All posts by Mr Baddhan

After School – Outdoor Club

Thursday saw the last of Miss Dainter’s outdoor club for this term. The children have loved all the activities they’ve had a chance to try such as: Constructing shelters and making musical instruments and god,s eyes. They now know how to be safe outside and how to correctly use tools in a sensible manner. They have played games like 1,2,3, where are you.? and on the last session, they built a fire, toasted marshmallows and drank hot chocolate. So if you fancy being a bit of a Bear Grylls, why not apply to come along next term?

Making burglar alarms

Year 5 have finished off their topic of Electricity with a visit from Mr Evans, and his ‘home-made’ burglar alarm…they were very impressed! He told them how he constructed it and all about the resources he’d used and then the children had a go at making one themselves.

It was fabulous to see them applying all their skills and knowledge to produce a working burglar alarm… the classroom is fully wired up now in case of intruders!

Well done Year 5… there’s just Mrs Croft’s headache to get rid of now! 😩

Respecting others

In PSHE, Year 5 have been discussing the importance of respecting others, as well as their opinions and beliefs. They looked at a scenario involving two children where ones tolerance of the other was unacceptable. They came up with their own acronyms for the word tolerance and demonstrated a very mature knowledge.

Our completed Viking-style bags

Year 5 have now completed their Design & Technology project on designing and making a Viking-style bag. They have learnt to use a range of stitches and added handles and fasteners to their bags. Today they evaluated their products to see if they were fit for purpose and I’m sure you will agree…we have some incredibly skilled children. Well done Year 5, you put so much effort into this project, We invited Miss Coghlan (subject leader for D&T), to see our bags and she was extremely impressed with the children”s ability

Consent and permission online

This week it’s Safer Internet Week and the children have taken part in lots of activities already.

They have been given an assembly by our very talented Digital Council team and have been learning about the importance of asking for permission, understanding the reply and listening to the answer. Today they played a game, all standing in a circle with a beanbag, they had to throw it to another person by asking for permission. They had a lot of fun and it really got a very important message across.

Personal hygiene experiment

Year 5 have completed their topic on personal hygiene by carrying out an experiment to see where in school the most germs are.

They made their predictions and today the results of the experiment were uncovered.

They were as follows…

The control potato showed no mould at all due to it being untouched by human hands. The potato that was wiped in the flower bed had no mould either, as it was protected by the nutrients in the soil.

The potato wiped on a child’s hands contained quite a lot of germs but the potato with the most germs, was the one that was wiped on the sink.

The children loved the experiment and are now well aware of the importance of washing hands and keeping work areas clean.