Crime Through Time

Crime Through Time
This half-term, the children will be taking part in a Mini Adventure called ‘Crime Through Time’. This Mini Adventure will have a History and PSHE focus, with the children studying how crime and justice has changed from Anglo-Saxon to modern times. Our class novel of Holes by Louis Sachar will further explore themes of justice, fairness and destiny and form an integral part of our literacy curriculum this half term.
Y5 Mini Adventure:
Y6 Mini Adventure:
Class Novel - Holes by Louis Sachar
We are really enjoying reading Holes as our class novel. This week in English, we improvised some phone calls home that the main character Stanley might have made. We used this drama activity to help us write letters home as Stanley. We used our knowledge of the characters and plot so far to determine that Stanley would probably tell some white lies so his parents wouldn't worry about him! We had to use details from the plot to ensure our letters where believable.
 
English - Peer Mentoring to learn how to add relative clauses
Today we were learning to add relative clauses to add detail to our sentences. Some of the Y6s acted as mentors, supporting and coaching their peers!
 
24.1.22 Exploring themes in Holes
We began to untangle the complex plot and character structures of Holes today. We started to map out how the three main storylines happen in different time periods but are all interconnected. This will lead to some work about the themes of fate and destiny in Holes. Here we are grouping all of the many characters into groups we have devised to organise them:
DT 11.1.21
We've begun our stand-alone DT topic of 'Bread' this week. We began by making some basic, white rolls. We had lots of fun learning some key DT vocabulary and skills of: kneading, proving and shaping. During our evaluation, we all agreed that our bread had excellent taste and aroma, and to improve our bread next time we bake, we could try to design our bread to improve it's appearance.
DT 17.1.22
Shaping bread - today we used our scoring and plaiting techniques to shape our bread rolls. They turned out brilliantly!
25.1.22 DT - Making Bread...Continued!
We have developed our bread-making skills even further today! Not content with making shaped plain rolls, today we flavoured our rolls, making 'Pizza Whirls'. We learnt a new way to shape bread (using a roll and cut 'Chelsea Bun' technique) and added a cheese and tomato filling to make delicious pizza flavoured whirls. The classroom smelled amazing and the Pioneers had lots of ideas about how they would vary the flavour combinations.. watch this space for even more bread creations over the next few weeks...
DT - Final Bread Product 16.2.22
Here are our final bread products. We each designed our own shaped and flavoured roll. There were dough balls & garlic butter, pizzas and pesto rolls to name just a few of the delicious products. The whole school smelled AMAZING!
 
Dance
We are using our dance topic to explore what life was like as an Anglo Saxon. This week we explored movements which represent different activities a typical Anglo Saxon child may have done: fishing, chopping trees, collecting firewood and weaving. We weaved with our bodies and weaved in and around each other. We produced creative group dances using weaving actions and represented timber Anglo Saxon structures. We became very good at synchronising movements with each other, representing opening and closing doors, for example.

Dance 27.14.22

Today we told the story of Alfred the Great using dance. We practised alternating between holding a ‘strong’ position and travelling. Eventually we worked as two groups, alternating between travelling and holding position, creating contrast.

We then created movements that represented King Alfred’s flee into marshland and his eventual building of ‘burghs’ - fortified towns designed to withstand Viking attack. In small groups we combined all of these elements to represent King Alfred’s story.

Next week we will work to use the beat of the music in order to time elements, in order to help us dance and change movement in unison.