Welcome to Class 10!
Class Teacher – Mr Prescott
Year 5 went to Aitken Wood near Barley to complete the Pendle Sculpture Trail. The children had a fantastic time looking for the sculptures and getting a sense of the area surrounding Pendle Hill. The children used maps and key information about the Pendle Witches to navigate the trail. A great time was had by all finding the sculptures, building dens and getting very muddy!
As an introduction to our topic about the Pendle Witches, the children have been using paper mâché to create their own witch’s potion bottles, which have been painted and decorated to try and entice evil demons and spirits into them, so that they could be trapped.
PSHE Day – ‘It’s Good to be Me!’
Our most recent PSHE topic was called ‘It’s good to be me’. During the day, the children discussed why it was important to not always follow the crowd but show bravery and courage to be independent and stand up for your own beliefs. We also held a Philosophy for Children (P4C) discussion, where the children debated whether or not people should be treated differently for being different than others.
P.E with FUNDA
Throughout this year, the Year 5 children have been visited by Coach Dan, a sports coach from FUNDA, who has been helping the children to develop skills in different sports and help encourage children towards physical activity. During the last half-term, the children have been learning the skills and rules of netball and we finished off by holding a competition, which was won, overall, by the Towneley Park House Team.
Watching 'Annie' at Shuttleworth College
Shuttleworth College were kind enough to invite all of the Year 5 children to their school to watch their amazing performance of Annie! The show, which involved students from each year group at the college, was greatly enjoyed by the children. The children enjoyed seeing the Headteacher's dog, Jessie, take a starring role and were thrilled by the amazing singing and acting that made the show so spectacular.
In beginning our 'Space' topic, the children were learning about the planets in our solar system. They ordered the planets from largest to smallest, then matched them to corresponding fruit (and a peppercorn). The children then used information they were given to order the fruit (and peppercorn) into their distance away from the sun (not to scale).
Learning to play ‘Pok-a-Tok’
In learning about the Maya civilisation, the children have been writing instructions for the ancient Maya sport known as 'Pok-A-Tok'. In preparation for writing their instructions, the children had a go at playing this very challenging game for themselves. Fortunately for the children, we did not fully stick to the traditions of the Maya people, meaning that no children were sacrificed at the end of the game!
Eating and Drinking Like the Ancient Maya
As an introduction to our history topic about the Maya, the children were making tortillas and hot chocolate; a staple diet of the ancient civilisation. Unfortunately, making the tortillas did not go as planned, meaning that taste-testing was not carried out. However, the making of the hot chocolate went perfectly and left the children with a bit of a kick ... maybe it was because of the chilli that had been added!
The Year 5 children were kindly visited by Mrs Price from Shuttleworth College, who provided some extremely interesting activities and discussion, which gave them something to think about when it comes to evolution and natural selection.
3D Model Building
As part of our geography topic, the children have been making 3D bird’s-eye models of Ightenhill Park. The afternoon was a lot of fun and there was a lot of creativity and teamwork on display.
In preparation for reading Michael Morpurgo's 'Kensuke's Kingdom', the children have been working in teams to build survival shelters, using whatever materials and resources they could scavenge.
Red, White and Blue Day
As part of our 'Red, White and Blue Day' celebrations, the children have been taking part in many activities linked to our armed forces of past and present. They have been doing origami to make paper boats and have also re-enacted some trench warfare, which was used as a stimulus for a piece of writing from the eyes of a soldier in battle.
On Thursday 8th September, all of the children in Class 10 wrote speeches revealing the fantastic qualities they have, which would make them a superb candidate for one of our class councillor positions. Those who wished to enter the running for our school council then delivered their speeches in front of the class, where they all did themselves proud!