Friday 17th November 2017
Shakespeare Day - Hamlet
Today Toucans had a brilliant day exploring the Shakespeare play, Hamlet. St Andrew's welcomed professional actors, who spent the day immersing the children in the plot and sharing different ways to create tension. The whole class had the chance to participate in a range of different ways, before becoming an attentive audience in the afternoon. The play was exciting and at times quite shocking and kept us all on the edge of our seats until the very end.
What an incredible experience!
Toucans Learning Together
Wednesday 15th November!
Thanks to all those parents who came along to our Christmas themed Learning Together. The children were so excited to have you all there and enjoyed making their peppermint cream and Malteser fudge! The recipe is on our class page too if you wanted to have another go at home!
Wednesday 8th November 2017
University of Essex Trip
Today we had the opportunity to visit the Essex University Campus to take part in an arts day which is part of the 'Discover in a Day' project. We were able to take part in drama activities, as well as an artist study and an illustration session. We really enjoyed learning about John Constable, a very famous local landscape artist. To conclude the day, we looked at the art of illustration and had great fun developing a character and background using a collage technique. The day was enjoyed by all and certainly inspired our imagination!
Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn term! This term we will be travelling back in time to the 'Savage Stone Age' and exploring the lives of people living up to 3 million years ago!
Our Learning Together will be on Wednesday 15th November at the new time of 1.30 pm. Our theme will be Christmas present baking ideas!
Welcome to Toucan Class!
Welcome to Year 5! Please keen an eye on this page as it will be updated often with photos and other key information as we progress through the term.
In the first few weeks of term we will be exploring Rudyard Kipling’s Just So stories, using this as inspiration for a piece of writing about how the toucan got their colourful beak. In addition, we will research about the habitat and life of the toucan and portray this through art inspired by Henri Rousseau.
The remainder of the half term will focus on our biology learning, a topic called ‘The Circulation Game’. Here we will develop our understanding of muscles, the skeleton and the circulatory system. Alongside this we will be reading an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to coincide with all things ‘body’!