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Father Chris Visits Year 5H

Father Chris visited Year 5 KH today to talk to the children about how Jesus was tempted in the desert. The children asked many questions about being tempted and how to resist temptation. They also talked about their Lenten promises and asked Father Chris about his. He told us that we have to have strong reasons behind our Lenten promises in order to be committed and to be able to resist temptation. Although, he did tell us that we all give in sometimes and that's okay, as long as we say sorry to God and try again.

Running Wild!

On Thursday 9th March, Year 5 went to see ‘Running Wild’ performed at the Lyceum Theatre. The performance was spectacular and it was a really memorable experience for all of the children. Here are some of the comments they wrote when we reflected on our trip on Friday morning:

I loved Running Wild! It was a master production and had EPIC puppetry! The whole show was amazing, but my favourite bit was when Oona and the tiger had a fight! (Michael, Y5KH)

In three words, I would describe it as emotional, touching, and extravagant. Thanks Michael Morpurgo, for writing this book. (Millie Y5BT)

I think the Running Wild performance was incredible and truly magical. The puppets were very realistic, especially Oona. (Isla Y5KH)

We didn’t know that palm oil was such a problem to our environment. I was in awe every second I watched the performance. It was full of creativity and thought. It makes me wonder how long it took to create the play. (Hazel Y5BT)

I really liked the scene with the tsunami and when she tells her mum to go to the beach. (Paddy Y5BT)

The Running Wild performance was so moving. My favourite part was when the tsunami took place. It made me lost for words! I hated Mr Anthony, but the man who played him brought him to life, complete with Aussie accent and all! (Natalie Y5BT)

It was really touching when Lily’s dad died so early on and the coffin was walked across the stage. (Rachel Y5KH)

World Book Day in Year 5!

We have all dressed up today as characters from our recent class book 'Running Wild', by Michael Morpurgo. The children looked fantastic dressed as elephants, tigers, monkeys, and other things that you might find in the jungle. We're all very excited to see 'Running Wild' at the Lyceum theatre this time next week!

Big Sing Liturgy Thing!

Year 5 had a wonderful end to the half term today as they took part in the 'Big Sing Liturgy Thing' at Notre Dame with lots of other children from Catholic schools in Sheffield. They represented our school beautifully, singing and dancing to all the liturgical songs and taking part in reflective prayer. Well done Year 5!

Birdwatching in Year 5 KH

We had our second RSPB Birdwatching workshop today. We graphed the data that we have collected over the last week and entered it online on the RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch survey. We also had a go at birdwatching and discovered that the most common birds found on our school grounds are magpies, wood pigeons and robins.

Year 5 Investigate the Sheffield Flood

And the water kept on coming....!

On the trip to Kelham Island, we learnt lots about the great flood of Sheffield and had lots of fun. We met Beth who was an engineer, and she told us all about how the dam breached in 1864 and caused the great flood. We had a go at being engineers and we built our own dams using clay, lolly pop sticks, lego bricks and cardboard, and then we added water to see if they would hold. We even tried to add extra pressure to really test the construction because they were holding back the water so well! We also did some melodrama, where we acted out some real life stories of tragedy and survival.

Written by Freya, Year 5BT

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