We are very happy to share with you our P5/6 dance that we created in our class PE time. It’s got a joyful, summertime feel to it…perfect for the start of our holidays. Enjoy… and happy holidays when they come!
We have been so impressed by the efforts of the pupils in P5/6 to find out about a family member or important people who lived during World War II and create a presentation for the class.
Below are just some of the presentations that we got to enjoy this week. Other pupils chose to create PowerPoint presentations. It has been fantastic to see everyone developing their presentation skills and having the confidence to give it a go!
We heard about German captures, escapes from work camps, sunken submarines, medals from the King and so much more! We have discovered how important it is to pass on these incredible stories and keep it going for the next generation to enjoy.
Well done P5/6! What a brilliant way to end such a fabulous year with you!
Over the past week, we have been putting together a class dance with an African feel! It was a beautiful day so we took our rehearsals outside and managed to run through all the steps as a class. They’ve picked it up really quickly. In the afternoon Fearne’s Mum, Mercyline, met us in the multi court to show us some moves that would be typical in the Sengenya dance and then she helped us add some of these movements into the group sequences that the children created. They had some lovely, creative ideas! We’ll record these dances tomorrow and hope to share our work at the end of term. A big thank you to Mercyline for giving up her time for us. 😊
What a super Transition Day we had with the new P4/5/6 class this week! Mrs Smith came in for the first part of the morning when we spent some time getting to know each other with the Find the Fib game. Everyone (including Mrs Henderson and Mrs Smith) had to think of 3 things to share with the class about themselves. BUT, 1 of them had to be a fib. We had fun trying to guess which statement was false. Sometimes it was very tricky to decide!
We spent a little time writing down all of the things that were important to us. Some people had similar interests but it was also good to point out that it’s OK to like different things too.
We then got into groups and took part in some team building games. We played Lower the Hoop, Pass the Hoop, Lego building Relay and Silent Birthday Line up. We managed to put everyone in order from youngest to oldest…without saying a word! Well done everyone! Amazing!
The afternoon was spent doing a STEM activity. Each team had the challenge of building a newspaper bridge which would be strong enough to hold a textbook. Some bridges were so strong that they were able to hold more than 10 books! It was great to see how everyone worked together as a team and took responsibility for the task.
We are looking forward to welcoming the class back in August where we can continue to get to know each other and work as a team.
Our topic this term has been World War 2. We have been finding out about The Blitz, blackouts, evacuations and what life was like for people in the UK at that time.
The pupils have also been working in small groups to research a chosen aspect of World War 2. The groups have chosen to research:
- The Soviet Union
- Anne Frank
- Women in World War 2
- New Inventions/Products in World War 2.
- Adolf Hitler
Everyone has been working so hard on their presentations and we are looking forward to sharing what we have found out with each other next week!
Some pupils have also been conducting some further research at home, finding out about their own family members who lived during the time of World War 2. We are going to share these on Monday and Tuesday in the last week of term. I can’t wait to see and hear what they found out!
We have been thinking about what it would have been like to be evacuated in WW2. We are going to write letters home, pretending we have been evacuated, thinking about the differences between life in a city and life in the countryside.
It was just too lovely outdoors so we took our planning sheets out of the classroom and enjoyed working in the sunshine!
Today saw the end of Mrs Douglas’ time with us in P5/6. We have very much enjoyed having her work alongside us and wish her well as she continues her training.