This week Kestrels learnt about how things went at The Battle of Hastings. They produced a very precise timeline and then went outside to re-enact the battle. Things got pretty scary as the Normans played very tactically and overthrew the Britains. It was great fun and the activity will certainly help them to remember all the important facts and figures!
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Drama in English
We really enjoyed our Christmas Fayre!
Earth and Space
Art & Music Week
Year 5 have had the most incredible week putting their body percussion pieces together. They made some fabulous African art head and neck scarves which they were very proud of. Here are some of the photos of them practising their pieces.
Art & Music Week
This week, year 5 have taken part in Art & Music week and started by listening to their chosen piece of classical music – symphony No. 1 in E minor by Florence Price. She was the first black female composer to have her music played by an orchestra in the 1930,s.
The children studied the piece and discussed the various instruments that made the incredibly happy piece of music come alive. They then learnt how to do the African American dance ‘The Juba’. This is a dance made famous because black people were once not allowed to play musical instruments so they made music on their bodies instead.
There were some incredible short dances made by the children.
Continuing with the topic of Materials and their properties, year 5 have planned and carried out an investigation into which materials would be suitable for use in football floodlights. They set up their circuits and chose various materials to test. They studied the brightness of the bulb to see which material was the best at conducting electricity. They then discussed their findings and offered their recommendations. Super team work year
In spelling, year 5 were given a homophone. Without talking, they had to search the room for the person with the matching homophone and make a matching pair. They then had to find the meaning of each word.
Year 5 have started their new topic this week – Materials & their Properties. They began by feeling various objects hidden under a cover, and used a range of words to describe what they could feel. They then had to match descriptions of words to words such as permeable and transparent. It was a lot of fun and the children learnt a great deal.