A big welcome to everyone who is reading this page. These are the adventures of Class 5 in their final year at Bredon Hancock's First School. We hope you enjoy all the pictures, videos and written accounts and for those of you who have taken part, we hope they provide a great memory of your time here at Bredon!
Tea, Talk and Cake 2017!
This week we enjoyed 'Tea, Talk and Cake'. The children worked hard during the week to make some delicious flapjack cakes (practising a lot of maths without knowing it), and enjoyed a great session of chat finding out about each others interests, hobbies and lives. It was a fantastically positive session and we cannot wait for the next time! Well done all!
PE: Team Challenges Autumn 2017
This half term we have been working on team challenges by solving problems in pairs and small teams. We have loved using a range of equipment to solve games involving rescuing a golden egg, crossing swamps and navigating lava pools! The children have worked well and risen to the challenge brilliantly! The unit will culminate in a small orienteering challenge in preparation for Malvern next term!
Well done everyone!
World War 2 Research 2017
Class 5 completed their research into the World Wars by creating questions for two experts in the field. We were joined by Mr Emmanuel, who is a former soldier in the British army and a war graves enthusiast, who spoke to us about his many trips to Northern France. We all enjoyed his informative talk and handouts, which he prepared for the whole class, and are now in their own Topic books.
We also developed out computing skills, by using video conferencing , to speak to Dr Dennis (yes he is my brother) a published historian at Cardiff Metropolitan University and a Principal Examiner for OCR. We all prepared and asked questions about World War 2 for him and he helped us to increase our knowledge and answer our own questions about the principle moments in World War 2.
What a great topic this term, now for Space!
Skipping Day 2017
Class 5 loved their skipping day this half term. They had great fun practising their basic skills and then developing new techniques, and developing a class jump! Enjoy the photos of the sessions below; a skipping rope could be a good present from Santa!
Parliament Week 2017
This week we have taken part in our first Parliament Week. We enjoyed learning about the Houses of Parliament and then took part in a range of debates including whether to extend the hours of the school day, stop homework and decide whether to get rid of peanut chocolate!
Anti Bullying Week 2017
We have a had a great week exploring the meaning of bullying and how we can work together to stop people from feeling upset and sad in the playground. We had good fun exploring feelings and strategies in order to help each other in the future. Thank you to Mrs Hastings for her fantastic drama workshops.
Children in Need 2017
Well done to all of the children in Class 5. They all worked really hard organising, collecting and then counting all the donations from the school for Children in Need this year. Not an easy job when you are in your pyjamas!
Thank you everyone!
This half term Class 5 went on an adventure as World War 2 evacuee's and headed for Winchcombe. We enjoyed many different experiences while we were there including: attending a World War 2 classroom, wearing World War 2 uniforms, taking part in fire fighting training for the Home Guard, experiencing an air raid, singing World War 2 songs and taking part in a World War 2 evacuee train ride. On the train we got to arrest a German spy and took some time to speak to actual World War 2 evacuee's! What a great day!
During this half term we celebrated 'No Pens Wednesday' where the children and staff enjoyed a day without using any formal writing equipment. The children in Class 5 developed drama work linked to the novel 'War Game' by Michael Foreman. Each group selected a part of the story they would like to dramatise, practised and then acted it out for the cameras. Have a look at the video links to see the results for yourselves!
Our PE unit this term has been team games with the focus on football. The children all enjoyed taking part in the skills units and then took to the pitch to show of their talent. Due to the weather we had a great mini tournament inside but the rain certainly did not dampen the children's skills or enthusiasm!
Welcome to the class page of Class 5 where you will find lots of information, photos, videos and work dedicated to all the fun and excitement we have in school! Please enjoy!
The children in Class 5 have been working hard at their Leavers Performance. As part of the performance they will be using some videos they have made about their time in different year groups. Please take time to visit our video site and enjoy the movies they have created!
(P.S. The videos will only be online after the Leaver Performance on Wednesday 19th July 2017, we do not want to spoil the surprise!)
Main Games 2017
Today we went over to visit all of our future friends at the Middle School and got involved in the Main Games. We tried our hand at cross country, quick cricket, bell boating and dodge ball. We all had a great day meeting new friends and playing in a very supportive manner. Thanks to Andy Train for creating the day for us all!
