Y5 Tudor Museum
Well Done to all Year 5 children who worked incredibly hard preparing for our Tudor museum. On the day, they were all able to share factual information and were incredibly informative and engrossing while teaching other children and staff what they've learnt. Staff and children gave so many positive comments back to us and was a fun day for all!
Christmas Cards for Carehomes
Take a look at our dancing penguin cards! We applied our learning in science about mechanisms and made Christmas cards that use sliders and levers. Next week, a group of Y5s are visiting two different care homes in the local community to sing some carols and we will be handing the cards to the residents while we are there.
We've been rehearsing our Tudor dance ready for our Tudor Museum and our Christmas video. Take a sneak peak at our Y5 Tudors!
Y5 have blown all adults away this week learning a new skill of lino printing.
We spent a lot of time building up the ideas before making our lino cut. We started by looking at different styles of Tudor patterns within materials, pottery, mazes and patterns carved into wood. We took inspiration from these patterns to create our own designs. Once we were happy with our final design we sketched our pattern onto a piece of lino. Then, using a lino cutter we carved our piece. Next we applied printing ink using a roller and printed our designs to make our own Tudor banners.
All of Y5 worked very hard learning this new skill and these Tudor banners are going to look amazing in our upcoming Tudor Museum.
This week we've had our Forest School days. In groups we recreated some Tudor houses using wattle and daub. Tudor houses were made from wooden timber frames then filled with a woven lattice of sticks and packed with clay or even animal waste (eww!). It was quite dry in our forest school but all children put lots of effort into making their structures. Can you spot any wattle and daub?
We were given a very special scientific mission by the one and only 007 in Y5! A request arrived for us to investigate the best boat shape to cross a river quickly. We were also asked to find out which object shape would travel from the surface to the river bed the fastest.