World Book Week
We had a fabulous World Book Week! we chose to study Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet. We researched Shakespeare himself,
to find out why he is known as ‘The Greatest Playwright' We then read Hamlet and discussed the main characters
and plot, and wrote our own versions of the play. These are our favourite quotes from the play!
We joined up with children from classes 11 and 13 and retold the story of Hamlet to them. Class 11 told us the story of The Tempest and Class 13 retold Macbeth.
Internet Safety Day: 5th February 2019
Today, we learnt about Online Stranger Danger. We thought about who we actually ‘talk’ to online and asked the question, ’Do we really know who we are talking to?’ We made a web, highlighting the possible dangers we face online and discussed what we can do to keep safe. We shared a PowerPoint and a powerful video, which showed the consequences of what can happen when the person we chat to online isn’t really who they say they are. We then made ‘Online Danger Stranger’ leaflets and posters, trying to get the ‘stay safe’ message across to others.
Design and Technology Week: 28.1.19
During D & T week ,we made ‘Maids of Honour’ tarts. These are traditional English baked tarts, with a puff pastry case and a jam and almond filling. The tart is said to date back to King Henry VIII, when he witnesses some of the Queen's Maids of honour eating the cakes and demanded to taste one. He found them delicious and named them after the maids. There are ideas that go even further, citing that the maid who made the tarts was imprisoned and had to produce them solely for the King. However, there is another theory that they were named after Anne Boleyn, a maid of honour at the time, who made the cakes for Henry VIII.
We also designed and constructed Tudor galleons, using a variety of materials and a range of techniques. The galleon was developed in the early 16th century. Tudor galleons were three-masted and square-rigged, usually with two decks. Its main batteries/ cannons were in the broadsides. Galleons were used to transport treasure and other cargo from the Americas, particularly by Spanish and Portuguese traders. The Mayflower was the flagship Tudor galleon of Henry V111.We tried to make our galleons as authentic as possible!
Happy New Year!
Welcome back Class 12 - I hope you all had a lovely Christmas holiday and you are ready to do some amazing work in 2019!
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As part of our Ancient Egypt topic, the curators from Manchester Museum brought their Egyptian exhibits to us! In groups, we chose an Egyptian character to research. We then chose items, from a selection of artefacts, which we thought our character would have owned in their lifetimes. We used ipads to photograph the items and made our own information pages. In turn, we became museum curators, explaining our decision making to our visitors, and then we had the chance to visit each other’s ‘museums’.
I hope you all had a lovely holiday and have come back ready to work hard and be a fabulous Yr 5/6 group! I'm sure we are going to have a wonderful year together!
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