Year 5 Class Diary

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Date What did Year 5 do and what did they learn? Smile for the camera!
19th June 2017 On Friday 16th June 2017 the St Christopher's School community came together to celebrate VE Day. Children arrived at school in a variety of 1940s era costumes from returning evacuees to military personnel. Year 4 children podded fresh peas in preparation for a special lunch WW2 luncheon prepared by Mrs Baker and Mrs Wallace. At 2pm the real festivities started. Throughout the weeks leading up to VE Day pupils had been practicing celebratory performances to present to their peers and parents. On the day pupils delivered excellent renditions of the following songs and readings. Year 5 & 6 performed  "Think about what you know" (an original composition)
8th June 2017

We held a whole school election. Year 5 and 6 pupils learnt about democracy and our election process whilst creating their own party and campaigining for overall power at St Christopher's School. 

The Kids' Choice Party Manifesto:

More Sports in School

Have a Variety of Different Sports in One Sessions

More Play Equipment

Have a Buffet Lunch with Salad Bar for Lunch

The Kids Choice Party Logo
6th May 2017
Some of the Year 3, 4 and 5 pupils took part in a Dragons Den themed day. They came up with group names, slogans , designed a product, thought of cost/profit and had to present their ideas to others. We all voted for our favourite design, which was a very close vote!
The winning invention was 'MINS' (Moving bins). They would recognise your voice and come to your call, hoover as it travelled and had recycling compartments. It also had stretchy arms, which could reach out and collect pre-designated litter. The winning pupils were; Gabriel (Y5) George (Y4) Martha (Y4) Sophia (Y4) and Daisy (Y4) All children worked hard and came up with some amazing ideas!
Dragons' Den Logo
24th May 2017

Year 5 had a fantastic time visiting Shakespeare’s Globe in London. 

Our day began with a tour of the theatre during which we had a chance to have a close look at the stage, set up for that evening’s performance of Twelfth Night. We tried out the different seating options available to theatre-goers from the ‘groundlings’, who have to stand for entire performances, to the exclusive royal boxes where, unlike the main seating areas, there are cushions provided to sit on rather than just wooden benches!

Our tour was followed by a workshop, where we looked at a scene from Macbeth and explored through various drama activities how meaning can be conveyed by voice, action and movement. The children threw themselves enthusiastically into these exercises and it was wonderful to see them grow in confidence and willingness to experiment throughout the morning.

In the afternoon we enjoyed a riverside picnic outside the Tate Modern before returning to The Globe to explore the permanent exhibition. The exhibition includes information about the history of the theatre and what London was like when Shakespeare was alive. Also available to see and touch were various props and costumes from the plays that have been performed at The Globe since its reconstruction. The children particularly enjoyed discovering how sound effects such as thunder are created manually on stage and learning about bankside amusements in Tudor London including the Frost Fair. 

Shakespeare's GlobePupils Participating in a Macbeth Workshop
5th May 2017 In science we investigated insulators. We wrapped up cups (kindly donated by our 'sponsors' - McDonalds!) using various materials and recorded the changing in temperatures every 5 minutes. Although we did not discover any new super insulators we were happy with our results which largely met our predictions.
 
In mathematics we have been interpreting data using mode, mean, median and range - very exciting!
 
Pupil's Investigating Insulators
28th April 2017

Today Year 5 welcomed PCSO N.Simmons (E-Safety Officer for East Kent as part of the Kent Police Strategic Partnership Command). She spoke to Years 5 and 6 pupils about E-Safety.

St Christopher’s School identifies that the internet and information communication technologies are an important part of everyday life and we believe children must be supported to be able to learn how to develop strategies to manage and respond to risk so they can be empowered to build resilience online. As part of that objective PCSO Simmons delivered two seperate hour long interactive presentations on a number of topics with a particular focus on social networking. 

Children were reminded of who to go to if they feel unsafe online including telling an adult they trust. In addition pupils looked at the CEOP Button (https://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/) which is an essential tool in reporting things that have happened online that have worried you or made you feel unsafe. You will notice the CEOP button on every page on our school website as well as a plethora of additional E-Safety resources available here: /parents/resources-for-parents/

Kent Police Logo
27th April 2017

Today we had a visit from Table Tennis star Darius Knight visited St Christopher's School. Darius is currently playing for England on the ITTF World Pro Tour Circuit and counts European Youth Champion, Youth Olympic Champion, British Men's Champion and a member of Team GB for London 2012 amongst his accolades. He is therefore well placed to come to St Christopher's to deliver a professional circuit training workout to the whole school in addition to holding a whole school assembly to talk about how he came into sport and his ongoing success as a professional sports star.‚Äč

The presentation from Darius was excellent, focusing on the idea that we all have a talent but invariably it is hard work and practice that allows us to reach our goals. Do something you have a passion for and work hard and you can achieve anything. A good example of this theme is featured in a book by Matthew Syed entitled 'Bounce'.

Darius came to our school as we aim to raise funds for our own sporting endeavours including extra play equipment to get our pupils active. This was done by pupils being sponsored by their families to take part in the circuit training and we thank parents and extended families for being so generous. Not only do we hope the morning as a whole was beneficial, but we hope the money raised will keep the children active in the days, weeks and months ahead as they make use of the additional resources. 

Table Tennis Star Darius Knight with Pupil's