As this will be my last post for 5S, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all of your support throughout the year. The children have all worked extremely hard and as a consequence reaped the results that they deserve. I am in no doubt that they will have a successful transition to Year 6. They are all certainly ready for the summer holiday; as am I! Thank you so much for all of your kind wishes and generous presents too; I really appreciate it.
I have loved teaching the children in 5S this year and I am sad not to be with them again next year. They have been an absolute pleasure.
Thank you once again and have a wonderful summer.
From Mrs Steward x
We had an amazing day yesterday in Cambridge. We started with punting on the river Cam which was a real treat. We had an excellent guide and discovered many interesting facts about the area. This was followed by a walking tour during which we had to find and solve clues to a murder! For a while we thought it was going to be a character called Nathan, which provided great amusement, but he was eliminated from our enquires right at the end of the trail. We finished off the day in the Fitzwilliam Museum where we spent time examining the intricate tapestries and then the armoury. It was a fun packed day but an exhausting one, as you can see by the following photos.
The children have been very busy designing and building fairground toys for their final D.T. project. The children had the chance to look at a variety of rotating fairground rides before designing and making their own ride using a rotating mechanism that they also constructed. The children all worked completely independently and I'm sure you'll agree they've done a wonderful job. I was so pleased with them that Mr Stock was even invited to come and inspect their rides and he was equally impressed. I have added the results of their efforts in the following slide show.
Apologies for not writing a blog last week, but it has been so hectic lately and the arrival of Ofsted certainly didn't make things easier!
In Science, we have been investigating different materials by making boats and then testing their durability. Although our predictions were mostly accurate, there were a couple of surprises!
Continuing with the Science theme, we had an amazing time when we visited Northgate for a Science lesson this week. It gave the children a real taste of what Science has to offer when they transfer there in Year 7, as we were in the laboratories experimenting with liquid nitrogen! Everyone was so enraptured with the lesson that I think they could have kept Mr Snowdon occupied with questions for another hour at least!
The second sports day that we had on Wednesday was a great success and I was really impressed with the sportsmanship that 5S displayed in the way they supported each other, their commitment to racing in difficult (hot) conditions and their general sporting conduct. Well done everyone!
The children have been brilliant and are still working so hard as we are busy trying to make sure that we complete all of the projects and units of work that we currently working on... keep going everyone, only two more weeks to go!