Thank you to the PA for organising Skittleman to entertain us. We had a great afternoon filled with lots of laughter.
We used Layers on the ipad to create a picture of ourselves meeting our Narnia inspired characters.
On Tuesday afternoons over recent weeks, Southend United coaches have been working with us to deliver their Move and Learn programme. Combining work in the classroom with outdoor activities, the programme looks to educate children on health and fitness. Some topics covered so far include: meal planing using the eatwell guide, pulse rate and fun activities to keep active. The children have really enjoyed the sessions so far.
We had great fun today making Christmas Decorations WWII Style, with a
'Make do and mend' attitude. Using old Christmas paper, Christmas cards and whatever we could find in the classroom, we created super decorations for the home and for the tree. Well done everyone! Thankyou to all the adults who came in to 'Lend a Hand! Now we're all feeling 'Tickety-boo' and ready for the big day!!
We had great fun learning how to separate mixtures using a variety of methods including decanting, filtering and sieving.
The children been studying the Five pillars of Islam. Mrs Mrs Naeem very kindly came in to talk to us yesterday. She showed us the Quran, the declaration of faith and a prayer mat (with a compass to show the direction of Mecca when praying). We dressed in traditional Muslim head wear and clothing from different countries - India, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Mexico and China. The children enjoyed asking questions about the Islamic faith and hearing about Mrs Naeem's first hand experiences celebrating Ramadan, Eid and Hajj.
Our super Scientists have been investigating which materials dissolve in water to form a solution. We were able to adapt an investigation to make it a fair test and carry out our experiments safely and sensible.
On Tuesday, Year 5 became WW2 evacuees and they spent the day experiencing what life was like for children who were evacuated during the war. Dressed in an array of fantastic, evacuee-inspired outfits, the children arrived at Wat Tyler Country Park and learnt about the causes of the Second World War. After deciding when they thought Britain should have gone to war to stop the Nazis, the children went outside to experience life as evacuees in practical, hands-on activities.
From learning how to identify different planes and hand-washing clothes, to experiencing an air raid and learning some basic first aid, the day helped the children understand what life would have been like for children their age during the uncertainties of the war.
The children were impeccably behaved throughout the day and can be very proud of how they represented the school. The coach driver even took the time to email school to let us know how impressed he was with how polite the children were. They all seemed to have a very enjoyable day and were able to share lots of new facts about evacuees during WW2. Despite such a fun day, I'm sure the children were very happy to return back to school and the modern day where they don't have to hand wash their clothes, make homemade toilet paper but can instead enjoy lots of modern home comforts!
We hope that you enjoy our World War two dance performances as much as we enjoyed learning how to dance the Lindy Hop.
In music 5CS have been writing and performing anti-bullying raps. Enjoy!
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This blog is an ongoing record of the learning journey that the EFPS intake of 2014-15 are taking throughout their school lives at EFPS. We hope you enjoy sharing our experiences with us over the years. Please feel free to leave a positive comment on any of the posts!