Year 5 Blog

Music Technology

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Year 5 had a fantastic addition to their curriculum on Tuesday, this week. Miss Levitt came into class to teach Music Technology to them. Bringing in a selection of iPads, the teacher showed the children the different sounds of various drums and percussion instruments then taught them how to sequence these to create their own musical genre. The class thoroughly enjoyed recording some funky sounds and cannot wait until next week's lesson! 

Year 5 Jorvik trip

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Year 5 had a brilliant day today in a rather-soggy York when they visited the Jorvik centre. Upon arrival, we walked to the DIG centre and enjoyed an early lunch before learning all about the Viking battle tactics in a very raucous workshop! Several children held weapons that would have been used, including a sword and two types of axe and the whole class got to practise their 'war cries' and death stares as they advanced and retreated while carrying the fantastic Viking shields.

After all this, we walked to the Jorvik centre and climbed aboard the moving cars to see (and smell) the village life models. Such a brilliant day, despite the continuous rain!


Anglo-Saxon Day

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Year 5 started the day off looking fabulous in their various costumes showing what they knew about how the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings were attired. Our first activities included finding out who these people were, where they came from and when they were around in history. Everybody could recount at least two facts by playtime! As the morning progressed, the children designed and made their own trusty shield that an Anglo-Saxon would take into battle. Can you see what media they used? Later, they learned about runes before deciphering then making up their own messages using the runes.  


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Christmas has certainly arrived at Worsbrough Bank End Primary School, where Santa was guest of honour for a day of festive fun on Friday 15th December. 

To get the (snow)ball rolling, everyone in school was invited to wear a Christmas jumper, with money raised being split between the school and charity.

Santa then dropped in to hold a special grotto, handing out smiles and presents, with pupils being taken to see him by the school elf. And no festive celebrations would be complete without the traditonal Christmas dinner, which was held in the school dining hall.

Helping everyone get in the Christmas spirit in the lead up to the 15th, the school’s Early Years/Year 1 pupils staged their version of the nativity on 13th December, with a Christmas Performance from Years 2 to 6 on 14th December, featuring song and dance.

Commented Worsbrough Bank End Primary School’s Executive Headteacher Nic Thorpe:

“The children have worked really hard on all of the Christmas activities and we were particularly lucky that Santa chose to drop in and join our celebrations!”

For further information, please contact Nigel Barber on 07590 806143.



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