Windwhistle Primary School

Windwhistle Primary School

Windwhistle Primary School

Kingsley Road, Weston-super-Mare
North Somerset BS23 3TZ

Headteacher: Lyn Hunt BA(Ed) PGDip
lyn.hunt@windwhistleschool.co.uk
01934 629145

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Year 5

February 2017 - Year 5 (6 images)

As part of our geography theme this term we are learning about the continent of South America. North Somerset Music Service delivered a Samba drumming workshop to Year 5 pupils and we had a go on the instruments and created our very own samba band! We played on the surdo, caixa and replinique drums, played on the agogos, tamborims, shakers and even the chocalos and recco-reccos! In Brazil samba bands play during carnivals as processions walk through the streets so we had to play loudly. This involved some shouting and making lots of noise indeed! We have also been learning about fossils for our ‘Evolution and Inheritance’ topic. To kick start our topic we had the challenge of building and piecing together the bones of a ‘T-rex’ and a ‘brachiosaurus’. This was a great activity for working together as a team. In addition to our Evolution and Inheritance topic, we are carrying out a local environment science experiment. We are looking at the local climate and collecting rainfall and then comparing this data to other local schools.

Created: 20 Feb 17 10:08 | Last modified: 20 Feb 17 10:11

Vicious Vikings! - October 2016 (8 images)

In Year 5 this term we have been learning about the Vikings. We have learnt about their religion, their houses and the stories they used to tell around the camp fire. Jane Flood came into school and told us the Viking story of Idunna and her apples. We did some drama work related to the story and are now practising telling our own stories, just like Jane. We have also been making Viking amulets in the shape of Thor’s hammer. Viking farmers used to wear these for good luck and worship Thor, who was the god of Thunder. In our science lessons we have begun looking at properties of materials, reversible and irreversible changes and identifying reactions. We have started off by discovering what happens to chocolate when we heat it with hot water and what happens to melted chocolate when we cool it with cold water. We are looking forward to more experiments on mixing different materials and seeing what reactions happen!

Created: 9 Nov 16 10:38 | Last modified: 9 Nov 16 11:40

Year 5 - February 2016 (8 images)

As part of our geography theme this term we are learning about the continent of South America. North Somerset Music Service delivered a Samba drumming workshop to Year 5 pupils and we had a go on the instruments and created our very own samba band! We played on the surdo, caixa and replinique drums, played on the agogos, tamborims, shakers and even the chocalos and recco-reccos! In Brazil samba bands play during carnivals as processions walk through the streets so we had to play loudly. This involved some shouting and making lots of noise indeed! We have also been learning about fossils for our ‘Evolution and Inheritance’ topic. To kick start our topic we had the challenge of building and piecing together the bones of a ‘T-rex’ and a ‘brachiosaurus’. This was a great activity for working together as a team. Also, we have been learning about perseverance in all lessons and we put this to the test in Art and drew 4 pictures of the same butterfly, each time improving from the original one. We worked well with our peers who gave us critical and helpful advice. Our pictures all turned out really well.

Created: 5 Feb 16 08:45 | Last modified: 5 Feb 16 08:46

 

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