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I have just checked my emails and realised that I have received one from the Year 5 pupils and staff from Condover. It sounds like they are having an amazing time.
Everyone is having a great time at Condover and are well into their second morning activity, archery. Yesterday the children tackled different height challenges, either trapeze or zip wire. I am sure the children can’t wait to tell you all about the activities they have done.
We look forward to welcoming them back at school tomorrow afternoon.
On Thursday 26th September, Years 5+6 visited a Hindu Temple close to Birmingham. The children were invited to see the various shrines dedicated to different Hindu Gods. For many children (and staff) this was their first visit to a Hindu place of worship. All pupils found the visit incredibly interesting and it really brought the Hinduism topic to life. Amelia Edwards summed up the day perfectly when she commented, “This religion is fascinating!” As always, the children’s behaviour was superb and the respect shown to members of the public who had come to worship at the temple was wonderful to see.
For Roald Dahl Day in Class 4, we created our own poems based on Mr Twit’s beard. We then shared our ideas and used them to create a class poem, which we shared in Achievement Assembly. The children performed really well, they all spoke with loud and proud voices. Well done, Class 4.
On Friday, Class 4 used their research to make a model of Space using fruit.
Each planet was represented by the following:
- Mercury = peppercorn
- Venus = raspberry
- Earth = cherry tomato
- Mars = blueberry
- Jupiter = watermelon
- Saturn = grapefruit
- Uranus = apple
- Neptune = lime
We then discussed how we could improve our model. Some of the fantastic suggestions were to include the moons of the planets, draw their orbits and make sure our model is to scale.
Today, Class 4 explored making some frame structures. We started by creating a 2D shape from spaghetti and marshmallows. We then used that shape as a face for our 3D shapes. After that, we made the tallest structure we could. As our structures got taller, we had to reinforce them with extra spaghetti.
After break, we used bamboo kebab sticks, paper straws and elastic bands to make a frame structure which could hold a weight. Will’s structure managed to hold a weight of 1700g! As we added more weight, we had to reinforce our structures and try to balance the weight in the middle of the structure.
Today’s activities allowed us to work as a team, as well as develop our resilience and perseverance. Tomorrow, we will design a frame structure for forest school for Class 1 and 2 to use.
Well done Class 4
Today, the Year 4s and some children who had previously missed out on the opportunity went to Pool Quay. We spent half the day canoeing and the other half completing bushcraft activities. Everybody had a lovely day in the warm, sunny weather and the behaviour was excellent.
Miss Hyde, Mr Bevan and Miss Hughes
- Miss Hughes,
- Mr Bevan,
- Mrs Morris,
- Mrs Hyde and Miss Hyde.
We went by coach, or bus as some people like to call it, it was about 45 minutes long.
Now onto my favourite part, lunch! I had a really nice lunch. I have the following:
- Sandwiches – cheese and ham ones;
- Crisps – ready salted flavoured;
- Fruit – an apple and a banana;
- Some chocolate – two bars they were the smallest!
After that, we had a play outside of the mansion.