Children from year five started working on their Level 2 for Bikeability this week. The training involves going out and learning how to ride bikes safely on the roads near school. All of the children wore cycle helmets and high visibility jackets when out of school to help keep them safe. They had a fantastic first day of training but were all tired once they got back to s
Last week year five had the pleasure of working with John Kefala-Kerr , a composer. We used a range of resources to make music that could accompany detective fiction; having the focus word ‘mystery’ helped a lot. Some of the resources we used included: cornflakes, bubble wrap and plastic bags. We thought about the tone, pitch and pace of the sounds that we made and worked in groups to compose a range of sounds. Some of our sounds will be sued in the new exhibition at The Word. We can’t wait to visit to see if we can recognise our sounds.
Our first football match was awesome! Our team did really well and Kayden even did a backflip! The other teams were really good. We may have lost both matches, 1-0 & 2-0, but we tried our very best. The training was also intense, but we worked very hard! We are looking forward to the next matchday.
Year Five travelled back to Anglo-Saxon times this week when they visited Jarrow Hall. We learned all about how the Anglo-Saxons used to live, tasted Anglo-Saxon biscuits, learned about crimes and punishments and the Anglo-Saxon feudal system.
This week Fraser, Emma and Raymond from My Dentist visited Whitburn Primary to speak to us about keeping our teeth healthy. Some of the children tried discolouration tablets and then tried hard to make sure that they brushed their teeth properly to remove the colour. The sessions were lots of fun but we all learned a lot too.
Year five visited the Openzone to film and produce our own movies about landmarks on the River Tyne. We learned how to use a range of different apps on the Ipads to create movies with us as the stars! We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and can’t wait to use our new movie-making skills to produce more great films.