In Brilliant Beavers , we've been being as brilliant as always even though it has been an unusual week for us .We have been joined by Fearless Fauns this week to work on our Archbishop of York Award (Young Leaders Award). We had to carry out a range of challenges this week that started with our ' walk of trust ' where we carried out in in our playground , communicating instructions to our partner using hand gestures . We had to be creative with our thinking as it was a non - verbal task.We then went on a walk in our local community to see how we could 'be the change we want to see .'
Whilst on the walk, we highlighted many areas where we could help, our biggest concern was the amount of litter on our streets.
Throughout the week, we have researched inspirational leaders and what they have done to change the world that we live in and we have also looked at the role of charities and in both the UK and globally. We have worked hard on our leaderships skills and have loved having Fauns working with us- it's been so much fun! Now, we look forward to making changes to our local community with our first task of trying to get permission from our local councillor to plant new flowers and tidy up in the community.
Miss Harrison says that she's so proud of our attitude and maturity throughout the week and how we have worked well on our leaderships skills!
Year 5's have started their 'Arch Bishop of York ' award this week , where we were introduced to Archie B and he told us about the benefits of the award and we also learned a song about 'Being the Change ' . We are looking forward to completing the challenges and home tasks . Our first challenge was the 'Cup Challenge ' where we had to make a pyramid out of cups but only using an elastic band to move the cups! We weren't allowed to touch the cup or the tables with any body part, which we found tricky but had to work together, as a team , developing our leadership skills .
We have also completed our topic of 'Natural Disasters' and created a very informative piece of work on volcanoes around the world. We were very interested to find out about Mount Fuji in Japan and also the damage that a volcano can cause- due to the ash cloud and lava!
Our new topic is Ancient Greece so we have been busy researching the history of Greek Theatre masks and designing our own, ready to make them next week. First, we had to choose whether we wanted to make a comedy or tragedy mask. We then had to think carefully about how the detail we added to the faces made our mask designs look more realistic.
This week we've settled back into school well and continued working hard .
We've learned how to use adverbs of manner , time and frequency in English . Miss Harrison was so impressed with our efforts! In maths , we have carried on learning all about fractions and have learned how to multiply them by whole numbers .
On Thursday , we all represented St . Andrew's excellently in church at our Easter Service . We sang , read bible extracts and spoke all about Easter .
We have carried out our own experiments in Science and had to think about how exercise effects our pulse rate . We had to get physical and exercise for 1 minute and record our pulses to see if our heart rate increased and why.
Overall , a super week back after a well - earned break .