- What a success world book day has been! We dressed as our favourite book characters, read our class book ‘Holes’, paraded around the playground to show off our costumes, dropped everything and read on the sound of the whistle and participated in a team quiz this afternoon!
Morpurgo class thoroughly enjoyed the snow!
Year 6 have been on a school trip this week with other schools in the USF Federation (Ipplepen and Marldon) to watch a show with a very clear message – it is important to stay safe online. The play focused on being safe online and reinforces the main E-safety principles, along with how to use the internet in a safe and controlled way. The show was fun, interactive and was followed by a discussion.
Working together in pairs, Year 6 and Year 5 spent time analysing artwork created by artists, depicting various stories from the bible. Together, they then matched the appropriate artwork to the correct extract… following this, we are going to work on creating our own artwork to depict a story from the bible of our choice.
This morning, Morpurgo class ventured to the Yealm estuary. We passed numerous sheep, fields and public footpaths; enjoying the view as we meandered. We stopped for refreshments at Mrs Howells’ house, shortly before enjoying Mrs Harris’ talk on the history of the Brick Works. Continuing on our way, we perused the edge of the estuary, climbing trees, seeking crabs and getting stuck in the mud. What an exciting morning we had!
In celebration assembly this week, Year 5 showed the rest of the school a clip of the role-play they have been working on throughout the week (it gives us insight into how the Romans invaded Britain and encourages the audience to think about how the Celts may have felt at that time). The rest of the school thoroughly enjoyed it.
This week, Year 5 pupils have continued to focus on our topic of ‘The Great, the Bold and the Brave’ and have been researching and discussing how the Romans were so successful on the battlefield… Last term, as a class, we researched, designed and created our own Roman shields – which Year 5 used this week to march with. In addition to this, the Year fives practised some Latin commands used by the Roman centurions, such as ‘Silentium’ as well as some of the formations used by the Romans in battle, such as the ‘tortoise’ formation.