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Percussion concert

 

Thank you to all the parents who came to see our percussion concert. The performance was fantastic and a perfect way to finish our percussion lessons and show off all we have learnt. We have worked so hard since January and are really proud of how we have progressed. We would like to thank Jude Ennis for all her her work and being a super teacher! Here a few pictures of us performing and audio/video will follow shortly...

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Groovy Greek Day!

 

We had a fantastic Greek day recently and thank you to everyone who dressed up and brought in Greek food - it was marvellous! In the morning, we enjoyed learning about the Greek mathematician, Pythagoras and investigated his theories about the angles and sides of triangles. We also learnt about Greek theatre and performed some plays, adding in our own 'chorus' sections. In the afternoon, we made some super clay pots and masks and then tasted some Greek delicacies. The olive bread and feta cheese were our favourites and the grape juice was very popular! Here are some photos from our day...

What would it take to survive in the rainforest?

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Year 5 have just finished our fabulous topic on the rainforest. Take a look at some of the things that we got up to...

Hallé Orchestra Trip

 

On Friday 15th April, we went to the City Hall to watch the fantastic Hallé Orchestra performing around a theme of 'Music, Science and Revolution'. We enjoyed learning about the different sections of the orchestra and listening to well-known pieces such as Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries', Elgar's 'Nimrod' and John Williams' 'Superman Theme'. We also loved Angry Birds and of course, the magnificent 'Tocatta and Fugue' by Bach, which we have been leanring an adaptation of in percussion. It was a brilliant day!

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Weymouth Day 2

 

Day 2 didn’t bring the glorious sunshine it promised, however we brought our fighting Sheffield spirit to the south coast!  Wet, wild and windy would be an understatement for the weather today, but we all enjoyed our morning’s activities. These included: problem solving, mountain biking and tunnel trail, which we will rotate through in our groups over the next few days. Tomorrow also brings ‘Survivor’, where we will be making campfires and shelters. After our morning activities, we then eagerly boarded the coach to Dorchester and made our way round the Tutankhamen exhibition, where we learned about the Boy King and saw his replica tomb. The gift shop was also a highlight, and we look forward to showing you our souvenirs! After warming up back at base, we enjoyed our hot dinner, more opportunity to spend our money in the gift shop and finally an evening activity of Wacky Races. Tomorrow we have more activities and a trip to the Sea Life Centre. The forecast looks dry, so fingers crossed!

 

Love from Weymouth. 

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Weymouth Day 1

 

Well we made it to the Jurassic Coast! To the merry sound of chanting and an excited countdown, we entered the gates to PGL. The damp weather didn’t dampen our spirits! Firstly, the children all settled into their rooms and met our enthusiastic group leaders, Mitch and Willow. We had a tour of the site and played some games in our groups, all overlooking the beautiful Osmington Bay.  Dinner was delicious: steak pie, chicken nuggets or quorn and sweet potato risotto, with tasty peach cobbler for dessert. We also filled up on fresh fruit and the salad bar.  After dinner, we organised and tidied our rooms, before heading to an indoor campfire. Tomorrow we will be rising early for room inspections and starting our activities.

 

Love from Year 5

5B Spring

This term we have looked at the Ancient Egyptians. 

We have made masks using paper mache, developed a dance about the animals of the rainforest with Amy and looked at the new building. 

We investigated the changes in the use of land and the difference between physical and human geography.

5B have also really enjoyed our percussion lessons on Fridays, with Judith Ennis from Bents Green School. We are learning different parts of a piece by the famous composer, Bach. Stay tuned for our finished piece!

5B Spring 2016

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Have a look at what we have been up to in the Spring term...
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