This week we have been learning about what we use our hands for. The children told us that you could use your hands for holding ice creams and toys, for brushing your teeth and reading books. They all agreed that hands were not for hitting, punching, pinching and pushing. We are now using the phrases ‘kind hands’ and ‘unkind hands’.
We created noun phrases about Dizzy the dog and then read him our finished work.
We think he liked it!
We learnt about the various reasons that Vikings travelled: To conquer and settle, explore and trade. We also learned that some of the Vikings that found new land (like Iceland) were outlawed from Scandinavia.
Year 5 are looking forward to their trip to the National Space Centre on Wednesday 27th September. Below is a copy of the letter.
Every class in the school enjoyed learning about a different country. The children worked hard in a range of activities to find out more about other cultures. Every class was lucky enough to have a parent visitor, who shared information about their culture, taught the children to speak a few words in a different language as well as telling a story in another language. Throughout the day, each class spent 30 minutes learning a danced inspired by their country, culminating in a Dance Show in the afternoon. We look forward to continuing to celebrate our diverse community in the future.
Science Week is in full flow at Brockswood. On Monday, the children enjoyed experiencing a wide variety of experiments with Dr Lea. On Tuesday, the school hall became an Avery, full of exciting birds, which the children were able to hold. Later on this week, the children will take part in a whole school crime scene investigation as well as completing their own class experiments. Many thanks to Mrs Baria for organising such an engaging and exciting week to bring science to life.