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Week 7

 

This week we had our last swimming session at Sidcott School.  Our instructors were very impressed with the improvements we have made over the weeks.  Group 1 can now swim a length of the pool, group 2 can swim a width of the pool and Group 3 have gained lots of confidence in the water and are able to swim a width of the pool with a float.

 

On our last session we showcased the improvements we have made to each other then we had lots of fun playing with huge floats and some of us jumped in at the deep end! 

 

Here is a photo of us after our last session.  I think we all look proud of our achievements.

 

 

 

 

Week 6

 

The Scarecrow Competition

 


 

 

WE WON !!

 

For Harvest each class had to make a scarecrow.  Everyone was invited to visit the different classes and vote for their favourite scarecrow in KS1 and KS2.  Year 5 won the KS2 competition with our scarecrow SCAREAGLEION!  This term we have been studying Ancient Greece and mythical creatures so we made a three headed scarecrow with wings and claws.  Our prize is a movie and popcorn party which we will be having on Wednesday afternoon.

 

We also made Melting Moment biscuits to see. The biscuits were yummy and sold out very quickly.

 

    

 

Week 7

 

This week we had our last swimming session at Sidcott School.  Our instructors were very impressed with the improvements we have made over the weeks.  Group 1 can now swim a length of the pool, group 2 can swim a width of the pool and Group 3 have gained lots of confidence in the water and are able to swim a width of the pool with a float.

 

On our last session we showcased the improvements we have made to each other then we had lots of fun playing with huge floats and some of us jumped in at the deep end! 

 

Here is a photo of us after our last session.  I think we all look proud of our achievements.

 

 

 

 

Week 6

 

The Scarecrow Competition

 


 

 

WE WON !!

 

For Harvest each class had to make a scarecrow.  Everyone was invited to visit the different classes and vote for their favourite scarecrow in KS1 and KS2.  Year 5 won the KS2 competition with our scarecrow SCAREAGLEION!  This term we have been studying Ancient Greece and mythical creatures so we made a three headed scarecrow with wings and claws.  Our prize is a movie and popcorn party which we will be having on Wednesday afternoon.

 

We also made Melting Moment biscuits to see. The biscuits were yummy and sold out very quickly.

 

    

Week 3

 

On Tuesday we started our swimming lessons at Sidcott School.  When we arrived we met our swimming coaches Kerry and Vicki who assessed our levels in the shallow end and then split us into two groups.  Kerry also explained all the different whistles we might hear - one whistle means stop and listen - three urgent whistles from the lifeguard means "get out of the water immediately!".

 

In Kerry's group we went up to the deep end and practised lots of different skills. One of the things we had to do was to blow out a birthday candle under the water.  Kerry sprinkled us with magic glue (she splashed us with water!) so that we could stick our chins to our chest and keep our heads down while we were swimming front crawl.  The funniest thing we had to do was to use our noodles like horses and turn round in a circle.  It was hard work to turn and tread water at the same time.

 

At the end of our session we played Pirates and Crocodiles, half the group jumped in shouting "Ahar matey!" and the other half had to try and catch them before they got the other side.  We then swapped over.

 

Freddie was given the Book Award for his swimming. He showed excellent skills with smooth controlled breathing in front crawl.

 

Week 2

On Tuesday we went to Sousta Greek restaurant where we were treated to a morning of Greek food, dancing and plate smashing.

 

Here are some of the foods we tried -

Tzatziki and taramasalata with pitta bread

Greek hotdogs with salad and feta cheese

Keftedakia - soft meatballs in tomato and herb sauce

Halloumi and Grandmother's roast potatoes.

 

      

 

Bambara entertained us with music and signing and the two Nicos showed us how to dance Greek style and we all joined in.

    

 

 

Samuel, Jaiden, Paige and Leon took part in some of the tricks Bambara showed us. Here is a photo of Samuel balancing some glasses on his head and Jaiden and Paige picking up a glass from the floor without using the hands.

 

                    

 

We had a fabulous morning and when we left we were given some Paklova which we took home to enjoy.  A big thank you to everyone at Sousta Restaurant for a fabulous morning.

Week 1

The children returned to school this week and settled into Year 5.  We are excited about all the things we will be doing throughout the Year starting with a visit to a Greek restaurant to taste some food and learning Greek Dancing.

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