Monet Impressionists

Year 5 have been studying the impressionist painter Claude Monet.
We have looked at his use of brush strokes, the choice of colours and the way the same scenes change throughout the seasons.

Our skills started inside the class, creating our own colour palettes and developing brush strokes similar to Monet.

Taking our palettes and sketch pads outside it was time paint the wonderful views around our school.

After lots of concentration and hard work it was time to show off our impressionism art. What do you think Claude Monet would think?

Year 5 Visit Astbury Mere

Over three half days Year 5 had the opportunity to visit the amazing water sports and outdoor centre at Astbury Mere.

Day 1 – The children got the chance to paddle-board, kayak and canoe onto the lake, each activity requiring a particular challenge. We even had a few visitors who wanted to explore, they were a little quackers.

Day 2 – Year 5 were given the opportunity to build their own raft which would then be cast onto the lake. With a little help from one another all the class were able to set sail, however, not all were able to stay aboard.
“Man overboard!”

Day 3 – Leaving their sea legs behind the children explored the world of ‘bush-craft’. Orienteering and fire building were today’s missions, as well as a cheeky toasted marshmallow.

Raft-building at Astbury Mere – Year 6

The children have had a brilliant time at Astbury Mere today. They were split in to two teams (Cheese and Onions) to design, build and sail a raft. The cheese team definitely looked like they were experts in building however their raft didn’t quite live up to its design and part of it came apart. Both rafts did float though. The onion team won the race to the ducks!

Year 5 Sports Day

Today year 5 and 6 joined forces to compete in Sports Day.
The temperature was hot and so was the competition.

After a hard day of sports an ice cream was the perfect end to an amazing day as a treat from the school. Thank you Mrs Isherwood.