What we've been up to ...
Even though it was raining, We had a great time running around our outdoor area finding and solving maths problems.
This year we are taking part in the PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Strategies) comprehension scheme. This is a scheme that has been brought to the UK from America and aims to improve reading fluency and comprehension skills. So far the children have enjoyed the sessions with their 'PALS partner'. We will be doing this 3 days a week for the rest of the year.
We are very excited to announce that we are a part of the 2020 Lumiere Project. We will be working closely with artists and Durham Cathedral over the next year to create out own piece of 'light art'. The piece will be displayed outside Durham Cathedral for 10 days next November. We are one of 5 classes in the whole of County Durham that are involved. We visited Durham Cathedral as an introduction to the project to have a tour of the historic site and draw parts of it.
Around our topic of North America, we looked at dream catchers made by the Navajo tribe in monument valley. We then created our own for our classroom display.
As a year 5 class we are really excited to learn how to play the guitar over the next year. Here is a sneak peak into one of our first guitar lessons.
We are very lucky to have had the tag rugby coach in over the past 5 weeks. The children have enjoyed working on their team work, passing and defending.
On Friday we had a fun-filled day in Newcastle. After visiting the Angel of the North, we headed to the Hancock Museum where we visited Dippy the Diplodocus and the planetarium. Once we had eaten our lunch, we heading from there, through the city center and to the Quayside. We finished our trip with a visit to the Baltic viewing areas where we saw wonderful views of the city.
We have been writing our own diary entries based on Ben, warrior boy, who is going on a trip to Kenya to meet his paternal family. On art day, we also created African animals and sunset silhouettes.