Wednesday 8th April
Shakespeare's Wooden Leg - Chapter 4
Here is the next instalment. You should be able to spot a few more of your names in here.
Monday 6th April
Another local walk to Horsbere Brook today - it's becoming my favourite destination for my daily exercise.
Six new birds to add to the list:
Jay Reed bunting Kestrel Swallow Wren Blackbird
I was particularly pleased to spot a reed bunting - I haven't seen one for quite a while. They are not garden birds, but you may be lucky enough to spot one amongst reeds by a pond or lake.
Also, 3 different butterfly species today:
Peacock Comma Orange Tip
Shakespeare's Wooden Leg - Chapter 3
The next chapter is now finished. I hope you've enjoyed the story so far. If not, it gets more exciting in this chapter! Thanks to Hugo and Isaac for their plot ideas. If you haven't already noticed, I have been sprinkling class names into the story - so you can do a bit of name-spotting as you read.
A Gloucester Walk - Bird-spotting
On Friday afternoon I went for a local walk in Gloucester to a small nature reserve called Horsbere Brook. I took my binoculars with me and managed to spot 20 different species:
Herring gull Mute swan Moorhen Mallard Magpie Carrion crow Chaffinch Skylark Coot Wood pigeon
Great tit Blue tit Long-tailed tit Goldfinch House sparrow Buzzard Pheasant Collared dove Starling
Nothing particularly special on that list - but egrets have been seen there - and even an otter!
See if you can get out and about on a local walk in the next fortnight and see what you can spot.
FRIDAY QUIZ RESULTS : Science
Another good turn-out for my Science quiz; Matthieu rejoined the quizzing crew, but there was no Bertie or Jude this time.
Quite a different look to the top 5 this time - and GEORGE did make it, well done!
There will be a WEEKLY QUIZ after the Easter break, but you could of course make up your own quizzes to try out on your family and friends!
Thursday's Quiz Results
Well done again to all those who took part yesterday - 19 of you this time: the most we've had all week. Welcome, Bertie for the first time!
George has been just outside the top 5 all week - maybe Friday is your day, George!
Good luck with your quizzing.
Wednesday Quiz Results
Well done to all those who took part in yesterday’s quiz: Mountains and Mayhem
Arlo, Andrew, Danni, Dhilon, Dougie, Gabi, Hannah, Harry, Hugo, Isaac, Lena, Lucas, Matthieu, Nathan, Patrick (Y6), Priya, Tristan and Vlad.
Tristan 25,419 points
The scores were very high, so you clearly remember this work really well.
Good luck with today’s quiz: Class Books
Doodle Maths and Doodle Tables
There are a few children who did not doodle last week. If you have forgotten your login details, please email school and we can sort that out for you.
Tuesday's Quiz - The Results
A Celebration of the Number 30!
Well done to all those who took part in this one - a very similar group of children to Monday's, although no Priya this time.
Patrick from Y6 joined in and scored very well indeed.
Top 5 Y5s:
Hannah 14,686 points
I don't know who Fred the Red is - possibly Freddie. Please use a name that I will recognise. Remember, you can only take part once!
WW2 QUIZ RESULTS
Well done to the 17 members of Year 5 who took part in Monday's quiz:
Arlo. Danni, Dhilon, Dougie, Gabi, George, Hannah, Harry, Hugo, Isaac, Jude, Lena, Lucas, Matthieu, Priya, Tristan and Vlad
Thanks also to Finn in Y4 who gave it a go and beat some of the Year 5s!
Isaac 20,028 points 15 out of 15!
Harry, I had to disallow your second and third goes - please only do the quizzes once!
Please message the rest of the class, so that they all know to take part for the rest of the week.
Home Learning Week 2 (beginning 30th March 2020)
See documents below. The first document outlines the plan for the week. Other documents will be needed for some of the activities. Have fun learning. Please email me if you have particular problems - Mr Searle (email@example.com)
THE DAILY QUIZ
Next week (Monday 30th March - Friday 3rd April) I will be setting the Year 5 children a quiz each morning. Quiz details will go up on this page each morning at 9:30am. The subjects will be: WW2, 30, Mountains and Mayhem, Books and Science.
In order to take part in the quizzes, you will need to have access to a tablet or phone at home with a free app called Kahoot! downloaded. I will be able to see all your results and will post high scores on the class page the next morning.
Our topic for the Spring Term is:
Mountains and Mayhem
We will be answering the key question: How do volcanoes erupt?
We will investigate the structure of the Earth beneath our feet and find out about tectonic plates. We will research how mountains are made and use maps and atlases to locate the World's major volcanoes and earthquake zones. We will discover how movement of the tectonic plates can cause earthquakes and volcanic activity. We will write an explanation text to show the different types of volcano and how they erupt.
If you have any interesting resources or contacts linked to this topic, please let Mr Searle know.
WELL DONE Henry and Albie
The Christ Church School Football Team had their first match on Thursday 4th October. The team is mostly made up of Year 6 children, but two Year 5 boys got their chance to play in this match and both had stunning debuts.
Henry Pope proved to be a strong and purposeful midfielder, teaming up with Alex Killacky-Wheeler particularly well. Albie Neveu was up front with Harry Langdon in the first half and hit a brilliant shot early on in the game, which rebounded off the cross bar from a tight angle. In the second half, Albie then replaced Charlie Smith in defence and again proved that he was more than a match for the larger boys on the other team.
A great start to your football careers at Christ Church, boys - well done!
Forest School Visit
On Friday 12th October Mrs Pope and Mr Searle will walk with the children in Year 5 to Dean Close School. Dean Close have kindly allowed children from Christ Church to use the outdoor learning area in their school grounds.
Please make sure the children have outdoor clothes and boots in school on that day.
History with students from the University of Gloucestershire.
On Wednesday 10th October Mrs Thomson. a lecturer at the university, will bring a large group of her student teachers to Christ Church. They will be leading a session with the Year 5 children, which will focus on an air raid which took place on Cheltenham during the Second World War.
Literature Festival Events
Year 5 will be going to two events as part of Cheltenham Literature Festival.
On Monday 8th October they will walk to Gloucester Road Primary School to listen to Lisa Thompson talk about her writing. Lisa Thompson is the author of 'The Goldfish Boy' and 'The Light Jar', both about vulnerable young people in difficult situations.
On Wednesday 10th October they will walk to the Festival site in Montpellier to listen to Mitch Johnson. He will talk about his debut novel 'Kick', which Mr Searle is currently reading to the Year 5 class. PLEASE make sure all children have a packed lunch on this day as we will be having a picnic lunch in the park.