Growing Together To Be Our Best
Year 5 enjoyed a fantastic trip to the New Life church to learn about the Christian Easter story. The pupils were absolutely fantastic and listened carefully to all the information recieved. Millbank were complimented on their behaviour and the effort they put in to all activities. Da iawn Year 5!
As part of the China project Year 5 were able to sample some Chinese food using some tradtional Chinese ingredients. Most pupils were very brave and sampled the exotic ingredients! Some pupils didnt enjoy the Soy Sauce though!
Each week Mr Simmonds sets challenges for the Millbank Reading Rangers, if they complete the challenges they are rewarded! They get to take penalties against Mr Simmonds!
The Year 5 boys have started a new reading scheme in school. The Premier League Reading Stars helps to develop Boys' interest and love for reading. Each week the boys have a new reading fixture and are set different reading challenges along the way. The boys have thrown themselves into the challenge and have come up with the team name Millbank Reading Rangers! The boys will be set challenges by some of their favourite premier league superstars! See some of the online challenges below.
The Year 5 pupils, along with the rest of the school have been working with a local artist to create a school mosiac. The class have worked tirelessly and patiently to create a stunning piece!
The Year 5 pupils made Mr Simmonds incredibly proud with their hard work and performances for this year's Eisteddfod. Each pupils created a beautiful and highly original Dragon for the Art competition and wrote a clever poem to describe a dragon. All pupils took part in the short play to describe the stroy of the Welsh flag and performed Pitsa! superbly! Da Iawn Blwyddyn Pump!
This term our Context is China. We will be learning about the Chinese landscape and famous landmarks like the Great Wall of China! Is it really visible from space? We will be cooking up a feast in the new food technology room and sampling some Chinese food. We will also be celebrating Chinese new year and investigating the Chinese Zodiac.
As part of their World War 1 topic and to commemorate the Christmas truce, the pupils in Year 5 played a game of friend or foe. This involved to two teams trying to agree terms to come to peace. The classrom was set up with trenches and representatives from each team had to meet in No Man's Land. The pupils showed real maturity and sensitivity when discussing this emotive subject.
The pupils have enjoyed this topic and have put a fanstastic amount of effort and research into it, especially in their homework! Da iawn Blwyddyn Pump!
Year 5 had a fantastic trip to techniquest! They loved the scientific exhibitions and enjoyed a show on forces. The highlight for many, was seeing Mr Simmonds sit on a chair of nails!
The children in Year 5 have really enjoyed their World War 1 History topic. They showed their respect to the fallen by creating their own poppy wreath ready for the Year 6 assembly.
It has been a very busy start to the year and all the children have been working very hard.
Our topic for this term is World War 1. We have been learning about how the War started and which countries were involved. Some children have been kind enough to bring in some fantastic books full of useful information to help with our research!
To find out a little bit more about how WWI affected Wales we went on a trip to the Glamorgan archives.