What an exciting couple of days we have enjoyed! On Tuesday and Wednesday this our Year 5 headed down the M4 and towards the old smoke London. After a slight traffic delay we headed down the River Thames and into one of the pods on the London Eye! From our sky view we could see all of London's famous landmarks - Buckingham Palace; The Shard; The Gherkin; Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and lots of cranes! After conquering our fear of heights we headed for the Natural History Museum. We loved the dinosaurs and were amazed by the breathtaking size of the elephants, giraffes and blue whale! It was then a quick pizza tea and off to Drury Lane Westend to be amazed by Charlie and the Chocolate. The set changes and slush puppies were just brilliant! What a fabulous day 1... Day 2 we headed for Legoland! We loved the daring rides and were left amazed at the detail lego constructions of the cities of Europe and most important London. Here is a snapshot of our London trip!
A huge well done to you all! Despite the heat, the children did a wonderful job competing in their four teams! The attitude of teamwork was excellent. Results are out Friday!
GAMELAN MUSIC WORKSHOP
Today, we discovered music from two special islands called Java and Bali in Indonesia. We learnt to play like a 'gamelan' using instruments that come from the island of Java! Mrs Clough taught us to play together with some taking the tune, others the accompaniment and some of us 'doubling'. It was tricky at first but with a bit of practice we sounded amazing. The music is very spiritual and is always accompanied by dancers. Here is a short clip and some photographs from the our morning's work.
Welcome To Year 5
This term we will be meeting the great bard - William Shakespeare and discovering the terrible and terrific world of the Tudors!
Our Election Campaign -7th May 2015
Well done to the our Year 5 class for planning, organizing and running our very own Oldmixon Election Campaign to help us to decide - How to spend £2000? We had four parties each trying to grab our vote. The Green Party were campaigning for us to build an amazing maze; the Red Party wanted our vote for super Activity Bus; the Yellow Party were pushing for a whole school trip and the Blue Party had a fantastic idea for created a scooter track! After an exciting week of radio broadcasts, making and handing out rosettes and presentations to the school, we all went to the polls today! We made our X on our ballot paper. This afternoon the results were verified and announced by Mr Greenwood -
We are going on a WHOLE SCHOOL TRIP!
Well done Yellow party!
Taiko Drumming Workshop with North Somerset Music Service
This week we discovered the art of drumming mixed with martial arts from country of Japan. It is called Taiko. Mrs Clough from the Music Service spent the afternoon with us teaching us how to use Japanese martial arts commands with drumming rhythms. It was both music and physical education! Our arms were aching afterwards...but it was great fun.
The Solar Eclipse
This week Year 5 have been learning about the solar eclipse as part of our Space topic in science. However, today was especially exciting because the children got to experience the effects of an eclipse for themselves whilst watching the live coverage in the Faroe Islands on the TV!
What did you predict would happen? Was your prediction correct? If not, can you explain why?
Oldmixon's Adventures in Wonderland!
Monday was extremely exciting for Year 5. Not only were they lucky enough to watch the production of Alice in Wonderland and celebrate their unbirthday with Alice and the Madhatter at a very special type of tea party, but they also got to take part in an acting workshop with the actors!
Do you think that you can do a costume change as quickly as the cast?
Red Nose Day Fun!
Today Year 5 did something funny for money to raise money for Comic Relief. They dressed up in some great costumes - Mollie came in as her mum after a night out and Millie was the most colourful clown we have ever seen!
World Book Day
Year 5 spent the day exploring David Walliam's excitingly extraordinary Gangsta Granny. They followed Ben and his granny's adventure to steal the crown jewels from the Tower of London and even created their own Queen's speech that they performed to the rest of the school! I think that we convinced them that not all grannies smell of cabbage soup and play scrabble all day! I wonder, does your granny have a secret?
Check out some of Year 5's alternative front cover and blurbs for Gangsta Granny!
Is your granny anything like Year 5's typical granny?
Platinum Pizza Hut Trip
Today, some of Year 5 were lucky enough to attend the platinum trip to Pizza Hut for having full attendance, outstanding behaviour, and a great attitude towards their learning last term. We gorged on pizza, tried lots of new foods in the salad bar, and created skyscraper-high ice-creams drowned in butterscotch sauce, smarties and jelly babies at the ice cream factory! And we all got to take home a balloon at the end of our visit! This was a great way to celebrate the excellent learning of our children last term.