Roald Dahl Day
On Friday 11th September it was Roald Dahl Day. This was celebrating the work of the author. Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short-story writer, poet, screenwriter, and wartime fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. Dahl was born in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents. He served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. One of the books he wrote was Matilda.
The chocolate represented the cake. we made a mini book in felt to represent Matilda being extremely book smart. We put a bow on top as that is one of Matilda's signature accessories along with a quote, a tag and stars for decoration.
For PE, we have introduced the children to futsal. Futsal is a ball sport played on a hard court, smaller than a football pitch, and mainly indoors. It has similarities to five-a-side football.
The children learnt how to play with the ball with different parts of their feet.They used the sole, insides and outside of their feet. We did different touches which help us speed our feet up and improve our balance and coordination. Soon we will be learning skills to beat players!
To help us understand our English text 'Street Child' we had a role playing activity for when the Victorian family were renting a room which they could no longer pay for... So evil Mr Spink would come and kick them out.
Children really got in to their character, using different body language, facial expressions and tone of voice for different characters. We are really enjoying the book, and can't wait to read on!
Victorian School Day
For our stunning start to our Victorian project, we had a Victorian School Day. Our driving question is:
"Were all Victorian children equal?"
To help us answer this question, children would have the chance to dress up and experience what it was like to be in a Victorian classroom for the day. Children would use chalk, write on chalkboards and follow EVERY RULE of the classroom.
We experienced how children were treated, the way they had to write, how to sit and how to address adults. It was great fun and the children would feedback about what they have learnt... with most of them saying they prefer the way school is now!
Welcome to Year 5!
Our Class Teacher is Mr Ross