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Welcome to our class, 

Year 5,

Where Mrs Fawcett will help us strive,

To make our learning fun,

And get our best work done

We hope on this page you will see,

It's a great place to learn and just be!

Jennifer Carver Day 2018

Monday 15th October was our annual cookery competition.  This year we were faced with the challenge of using Mr McGregor's left over vegetables and persuading children to eat them by including them in cakes.  At first we weren't convinced and after peeling, slicing and grating we were even less convinced that we would want to eat a cake full of vegetables until the end result was out of the oven.  Once we did the taste test we were surprised how nice courgette, parsnip, beetroot, carrot and parsnip could taste and has definitely converted some of us to eat our 5 a day if it is disguised in a cake.  The judges must have agreed too as we were won the trophy! 

🏑 Hockey 🏑 

In hockey we have been doing ball control and also practicing turns and at the end of each session we always do mini games.  We can't wait to find out which sports day team will win the inter-school hockey competition.

An inspirational visit from Jenny Daymond

On Thursday 4th October we were very excited to welcome a 'real' artist into our class.  Jenny, an illustrator, started our day telling us about her artwork and her job as an illustrator.  Many of her images are often drawn separately then she scans them into the computer and uses photoshop to combine them.  To help her create her images she often uses photo's and even makes models of scenes she would like to make.  The rest of the day she taught us how to create pencil sketches of Beatrix Potter's characters before we got the opportunity to use water colours and ink just like the famous artist did.  We also learnt two different printing techniques.   

Why did Egremont grow between 1880 and 1899?

In history we have been investigating how Egremont changed in the Victorian times.  We used maps to look at what changes had occurred and why they may have changed.  We learnt the tannery and flax mill closed in that period however the number of mines had increased and the railway grew which we think must have led to many more jobs as there were a lot more houses.  We were also able to see how Bookwell school changed from and Endowed school to the building we attend today.

Which material is the best insulator?

In science we have been planning and investigating which material would be the best to make our lunch bags out of in order to keep it cool.  We carried out our test and then wrote a conclusion.

Egremont Castle

In history we are investigating the local history.  We have begun by exploring the history of Egremont and creating a timeline to help us understand how Egremont has changed.  We then explored the castle before answering the question Why does Egremont have a castle?

Our Community

In music we have composed and performed our own song about Egremont “Our community”.  We hope you like it.

Our Community

Harbour Tales

On Wednesday 19th September we were enthralled by the Harbour Tales performed to us by Fools theatre company.  It was amazing to learn the production came from stories made up by children in the local area.  We enjoyed booing at the grumpy old man and felt sympathy for the lonely old lady.  The shadow puppets were an amazing effect that really helped the stories come to life.  In the afternoon year 3 worked with the performers to create new stories for their next show.  

Judo 🥋 

In PE we are learning a variety of Judo skills with Janice.  As you can see we are really enjoying it.

Woodland Story Settings

In English we are creating a woodland setting for our animal stories.  To inspire our writing we have been exploring the woodland looking at the different things we can describe.

School Elections

The votes are in!  Some of year 5 have been busy preparing manifestos and speeches ready to be elected for school and arts council.  Year 5 soon discovered delivering a speech can be quite nerve wracking.  Good luck to our councillors this year.

Beatrix Potter

We are enjoying learning how what we thought cute fluffy characters of Beatrix Potter characters are not suitable reading for babies as they are full of murderers,  kidnappers, thieves in our English topic on older literature.

Pop Art

In Key Stage 2 we have been creating pop art inspired work.  We discovered an artist, Roy Lichtenstein, whose work inspired a special edition of Peter Rabbit so we have had a go at creating ur own book covers using a Pop Art style.  Some of us included his unique style of ben-day dots and comic book style fonts and features.

World War I

We visited the war memorial today as part of our work with The Beacon.  We are helping them with an exhibition to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War I.

Picture 1

Place Value

In maths we are exploring the value of digits.  We have played various games and even tackled a variety of problems.