Welcome to our class page.
5St is a class full of eager learners who are keen to do their very best and enjoy finding out new things. I hope you enjoy seeing what we have been up to. Mrs Stott
Homework- our class homework is set weekly via Frogplay, the work is automatically programmed to mark your child's work so that they have instant feedback. Frogplay tasks are set on Friday and need to be completed by the following Thursday.
Homework grids are sent home termly. The children need to complete one of the tasks every week and bring their book in on Monday. Their book will be returned to them on Wednesday so that they can work on their next task.
We have started our drumming lessons. We found out about the origins of the drum, how to hold them and 3 different ways of playing them. We took part in call and response and have begun to practise poly-rhythms.
The Planet Protectors led the Eco-day assembly. They asked us to consider the amount of plastic we used and what happened to it after we had finished with it.
We thought about single use plastic and alternatives to these. What simple changes can we make to protect our world? What would be more difficult?
In groups, we looked at and responded to images of how plastic is affecting our oceans. We were shocked to find out that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans! After this, we designed pictures that we could make out of waste plastic. Our designs aimed to spread the message that we need to make changes. We have pledged to make changes - these small changes will make a big difference.
PSHE Staying Safe
The children took part in a workshop to promote assertiveness and making good choices. They looked at scenarios and decided how they could safely and assertively get out of a situation that made them feel uncomfortable.
History -The Victorians
This half term we have used historical sources to find out about the industrial revolution, Queen Victoria and life in the Victorian era for rich and poor people.
We created families, who were neighbours, and developed our characters within our family. Our families worked hard to survive in difficult circumstances. Then, disaster struck! Mr Urwin lost his job. No money, no rent. No rent, no home. Mr and Mrs Urwin wrote to us to tell us what had happened. They were in the workhouse, but had managed to sign their children over to Mr Greg at Styal mill to be apprentices. We pray for their future.
Trip to Quarry Bank
As part of our Victorians topic, we visited Quarry Bank. We focused on what life would be life for a Victorian apprentice, living and working for the Greg family. We toured the apprentice house to find out where the children would have lived and been educated. We tried some of the jobs that the children may have done in the mill- including scavenging, doffing and carrying the can. We experienced the noise of the mill and heard some gruesome tails of injury and death.