Sammy’s Zambia blog

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying your summer holidays. If you get the time, it would be great if you could visit Sammy’s blog from Zambia. There are pictures going up all the time showing the work that she is doing and I am sure that she will appreciate any messages that you send her.

I have put the link to the blog on the right of the page or you can just click here.

The end of another school year! :-(

With the school year ending and you all about to start in a new class, I thought it would be nice to share some of our memories from Year 5.

I have had a great time being your teacher this year and here are some of my favourite memories:

– The Christmas Production and the magicians, Lewis A, Liam and Ben K.

– The Robin Hood courtroom drama and Joe’s amazing debate skills!

– Our class assembly – the rap battle, the genius baby, the trial of Justin Bieber and the Dragon’s Den.

In fact, I’m sure that if I sit here and think about it, there are many more great memories from this year.

Thanks everyone, you have all been fab!

Mr A

Daft Punk Flash Mob

Here it is everyone! I was so excited about seeing this video that I started working on it straight after school. Enjoy!

daft punk flash mob from mralderdice on Vimeo.

For any visitors that are wondering what this is all about, this video shows the performance for the end of our dance unit. It was inspired by the video for Around the World by Daft Punk.
The children developed small group dances to the music which then led to a larger dance. This was then performed as a whole class to the children in Key Stage 2 at the end of playtime in the form of a flash mob.

None of the other children in the playground were aware of what was about to happen, as far as they were concerned, when the whistle blew it was just the end of another playtime.

Wimbledon – history in the making!

Hi everyone.

Just in case you didn’t already know, tomorrow, Andy Murray will play in the men’s tennis final at Wimbledon.

Murray is the first Briton to reach the men’s singles final since 1938.

This is a huge occasion in sport and I am sure that it is an occasion which will be talked about for many years to come. Don’t miss it!

Mr A

Olympic literacy homework – 4th July

This week, to tie in with our Olympic week in school, you have some Olympic themed homework.

Imagine that all of the animals in the world are having an Olympic games. Who would win each event?

For this piece of work, try to avoid using clichés (obvious examples). This means you can not have a cheetah as the winner of the 100m.

Tip: Would it make a difference if all the animals were the same size?

Be creative, think outside of the box and research if you need to.

Olympic Literacy Homework – Show and Not Tell

It’s homework time again. I think most of you know the rules for this activity now. Describe something without saying what it is.

This week, I would like you to describe an Olympic event.

A good way to do this activity would be to write in the first person, imagining that you are taking part in the event.

*What can you see?
*What can you hear?
*How do you feel?
*What specific vocabulary can you use that will give me a clue about the event?

Have fun everyone, I look forward to reading your work.