This week on Thursday the 22nd of January year 5 decided to build their own native Brazilian huts. We made our huts out of natural materials like wood and bailer twine (as vines) sticks, grass, straw, and leaves. We also had some good fun using the saws and drills. Most of the drills weren’t as effective until Olivia’s Dad brought in an electric drill. Some people got really excited with their own design but some models broke when we tried to move them. It was enjoyable but frustrating if we did it again hopefully it did work out properly. Not all of the huts broke, but lots of people like Joel and Alfie wanted to change their plan right at the last minute. Here is our favourite hut.
By Joel and Zachary
As part of our WWI topic, the children have been designing and making Propaganda posters to persuade members of the community to do their bit. The children have been painting their final designs using bright and bold colours and they have put a lot of thought into how to make their slogans and designs persuasive.
The whole of year 5 went to a Tag Rugby festival on Tuesday 2nd December. 5 other schools took part and teams were created by mixing the schools together. The children really enjoyed their morning and all made new friends from other schools. Mr Hardee and Miss Bevan were very impressed with all of the children's attitude. It was fantastic to witness the children making new friends and encouraging one another whilst enjoying a friendly, yet competitive tournament!
Last week, we had a very exciting trip to the Tank Museum in Dorset. We took part in two amazing workshops:
One of the workshops used the Museum’s superb reconstructed trench system and items from the handling collection including uniforms, helmets, rifles, gasmasks and grenades to give us a real and immediate experience of what life was like during the war and why it was necessary to invent the tank. The other workshop included the chance to get inside a 1917 Mark IV tank, the opportunity to try on tank crew uniform, handle munitions and climb aboard a modern British Army Main Battle Tank.
On Wednesday this week, twenty four children from Years 5 and 6 were able to go to a Science and Technology fair at Plymouth University. When we arrived, we got blue caps to show which group we were in. We did lots of exciting things like going on a Segway. Our favourite things were: the oculus rift; making identity cards; playing beta video games; the dino walk; and standing inside a bubble. There were also lots of fascinating things to see including a man engine submarine and some optical illusions. We all had a great time and we wish we could do it again. Thank you Mrs Williams and Mrs Corkery for taking us! Click 'read more' for more photos.