Last week, Year 5 enjoyed a 'Taster day' at Salford City Academy. They tried different lessons and ended the day with a rounders tournament. Congratulations to Raouf particularly who won not one but two bands: one for being a great and determined athlete, the other for encouraging his team mates. The children's behaviour all day was perfect and they were a real credit to St Andrews. Well done Year 5.
Over the past month, Year 5 have had a go at hatching eggs in the hope we will end up with some new, fluffy members of Year 5. For 21 days, we took turns at turning the eggs over carefully to ensure they didn't get too warm. However, on day 20, one of the eggs hatched early and Derek the chick joined us! On the 21st day, we had several more fluffy members, all of which were named by the children! Although a day late, Gloria joined us, making a total of 10 chicks!
Here we are having a cuddle.
We will be sad to say goodbye.
This morning, all children from EYFS to Year 6 took part in a fun run for Sport Relief. In exchange for a donation, children could dress in a 'funny' costume or come up with an inventive way of moving around the park. Some children decided to run it as fast as possible; others choose to do a 3 legged race! We even had a 6 legged race at one point! Well done to Amgad who ran the most laps in the whole school!
As part of our creative week on musicals, years 1-6 went to see Mary Poppins at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. Year 5 were brilliantly behaved and thoroughly enjoyed the magic, music and dancing. They're already asking when we can go again!
This week in English we have been looking at the narrative poem 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes. We've begun to retell the poem through pictures and are now in the process of creating our own comics to tell the story of Bess and The Highwayman in our own words using the app 'Comic Life 3'. Come back later in the week to see our final products!
We've had great fun creating our own moving fun fair rides! Come along to sharing assembly this Friday to see how they work.
As part of their 'Fairground' topic, Year 5 have been learning about the different forces involved in different fun fair rides. Here are two of us testing out the centripetal force with a bucket of water! It is a force that makes a body follow a curved path. The bucket of water illustrates the circular motion and this inward force acting on a rotating object .
I hope you have all had a lovely rest and are looking forward to another exciting term! Please find attached this half term's newsletter where you will find an overview of Year 5's learning, key information and dates including Year 5's sharing assembly. Please also be aware that all children will be sharing this Friday (8th January) as part of our E-Safety week.
If you have any questions, please contact the school or speak to me directly.
As part of their Victorian studies,Year 5 had a go at making their own bread. They started off by tasting different types of bread, some of which had different ingredients mixed in. After taste testing which bread they liked, they decided what they wanted in their bread and began the process of making it. As you can see, it got quite messy! However, after leaving it to prove and bake, the results were spectacular! The classroom smelt of freshly baked bread and everyone's bread was delicious. I think we will be seeing some of Year 5 on the Great British Bake off in the upcoming years!
On the 2nd of December, Years 1-6 left school behind for the day and set off on coaches to Oldham Coliseum to enjoy the pantomime 'Mother Goose'. A brilliant day out was had by all and the children's behaviour was excellent.