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Over the last couple of weeks, the children in Year 5 have enjoyed using their research of the architecture of Ancient Greek temples to design and create their own sculpture of an Ancient Greek temple using clay.
In the last few weeks, we have had celebrated Halloween with our annual fancy dress competition. All of the children looked ghastly and scarier than the teachers before their morning cup of coffee! The winners were decided on homemade costumes as part of our 'Year of Challenge'. Our winner was Oliver with his Invisible Man costume, which was really impressive!
In class, we have been focusing on column addition and are now moving onto column subtraction. The children have shown a lot of effort and it is really impressive how much the children have remembered from previous years. The children are really good at exchanging and following each step so that they get the answer.
5T had a fabulous afternoon at Parkside on Wednesday when they took part in a Rugby festival, which involved a range of activities to develop their skills within the game. The children's favourites were 'Fox and Hounds,' 'Stealers,' 'Bulldog,' 'Agility Slalom' and 'Changing the Pass.' They are looking forward to applying these skills to games within their PE lessons.
We've had an inspiring and fun time in Year 5 this week. On Thursday, we visited The Museum of Archaeology at Durham University to learn more about our topic of The Ancient Greeks. Thew children had the opportunity to handle artifacts and discuss what they were, who they were used by and what they were used for.
The children also had to decipher their names using the Greek alphabet, played an ancient Greek game and built a temple based on the ones from the past.
On the afternoon, the children acted out an Ancient Greek tragedy. The actors and the audience were magnificent!
To finish the week off, the children raised money for our school library by taking part in Muddy Mayhem. Well done to all children who took part!
On Friday, Year 5 enjoyed their first visit to the local library with members of their family. They explored how to use a library and were able to choose a book to read, which they stamped out themselves. The children are looking forward to using the library more often to access some of the fantastic books they have available.
This is the year of challenge, so this week Year 5 have loved the 'sticky' collaborative challenge of creating Ancient Greek pots using paper mache.