Hazel class enjoyed an extended PSHE session with Wessex SCARF. This involved looking at a range of areas including mental wellbeing and healthy lifestyles involving diet.
Friday 2nd July saw us take part in a range of Geography activities. In the morning, we looked at the history of the Olympic Games, then took a look at Japanese culture in more depth.
In the afternoon, Hazel class divided into 4 groups to collect information on the history, geography, science and societal features of Costa Rica, our chosen country of study. The children then presented these findings, where we learnt from each other about different aspects of Costa Rica.
Maths Challenge Morning
Year 5 pupils were lucky enough to have a maths teacher from Preston Secondary school deliver a challenge morning. In teams, they answered questions which they may come across when they get to KS3. It is no surprise that the children did fantastically and had a great morning!
Year 5 had a fantastic day competing across a range of sports - including Japanese themed activities to follow the Olympic Games this year.
It was unfortunate that the parents couldn't come and watch, but this didn't stop the children having a brilliant afternoon with lots of smiles, cheers and team spirit all round!
Year 5 had the pleasure of being sports leaders for our Global Games Day. We taught Year 3 and Year 4 children how to play a variety of games and understood the importance of leadership and giving clear instructions!
All activities were completed in bubbles and Year 5 children were socially distanced from the other year groups.
Trip to Melbury Estate and Farm
We enjoyed a lovely day out in the countryside! For the first half of the day, we had a brief tour of the farm, learning how the farm aims to be sustainable, including the uses of silage and milk production from the approximate 1050 cows on site.
In the afternoon, we visited the estate and took part in a range of activities including falconry, croquet and watching a farrier change a horse's shoe.
Year 5 were lucky enough to benefit from the opportunity to have a visit from local and popular personal trainer, Russ Wells. In this time, Russ talked about how he has created a successful business and not at any point let his disability hold him back. During the session Russ also discussed the importance of friendship, families, being your own person and not letting anyone restrict you from achieving exactly what you desire in life. Children also were encouraged to ask questions as they went along, to further understand the variety in life experiences of the community around us.
Russ works at Goldenstones Gym in Yeovil, under the name of RustyPT.
A group of Hazel class children had the privilege of being invited to a private tea party with our headteacher, Mrs Hodgson! They were able to celebrate the good work they have been completing throughout the year. As you can see, they were suitably presented for the occasion, thanks to crazy hair day!
Year 5 were lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet some birds of prey during this week! These included owls and eagles!
Before half term, the Year 5 team set Hazel and Hornbeam children the challenge of running, walking or cycling as far as they could in the week's break to promote good physical and mental wellbeing. With our heavy and unavoidable reliance on technology since Christmas, we thought it a good idea to promote some time away from screens. Children were required to record their total distances and pass them over to their teachers.
Once we had all of the miles in, we decided to add them all together and see how far we had travelled as a collective. Our combined totals showed that we travelled a whopping 485.1 miles between us! This is the equivalent of travelling from Preston Primary to Amsterdam (via Calais and through Belgium), with a few miles left over! What an achievement!
National Marine Aquarium
Year 5 have enjoyed following the live lessons from the National Marine Aquarium. Over the past few weeks we have looked at underwater volcanoes and navigating the ocean. We had a go at making our own volcanoes, compasses and even did some density experiments!
Home and School Learning Weeks 1 to 3
The year 5 team have enjoyed all of the work and creative activities that have been sent in during these past few weeks - the dedication from everybody, whether in class or at home, has been wonderful! Well done!
Congratulations to our new language ambassadors for this year - Sophia, Natalia and Seri-Ann!
These children have been chosen to represent our school, as great role models for promoting languages across the school. Our Ambassadors play an important role in the organisation of Language Days in our school and closely work with teachers to promote the importance of learning a foreign language in primary schools. They enjoy their role as Language Ambassadors because they are proud of their cultural heritage and the languages they speak. This also gives them a chance to encourage other children to have the opportunity to speak a language that they do not learn in school.
Hazel Class have been using the theme of Dinosaurs throughout their English extended writing tasks, so we thought we'd make some Dinosaurs from household items for Arts Week!
It has been a really positive first week in Hazel Class! It has been so great to get back to some sort of normality. This week has seen us hit the ground running, by exploring rivers and their features, as well as exploring the scale of space and how old it is, whilst also working out how long it would take us to get to the moon on a bus at 100mph!
Every child has returned with a passion to learn and made a fantastic start to the year, well done.
If you have any questions or queries about this year then as always, please speak to myself (Mr Ford).