Rocket Radio – Year 5 – Mysterious Mayans and Magical Myths Show – LIVE

Rocket Radio – Year 5 – Mysterious Mayans and Magical Myths Show – LIVE

Year 5 from classes 5AP, 5F, and 5S will project you into the world of the Mysterious Mayans and Magical Myths with this brilliant show! We have some incredible features including a Mayan Rap, Mythical Talent Show, Mayan Quiz, and lots of incredible facts and music! Tune in to find out more about the magic of the Mayans, and Myths from around the world!

 

RA’s Visit to Twycross Zoo!

RA’s Visit to Twycross Zoo!

RA had a fantastic day visiting Twycross Zoo! The excitement had been building for the past couple of weeks and today was finally the day we had all been waiting for! The children were fascinated by all of the animals they saw and showed great enthusiasm as they learnt lots of new facts. We were lucky enough to see lots of animals including giant turtles, zebras, giraffes, elephants, monkeys, gorillas and leopards!

After all the excitement, the children were exhausted. Needless to say the coach back to school was very quiet with lots of sleepy children (and grown-ups)!

A big thank you to the lovely parents who came with us and helped to make the visit such a success!

 

 

Culture Day in Reception!

Culture Day in Reception!

The children in Reception at Starbank Road had a fantastic day learning all about culture in Mexico! The children wore colourful clothes, including lots of sombreros and stripes, and some girls wore beautiful dresses! We had fun making Mexican flags, dancing to Mexican Mariachi music and tasting some delicious nachos with guacamole and salsa!

Thank you to all parents for making such an effort with the children’s clothes. Have a look at what we got up to!

 

Mexico comes to Reception at Bierton Road!

Mexico comes to Reception at Bierton Road!

The children in Reception at Bierton Road had a fantastic day learning all about life in Mexico! There was lots of excitement as the children showcased their colourful clothes during a fashion show. During the day the children had the opportunity to take part in lots of Mexican themed activities. This included making hats and flags, dancing to Mexican music in the garden and making their own guacamole to eat!

Take a look at some of the fun we had below!

 

We are artists!

We are artists!

For the past 2 weeks we have been artists! This year for art fortnight year one have studied and take inspiration from Bridget Riley. Bridget Riley is an English artist who creates optical illusions and artwork using tessellation. In the first week we researched, experimented with different mediums and created a piece of 2D artwork in the style of Bridget Riley. This week we have focused on 3D art and used clay to produce 3D artwork again which was inspired by Bridget Riley.

WEEK 1 – Using paints to create our Bridget Riley inspired  piece of art.

WEEK 1 – Using oil pastels to create our Bridget Riley inspired piece of art.

 

WEEK 2 – Creating our 3D artwork.

 

During the course of the fortnight we have learnt lots of new skills and fun facts about Bridget Riley, but the best thing of all we had lots of fun doing it! Year one have created some fantastic pieces of art – well done!

Rocket Radio – Year 5 – Mystical Myths and Marvellous Mexico Show – LIVE

Rocket Radio – Year 5 – Mystical Myths and Marvellous Mexico Show – LIVE

Year 5 classes from Starbank and Bierton Road both joined forces to deliver this fantastic show. You’ll hear about magical mythical excitement, and marvellous Mexican style! Tune in for brilliant music, features, and fabulous presenters talking about Beowulf and Grendel, Deadly 60 Reports, Dia De Los Muertos, Mexican life, food and culture! There will be another Year 5 show coming up later this term so stay ready. Enjoy listening!

We are instruction writers!

We are instruction writers!

This week in English year one have been looking at verbal and written instructions. We have followed instructions and written our own on ‘How to Make a Windpipe’.

How to Make a Windpipe

You will need:

  • 5 Plastic straws
  • A pair of scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • A pencil
  1. First, carefully cut the straws to different lengths so they create a different sound.

2. Then accurately sequence the straws from shortest to longest.

3. After, carefully cut a piece of sticky tape the same length as your pencil so you have enough to fit around all 5 straws.

4. Next, lay the tape on the table with the sticky side up and precisely stick the straws onto the tape with the top of straws in a straight line.

5. Finally fasten the straws securely with sticky tape.

Now enjoy the sweet, soft sound of the windpipes!

We thoroughly enjoyed making the windpipes and playing them too! Well done year one you did a fabulous job. If you would like to practise your instruction writing skills or develop your sequencing skills head over to Moodle where there is an exciting, interactive activity!