Thank to everyone who donated towards the Harvest collection. Mrs Smith from the Rugby Foodbank came to collect the food and personally thank the children on Thursday.
We are now beginning to collect shoeboxes for Romania – please see the letter going out this week with suggestions on what to fill them with.
This week we advised a roller coaster designer what the best height for his roller coaster would be to make the car go the fastest. We tested the best height using a ramp and our very own cars. We found that the higher the ramp, the less distance the car travelled as friction acted upon the car sooner than if we set the ramp up to a medium height. This surprised us all as we thought that the higher the ramp, the further the car would travel.
We may look like we are creating a big mess but in art this week, we started working on a picture inspired by the illustrations of Odysseus, our class text. We are using different colours and textures of black paper to build up a sea scene, ripping the shape of the waves to give an interesting effect. This was only phase one, phase two to follow next week!
Today we had a visit from two of the players from the Wasps. They were here to tell us more about the sport and also do some activities with some of the classes. Year 5 are very much hoping they come back for another visit soon!
This week we started music lessons again. This is our third year playing brass instruments and we welcomed a new music teacher, Mr. Lock. After a quick recap of reading notes and playing our instruments, we started practising a new split class piece.
We have had a great start to school, getting to know each other, setting class rules, finding out about the Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece and watching Jason and the Argonauts.
Our classroom is great, although we are still getting used to walking up and down all the stairs! Here’s to a super year!