The Great Exhibition of the North
As you look through the slide show, you will get a flavour of all we saw and did on our wonderful day - from famous Northern icons, to exhibitions at the Baltic and wonderful views across the Tyne, to the wonderful bridges we will be exploring in more detail in the coming weeks.
Year 5 set their school year off to a very dynamic start by visit the Great Exhibition of the North on Wednesday. During the day, we visited the Northern Design Centre, learning a great deal about the variety of products which were designed by individuals from the North of England. We looked at Fifty Northern Icons and it was fascinating to learn just how rich the heritage of our region is - we have produced musicians, scientists, writers, inventors, film makers ... We then visited the Sage and watched a film about the bridges on the River Tyne, took part in a sound drawing activity and finally explored lots of different art in the Baltic.
Following on from our trip to the Great Exhibition of the North, Year 5 designed and built bridges based on what we had seen of the bridges over the River Tyne. We worked in teams to create bridges using rolled up paper (recycled of course!), nuts and bolts, hole punches and a great deal of masking tape.
Year 5- Class Liturgy
It was wonderful to have so many friends and family share the children's class liturgy. During the liturgy, the class reflected on the work we have done on the topic of 'Ourselves.' Pupils shared an acrostic poem about what it means to be unique; we also looked at the remarkable life of Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish priest, who showed great courage and served God by giving up his life, in a concentration camp during World War 2. The children were very proud to show what they have been doing and it was clear from the feedback, that those who had attended, enjoyed the liturgy.
A workshop with Patrick Benson
Following on from our visit to the Theatre Royal to see Patrick Benson, discuss his career as an illustrator, we were very fortunate to have a visit from Patrick. He shared some tricks of the trade and helped us with ideas to illustrate the book "Oddly." Patrick encouraged us to draw as often as possible and commit ideas to memory. As you look through these pictures, you can see the wonderful drawings he did of a shell and a polar bear, entirely from memory.
We had an outdoor lesson in Maths. We've been learning about factors in our lessons about multiplication and division. We went out into the yard and our teacher called out a number and we had to organise ourselves into factors of the number. It was good fun to go outside for a change but a little chilly - as you can see from the photos!