We’ve hit the ground running and are learning all about the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for kingdom of England. We are currently reading and writing about Beowulf in Literacy and have been confidently revising and developing our place value knowledge in Maths.
The second half of the spring term was very busy in year 5! Whilst groups of E5 and E6 were off learning to cycle on the roads around the school, the remainder of the children were busy tasting various breads and evaluating them. They then used their knowledge of bread and different ingredients to help them design and create their own Anglo Saxon bread. ( There were a lot of children who decided that they would change their ingredients if they had to make it again as they weren’t as delicious as they looked!
Tuesday 23rd March marked a years anniversary for the first lockdown.
Across Two Moors, the school reflected on the tough year that everyone has faced and the devastating losses caused by COVID and other illnesses. A minutes silence was held at 12pm to reflect and remember.
It was an opportunity to reflect on collective loss and support those who have been bereaved and the hope for a brighter future.
The children were able to discuss openly and thoughtfully about how the past year has affected them and were able to reflect on the bereaved.
The children in Year 5 have been studying Ancient Greece in History.
One of their cross-curricular activities was to design a Greek vase and then to recreate it using clay.
The children thought about the designs they would have on their vases and realised quickly that some of their more intricate designs would not be able to be implemented on their vases. Once they had their piece of clay, the children had time to manipulate the clay in order to get their best result. They also realised quite quickly, that it wasn’t going to be as easy as they first thought! The children will use this as part of their evaluation. Below are some pictures of their vases in the making and their finished products.
Year 5 were lucky enough to have the Devon Fire and Rescue service come to visit to talk about fire safety.
Some of the things highlighted were:
Who to call in an emergency,
Fire escape routes at home,
How to test a smoke detector,
What to do if your clothes catch fire,
What a prank/hoax call is.
The fireman also highlighted that they have been renamed as the Fire and Rescue Service as they tend to deal with more rescues now than fires.
There is a photo attached with a phone number for a free installation of smoke detectors in your home. If you live in a bungalow, one smoke detector is needed in the hallway. If you have a two storey house, two smoke detectors are needed. And so on, if you have more floors in your house.
The visit was very informative and the children learnt a lot and were able to take booklets home and discuss fire safety with their families.