Year 5 is an exciting year, which begins with a residential trip to an adventure centre in Cornwall.
The centre is located overlooking some of Britain's most spectacular coastline. The children have the opportunity to take part in a range of activities such as surfing, abseiling, kayaking, body boarding, canoeing, high ropes, caving and many more. The children learn to work as a team and it is amazing to watch their confidence grow over the week. During the evening they can choose to take part in a variety of entertainments, such as karaoke, talent shows, discos, football tournaments or quieter activities including watching films. The children have an amazing week, with the majority exclaiming that it was the "best week of their lives!"
During our Creative Curriculum lessons, Year 5 study the following themes: The River Thames and Water, The Tudors, The Victorians, Improving the Environment, creating and performing an opera and a comparison between Bude and Slough. The children have the opportunity to go on school trips to the Henley River and Rowing Museum and Hampton Court. We are also fortunate to have a visiting Creative Partner who joins us for two days. During these days the children have the opportunity to handle Tudor objects, dress up in costumes and learn how to dance like the Tudors.
During the Pentecost term the children perform their own opera. The children write the opera themselves and begin working on it at the start of Year 5. Firstly they decide on the theme, which they build up into a storyline. Next they work in groups to write the lyrics. Once this is completed they compose the music. As the children create it themselves, every year the opera is very different and unique. It is an amazing opportunity for the children to use their creative talents!