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The Mount Junior Infant & Nursery School

Reason ◆ Resilience ◆ Respect

Thornes Road, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire WF2 8QW

01924 371738

office@mount.wakefield.sch.uk

Welcome to Indigo Class - Year 5

DON'T FORGET:               Monday - Weekly Mile                   Wednesday - PE                    Friday - Swimming and Reading Records

When Indigo Class Met the Mayor:

We:

  • Caught the Wakefield Free City Bus (well, a third of us did!).
  • Met the Mayor and sat around his grand table in The Mayor's Parlour.
  • Saw the Mace and all the Mayor's ceremonial regalia. 
  • Learnt about the role of the Mayor and his Mace Bearer.
  • Ate lunch in The Old Court Room.
  • Sat in the public gallery in County Hall's Council Chamber and watched a real meeting take place!

Science

This term we've been learning all about forces. Have a look at our air resistance and lever experiments in the photos below. 

 

In Indigo Class we're resilient and strong,

We don't give up if we get things wrong!

Ms Harrison helps, and so does Mrs Sheen,

They're both part of our super team.

We try hard, and we learn every day,

Our class is a democracy, we all have a say.

 

Our topics our Greece, Europe and the Vikings,

Ukulele on Thursdays, we strum and we sing.

Mrs Collier helps us with reading, a lot,

(She also looks after the vegetable plot!)

Mrs Brookwood calls us her eagles, as we'll soar and we'll fly,

We don't have to be the best, but we always have to try!

Indigo Class had a fantastic afternoon learning about Ancient Greek pottery, and discovering how  these items can give us a real incite as to what life was like in  Ancient Greek times.  We also imagined the journey the pots would have taken from being made, thousands of years ago, to their display cases in museums around the world in the present day.

Awesome Authors For Autumn Term:

  • Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Roald Dahl
  • Anne Fine
  • Anthony Horowitz
  • Jim Smith

There are plenty of books by each of these authors to get your teeth into; these are just an example.

Can you guess which brief summary goes with which book?

Prez meets an alien who tells him that the planet is going to be destroyed.

An orphan makes an unusual friend and together they prevent the terrible giants from eating the human race.

One day, a boy wakes up to find he's a girl.  What is life like for girls his age?

Joe isn't happy.  His family is extremely rich, but Joe isn't happy as his parents are uncaring.  The biggest problem isn't Joe's parents though...

A pet monster has eaten the Mayor's  birthday pressie.  There's only one caped-crusader who can sort this monster problem...

 

 

 

Ancient Greece Day

WOW! What an amazing day of fun Indigo Class had learning all about Ancient Greece.  

As the gods and goddesses, Greek ladies and Spartan Warriors entered the hall, they were greeted by a citizen of the Greek city of Athens. We  learnt about the different cities and how where you lived would determine your way of life.  The educated people of Athens led the way to having a democratic society, however, the Ancient Greeks had a very different system to modern-day Europe: only men were allowed to vote, and men could only cast a vote if they owned a property!

Over the course of the term we have read a number of Greek myths, but today budding actors and actresses reenacted the story of Theseus and the Minotaur to their audience of an eager Ancient Greek society.  

Later in the morning, the class had to put their reading comprehension skills to the test, in a quiz about Ancient Greece, where they discovered lots of new information.  Teamwork skills were then needed to solve tricky Tangram puzzles.

Spartan Warrior training was the next event in our fun-packed day.  Indigo Class learnt all about the different weapons the Spartans used and the armour that they wore.  We also discovered how the relatively small Spartan Army managed to defeat the huge Persian army.

We found out about the different Olympic events and how they inspired the Olympic Games we know today.  To finish off our excellent Ancient Greek adventure, the class split into the four cities (Thebes, Olympia, Sparta and Athens), that competed in the Olympic Games, and had a javelin and discus competition.  

What a brilliant day!

Awesome Authors: