At the end of last term all the Year 5 children spent a fantastic two days and one night camping and having fun in the forest at Redwood, near Slimbridge. They learnt orienteering skills, built dens (and even a restaurant) in the forest, problem solved, meditated in the evening sun (beautiful), climbed trees and lots, lots more. We camped overnight in bell tents and our food came from a van that visited every day. The children were fantastic and really made the most of the experience.
We had lots of fun re-enacting scenes from Roald Dahl’s The Twits as part of our Wold Book Day celebrations.
Our Darwin’s Delights’ topic has started with a real bang! We had the most wonderful experience at Bristol Zoo. Our session on adaptation was particularly interesting – we learnt so much.
We invited parents to come into class to make, create and decorate – what a success it was!
And there were Christmas games galore…
As part of this term’s topic Stargazing, Aventurine Class visited the Space Centre in
Leicester. The children learnt the complexities in putting on a space suit and the endurance
required to visit space. Video footage of astronauts, including Tim Peake featured in the
day’s presentations. There were many interesting items that have been used in space that
are exhibited in the Centre.
Here are some of the children’s thoughts on the visit:
‘It was amazing, my favourite parts were the flight simulator and the laser pointer game’
‘the galleries were a place of wonder, and the simulator make it feel like I was actually
‘We learned loads about what life is like in zero gravity and that you have to wear an adult
nappy to do your duties in!’.
09 May 2019
Our topic Tremors is already proving to be exciting - Miya baked a volcano cake. The inside was multi-coloured and it tasted pretty good too!
World Book Day
20 March 2019
We had a wonderful day!
20 March 2019
This is what happens during wet play!
TT Rockstars Battle of the Bands
01 February 2019
Let battle commence!
Evolution and Inheritance
22 January 2019
In Science this week, we have been looking at the characteristics we inherit from our parents by studying the children of Mr Men and Little Misses! We have also been taking a closer look at nature using microscopes, as well as creating our own creatures with special adaptations for extreme environments.
08 January 2019
As part of our activities led by the marines, we used flint and steel to create a spark which caught the cotton wool leading to a flame suitable to make a fire. A real skill needed if you find yourself stranded and in need of survival skills. An added extra was enjoying roasted marshmallows!
10 December 2018
We are passionate about saving the Sumatran and Malaysian orangutans. Palm oil is here to stay but this doesn’t mean that the rainforest must be destroyed too. We hope our persuasive letters have an impact on the local supermarket managers. We must protect the ‘lungs of our planet’ and the habitat of orangutans!
World War I Poem
07 November 2018
We have been learning about the causes of World War I, and wrote this poem to perform in a special assembly on Friday to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
Gun, shot, A blood red spot, A life had been stolen. A murder, a kill, Everything was still, A shirt painted red. Assassination, Procrastination, The world on lockdown.
Germany, Prussia, A hatred for Russia, Two rivals, face to face. A threat, a warning, Armies were forming. Like a flock of birds gathering. Invasion, attack, An awful comeback, A bullet ricocheted against a wall.
Power, rule, A quest for the world’s jewel, A pack of power-hungry wolves. Europe, unsettled, People shooting metal, Bullets rained down from the sky. Soldiers, an army, Coming in like a tsunami. This was only the beginning.
09 October 2018
Every Monday the Marines come to Stroud Valley and give us exciting physical activities and help us to be active and healthy. In one session we worked as a team to build a copy of a Roman aqueduct which wasn’t ready until the last minute! We are also CPR experts now!
Stroud is Famous for its Mills
09 October 2018
We went on an exciting tour of the old mills of Stroud (known as the string of pearls) and learnt things like how the water rich environment enabled Stroud to become one of the worlds most productive wool producers.