In Science we have been learning about acid rain and its negative effects on the environment. In groups we designed experiments to test what would happen to a plant if it was exposed to a high level of acidic water…
Watch out for our future posts on the process of the investigation and the results that we found out…
Move over Steven Spielberg… Year 5/6EB have just won the Royal Television Society Youth Media award for their powerful anti-bullying film – The Mask!
Katie, Harry, George, Giacamo, and Mariya attended the film premiere awards ceremony on Tuesday evening and were presented with their award by children’s TV actress, Rachel Teate of Wolfblood and The Dumping Ground fame. The judges described the film as ‘powerful, poignant and outstanding!’
The whole class were involved in planning, producing, creating and editing the film. I’m sure you will agree that they very much deserve this amazing achievement!
Next year kids…an Oscar?
James and Harry entertaining our class with their amusing sock puppet characters: Stefano, Trinculo and Caliban…Enjoy!
Having made our sock puppets, we have taken to learning the performance element of puppetry. Take a look at some of the stages we have worked through so far…
1. Becoming acquainted with the story of the Tempest and it’s central characters – Prospero, Miranda, Ariel, Caliban, Alonso, Antonio, Ferdinand, Trinculo and Stefano…
2. Planning and inventing our own ‘short scene’ scripts.
3. Warming up: Puppetry Hand Exercises
4. Warm Ups: Re-enacting everyday conversations
5. Practising our performances using mini-puppet theatres
6. Performing our puppet shows outside in the lovely sunshine. Mr Cowen’s class critiqued our initial shows.
In DT we have been making our very own sock puppets. The puppets will be used to host our own Shakespearean puppet shows of ‘The Tempest’ which we hope to show to Key Stage 1. Watch this space for our future performances!
The Tempest Sock Puppets
Check out Aleksander and Wesley reading the prologue from Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’. Not sure about the wig and moustaches boys, but hey we had to act the part 🙂
Just at the right time for 5/6EB’s new topic!
Celebrations are taking place across the country to mark the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare on 23 April.
He is considered by many to be one of the world’s greatest writers.
Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon in England.
He became famous for his plays, such as The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. They are still performed and studied around the world today.
Shakespeare is also credited with inventing thousands of words we use today, such as ‘horrid’ and ‘swagger’.
Take a look at this Newsround report below about Shakespeare and his legacy.
Also keep an eye on our class blog to see our future topic work on Shakespeare’s play ‘The Tempest!’
Year 5/6 joined in this year’s celebration of Earth Day by taking part in NASA’s online Global Selfie campaign.
While Nasa satellites capture new images of Earth from space every second, the agency are trying to create an image of the planet from the ground using portraits of the people on Earth. Once the pictures stream around the world on Earth Day on social media, with the hashtag #GlobalSelfie, they will be used to create a mosaic.The crowd-sourced collection of images will be used to create a giant, unique insight into life on the Blue Marble.