Sports Week 2017
What a fantastic week! We had great fun this week trying many new sports including: street dance, fencing, karate and rounders! We also had a wonderful final sports day at the school! Thanks to Miss Hitchman!
Overbury Estate Farm Visit Summer 2017
During the Summer term, Class 5 went with Class 3 on a fantastic day trip to Overbury Farm Estate. The children learnt a huge amount of information about farming and animal life cycles and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Thanks to all the staff and children who were brilliant on the day! Enjoy the photos below!
As a class this term we have been exploring the meaning of Salvation and what resonance it has with us in 2017. We have researched and examined key Bible passages, examined paintings of the accounts from different periods of time and explored the meaning of Salvation through drama. It has been a very thought provoking unit of work, well done Class 5!
This term we have been busy developing our own part of a whole school art project. We have been inspired by the artist Peter Blake, and have begun manipulating our on images from his inspiration! Thanks to Ellen for the amazing lesson!
The big event this term for Year 5 was the residential to Malvern Outdoor Activity Centre. The children all had to learn how to look after themselves, work as a team and push themselves to reach their own targets and then go one step further! All the children, and staff, did this very well climbing quad poles, flying down zip wires and even making edible sandwiches! What an adventure! Well done to everyone involved! Now for good rest!
To bring our Space topic to a close we all created our very own Space Museum where we showed our parents and families all we have learn about our topic. The children had two mornings to plan, design, collect and display all the work they had developed. They did a wonderful job creating some fabulous exhibitions and we were all very proud of how they showed off their understanding and knowledge! Well done everyone!
In the final weeks of the term we all went to Leicester to visit the National Space Centre. It was a long journey but after a day exploring two giant rockets, examining parts of Tim Peake's space kit, working a scale model of a USSR space rocket command centre, exploring facts about all the planets in our solar system, performing a weather report from the future and enjoying a show from the largest planetarium in the country we thought it was a great trip! Well done to all involved!
The children in Year 5 have started their Science Topic this half term and are learning all about Space. They have so far explored the Solar System, learnt about the planets within our Solar System and how they move around the Earth, had a debate about the great scientists involved in the movement of the planets and learnt about the phases of the moon! What will the next half term bring?
This half term Year 5 took over the school on Friday 10th February 2017. The children took on all the roles the teachers and adults perform in school. The children enjoyed carrying out assemblies, learning walks, writing reports, teaching lessons and then the marking! The whole school enjoyed the day and I know the children in Year 5 learnt a great deal about researching for jobs, applying for them, interviewing for the role and then carrying the role out! What a great day!
Early this term Year 5 went with Year 4 to The Hive library in Worcester city centre. The children had a great experience learning about the library, seeing how books are sorted and then using the library to research the early part of their Space Project. All the children received a library card and were able to borrow a book. What a great day!
The children always love the Christmas topic and they have enjoyed their last Christmas celebrations at Bredon Hancocks! As always the children created their own Christmas hats and their imagination and creativity flowed throughout the whole lesson. The children also learnt about 'Christingles' and created their own to share with you all at home! Happy Christmas everyone!
Class 5 loved taking part in iSing Pop this term and made us all very proud on Thursday in both the afternoon and the evening performances! Well done all!
During our World War 2 topic, Mrs Millar taught the children how to make Rag Rugs as part of the 'Make Do a Mend' element. The children loved the technique and soon got the hang of creating a some great pieces of work! Well done all!
To complete the unit of our 'World War' topics the children all researched different aspects of World War 2 in order to answer the question of why a further world war would happen 20 years after the first.To answer all these questions and check out their understanding the children then posed questions to a historian from Cardiff Met University via video conferencing and 'Google Hangouts'. It was a great experience for them all and the amount of quality questions they created was amazing! Well done everyone!
In November the children in Class 5 and Class 4 all took part in our special E-Safety afternoon and evening. The children learnt a great deal about staying safe from Ms Jane Finch and will be revisiting all the information throughout the rest of the year. Thanks to all the parents who attended the evening conference that I am sure was useful to all of us!
In Year 5, during the whole term, we have been learning a tuned instrument. The children came to the end of the unit of work this term and then performed a great song. We had singers, ukulele players and percussion artists all creating a fantastic sound. Mr Comber has mentioned that this class have learnt the most of all classes in all schools he has taught in. well done Year 5!
We all love Forest School and the class really enjoyed their last ever Forest School at Bredon Hancocks. The class all created dens, animal shelters, carried out some expert whittling and made some great marshmallow biscuit cakes whilst developing their safe fire skills! Here is too Malvern next term!
