Year 5 and the Roman invasion of Britain

To round off our history topic about the Romans, Year 5 recreated a few major dates of Roman history in Britain, which as you can see from the video, are almost entirely historically accurate.

Having made our own Roman and Celtic shields, and practised some Roman military tactics, we re-enacted the failed invasion by Caesar in 55 BCE, the successful invasion of Britain by Emperor Claudius in 43 CE, and the Iceni rebellion led by Boudicca in 61 CE. While perhaps not showing the fabled Roman army’s discipline, our year 5s made up for it in enthusiasm and enjoyment.

The Romans landing on British shores for the first time
The Iceni rebellion confident before their defeat at the Battle of Watling Street in 61CE
Legionaries in the tortoiseshell formation
Celts with their shields and warpaint
Legionaries in a defensive orb formation

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Resource Base Proposal

Edmund Waller Primary School has expressed an interest in opening a resource base provision for children with ASD at Edmund Waller. The school would provide a classroom and skilled staff to meet the needs of these children thus providing a valuable service to the community.  It would also improve the school’s current offer for children with SEND as it would increase expertise across the school as well as improving professional development opportunities for staff.  The specialist staff and resources would be able to be shared across the whole school.  This proposal is in line with the school’s vision and ethos.

Humanity – a culture of visible kindness where everyone is treated fairly and respectfully.

Creativity – an environment where children have the skills to think creatively, explore the world and communicate their findings with others.

Ambition – high expectations for all ensuring equitable access to the curriculum and other opportunities within school.

Year 6 Feeding Time!

Year 6 took their SATs tests this week. They were the first set of assessments held since the start of the pandemic. To try and reduce any anxiety or worry, we invited the whole of the year group in for breakfast from Monday – Thursday (there are no papers on a Friday).

We were delighted that so many of the children chose to join us each morning. There was a lovely calm atmosphere, which set the tone for the day.

A huge thank you to Ms Greenbank and Mrs Price for organising the breakfast choices and (wo)manning the toasters so efficiently

Year 5 at Stubbers – Day 2

The moon shines over tents as everyone finally settles to sleep in the early hours

Good morning

What beautiful sky!

Rather than let the day and the wonderful weather go to waste, many year 5 children decided to get up around 5am to run around and play football.

The early birds on the pitch

Once everyone was awake and dressed, and awake, we headed down to the canteen.

8:00am – Mr Hill leads the hungry crew to breakfast

Enjoying the delicious hot and cold breakfast options

Breakfast

Yum.

Morning Activities Begin

Group 2 and 4 getting ready to paddleboard
Group 4 on their XL paddleboard

Caleb hands out the buoyancy aids
Drying off in the sun after a morning of fun in the water

Lunch Time

Sandwiches, potato, salad, fruit and a treat. Everyone still very much enjoying the food 🙂

Afternoon

All fuelled up and ready for more, groups 3 and 4 went up against each other in an orienteering challenge!

The long walk up the hill to the orienteering start point

The two groups of children went alone to find points set out in the map, using nothing but landscape features and as their guide.

Rolling back down seemed more efficient. And fun.

Teamwork makes the dream work

Teamwork challenge games

Laser Tag – Rumours are that Ms Silverton was absolutely ruthless

Dinner time

That cookie was a beautiful experience.

Evening

After dinner, everyone has a hot chocolate, a biscuit and a tidy up. Then it’s off for free play for the rest of the evening.

Enjoying the playground

The perfect place to watch the sun set

All is quiet at the campsite again. Everyone tucked in.

One more day to go.

Arrived! Stubbers Day 1

Year 5 finally got to begin the eagerly anticipated residential at Stubbers today.

We enjoyed a warm welcome from the staff, found our tents and bunks, and got settled in time for dinner.

Sooooo excited to be here!
Mr Hill saves the day by ridding a tent of an intruding arachnid. He’s now rumoured to be considering a career in pest control.
Tucking into dinner
All-important food shot. Very tasty so far 🙂
Dinner discussion: “Can 42 really be the meaning of life?”
First chance to get onto the football pitch after dinner. And finally the sun is coming out!

Taking it easy for a while in the quiet tent accompanied by some smooth jazz.

And now to end the evening with some entertainment.

Strings is Out!

Strings, the last Year 6 Opera project, is now available to rent or by on Amazon.

Those under 7 years old might find some parts scary.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/detail/B09XTSC4GS

Our current Year 6 project will be screened at Genesis Cinema on Wednesday 20th July.

Tickets are not yet available, but we will let you know when they are.

https://genesiscinema.co.uk/