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

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.

Sending Emails

Dear parents/carers,

As we return to school, parents understandably have many questions about a wide variety of topics. We wanted to clarify the most efficient way of getting an answer to these enquiries. We are attempting to reduce the volume of emails being sent to the main office as they cannot possibly have all the answers, particularly to class related questions. This, combined with the high number of emails being received, is leading to us being concerned that our families will not be getting the answers they need within an acceptable timeframe.

Below are the best email addresses for a variety of enquiries – the examples given are a best fit and cannot cover every eventuality, please use them as guides.

For the time being, the main office will still be available by appointment only. Please use one of the following email addresses:

General class/learning related enquiries:

Questions about curriculum, home learning, PE kits etc should be sent to the email address that corresponds to your child’s year group:

Nursery – nursery@edmundwaller.lewisham.sch.uk

Reception/Year 1 – earlyphase@edmundwaller.lewisham.sch.uk

Years 2 & 3 – lowerphase@edmundwaller.lewisham.sch.uk

Years 4, 5 & 6 – upperphase@edmundwaller.lewisham.sch.uk

These email addresses will be checked weekly.

Inclusion:

For questions regarding inclusion and Special Educational Needs, email the following address:

send@edmundwaller.lewisham.sch.uk

This address will be checked daily and a response sent within 3 days of receipt.

We would ask you not to contact staff members directly, teachers will not respond to emails that are not sent to one of the addresses listed here.

If you feel your enquiry is urgent then please send to the main email address:

office@edmundwaller.lewisham.sch.uk

Please think carefully about where to send your email as it will allow us to get the most accurate information back to you.