Class 5 took part in Interfaith Week and enjoyed exploring festivals from the Jewish, Hindu and Muslim faiths. We also had a wonderful experience with our Diwali Day celebrations and took a full and active role in a Diwali dance! Well done Year 5!
This term Class 5 visited Worcester Cathedral for a day of poetry. It was a great trip where we visited all parts of the cathedral to inspire our poetry. The children learnt to use all of their senses and this helped develop some interesting acrostic poems all about the beautiful building! Thanks to Ben Smith and the team at the cathedral and we look forward to visiting again in the future!
Class 5 have loved all their maths work this term and never more than a good investigation in number! We have been exploring all elements of decimals and have enjoyed practical and written maths sessions. We also teamed up with children from Year 4 for a mixed aged maths investigation into addition pyramids!
Well done to all involved, lets keep maths fun!
This term the class visited Winchcombe railway station and enjoyed a day in the life of a World War 2 evacuee. We learnt from former evacuee's, took a train ride into the country, caught a German spy and experienced an air raid shelter in full action. We even practised putting out a fire! The day was a wonderful experience and prepared us all for our World War 2 studies next term!
During the half term Key Stage Two had a visit from some BT engineers. They showed us all about how the internet cabling works throughout the village and discussed the new developments of high speed broadband for the area. Many thanks to all the team at BT for the visit and the water bottles!
Inspired by poetry from World War 1 the children in Class 5 created some short stories based on experiences and incidents they have learnt about this dreadful period in history. The children planned and re enacted these stories during 'No Pens Wednesday'. We hope you enjoy their creative and informative videos particularly as some of the events actually happened to some of the groups ancestors!
This term saw the children in Year 5 investigate the country of Ireland. The children all dressed in the countries traditional colours and took part in map work, art, fact finding and baking to make the day a very enjoyable experience. We also learnt a few phrases of Irish as well!
In our indoor PE sessions, gymnastics has been our focus for this term. We have combined all of our skills in travelling, jumping, tumbling, balancing and using equipment in a routine. The children have created iMovies to demonstrate what they have learned.
WORLD BOOK DAY – Jasmine Girvan
Recently we have dressed up as are favourite character from are favourite books. I dressed up as moody Margaret from horrid Henry. Elmley castle came over as their favourite book character as well it was a fun day of art and shared reading.
World book day!!!!!!!!
The whole school dressed up as their favourite book character. We all did some shared reading with other classes in the school. We shared with year 4. We also did some Gruffalo big art work in collaboration with Emley Castle School. I dressed up as Poe Dameron from the new Star Wars movie/book.
By James Laliberte
On world book day it was fun because Elmley Castle School came over and everyone was dressed up in their costumes like: Princesses, Princes, Queens and Kings. First in the morning we finished the Gruffalo pictures we started with Elmley Castle on Monday and in the afternoon we did a book quiz.
By Gracie Allen
Creative arts week!
In creative arts week we did lots of things including art but also we were doing everything related to books because at the end of the week it was World Book Day. In reception class we were doing a patchwork with tissue paper and other materials in pairs. We covered a Tinga Tinga character of our choice from the African folk tales.
In year one we were drawing our favourite place. We also drew a map on wellies, this was based on a book of poems.
In year two we did pointillism on Mr Men. We drew our Mr Men then painted them in dots using a cotton bud.
In year three we made clay models in groups based on a chocolate room from Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Then with Miss Pugh in year five we learned about the different parts of the orchestra and became instruments from a brass band. I was a trombone.
By Ellie Washbourne
Creative arts week – Niamh Millar
During creative arts week we went into other classes and did different forms of art.
In year 5 we did singing! In year 4 we had fun making Stop Frame Animation. In year 3 we did clay modelling in year 1 we did sketching. With Mrs Earle in year 2 we looked at cubism and in reception we did collage.
Malvern by Henry
The Malvern trip were three of my favourite days of year five. When we were on the bus I was so excited but nervous from being away from home, this was the longest time I’ve spent from home. However, I had a feeling that this was going to be a great adventure. When we got there the staff at the centre explained the rules and also told us what activities we were doing.
The first activity was that we had to make our beds (this was a challenge for the boys)!
