A most terrible and scandalous crime has been committed on Fairy-Tale Avenue this week! The Three Little Pigs have been arrested and accused of killing the Big Bad Wolf in a brutal attack. Many argue that the pigs were simply acting in self-defence as the wolf had been after them for years. Nevertheless, the pigs have been taken in to custody and await trial following this horrifying crime. Our journalists (pictured below) have the latest news and have been collecting witness statements and evidence from those in and around the neighbourhood.
In Art and Design, we have learnt a range of new skills in both paint and collage. Over the last 7 weeks, we have developed skills in mixing colours, tearing and layering collage and planning and designing shields, before finally constructing our Viking longboat seascapes. The pupils had to work independently and organise their own ideas and resources in order to create their final piece.
On Tuesday, Year 5 went on a school trip to experience life as a Viking Settler. As always, this practical and immersive experience allowed children to fully grasp how it would have been to live in the era of the Vikings. They spent the day living as settlers and had to learn how to defend their land as warriors, collect and grow crops as farmers, how to make their own bread, entertain themselves with Viking board games and even had a go at making their own oil lamps in the pottery shed. We had a fantastic day and the children in Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed living as Viking settlers for the day.
In French the children have been learning vocabulary related to breakfast foods and drinks. In order to put all of that learning into practice, we had breakfast today. The children had to come and greet Miss Mackay, respond to a question, order their food and drink and also use please and thank you at the appropriate times. The children were excellent at completing this practical assessment of their knowledge of French vocabulary and were rewarded with the food and drink that they ordered (there may have been enough for seconds too).
This morning, the children in Year 5 took part in a KS2 cross country event against two other schools. Every single child pushed themselves to their absolute limit, and I am so proud of each and every one of them. We even bagged ourselves a couple of 1st and 2nd places! Well done to all children who took part, despite the cold and wet weather!
Due to the extremely sad news regarding our queen last week, we have been busy in Year 5 learning all about her majesty and the exceptional service she has demonstrated to our country over the last 70 years. We have been busy in class creating some beautiful artwork to display around our school. Here are some of the amazing portraits created in Year 5!
Our focus in PE this half term is football. This week, Year 5 have been focusing on dribbling and controlling the ball, as well as learning to pass accurately over longer distances. The children participated in many different mini games and activities to develop their skills in these areas along with developing key strategies for team work.
This week in Maths we have been looking at numbers with up to 2 decimal places. We have worked on reading and writing tenths and hundreds, learnt skills in rounding to the nearest tenth and whole number and completed a range of problem solving and reasoning questions. This particular activity involved the children representing the decimals visually in a place value grid and setting challenges for their peers.
Today, some of the children attended Enterprise Day at Barnsley Metrodome to take part in a competition. The children had to design a brand new bath product. They had to name it, design the bottle and ingredients and then plan and deliver a pitch to a panel of judges! We had an absolutely fantastic day of pitching, science experiments, experimenting with various products and finished off with an award ceremony to celebrate the children's success. All nine children were amazing and gave it their all! Even though we did not win overall, you are all winners in our eyes and we are so proud of the work you have done and the way you represented Kexborough Primary School. We even managed to bag ourselves a trophy when one of our girls won 'Most Enterprising Girl!' Well done to you all.
Year 5 went on a fantastic trip today to the National Space Centre in Leicester. The trip linked closely with our recent history and geography topic 'Exploration' and our new science topic 'Earth and Space'. The children had a fantastic day learning about the Sun, Earth and Moon and participating in various workshops and galleries. Our visit was then finished off with an amazing experience in the planetarium where we all felt like real astronauts! It goes without saying that all of the children in Year 5 demonstrated impeccable behaviour throughout the day and represented our school in the best possible way!