We had a super day at Clonter Opera making costumes for characters in the design workshop and then performing our Space adventure on the stage. We had to compose the music and songs we used as well as having sound, lighting and stage engineers. A great time was had by all and a big thank you to all the people at Clonter Opera who helped us to give a brilliant performance.
Today we spent some of the morning in the snow before coming back inside to get warm. This afternoon we have made triaramas to represent a room of our favourite fictional book characters.
Today at Marlfields we were extremely lucky to be visited by the Watoto Choir. We were entertained, we sang and we danced enjoying every minute – even Miss Booth and Mrs Radcliffe performed on stage.
Year 5 had a party lunch with them and the took the out to play. In the afternoon, we made kites and tested them out. Mrs Isherwood sang “Let’s go fly a kite.” for most of the day!
We had a wonderful and are so fortunate that we spent it with the Watoto Choir.
A busy morning composing our music ready for our space show.
Last week we went to Jodrell Bank as part of our topic Space. We researched information about the planets in our solar system and other galaxies. The Lovell Telescope is used to search galaxies for other life forms. It is not a telescope that you look through because it uses radio waves. We took part in workshop about keeping healthy in space as well as trying out equipment the astronauts use on the space station. Next we learnt how rockets are propelled in to space using fuel. Our second workshop was about the Mars Rover mission. We worked in teams to make a Mars Rover landing craft. It had to protect its cargo when landing on Mars. To do this our cargo was an EGG. Several of the craft didn’t protect the egg enough and so there was plenty of yolk! However, one team was successful. Maybe these will be spacecraft engineers in the future.
Today, Year 5, were excited to meet Dave Heyhoe. After writing remembrance poems for his dog, Treo, and attaching them to his memorial, Dave wanted to meet the children. We loved hearing all his stories and how wonderful Treo was. We were told about how he was trained with a tennis ball and a rubber duck, as well how he helped in the war in Afghanistan. Some of us are reading Dave’s book “All about Treo”. It was so interesting to listen to their experiences and how they saved many lives. Treo was honored by receiving the Dickin Medal, which is the highest award any animal can receive whilst serving in the military.