Wye Valley YHA

Class Three had a wonderful time on their residential to the Wye Valley this week. We were lucky enough to have amazing weather all week. We had a lovely day spent canoeing along the river, stopping for lunch at Monmouth before canoeing back again.  We learnt archery and orienteering skills as well as survival skills such as shelter building and making fires. The setting was beautiful and we were able to see a range of wildlife including getting up close to some deer. A very memorable week spent working together as a team.


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Trip to Burton Art Gallery

Class Three enjoyed a trip to the Burton Art Gallery yesterday. We were greeted by our guide for the day, Julian. We talked about Picasso and learnt more about him and his art. We had the opportunity to look around the gallery with our ‘Picasso eyes’. Looking at how Picasso would have viewed these objects and we then tried to draw these objects as he would.

We also painted portraits in the style of Picasso using volunteers to pose whilst we sketched.

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We were looking at prisms and lenses to see how they can split white light up into the colours of the rainbow. We got some strange effects taking photos with them!

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Kwik Cricket

We have been enjoying learning the skills to play Kwik Cricket. We have been practicing our over arm and under arm bowling as well as developing our batting skills.

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Pin hole cameras

We made some pinhole cameras out of tin cans. We decorated them and made a list of rules for using them, to make sure that we don’t hurt our eyes!

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Yesterday, Year 5 enjoyed learning new skills in Volleyball. Denise Austin, a champion in the sport, was there to instruct the children on how to learn to become coaches. The children learnt the rules and how to become referees as well as helping each other to develop their own skills.

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Pablo Picasso

‘Picasso’ is our next topic. What do you know about him and his style of art?

Click on the link below to watch an interesting video about him.


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Making Use of Natural Colours

We crushed up some red cabbage and some blueberries to make some natural indicators. We had fun adding some acids and alkalis to them to see if they changed colour. We also added some baking powder to the acid to make it fizz!

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Using Charcoal

We  have been learning how to smudge and shade using charcoal.


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Cricket skills with ‘A Chance to Shine’

We had the opportunity to learn new cricket skills. A specialist coach showed us how to bowl and how to improve our hand eye co-ordination to hit the ball every time!

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