Year 5 were incredibly lucky to have had a whole day of music today! Nathan Timothy, from the songwriting charity Bullybeat, led a fantastic workshop where the children wrote and recorded their own song about kindness. As well as using their vocal talents, they also used everyday objects to create sound effects. To listen to … Continue reading
A huge well done to Birch class today for their fantastic clarinet performance! Mr Vinall was extremely proud of your concentration and effort; hopefully some of you will continue with clarinet lessons next year. Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend, it was lovely to see so many of you!
Birch class were extremely fortunate to have been visited by Miss Bushell from Highsted Grammer School today. They participated in a workshop to create masks in the style of Pablo Picasso. Using paint and other materials, their final creations were individual and unique to their own idea of cubism art. Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed the … Continue reading
Birch class had a fantastic day at Margate today! Once we arrived, we took a short walk along the seafront and found an interesting view to sketch. Each child chose a focus and reproduced this into their books. Their efforts were extremely impressive as was their concentration! After lunch, we enjoyed time on the sandy … Continue reading
This afternoon, Birch class used chromatography to investigate whether colours are just one colour. We discovered that a simple experiment using filter paper and water was able to separate colours from felt tip pens; the results were quite surprising!
As we weren’t able to travel over to Greenfields, we held our own version of the annual Aspire Games. The children competed in benchball, dodgeball, rounders and a quiz! Below are some pictures of the children in action.
This morning Birch class were visited by the Family Trust. We were lucky enough to be involved in a workshop regarding all matters financial; it was interesting to hear how the children thought they could earn money! As well as participating in various activities, Year 5 also learnt about the different types of employment and … Continue reading
Term 5’s tribal event involved a field activity; throwing a rather heavy shot put as far as possible. Each tribe took turns to throw, their distances were then recorded by Lewis and the sports council. The styles of throw differed for each pupil, some decided underarm would be most effective while others opted for an … Continue reading
Throughout this week,Year 5 have been investigating which milk will stay the freshest for longest; cow’s milk, soya milk or evaporated milk. Using a fair test experiment, the children have recorded their observations daily and used litmus paper to test for any changes in the pH scale. The evaporated milk remained the closest to its … Continue reading
Lewis put Birch class through their paces during this week’s PE lesson. After explaining and demonstrating the basic rules of tag rugby, Lewis organised the class into four teams and they played a short match. As well as using their physical skills, some members of the class showed their sportsmanship by encouraging others to join … Continue reading