniature Heroes.’
We have worked so hard this week sewing and designing hand puppets. Today in groups we planned a story our puppet could be in. We planned in a dilemma, a resolution and a happy ending and performed our show to the rest of the class!
We have really enjoyed sewing and decorating our own puppets this week. We have made a range of animals and will be performing them in a puppet show later this week!