Year 5 had their Titanic Wow day on Wednesday 5th December. The day started with a parent assembly. The children then used pastels to create silhouette pictures of the Titanic against either an early morning or an evening sky. The afternoon was spent making plum cake & custard, which was a dish served in second-class. We also watched the film ‘A Night to Remember’. Here’s what some of the children had to say about the day:
‘It was a really great day and I enjoyed it. The best bit was watching ‘A Night to Remember’ because it was a very interesting film.’ Sara
‘Titanic has been the best topic so far because it has been the most interesting. I enjoyed the cooking (plum cake and custard). It tastednice.’ Litton
‘I enjoyed crafting some awesome models, including our awesome
pictures of the Titanic. They were all awesome. Our assembly was great because
it gave lots of information about the Titanic to the parents.’ Jake
‘I have enjoyed having this extraordinary journey learning about the Titanic. We have been crafting, watching a movie and cooking. Our shoebox cabin was very luxurious. We made two separate beds and a porthole window.’ Nazeefa
This term we have been working about Vikings and Viking longboats. We learnt that each longboat took at least two years to build. I have enjoyed building a longboat and I found out that the Vikings believed that dragons were true, so they put dragon heads in front of the boats so the dragons could protect them from being killed by scaring people when they saw the boat coming.
Also, the way the longboats were built, they could turn around quickly to defend the boat from enemies.
This term we have been learning about Vikings and Viking times. What I have enjoyed this term is learning about our topic in general because I really like the Vikings and when I heard what we were learning about this term I was really excited. One of the facts I was shocked about was that Vikings didn’t actually have horns on their helmets. Another fact I found surprising is that Viking longboats took 1-2 years each to build. The story that we have been reading in English was the first ‘How to Train Your Dragon’.
This term we have been learning about Vikings. I enjoyed doing the dragon eye art because I really enjoyed using all the different material. The materials I used for printing were pasta, pom poms and buttons. The colours I used were purple, gold, yellow, green, silver and pink.
On Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th March, Year 5 went on a local area walk around Swindon to learn more about the Great Western Railway that Brunel created. We walked around the railway village and saw many different buildings including the mechanic’s institute, the Bakers arms public house and the original church. We also saw the water tower and the GWR school which in 1847 had a class size of 168 pupils!
Several children from Year 3 up to Year 6 went to Lydiard Park Academy to take part in the Annual Cross Country Competition, where the children run a mile around the grounds of the school and part of Lydiard Park. All the teams performed brilliantly but most notable were the performances of the Year 3/4 Boys who finished in 3rd place overall and the Year 5/6 Girls team who finished as the champions for Swindon.
The children enjoyed their first day at Hogwarts taking part in a variety of lessons. They enjoyed learning how to fly during Quidditch lessons, measuring and making a variety of potions and then casting spells at each other during Defence Against the Dark Arts.