Kestrels have spent part of this week investigating their own questions about the Anglo-Saxons. Following their research, they have then spent the afternoon creating their own information text, completed in the style of their choice. Children thought carefully about how to present the information and have choices include PowerPoint, Word, Publisher and writing / drawing a poster.
The children have worked with great focus throughout, discussing the relative merits of different presentation techniques and evaluating the effectiveness of their choices.
Black History Month is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the myriad of contributions Black people have made. Year 5 have been discussing many influential people but today we have discussing the life of Martin Luther King. So what facts have we discovered?
The Year 5 girls visited Turves Green Girls School to take part in some brilliant activities. After being treated to a lovely breakfast we listened to a talk from the Medieval Man. He explained all about the Normans and their castles. Well done to Brianna, Leah, and Isabel for volunteering to dress up as Norman soldiers. Mya helped to explain and demonstrate the advantages of using a Trebouchet during battle.
After a little break in the sunshine, the girls went to do some baking in the Food Technology room. The girls had to follow step by step instructions to make some scones, they listened really well and within the hour had produced some delicious scones. Just before they left they went back outside to have a quick Science lesson and a demonstration of water rockets which was very exciting. Well done to all the girls, their behaviour and manners were amazing.
This morning, Year 5 Kestrels were extremely lucky to have a visit from Professor Mcginity and his amazing time travel detective tales and mobile museum. Our current topic is Ancient Greece and Professor Mcginity told the children about what it was like to live there in 429BC.
The children enjoyed listening to the Professor’s animated and humorous style, while learning new facts about Ancient Greece. The Professor was very impressed with how much the children knew.
The children looked at a wide range of artefacts such as swords, masks, coins, children toys and discovered the Greeks used tortoise shells to make musical instruments!
The professor discussed the clothing that the Ancient Greeks used to wear. Boys used to wear shawls called “Himations” and girls used to wear dresses called “Chiltons.” Kai M and Zara tried on some of this clothing.
We all really enjoyed the visit from the Professor. So much so that the children wrote the Professor some thank you letters and asked him to come visit soon!
A massive thank you from the Kestrels, Mr Johnston, Miss Johnson and Mr Koeri.