Monday, 20 March 2017

Kestrels visit The Houses of Parliament and the National Gallery in London!

In connection with work in class, Year 5 and Year 6 visited London today. Not only did we visit these two historic venues, but we also saw many of 'the sights' of London!

At the Houses of Paliament, we visited both The House of Lords and the House of Commons! We weren't allowed to take photos, except for at the very beginning and end of our visit, for security reasons. Here we are!


When we left we knew a lot more about democracy in our country.


After this we walked along Whitehall to the National Gallery, via...


Big Ben



Downing Street

 
Horseguards' Parade (we even saw the changing of the guard)


Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square


Admiralty Arch, through which we could see The Mall and Buckingham Palace

At the National Gallery we enjoyed a workshop about landscape painting, collecting ideas that we can use when we paint landscapes. We saw some very famous paintings!



The Haywain by John Constable


The Bridge at Giverney by Claude Monet



Time for home, with many new memories to enjoy!
































Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Latin America and Beethoven's 5th Symphony!

Inspired by ideas from Beethoven's 5th Symphony, we have been composing music to represent the Amazon River or the Amazon Rainforest and animals that live in them. 

Our pieces include rhythmic and melodic motifs and it was great fun working together to practise and perform them. 

Discovering Beethoven, symphonies and musical motifs...



Here is one groups's plan for their music:


Finally some photos of us performing...


















Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Spelling Teams

In Kestrel Class, we have dramatically improved our spelling this year. To add to the fun and further improve our spelling, we are now learning personal spellings, to try to win points for our spelling teams. Every week, the league will be updated, teams ordered and players of the week recognised for their efforts! Here are our spelling teams, each team having chosen the team name!

Watermelon Team


Domino Team


And Team Dynamite


Week one results are in and Team Dynamite are currently top of the league. Players of the week are George, Afiyah, Robyn, Eleanor and Benjamin. MVP (Most Valuable Player) was George. Well done to you all!










 

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Christmas and Tudors

This week, we have been doing an RE topic about Christmas and Tudors. We have found out about figures involved in the Christmas story and symbols linked to Christmas. Finally we discovered that some of the Tudor monarchs had a great impact on religion in England.

We enjoyed lighting candles, one of the symbols of Christmas...





When we turned the lights out, the children were moved and someone started to sing; everybody joined in, singing Christmas songs and carols. It was a special moment that we enjoyed together.








Monday, 12 December 2016

Bressingham's got talent- our own talent show!

Our Key Stage 2 Project Group have arranged a talent show for the whole school and today's the day for both the auditions and the final.

Here are the Kestrel Class entries, together with the Key Stage 2 Project Group. 


A huge thank you to those who took part and those who arranged the competition. We are looking forward to the final!

Here are some of us on stage...





This is another of our 100 memorable events...Bressingham truly does have talent!

Following are some photos from the final. It was amazing- fantastic support from children and parents/careers, superb announcers from our Key Stage 2 Project Group and three specially invited judges...











Well done and thank you to everybody involved.




















Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Mexico or U.K.? Bread-making and family tasting of soups and breads

A day of excitement started with making our Mexican and English breads...














Preparing the tables for the tasting session, including questionnaires to get feedback about how the soups taste to inform our evaluations...





Thank you to all who visited to taste our soups and breads- there was such a lovely atmosphere in our classroom and the children really enjoyed sharing their foods with you...










Once our visitors had tasted, it was our turn!



For our 100 memorable events, we have made a meal for others to enjoy...

Well done to Kestrel Class; you were so responsible and welcoming. You have made everybody very proud.