This half term started with Year 6 spending time at Tring school as part of the work shadowing project. This was a great opportunity to spend some time with other students from the area to sharing experiences in an environment which will become increasingly familiar to many. The Long Marston contribution to the performances on the Tuesday night was outstanding and everyone involved should be very proud of their achievements.
Diversity week generated a great deal of interesting debate and the annual visit from drug link was as interesting and informative as ever. There was also time to remember those from our village who had made the ultimate sacrifice to that we can enjoy the freedoms and privileges that we do.
The highlight for many of class 5 this term was the Aldbury sleepover. This is turning into an annual tradition and has helped the class bond even more closely. To finish the year, we managed to include the science topic electricity into our Christmas games. All in all, it has been a very busy year so far!
As we approach half term, it would seem that everyone in class 5 has settled well in the daily routines.
Our first literacy unit, which has been looking at the life of Amelia Earhart, has meant that we have been able to get outside the classroom to make and fly paper aeroplanes to help understand how instructions should be written. The topic (The Amazing Americas) has also taken us outside to take a closer look at our own local area and community before making comparisons with other locations. When looking at North American artists we have been able to include some problem solving including the four colour map theorem.
In science we have not only be looking at Inheritance and Evolution as it is considered today, but, through some role-play, we have reflected on how scientific theories have developed through history. This has linked with our R.E. topic of creation and sparked some very thought provoking discussions in class. In R.E we have also been considering the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal (Give Peas a Chance) and the class presented the appeal and a story to illustrate its impact during the harvest service. It has been a busy time!