Our team leader was called Kate, she told us where our dormitories were and what they were called. They were called Sugarloaf, Abberley, Bredon, Cotswold and Midsummer.
Next we went to get our water proofs (telly-tubbies).
After lunch we got stuck into our activities. The whole experience was so much fun and something I will remember for a very long time.
On 24th February year 5 went to Malvern Outdoor Elements, where we learnt how to work as a team. When we got there we went to our dorms and unpacked. Then we got ready for our first activity, my first activity was the zip wire. We had to get all clipped in so we were safe. When you were up there it was a bit scary but you knew you were okay. When we were going down it was so fun because it felt like you were flying.
Then we did low ropes and I was partners with Etholle and you had to help each other get across all the challenges. Etholle and I did most of the course on our own but Miss Greenwood did help. My favourite low ropes activity was where you had to jump down tyres and get on a climbing wall then you had to swing across ropes, so fun, but all of it was fun. There was one low ropes activity which was a crossover of ropes and you had to get across without touching the floor. The only person in our group that could do it was Alfie.
Then we had some tea. I had chicken curry and it was really yummy. After we wrote in our diaries about our day so we would remember for home and school, but it was so much fun, I think we would've remembered. Then we had some calm down time so we weren't all so excited for bed. We then showered and brushed our teeth. Without too much talking we went to sleep. The other activities were bridges, quad pole and a walk up the Malvern Hills to the Beacon. I loved it all.
Malvern by Sam Barton
I think Malvern was one of the best weeks of my life! At the start I was a bit scared about going because it was the furthest I have ever been away from home but I was also really excited because it there would be loads of activities and it would be lots of fun!!
When we got there the leader Kate showed us all to our dorms which were Abberley, Bredon, Sugarloaf, Midsummer and Cotswold. My dorm was Abberley
My first activity was low ropes which was fun. We then completed the zip wire which was scary but also really fun.
All of Malvern was amazing!
Our Trip To Malvern Outdoor Elements
When we went to Malvern we did lots of fun activities like going down a Zip wire, climbing up a quad pole, rock climbing, archery, low ropes and bridges. I enjoyed all of them!
We had to make our beds and make lunch I found making my bed really hard I now really thank my mum for doing it for me. We were really lucky because we got a piece of cake every evening before bedtime. I really enjoyed the trip. Thank you very much Miss Pugh, Miss Greenwood and Mr Dennis.
Malvern by Leo
On Take Over Day year 5 took over the school. Ollie, Leo and I taught year 3 P.E. It was very fun. We taught them netball which went really well. We had our own staff room and children had to call us by surname. It was awesome.
By Poppy Johnson
Science Week – George O’Gorman
For the whole week starting off with the 18th of January the year 5s and 2s worked together and did science for science week we started with making pasta towers made with spaghetti and marshmallows the biggest one looked like the Eiffel towel. Our second activities was making rockets with bicarbonate of soda and vinegar, we also made a gas that can blow up balloons, and then we made lava lamps with a lot of different colours it was amazing.
We all had a very fun week!
We had a special party recently for our older friends and relatives.
The children dressed in 1940's clothing. Made cakes from wartime recipes and learned some special songs and dances from the period.
We have been looking at the poetry of WW1 as part of our world war topic.
We wrote our own lines to Dulce Et Decorum Est, acted out thise lines and others from the poem and finally wrote our very own poems entitled 'Our Beautiful World'.
Our Beautiful World?
By Sam Barton
The trenches so miserable,
Little food, little drink,
Sad faces, shell shocked,
BANG BANG every day, our beautiful world.
Between the two camps,
The most dangerous place,
As we write letters to our family,
Wandering like stray dogs, our beautiful world.
Messed up inside,
Once lived people now lives blood and bones,
Gas! Gas! Quick boys!
See the dead having one more breath, our beautiful world.
Days stood in dank water,
OUCH! Raw feet,
Help me, bleeding, battered, badly injured,
Cursing as help came, our beautiful world.
Half way through,
Still thirsty. Still starving,
Still alive, low on ammo, our beautiful world.
Devastated from the dying thirst,
Mouth dry, our beautiful world.
War nearly over, I am going to live, wait!
Over there, injured man,
I hear his cry, don't think,
Just help, who's that?
German soldier with a sniper,
BANG it's all gone dark...
We enjoyed a Spanish Day of learning. We looked at greetings, colours, numbers and learned a special version of Old Macdonald had a Farm.