Monthly Archives: December 2015

Boys Library Club last visit!

Today was our last visit to the library before breaking up for Christmas. It really has been an amazing few weeks for everyone involved with this incredible club!

We even bought the Yardley Wood staff a card and chocolates for making us feel so welcome each week!

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We can’t wait to go back next term!

Fantastic fantasy writing by Year 5!

Do you like fantasy stories? If the answer is yes, then you will love Year 5’s writing this half term.

We were inspired by the fantasy novel  ‘Gregor the Overlander’ by Suzanne Collins to create our own magical, mystical adventures. Our stories  involved giant talking animals, incredible, imaginary worlds and terrifying, daring quests.

Here is just a small sample for you to enjoy…

 

Year 5 Performance Poetry ‘Twas the Night before Christmas’

In English,  Year 5 have been busy learning the famous Christmas poem ‘Twas the night before Christmas’ by Clement Clarke Moore.

Not only did they have to learn all the lines but they also had to come up with actions so they could perform it to an audience.

We hope you enjoy it!

Happy Christmas from all the children and staff in Year 5!

Performance poetry by the base.

 

This week the base have been studying poetry in all its exciting forms. The children have looked at many different poets and watched many different videos such as Michael Rosen and Benjamin Zephaniah. Oscar took inspiration from the latter and wrote ‘Be unkind to cows’ (Okay, he turned it on its head but the idea is there). You can watch the poem in all its glory here. All the kids did a fantastic job and showed extreme confidence when performing to friends, teachers and the senior leadership team. A big well done to Harry as well who managed to fix the computer when we suddenly ran into technical difficulties.

Good job guys, we are all proud of you!

Merry Christmas.

 

The sights and sounds of Victorian Birmingham created by Year 5

“Walking through the cramped, foggy street I had to swiftly dodge the bony torso of a white stallion galloping towards me. I was thrown to the knees of a filthy, repulsive beggar with his hands stretched out, shaking in the cold. Smoke filled my nostrils from the towering factories above, overpowering the stench of the revolting old man as he whispered down my ear. In the distance I could hear the snap of a leather whip on the beasts hind as it frantically trotted away on the uneven, icy, cobblestone pavement. 

Staggering past the dingy, dull alley way, I stopped and took a breath outside the steamed up windows of a tiny bakery. As I slowly wiped the condensation off the freezing glass, I could see sweet, fresh, mouthwatering pies cooling in corner of the snug kitchen. 

Before I could enter, I got distracted by the irritating sound of laughter and happiness from the local school. It was a beehive of children. Turning my head away from the liveliness, I continued my journey through the bustling streets of Victorian Birmingham.”

 

Year 5 completely immersed themselves in the sights, sounds and atmosphere of Victorian Birmingham. In groups the children wrote a vivid setting description (making sure they included all their senses), then they drew what they imagined it would look like whilst others created sounds for a typical street scene! We then edited these together to create a Victorian Soundscape film! Check it out –

Christmas Fun Afternoon- Parents Workshop!

What a great afternoon! We had music, arts and crafts, glitter, tinsel and all that Christmas Jazz!!! Parents were welcomed into the classroom to join their children in making Christmas cards, trees, decorations, etc. we sang along to songs and had a fantastic afternoon! A big Thank You to all the parents who came along. It was lovely to see you! :)
What a great afternoon! We had music, arts and crafts, glitter, tinsel and all that Christmas Jazz!!! Parents were welcomed into the classroom to join their children in making Christmas cards, trees, decorations, etc. we sang along to songs and had a fantastic afternoon! A big Thank You to all the parents who came along. It was lovely to see you! 🙂

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Christmas cooking and singing in the Resource Base.

On Friday 11th we were pleased to welcome our parents to our mince pie making session. Our mums and dads really enjoyed getting the hands messy making the pastry and then filling it with mincemeat to make the pies.

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Whilst we waited for them to cook, we entertained our parents with our very own Christmas Concert. Watch our videos to enjoy our fantastic singing!

A fantastic Christmas afternoon was had by all!