Indigo Year 5 2016 – 17

Oxfam Water Week

Eco-council have done a fantastic job organising events for the Oxfam Water Week. All week the children have been bringing loose change in to try and fill a water bottle. Every class managed to fill a bottle, some even had to get a second or third bottle!  Each class has learnt about the work Oxfam do for water vulnerable people and why this work
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KS2 Sports day!

Yesterday, Monday 3rd July, St. Mary’s held their annual KS2 sports day afternoon. All parents were invited to watch the children complete a number of activities testing both individually and within teams including, sprint races, javelin, long jump, obstacle races, relay, egg and spoon, sack races and target games. Have a look at our photos below.

Edale 2017

Indigo had a fabulous time at Edale last week! They had a very busy three days which consisted of abseiling, weaselling, canoeing, night hikes, orienteering and problem solving games. It was lovely to see Indigo working as a team, strengthening friendships, trusting each other and having the courage to have a go and persevere during all of these activities. All of the team leaders at
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Fun with Poetry!

What an exciting day we have had at St. Mary’s with a visit from poet Matt Goodfellow. The day began with a performance in the hall for KS2 children, followed by a performance for KS1 children. Matt was so entertaining and we all laughed as he shared funny stories about his children and his inspiration for his different poems. As well as that, we
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Air Raid Shelters

Year 5 had a fantastic day at the air raid shelters and Staircase House. We learnt so much about rationing, make do and mend, air raid precautions and the air raid shelters themselves. Indigo’s behaviour throughout was superb and they had some very interesting questions to ask. We hope you enjoy looking at our pictures.

Year 5 take control of the Garden

Indigo class have had a very hard working and productive morning getting to grips with the school garden. We started with a tour to see what was growing  and then we made a few plans of what we wanted to achieve. We put a lot of effort into clearing the weeds from the vegetable garden and have established some new tyre gardens as well as
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Police Museum

This morning we went to the Police Museum, which fitted in perfectly with our Stockport throughout the time topic. We learnt all about the different weapons, machines, uniforms and tools which officers have used throughout the years. Indigo class also got a chance to sit in an original court room from Denton Police Station as well as trying on different uniforms. It was a very interesting
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Health Awareness Day

Last Friday the whole school was involved in a Health awareness day which highlighted different ways in which we can stay healthy. A number of different activities took place in the classes including:- St Johns ambulance training A visit from Christian Aid A visit from the dental nurse. We all agreed it was a fantastic day in which we were taught a lot. Hopefully we
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Anglo Saxon Workshop

Today Indigo were joined by ‘Cynewulf’ (Koona-Wolf), an Anglo Saxon Warrior. We explored different areas of Anglo Saxons in the morning, from how they travelled to Britain, their religion, the artefacts, to the legend of Beowulf. We developed our understanding through games, quizzes, riddles and dramas. In the afternoon we looked at some of the heavy weapons which the Anglo Saxons used in war, which was
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Ten Pieces Music Lesson

On Friday afternoon, Green, Blue and Indigo classes came together in the hall for a ‘Ten Pieces’ lesson. We first watched a BBC clip of Grieg’s ‘In the Hall of the Mountain King’ and told the story, listening out for effects used by the composer to tell the story through music. We talked about the different instruments used, and the effects of the dynamics and
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