The talented artists from the Tunnel of Love project came in on 9th November to help us make poppies for our Remembrance Day event on Friday. These poppies will be “planted” on our courtyard before being moved to Penn Inn roundabout ready for Remembrance Day itself.
Year 5 appreciated the opportunity to craft their own unique poppies and remember those who have fought for our freedom and our own loved ones who are no longer with us.
Wow! What a fantastic trip we had. It was amazing seeing the children work hard, collaborate on unusual and physical tasks. Perhaps most importantly it would heart-warming to see them support one another both in our activities and during the sleepover.
On Day 1 we enjoyed river scrambling and tree climbing in two teams before tucking into a jacket potato. In the evening, we got into our smaller teams for the adventure race and made our team flags. We then got our bags ready for the next day and had some free time on the field.
The children slept peacefully- or at least were lovely and quiet until morning. We enjoyed a sausage sandwich before commencing our adventure race which included abseiling, zip lining and river crossing. After a pizza lunch we set off back for school. What a busy 36 hours!
Back in the summer term, Year 5 and 3 celebrated National Writing Day together. With support from Miss Shopland and Mrs Russell, both classes mixed themselves up to work with people from each class. During the afternoon, children played a game of ‘consequences’ creating a series of different and unusual stories as a result of children contributing a sentence each. Children also spent some time looking at famous characters from books thinking about their qualities (if known) and using adjectives to describe their appearance. Both classes enjoyed their time together and worked hard. Well done Year 3 and 5!
TIME FOR AN UPDATE!
So far in Spring and Summer term we have had some crafting fun.
In March, we followed our instructional text ‘How to Make a Bum Sandwich’ as part of our Incredible Edibles writing sequence. In order to truly understand the instructions in front of us we had a go at making a bum sandwich ourselves. On the whole, it tasted a LOT better than it sounds!
Then, at the end of the Spring term we put this instructional writing knowledge to good practice and wrote a set of instructions explaining ‘How to make a spinning planet project.’ We had a go at making our own spinning planet projects before we wrote our final draft of instructions. We loved decorating our boxes and creating our own weird and wonderful planets… including Planet Capybara! Our projects were mostly successful, with only a few planets not spinning as we had hoped.
Before May half term, we had two whole days of crafting. Thursday saw us channeling our inner ‘Alberto Giacommeti’s’ and creating statues that showed movement. We used crafting write to keep our structures strong. Some of us found that we had to adapt our original designs to make the statue work better. Most importantly though, we had a great time. Check out our creations!
On the final Friday we completed another D&T project, making a phone case. We made sure that we added a seam allowance onto a template of our devices or chosen size… this was to make sure the device would actually fit afterwards! We then spent the rest of the day working together to perfect a blanket stitch or running stitch to keep our phone cases together. There was some frustrating with thread coming loose or becoming knotted but we worked well together as a team to get the job done. It was a real pleasure to see the master sewers in action supporting their classmates. Well done Year 5.
It has been so wonderful getting to know the new cohort of Year 5! They have all been wonderful role models and settled in to life upstairs well.
It was a real joy taking the class to Dewerstone Cottage to take part in the ‘Adventure Race’. It was full on; with lots of fun activities such as: river scrambling, zip lining, tunnel crawling, abseiling and tree climbing. Myself, Mr Whitty and Mrs Louise were so impressed with the resilience and determination that our children showed while away, with so many children pushing themselves out of their comfort zones.
Take a look at some of the fun we have been up to!
Year 5 really enjoyed taking part in a Daisi art workshop led by local artist, Monica. The children explored their emotions through art, created charcoal pictures, had conversations through art in pairs, made marks to express their feelings and learned many different art techniques. In the afternoon they looked at different styles of abstract art by various artists and then chose emotions in their groups to paint in the style of abstract art. The results were incredible and it was lovely to see the groups so focussed in their work!
Last Wednesday, Year 5 attended Mr Patchett’s Sports Olympics event at Newton Abbot College. We had an absolutely amazing time trialing all the different activities and getting to know other students from other schools.
The children and adults had a brilliant time. Year 5 were great role models and ambassadors for our school and represented us beautifully.
“I enjoyed the hockey because my team kept winning!” – Alfie
“I enjoyed the game where we kicked the balls into a goal- there were sometimes 3 balls altogether… that was a bit confusing!”
“I loved the hockey. I’ve never done it before but it turns out I’m really good at it.” – Bella
On 9th March, we were lucky to have a workshop lead by an instructor from West End Schools. She taught us how to combine certain moves and dance routines to music in order to retell the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Check our our moves! Can you tell which part of the story we are doing?