Year 5 had a fantastic day at All Saints Academy today. They got a taster of lots of different lessons including: maths; science; P.E; drama and R.E. It was a brilliant opportunity for the children to get a taste of life at a secondary school.
Year 5 Assembly
Year 5- Please keep practising for our assembly on Friday!
Hey-Romans! with vocals .mp4
Romas VS Celts day
On Friday, Year 5 spent the whole day developing their knowledge of the Romans and Celts. We started the day with a storytelling session from Clive Pig, we got the opportunity to find out more about how the Celts lived as well as discovering reasons for why the Romans invaded. To follow we had a workshop with Clive, in this we acted out the daily routines and activities of the Celts. We then went back to class and carried out a carousel of activities which included: math mosaics; Roman baking; planning and recording a recipe and sandal design. Finally we got to taste some of our delicious Roman treats!
World Book Day
Peacock class have had a fantastic World book day we had lots of amazing costumes and shared some lovely stories. We have carried out a range of Harry Potter themed activities including: wand making; sketching dragon eyes; writing reports on our own fantastic beasts; converting muggle money to magical money!
Pledge against Plastic!
During their 'Planet under Pressure' topic 5T wrote pledges of ways they could support the environment and reduce plastic pollution. As a result of their super pledges the children have all received a reusable Sky Ocean Rescue water bottle to replace their single use plastic bottles. A massive congratulations to Peacock class!
Bike Powered Pancakes
Year 5 had an extra special way of celebrating pancake day. We had a visit from Ryan from Sustrans, who had brought in his amazing bike mixer. The children had to pedal the bike in order to mix the pancake mix. Every child had the opportunity to prepare the mix, blend it, cook it and of course eat it! We also completed a technical drawing of the bike.
Properties of Materials
In our science lesson this week, Peacock class were continuing their learning of 'Properties of Materials'. To begin with they had to sort materials based on their property then we carried out an investigation to identify which material was the best insulator.
On Friday Year 5/6 were visited by Steve Clifford, a famous author. They had the opportunity to ask questions about being an author as well as enjoying some of his stories. All the children really enjoyed their writing workshop with Steve!
Fun with Forces
A visit from an army soldier.
Yesterday we were lucky enough to have a visit from an army soldier. He showed the children what a kit bag contains and discussed the similarities to a WW1 soldier. We got the opportunity to try on some Army equipment and even took part in some drills.
Road Safety with the Co-op.
Yesterday Year 5 were very lucky and had a visit from the fire department. They discussed the importance of fire safety and some children were lucky enough to dress up in the fire suits.
Ford Park Cemetery
This afternoon, Peacocks visited Ford Park Cemetery where we were given a tour of some WW1 graves. What made it special was the our guide was able to show us photos and tell us the story of the servicemen (and women). We even got to visit their WW1 exhibition which had lots of interesting information.
Plymouth Argyle Tour
Ham Drive Space Walk
To help us understand the true scale of The Solar System, we created the Great Ham Drive Space Walk! We used a ball (20 cm diameter) to represent the Sun and chalk drawings to represent the planets (from less than 1mm for Mercury to 2.2 cm for Jupiter). Staring at the junction with Arden Grove, we used trundle wheels to measure the scale distance between the planets. The first four were quite close together, but they soon spread out!
Frisbee Golf Fun
Meet our class representatives for school council.