We have started our ‘Splendid Skies’ topic with creating art work based around the seasons and weather. We explored the weather we have in each season and showed this in our art work. We have been exploring Spring. We wrote acrostic poems based on Spring which tells us about all the things we see, feel, smell and hear in Spring time.
All the children seem to have grown during the Easter Holiday but its not just the children!
Our growing area is thriving. This week we thinned out the radishes. Some of us tasted the small radishes.
“the water is making them grow”
The carrot seedlings are showing, we are looking forward to tasting them too.
Indoors our tomato plants are doing well. We measured them with cubes to see how tall they are.
One of the plants is 21 cubes high.
We also have some beetroot starting to grow and Mrs Grant brought in some strawberry plants from her garden.
Mrs Ali planted some broad beans with the children.
On Tuesday, Y3 caught the train into the city centre to visit Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to start our new topic ‘Gods and Mortals’. This topic is based around the Ancient Greeks and Y3 will be finding out more across this half term.
At the museum we explored the Ancient Greek gallery, sketched some of the artefacts, and then worked with Sarah, the museum teacher to design an amphora pot with a geometric design. This design was then scratched onto a final piece to imitate the black figure technique. Afterwards we explored the red figure technique by painting an owl design, as a gift for Athena, the goddess of wisdom. Both techniques were used by the Ancient Greeks.
Finally, Sarah took us back to the Ancient Greek gallery to carry out a treasure hunt, where we found the Ancient Greek equivalents of everyday objects, e.g. a jug or mug. Y3 also found out more about each of the different gods and designed an offering for them.
Ask Y3 to tell you more about our visit 🙂
A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity and independence, and to play an active part in the community. Governments must do all they can to provide support to disabled children.
Here at St. Clement’s C of E Academy, the staff encourage the students to have fun, learn and build up their self-esteem, especially by creating after school clubs such as boxing and multi-sports, used to not just have fun, but to also help the children acknowledge that people with disabilities are fully welcome at the school.
Some of the worlds best sports stars are wheelchair basketball players.
A disability should not stop any child from living a normal life and having the same rights as others.
Year 5 UNICEF committee
We have a mud kitchen outside that is very popular with the children. When they are playing in the mud kitchen they are learning a range of skills.
Learning to be independent and put waterproofs on ourselves.
Practising writing on the menu board.
Developing gross motor skills in preparation for writing.
The open-ended nature of mud encourages creative thinking and allows children to freely create without fear of making mistakes.
Practising social skills such as cooperation, negotiation, communication, and sharing as they work together.
Maths and science skills are practised as children make before and after comparisons, solve problems, test theories, and measure and count ingredients for their mud pies.
Playing in the mud inspires children to feel a connection to nature and develop an appreciation for the environment
“But maybe the greatest benefit of mud play is the memories being created by the children. Mud play and the wonder and joy associated with it are the stuff that fabulous childhood memories are made of!”
(Some information from Mud Marvellous Mud by Michelle Rupiper)
We visited Aston Parish church for the Easter service. The children walked to the church very sensibly, and sat beautifully during the church service. We enjoyed singing and looking at the beautiful building. We are looking forward to our break!