Last Tuesday, we were due to start out long awaited sessions of Muddy Adventures! However, there was a gale and lots of rain so we were not allowed to go outside. Instead, we spent the morning playing dodgeball in the hall – it was so much fun and got very competitive! Thanks Miss Lindsay!
Whilst some of year 5 and 6 were at Grangewaters, those of us that were left at school had a fantastic week full of fun, creativeness and getting very wet!
At the beginning of the week, we split into two ‘ countries’ and spent time building up our countries, including making flags, national anthems, currency and a mascot. Our countries were called ‘Lordsford’ and ‘Royal Mead’ and as we split up, we could already feel the pride in our country. We then had the important task of electing out Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister – it was a tough one as all of the election speeches were heartfelt and well written. We also ensured we had passports so that we could leave and enter the county – well done Brandon for being so great on passport control.
Towards the end of the week, we realised that a member of Lordsford had been kidnapped by Royal Mead! There was outrage! We had to create armour in order to fight to save him! On Friday, Lordsford declared war on Royal Mead.
After covering ourselves in suncream, we ventured out to the field where we played team dodgeball. It was neck and neck for a while but eventually Lordsford took the victory! They had won back their prisoner of war.
But the war wasn’t over yet. After a long and gruelling game of rounders, Royal Mead took the win and celebrated by having some lunch!
After lunch we went on a vacation to the land of Muddy adventures. We made some brilliant shelters, yummy mud pies and even the teachers climbed around like monkeys. Lordsford won a long (and challenging) game of ‘Hide and Seek’ in which some children go stuck in a bush for a while! Eventually we managed to detangle them.
All that was left was to cool down with a lovely water fight – what a great way to end a fantastic week (especially as it was so hot!)
We had an amazing couple of days at the beginning of this week, learning about German food and how to say different words in German. We were lucky enough to set up our own food shops, including having our own currency, and we were able to shop for different types of traditional German foods! The only rules were that we had to speak to each other in German. It was really fun, especially as we had tried some of the foods on the previous day. Some of us even got out our ‘credit cards’ and bought half the shop! A big thank you to Miss Caldwell and Ms Lees for organising such a fantastic opportunity.
Yesterday, we were lucky enough to have some of the A Level students from Chelmer Valley High School come in to do a workshop about cyber bulling and how to stay safe online. They acted out a range of scenarios and advised us how to keep safe online and when using our phones. We then got to play a game outside which involved making decisions about different scenarios we might find ourselves in when using the internet. After that, we were split into two groups; one group created our own drama pieces about different online scenarios and the other group created posters.
Megan K said: “It was fun and it taught us about internet safety which is something that everyone needs to know about.”
Vinni said: “My favourite part was the game we played where we were given a question and we had to decide what the best action was to do.”
A HUGE thank you to the students and staff at Chelmer Valley High School – we had a great afternoon.
What would YOU do if someone added you online that you have never met? What would you do if you started getting messages from an number you did not recognise?
In Science this half term we have mainly been looking at humans and animals. However, during Science week we were able to have a go at different experiments. One of them was seeing what effect washing up liquid has on water. We placed water in a bowl, sprinkled parsley on top, then used a cotton bud to disperse the herb – it was like magic! We then used what we knew about the washing up liquid moving the water to have a race with little boats. Who knew Science could be so fun?!
What do you think made the parsley and the boats move? Why do you think it happened?
We have had a lovely week this week during Science week. A particular highlight was when we all mixed up into house teams and moved around to different classrooms to try out different experiments. In Redwood, we blew up balloons using no hands! We put a balloon full of bicarbonate of soda over a bottle with some vinegar in it and the reaction caused the balloon to inflate – it was very fun! We then put mentos into a bottle of coke and watched the coke EXPLODE everywhere!!