|Year 5 staff from left to right: Mrs Grout, class teachers Mrs Laithwaite and Mrs Williams, Mrs Mills and Mrs Pipe.|
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Outdoor Education Week 2017
Monday- Skiing and Zero Gravity
Tuesday- Cycling The Granite Way
Wednesday- Surfing at Polzeath
Thursday- Swimming at the Leisure Centre and Skating at the skate park
They had a great time at the Leisure Centre this morning and after lunch in the sun, went to the skate park. Showing their skills on scooters and skateboards, they rode all afternoon.
Friday- Trust Event at North Petherwin and Park
Some of Year 5 have been putting all of their leadership skills, learnt during Playground Leaders, to the test. During a P.E. lesson, they put the Year 1's through their paces. The year 1's enjoyed warming up carefully and then playing the games Year 5 had developed for them.
Converting units of measurement
During Maths, we have been discovering how to convert different units of measurement. To help us with converting kilograms to grams or visa versa, we have been weighing different items around the classroom. Once we had the weight in grams we were able to convert the measurement into kilograms.
Shadows and what they can tell us!
Science this term has been discovering how many planets are in our Solar System, what makes them special and how the sun appears to move in the sky. Taking full advantage of the weather, we were able to investigate the way the Earth moves by drawing around our own shadows.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road..
M & M Theatre group visited the school today, bringing their latest production, Wizard of Oz. A cast of 4 kept everyone entertained with their hilarious antics as the Tinman tried to find a heart, Lion looked for courage, Scarecrow wanted a brain and Dorothy just wanted to return home to Kansas.
Skipping with Year 1
Year 5 became the teachers of a skipping lesson this morning. We paired up with the Year 1s to help teach them the skills needed to skip. It was great fun.
Authors for a morning.
Spring Parental Engagement Afternoon
After a lot of cutting and carving our cars were finally ready to race in the Dendrite Bloodhound Rocket car competition at Trekenner school. It was very exciting to se them 'fly' down the race track.
Spring into Fitness!
Well done to all the children who completed their level 1 and 2 for the 'On-Road Cycle Training Course'.
This year's Bikeability has started. The children will be learning how to ride their bikes safely on the open road under the fantastic supervision of Jenny.
Christmas Party 2016
Math, Parents, skipping and Orienteering!
The children invited their parents to join them in school to take part in orienteering this week. Each family were asked to follow a map and add up the numbers on a cone found at each point. Once they had a total they had to check if it was correct. If it was wrong they had to skip 20 times! Having a wonderful time, everyone joined in with great enthusiasm.
During our Ernest Shackleton work we have been re-enacting how the crew would have felt to inspire us in our writing.
The theatre group entertained and educated the Junior children with their tales of England. The three stories were of Cornish mermaids, Welsh dragons and London Bridge. There was audience participation with children being chosen to act as farmers, fishermen, and even London Bridge as it fell. Everyone enjoyed singing along when encouraged to.
Autumn Trust Event 2016
Our first trust event of the year was held at St Catherine's with a literacy theme. Two of our partner schools, St Stephens Academy and Windmill Academy, joined us to build spaghetti towers, tell a story after making shadow puppets, take part in a 'beep' test and write a poem with our wooded area for inspiration.
Exercising to music!
Year 5 have created and perfected their own 'Jump Start Jonny' routine. They have done so well they put Year 3 through their paces, showing them the types of moves to be able to create their own exercise routine.
Ancient Greek Pots
As part or our Ancient Greece topic this term and to help us understand how difficult it was for the Ancient Greeks to make their own utensils, we have designed, made and decorated our own clay, coil pots.
Science,Technology, Engineering, and Maths to..... Save Our Shark!
Year 5 and 6 joined forces at the National Marine Aquarium, in Plymouth, for Operation Shark. They imagined a new Hammerhead Shark had been brought to the Aquarium and they needed to use their STEM skills to get it into its tank as soon as possible, so it could recover and get back home to the ocean.
Roald Dahl's 100th Birthday