Welcome to Year 5/6
Meet the Team
Orion Class Teachers- Mrs Hodder & Mrs Want
Pegasus Class Teacher: -Mrs Madeley
Unicorn Class Teacher - Mrs Deane
Unicorn HLTA - Mrs Hughes
LSA's Mrs Saunders & Mrs Barrow
Key Dates for this term
Monday 13th June - Cadbury Factory Visit
Friday 17th June - Music Extravaganza
Monday 20th June - Enterprise week starts
Friday 24th June - Enterprise sale at 2.30pm
Tuesday 28th June - Churchill Transition Day
Thursday 30th June - Year 5/6 class photos
Friday 1st July - Reports issued to parents
Saturday 2nd July - School Fete
Tuesday 5th July - Broadoak Transition Day
Tuesday 12th July - Year 5/6 Production
Wednesday 13th July - Year 5/6 Production
Thursday 14th July - Transition to new classes morning
Friday 15th July - Year 6 Leavers Party
Thursday 21st July - Year 5/6 Open Doors from 2.30 pm
Friday 22nd July - Year 6 Leavers Assembly
Goodbye to our wonderful Year 6's - we wish you well at secondary school and we look forward to welcoming back our Year 5's in September. Enjoy your summer.
Year 6 Leavers Week
Year 6 have had a fabulous week fulled with lots of great activities including : a visit to the beach, a scavenger hunt, pizza and a film, swimming and wheelchair basket ball. Please see some of their photos below:
Year 5 / 6 Production - Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits
What a fabulous show! Well done to all the Year 5/6's who performed confidently and professionally in their show this week. It was wonderful to see so much enthusiasm and energy on the stage. You clearly enjoyed performing and we were extremely proud of you.
Well done to all of Year 5/6 for a fabulous Enterprise week. We spent the week setting up our very own classroom businesses. Each of us had a role to play from manager to production worker; we worked in teams to look at the costings, pricing, advertising and profit margins. We also had lots of input from different business people. We learned a lot about working in teams and working together because we started with lots of team challenges.
What a fabulous day we had! We learned about how chocolate was made, packaged and advertised alongside some really interesting facts about the Mayan Civilisation who discovered and sold the concept to the rest of the world. Take a look at our pictures.
"It was the best day ever!" George " We got to learn about and eat chocolate - amazing!" Cerys "There was so much to do"
Chocolate Challenge Follow up
On our return to school , we completed a chocolate challenge in which we had to design, make, advertise and pitch a new chocolate bar to our fellow classmates. Below are some of our designs.
"Our chocolate bar was amazing!" Lacey " We could taste all our ingredients" Mpho " I loved using different types of chocolate"
Well done Year 6 you were brilliant last week - great resilience and effort shown.
Well done to all our Year 5's for fabulous performances of your short stories from your mini project 'Tales told in Tents'
Our Summer Term Project is: What lies in the hidden world?
Our Big Idea: Compare and Contrast
Mayans Benins Ancient Baghdad
Each class will study one of these ancient civilizations in detail and then teach the other two classes what they have learned.
Project Launch - Art Day
The children had the opportunity to recreate art pieces which are significant to all three ancient civilisations in our art day today. They made Mayan Dreamcatchers, Benin Masks and Islamic clay pots. They had a great day and made some wonderful pieces.
St Anne's School visit to evaluate our inventions in a
"Dragon's Den" style challenge
We finished our project this term by holding a "Dragon's Den" challenge. Our children prepared a pitch to try and convince the pupils from St Anne's to invest in their board game. The children from St Anne's then completed an evaluation form stating how much they were prepared to invest. Our children did really well and were incredibly professional when completing their pitches.
"It was great fun and the children from St Anne's were really nice," Millie
" The children from St Anne's were very impressed with our game and wanted to invest in it." Eliza
" The games were fantastic - the children have obviously worked hard on them and we enjoyed playing them," St Anne's pupil.
Finishing our Project - Inventions Challenge
We finished our project by inventing our own board games. We had to make a board game that displayed an element of Science that we have studied e.g. cogs, wheels, levers, gravity, electricity. We had great fun making our games and testing them on each other. We are now looking forward to having them evaluated by the children from St Anne's Primary School in Hewish.
Discovering Brunel - Our trip to learn about one of the most important inventors/ engineers in Britain
Isambard Kingdom Brunel had a huge impact on the way we live today designing and inventing: bridges, tunnels, railways and boats. The people of Bristol hold him in high regard and we went to find out why. Please read Zak's report below to find out about the impact Brunel has had on Bristol and its surrounding area.
Wrong Trousers Day - Project Launch
We launched our project with a ' Wrong Trousers Day' where we explored which inventions we felt had changed our lives the most. Following in the footsteps of Wallace and Gromit we will be researching and then creating and developing our own inventions.