River and Rowing Museum Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th July
Year 5 enjoyed their visit to this lovely museum this week. Activities included: visiting the museum galleries; bird spotting (with real binoculars) on the River Thames; learning about food chains; an introduction on the characteristics of living things, kingdoms, vertebrates, invertebrates and different phylum; classifying a range of living things (plants, vertebrates and invertebrates) using keys and labels; identifying different adaptations of animals suited to their environment. We also had a lovely picnic on the river bank, in the sunshine, under a willow tree just like Ratty, Mole and friends.
Shakespeare Week - w/c 10th July 2017
Lucky Year 5 were gifted the tragedy Macbeth to study this week and what a fantastic play it is.
Macbeth is one of Shakespeare's best known plays. It is a bloodthirsty tale of ambition, and the evils we will go to in order to get what we want. We follow the central character, Macbeth, as he plots and kills in order to become king. And as soon as he is crowned, we watch as his world falls apart around him. We found that it had a little bit of something for everyone: fierce battles; brave Lords; murders by the handful; witches; a gory ghost; a hen-pecked husband and a scheming wife.
Here is a glimpse of our week for you to enjoy.
Year 5's Got Talent
Today was the semi-final of the Year 5 heats for Bedgrove's Got Talent. Two acts from each class performed on the stage in the main hall for the rest of their year group. We were treated to eight fantastic performances ranging from comedy acts to dancing and singing; two of the acts were even performed by video link as two of the artistes were out of school today! There was so much talent on display and the audience had great difficulty in selecting the two acts to go through to the grand final. The two acts representing Year 5 will be...... Ben Tucker (The Blindfolded Pianist) and Lucy Rimmer with her amazing solo performance from 'Wicked'.
Stars Of The Week (23.06.17)
congratulations to the following:
Dominic - 5JH
Ayesha - 5PB
Kieran - 5NA
Emily - 5KL
Stars of the week (09.06.17)
5JH - Chiara
5PB - Danny
5NA - Ciaran
5KL - Dylan
Our latest stars
Well done to the following children:
5NA - Simona
5PB - Munya
5KL - Lucy
5PB Theatre Company
Over the past few weeks, children in Miss Bates' class have independently written, directed, advertised, ticketed, and costumed a wonderful comic musical: 'The Theft of Thor's Hammer' based on the Viking myth that they had studied in Talk4Writing. Lily, Isobel, Josh, Kayleigh, Amelia W, Billy and Ceira have been rehearsing their show for over a month and had enlisted other members of the class to help with props and music (Amy, Daisy and Danny)
Today was their debut performance to half of Year 5 and a number of excited teachers. It was a wonderful play and was extremely well received by all the audience who were lucky enough to be invited.
Mrs Wilson said, " A fabulous performance by all!"
Miss Bates added, " Wow, what a talented cast and crew!"
And Miss Leonard was so overwhelmed by their hard work that she rushed out to buy two boxes of chocolates for the stars to share in their dressing afterwards.
Stars of the Week (28.04.17)
Well done to the following for being this week's stars:
5JH - Sophia
5NA - Rosie
5PB - Lily
And a special well done to Esme (5JH) who received a special star certificate for helping in the library over the Easter holidays.
Star of the Week
Congratulations to the following four boys who earned the first certificates of the Summer term:
Ihtisham - 5JH
Ben - 5PB
Zaine - 5NA
Fabio - 5KL
Star of the Half Term
Big congratulations to this term's stars:
Ella - 5JH
Zaheer - 5KL
Charlie - 5NA
Libby - 5PB
We had a fantastic science day where we learnt all about environmental change. We took part in 4 activities over the day, each with a different focus:
Changing like the wind
We explored how the wind changes using bubbles to measure both direction and speed.
Beat the flood
A challenge to design and build a home before the floods arrive on Watu island.
Marine oil spill
An experiment to find out which materials best clean up an oil spill.
Environmental changes poster
Designing a poster which gives a clear message about global warming , what it's doing and how we can help.