well, the rain meant we couldn’t go out to the Forest School area today so we had our session in class! Obviously we didn’t end with a fire at usual, but we did use our skills and some of us got to use knives to do some whittling. We had to work together to use our skills to create ‘something’... have a look at what we produced!
These two lovely girls have been boosting their writing skills by really focusing on the different techniques we can use to make our writing come alive! I'm really pleased with how much they show they can use - even after just one session!
We would like to say a huge thank you to Andy Tooze who came into school on Wednesday and spent the day doing poetry workshops with Year 5 and Year 6. Thank you also to all the parents who turned up for either the morning or afternoon assemblies where we shared both Andy’s poetry and our own!
This week in Forest School we learnt how to do Square Lashing. This one is quite tricky but it enables us to create strong joints in a right angle.
out on the field, we had to work as a team with a huge loop of rope to create different shapes and even letters!
Children in 5G enjoyed working together to make dioramas of the rainforest. Not only did they show what they knew, they also had to use lots of skills to help enable them to reach their goals.
And many others...
What did you enjoy about making our dioramas 5G?
Today we learned how to do 'sheer lashing'. This involves starting with a clove hitch knot one one stick, then binding the two tightly together by wrapping and frapping three times each. Once we had tied it off, we had the beginnings of a strong structure that could be used to build a frame. How do you think we could use this?
Once again have been hearing about new authors and have ordered a couple of new reads! These books by A F Harold arrived today and I have already leapt into ‘The Song from Somewhere Else’ and am loving it! Keep an eye out for them as the jump into my collection in class!
5G are lucky enough to be learning some new skills this half term in the FOrest School area with Mr Eccles. This week we learned how to do a Clove Hitch knot, which we practised over and over to make sure we had it right. It's such a quick and easy knot to tie, but it is also very very strong!
We are looking forward to learning more skills and using them as the weeks progress.
In Year 5 we have been learning about the Rainforests of the world and today we had some very special visitors! Andrew from Animals in Tuition brought in some amazing creatures that we would find in the rainforest and we had a great session where we learned all about each one and even got to touch or hold them! Have a look at our pictures!