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Y4 Cricket Competition

posted 8 Jun 2018, 03:09 by Richard Hanks

On Tuesday, Mr Hanks and Mr Hall had the pleasure of taking a Y4 Cricket team to Hollinsend Cricket club to compete against ten other schools.

It was a fantastic day. The team worked together so well, supporting each other and offering feedback as they recognised strengths and weaknesses. They also recognised good play in other teams which was lovely to see.

They also competed very well, in fact only loosing one match by a handful of runs. This meant we ended up in third place overall. 

The children have been inspired to play more cricket in and out of school as a result of the enjoyable day. So the Year 5 team will be even stronger!

Thanks to the children and parents who supported us.
  









Y5 Athletics trials

posted 16 May 2018, 08:42 by Richard Hanks   [ updated 17 May 2018, 03:40 ]

The Year 5's enjoyed a fantastic afternoon on Mercia field demonstrating and developing their athletic skills in a range of events:
  • Long jump
  • Sprint
  • Long run
  • Throw
  • Walk
There will be a Y5 and Y6 inter-school competition after half term for some of the children who went quickest or furthest.




Torrijas in Y4/5G - yummy!!

posted 30 Apr 2018, 08:06 by Sian Granville

We have Miss Laila in our class from Madrid and as a part of learning about a country we felt we needed to taste some Spanish food. Miss Laila suggested torrijas as they are a traditional Spanish treat around Easter so this afternoon we made some. Now we see why they are so popular! They are a way to use food which might otherwise be thrown away (stale, dry bread) with ingredients which are easily available (eggs, milk and sugar) plus they are a source of lots of energy as Spring arrives and there is work to be done. Quick and easy to make why not make some and see whether you agree?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A dramatic week in Y4/5G!

posted 23 Apr 2018, 00:17 by Sian Granville

What a great start back after the Easter break - Spring weather and lots of enthusiasm for our new Viking topic. We started by looking at our time line to see how the Vikings fit into the history we already know.

Drama is a great way to think about history as we try to put ourselves into the shoes of the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons in the 9th century. We are starting to learn that the Vikings were more than just violent invaders and it's been fascinating to see how their influence continues today through our language and culture. Mrs Warburton also led a lesson this week when we worked on a scene from The Firework Maker's Daughter which really allowed the children to act out the five different characters (plus their inner-crocodile!).
Altogether, a very positive start to the new term - well done everyone!

 
 
 
 
 

 

The time line takes shape as we discuss how the different eras fit together.

  
 
 
 
 
 

 


Tough questions for the Vikings and Anglo Saxons as we ask about their motives and feelings about the historical events we're starting to study.

Vicious Vikings

posted 22 Apr 2018, 08:02 by Emma Davidson

This half term Year 4/5 are learning all about Vikings. As an introduction to our topic, we have been visited by the wonderful history van. We spent the entire day taking part in different activities to help us understand more about Vikings and their daily lives.   





Castleton Day Two - The challenges continues...

posted 15 Mar 2018, 13:46 by Sian Granville

We have had another action and adventure packed day with lots of the children impressing us with the new challenges they have achieved. The children have really been supporting, encouraging and celebrating each others successes of which there have been many. The sticky toffee pudding definitely went down a treat for tea!

The groups have been:
  • Weasling - working together to navigate channels, holes and routes.
  • Hike - exploring the geography, geology and history of the Castleton area.
  • Caving - including traverses climbs deep under the ground.
  • Bushcraft - learning how to survive out doors building shelters and fires
  • Challenge course - series of obstacles including the famous zip-wire!
Our last day tomorrow, last set of activities. I am sure the children of Y45 will be ready for a calm and mud-free weekend...






Castleton - Day One

posted 14 Mar 2018, 13:47 by Sian Granville

The second excited group arrived at lunch time and after a quick lunch soon got stuck in to the activities on offer at the  Hollowford Centre. The weather was kind to us all - phew! A little mud never hurt! It was great to see the huge amount of collaborative work happening from the word go, with lots of helping hands and supportive words shared throughout the first afternoon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Castleton Residential Day 2 - The adventure continues

posted 13 Mar 2018, 14:04 by Richard Hanks

The weather was so much better to day and this has inspired the children to even more impressive feats of courage and teamwork.

The groups have been:
  • Weasling - working together to navigate channels, holes and routes.
  • Hike - exploring the geography, geology and history of the Castleton area.
  • Caving - including traverses climbs deep under the ground.
  • Bushcraft - learning how to survive out doors building shelters and fires
  • Challenge course - series of obstacles including the famous zip-wire!
The children have really been supporting, encouraging and celebrating each others successes of which there have been many. At some point, every child has been pushed out of their comfort zone a little and each has risen to the challenge. 

Our last day tomorrow, last set of activities. I am sure the children of Y45 will continue to have (muddy) fun!




















Challenge, resilience, rain and teamwork

posted 12 Mar 2018, 12:43 by Sarah Drazek   [ updated 12 Mar 2018, 13:55 ]

We started off the Y4/Y5 residential to the Hollowford Centre with an action packed day. The weather didn't stop any of the activities. The children worked collaboratively and the amount of resilience shown at the top of Higger Tor, when the wind and rain was beating down, was to be applauded. The clothing that the center provided us with, allowed everyone to stay warm, whilst outside.

   
   
   

Mr Fletcher would be impressed with some of the shelters that were built and some of the fires that were started!

  
 


   
   

Design and Technology - Sewing European Bunting

posted 7 Mar 2018, 02:22 by Richard Hanks

The Y45 design and technology project this year was to produce bunting inspired by the countries of Europe. The children built on the skills they put into practice in Y34 to design and create their own flag from scratch.

The results are impressive and when strung together will really show the scope of this collaborative project.

A big thank you to the family members who supported us for all their advice (and needle-threading help).


















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