Clever girl, Holli, first prize in the Stroud competition!
Jimi and Izzy wrote their own letters to each other, telling each other how to make Viking bread. They addressed their envelopes, posted them and loved receiving them a few days later. Pen pals in the making!
John Parsons, author of Ten Quests among other books, came to visit Y5 today with his wife, Jen (previously a teacher herself). He spent an hour with us, telling us all about his books, his illustrations and being an author. It was fascinating! We learned that John's Grandson Theo and Granddaughter Darcy were the inspiration for his books as they begged him to write down the stories he used to tell them. all his books have the number 10 as a theme - 10 Kingdoms tells the story of Scott killing the wicked witch, 10 Elements tells about Scott getting a girlfriend and facing the Evil wizard Snosrap (Parsons back to front). He brought his manuscripts in and all his illustrations which he drew himself. We had a fascinating time and John kindly signed our copies of his books for us. He has written to us since his visit, thanking our class for his lovely visit to us and congratulating us on our lovely, polite class! Good to hear!
Ross Probert came to visit Y5 today to teach us all about gravity. We learned that gravity kept us from spinning into the sun, that Sir Isaac Newton invented gravity and that earth's gravity keeps the moon in position due to its large mass and its larger gravitational pull. The children loved having Evan's big brother in and enjoyed the experiment showing gravity. Thank you Ross!
We were The Curious today in Bristol! We milked cows, went on a hamster wheel, played the piano, experimented with water and air power, threw our voices, spoke to robots about menus, sat on vibrating chairs, measured our height, burned off kit kats on a stepper, looked at our veins, created sand landscapes, texted our reflexes, got dizzy from optical illusions, investigated our surnames, learned about the growth of babies from inside a womb, made HUGE bubbles and yes, we also learned about Space! What a great day - lovely to hear the children enthuse about playing all day (when I secretly know that they have learned loads!). "Best day ever"
Lots of creative cookery from Logan and Lee inspired by space - and sweet too! Thank you boys
Alien visitor came to Year 5 to help us understand their planet!
The great K-nex challenge this year was won by Emily and Charlotte who will go on to compete next April at the finals! We wish them lots of luck with their innovative invention!
Three talented girls from Cam Everlands plus a friend decided to take part in the Cheltenham Community Mile and managed to do their runs in fabulous times! Well done to the girls and thank you to the parents for taking them up to Cheltenham for this great event. The children were so proud of their achievements and we are proud of them.
European language day led by students from Rednock - welcome to Cafe Everlands!
Vikings came to Cam Everlands! What a fabulous day we had! We all dressed as our favourite Viking character and were visited by a famous Viking who took us through the whole day. We looked at Viking weapons, stamped our own coins, carried out a Viking funeral of King Cnut and had a glorious battle. Luckily, no one ended up in Valhalla, although that would have been a glorious death! We were amazed by how vicious the Vikings really were!
Taking our posh Victorian ladies and gents with some little urchins too to the SS Great Britain - steerage or First Class. I wonder what they will choose .......
Learning from outer space - star bakers and star creators!
We loved Joe's home learning this week, together with an instruction on how to create one for ourselves and a demonstration of how well it worked! Well done Joe, it seems archery is another field of achievement for you!