Health and Sports Week
Two coaches from Mansfield Rugby Club worked with Year 5 in the morning, teaching the skills of dodgeball and handball. The children listened well, worked hard and had a great time. A few pictures are below.
In the morning we looked at teeth. We labelled the different teeth that humans have and looked more closely at the parts of an individual tooth. The class then focused on the causes of tooth decay and began an experiment using eggs to test the effect of different drinks on our teeth.
In the afternoon it was the turn of Class 8 for Sports Day Races. The children all did their absolute best and supported each other brilliantly!
River Project Presentations
Parents and carers were invited in this afternoon to our River Projects Exhibition.
Pupils shared their work with the visiting adults and each other.
A lot of hard work has gone into the projects and pupils should be really proud of their results.
Some photos of our afternoon are below.
Our topic this term is Rivers. Pupils have been set a project task as homework and parents and carers are welcome to come in and visit our exhibition from 2.45pm on Friday 25th May.
Please find a copy of the project letter below.
As part of our topic work we looked at different river crossings. Pupils worked in groups of 3 to build a bridge using just art straws and sellotape. The bridges were then tested to see how many cubes they could hold.
The winning bridge held over 200 cubes!!!
Our current Talk for Writing unit is recounts and our model text is about a school visit to the Eden Project.
After finding out a bit about the Eden Project and why people might choose to visit we took our artbooks outside to sketch images of the nature around us.
At the beginning of the Easter term Class 8 studied the poem Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll.
After working hard at trying to understand all of the nonsense words that he used, the children wrote their own version of the poem.
They all presented their work beautifully and some examples are pictured below.