In Term Five we responded to the story from the poem The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. The children enjoyed recreating dramatic scenes from the story. They worked very well collaboratively and were able
then to go on to some good writing
Year Fives have very much enjoyed our sporting visitors, who have been able to inspire the children with their gymnastics.
The pupils were encouraged to make shapes while jumping!
Here the pupils were asked to make letters and numbers using their bodies only. As you can see they worked well together.
Warming up was fun with various games to get the pupils to work as a team.
Pearl and Ruby classes have been learning to talk about where we live as part of our learning for French.
We started by learning vocabulary for common buildings such as the church and school. Next we moved on to finding out how to say some of the special features of our town such as the pier and Alexandra Park.
We created model towns as 3d dictionaries and used our vocabulary to write simple sentences to describe Hastings.
As our final step, we combined our sentences with questions to create persuasive leaflets aimed at people visiting our town.
We chose Wednesday 27th June for our Year 5 and 6 Sports Day. It started overcast and with a chill in the air but ended with clear blue skies, glorious sunshine and was really rather hot!
As a phase, we take part in 6 events: 40m sprint, endurance shuttle run, shot putt, discus, long jump and triple jump.
Children have been practising in PE lessons and improving their ‘Personal Bests’. In the selection of photos below, you will see some of the children competing, as well as some of our adults and Year 3 and 4 helpers!
Many children managed to beat their PBs on the day, earning them bonus points in that event. Points are being added up and sports day winners will be announced at the sports awards at the end of term.
Last Friday (11th May) all of the Year Fives had the opportunity to have a fencing lesson, run by two enthusiastic sports coach visitors. The children learnt new skills, including controlled footwork and tactics, as well as experiencing a new sport that they may not have considered trying before. Well done Year Five! AND thank you to the visiting sports coaches.