On Thursday last week, a group of lucky Year 5 pupils attended Oundle School for the day for a special Science Day. The children had a fantastic day and came back to school so excited to share what they had experienced.
‘My favourite part of the trip was making our DNA and putting it in a necklace’ – Molly
‘The best trip I’ve ever been on! Now I have my DNA-filled necklace because of it’ – Nicholas S
‘The activity that I will always remember is biology because it was really fun when we made our own necklaces with our own DNA inside. Also, I will always have the necklace near me!’ – Michalina
On Friday 16th of March, the Year 5’s came in, ready to learn all about Ancient Greeks, and they were even dressed like them! The Year 5’s walked down into the hall as we learned all about the Gods and Goddesses, all the weapons, and we even got to do a Greek military practice. After going out for a short break, we got sorted into groups such as puzzle solving, Greek quizzes, and even a small Greek game.
After lunch, we were so lucky as to be able to do the Olympics, which originated in Greece. Soon after we were sorted into two groups, we had to throw hoops around a chair, and then the threw javelins (but don’t worry, they were fake) as far as we could. Finally, some students acted a short Greek story and the students went home after their fun day.
The Year 5s have recently been working on the book, ‘Clockwork’. We have created shadow puppets, with the lovely help of Mrs Hope and Miss Croft, and then filmed a few scenes from the book using a shadow puppet theatre.
Some students have written a short summary of the book, and others have put great efforts into filming a newsreel. We have also been allowed to bake gingerbread, our teachers have also been so kind to let us ice them, which was an amazing group activity.
A few people have also mastered German lines to read, as this book is set in a German town.
Year 5 are currently learning about Ancient Sumer in literacy and visited the British Museum in London this month. The trip was an invaluable opportunity for the children to enrich their learning about Ancient Sumarians, who were an extremely advanced civilization inventing many things which have shaped how we live today. The children had a wonderful day, as they were captivated by artifacts (and real mummies!) which could be seen nowhere else in the world.