Some of our year 5 children had the unique opportunity to visit a major 'live' construction site. They were able to discover how buildings and structures in the community are developed, as well as learn about the diverse range of skills and professions needed. The children had a tour of the site, made buildings using a range of materials, including marshmallows and had an opportunity to ask questions to the professionals. The children engaged well and were very excited to share their experience with their class on their return.
Year 5- Drama workshop
In Year 5 we have attended a drama workshop about Romeo and Juliet. We learnt about different aspects of drama such as stage presence and how to act out the play. We learnt about different acting techniques such as freeze frames, voice expression, body language and how to be in the characters shoes
Year five completed a Greek Workshop to assist them with their knowledge of Ancient Greece. The children learnt about the Ancient Greek culture, legends and the creations/celebrations that are still used today. The workshop allowed children to share their newfound knowledge with each other in order to create drama pieces. They created improvisations, freeze frames, movement pieces and then performed the story of 'King Midas and the Golden Touch.' The children enjoyed the workshop and it was lovely to see their enthusiasm and engagement in the topic!
Year 5 learning to play the Trombone
Year 5 have been working with Ecam to learn how to play the trombone.
E13 Groove at Lister - March 17
On Wednesday 29th March the year 5 musicians from the E13 Groove afterschool club went to Lister for a special ‘Spring Concert’, where they starred alongside hundreds of other students from other local primary and secondary schools. The performances ranged from orchestras to jazz bands to choirs, culminating in the grand finale, when all the performers from the evening took to the stage to perform a rendition of 'Stardust' by Lena for the first time together! It was great to see so many Upton Cross pupils, parents and ex-pupils gather together to enjoy this great event. Here’s to many more!
Year 5 Visit to the British Museum - Jan 2017
Year 5 visited the British Museum to carry out some research about ancient Egyptian civilisation. We read, found facts, sketched and discussed what we learned. The galleries had so many interesting artifacts and sculptures to learn from!
Year 5 Cooking in DT - Autumn Term
Year 5 completed their DT unit on cooking - African topic. Moroccan Harira Soup! Yum. Here are some pictures of the children cooking and eating their food. We got to prepare, cook, eat and evaluate the dish.
Year 5 - Cricket competition
On Wednesday 22nd June 15 year 5 and 6 children went to West Ham Park to take part in a cricket tournament. They developed their hand eye co-ordination skills and long and short range fielding techniques. They played competitively against another school and enjoyed working as a team.