Commando Joe – December 2018

In Commando Joe this week we played Pac-Man first and then we made an obstacle course for other groups to try out.  You had to do the obstacle course blind-folded.  The hardest part of the session was the challenges.  One of them was throwing a basket ball into the basket ball hoop.  We really enjoyed this session of Commando Joe.

Finley and Sam

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Gymnastics with CM Sports

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Ancient Egypt Day

On Tuesday 13th November, we had a spectacular Egyptian Day.  A lady called Lauren, who is an Egyptian expert, came to visit.  She was really funny.

For our first activity we went into the music room to find out interesting facts about the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb.  We looked at different artifacts from the tomb.  The most interesting was looking at the ancient mummy bandages.  They stunk like ancient fish!

Our second activity was a brilliant quiz.  It was about lots of different subjects. We had to go around the boards answering all the questions.

Our third activity after break was decoding Hieroglyphs, then reading what they said.  We were measuring in cubits, palms and fingers.  We had to find different things around the classroom to measure.

Our fourth activity was playing an Egyptian board game, which was a bit like Snakes and Ladders.  We had an 11 sided dice with Hieroglyphs on.  There were the numbers 0-20.  The aim of the game was to get your three counters onto Horus’ eye.

After lunch, we had the fifth activity.  It was the process of mummification.  Lauren told us about the hook which is used to break your nose and scoop out the brain.  Gross!

Our sixth activity was a funeral for the Pharaoh.  We had to walk around the school in a procession.  We had professional criers!  The Queen led the funeral and we had servants to carry all the stuff from the palace.

Our last activity was a game where you had to throw two balls at animals.  We were split into Birch and Pine.  Whoever got the most points was declared the class of the day.  The crocodile was 10 points, the tiger was 40 points and the duck was 60 points.  If you hit the cat or the hare, they were sacred animals, you lost 10 points.  That was our favourite part of the day.

By Gabe and Sam

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The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees,                                                      The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,                                                              The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,                                                      And the highwayman came riding—                                                                                          Riding— riding—                                                                                                                                The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.

We have begun studying the narrative poem, The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes, and this week have been thinking about the setting of the poem.

Here are some of the pictures we drew to represent the first three lines of the poem:

 

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Commando Joe

This week we had our next Commando Joe session with CM Sports. The class were separated into three groups (girls, boys and mixed boys and girls). We were told that each group had to build an obstacle course. To start with we picked four pieces of equipment. Everybody’s group worked really well together and came up with great challenging obstacle courses. When Commando Jaz shouted her name, or blew her whistle, we would have to pick two people to go and do an activity to earn equipment for their team. Everyone used reciprocity and resilience throughout the activities.
After everyone had finished building their obstacle courses, two people from each group demonstrated their own course to the rest of the class so that everyone knew what they had to do.
Finally, we had a chance to try everyone’s courses, which was fun. We all enjoyed it.
by Holly Burress and Molly Godber

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hooke Court Residential Visit

This week Birch and Pine classes went on their trip to Hooke Court Residential and Study Centre to learn about their topic, The Tudors.  While staying at Hooke Court we took part in lots of fun activities: orienteering, shelter building, Night Search and Rescue, low ropes, and a Tudor Day.  The Tudor Day included cooking Tudor recipes in the Tudor kitchen, Tudor crafts and a feast.  We all dressed up for the feast and afterwards looked at real Tudor costumes.  Year 5 really enjoyed their stay at Hooke Court and will remember the fun activities and learning about who and what the Tudors were really like.

by Sam Viel.

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This week Birch and Pine classes went on their trip to Hooke Court Residential and Study Centre to learn about their topic, The Tudors.  While staying at Hooke Court we took part in lots of fun activities: orienteering, shelter building, Night Search and Rescue, low ropes, and a Tudor Day.  The Tudor Day included cooking Tudor recipes in the Tudor kitchen, Tudor crafts and a feast.  We all dressed up for the feast and afterwards looked at real Tudor costumes.  Year 5 really enjoyed their stay at Hooke Court and will remember the fun activities and learning about who and what the Tudors were really like.

by Sam Viel.

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Basketball tournament

Last half term Year 5 were learning Basketball skills in their lessons with CM Sports. On Monday this week we held the Year 5 Basketball tournament with children competing in their house colour teams in both basketball games and an endurance running activity on the field.

CM Sports came into assembly on Friday to announce the results for the whole school. Red team won the Year 5 competition, with Yellow team in the lead overall for the school at the moment.  They also awarded trophies to the most improved/ consistent sports person for the half term. The Year 5 awards went to Alexander Stemp and Maria Vystavkina.

Take a look at the pictures of our tournament and leave us a comment.

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Basketball tournament

Last half term Year 5 were learning Basketball skills in their lessons with CM Sports. On Monday this week we held the Year 5 Basketball tournament with children competing in their house colour teams in both basketball games and an endurance running activity on the field.

CM Sports came into assembly on Friday to announce the results for the whole school. Red team won the Year 5 competition, with Yellow team in the lead overall for the school at the moment.  They also awarded trophies to the most improved/ consistent sports person for the half term. The Year 5 awards went to Alexander Stemp and Maria Vystavkina.

Take a look at the pictures of our tournament and leave us a comment.

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Year 5 Snow Day work – Friday 2nd March

Spellings – make a word search of your spellings to share with your friends on Monday.

DT – Find a recipe for a pizza and write it out neatly.

Enjoy the snow!

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