Thursday, 19 July 2018

Wow! What a Knight!

Wow! Well done Year 5 (and Year 6) for all your fab performances! 'What a Knight!' was fantastic and we can't wait to see you taking the lead roles in next year's production!

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Hands On Science!

On Tuesday 10th July Year 5 had a very engaging and practical Science lesson on 'Acids and Alkalis' with Mrs Madgwick, a Science teacher from the Cotswold School. Using indicator paper and a pH scale we investigated if 15 everyday household products (eg. shampoo, vinegar, milk) were acids or alkalis. It was a very enjoyable lesson and we learnt so much! 

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Musication Workshop

We had a fantastic music workshop this afternoon with Nick and Ben from Musication. We learned so much about the saxophone and tuba. After some fun warm up exercises we explored pulse and tempo and learned about base lines and melodies in music. We then split into 2 groups, with one group composing the base line and the other the melody, and created our own version of 'Bare Necessities'.  All in less than an hour! Amazing!

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

What a Knight Costumes

What a Knight is full of traditional medieval, Arthurian characters, and there are countless films and books to draw upon. Chain mail, tunics, tights and dresses and you can’t go far wrong!

Suggested costume
Lester Lugabout

Tunic, tights, long boots, belt, lute or fiddle (if possible) hat
Earl Axminster
Watt Cobblers
Bernie Blackhead
Ernie Blackhead
Lord Dorking
King Arthur
Scratch the guard

Chain mail, tunic, tights, long boots, belt, sword

Crown (King Arthur)

*Black knight to wear a black tunic.
Queen Guinevere

Long dress with draping sleeves, material belt/tie for waist
Kitty Cobblers
Plain dull-coloured shirt, long dark skirt, long white apron, white maid’s hat
Maid Molly

Long-sleeved, long dress, dark in colour with white apron, white maid’s hat
Jolly Jake the Jester
Colourful jester tunic, jester hat with bells
Colin Calvin
Keith Klein
Tunic, tights, long boots, belt – all with a ‘modern twist’ to show they are trend-setters, brightly coloured wig
Merlin the Magician
Long magician’s cape, magicians hat, wand, long white hair/beard
Dusty Dragon
Red Dragon suit/onesie

Monday, 14 May 2018


What gorgeous sunshine we had this afternoon as we helped to rebuild the Malvern Show garden! Come and see it on the grass beside the top playground.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Visit to Ortho D

Three children from Year 5 were very lucky to be invited to Ortho-D in Bourton-on-the-Water for a STEM workshop day. Ortho-D gave them a tour of the production and design areas as well as giving the children the opportunity to make bone cement which they used to perform a knee replacement! It was a superb morning which inspired them all. Are we looking at the next engineers or orthopaedic surgeons among our Year 5 children? We’ll have to wait and see!

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Anglo-Saxon Day at Compton Verney

Year 5 had an amazing day outside in the Anglo Saxon settlement at Compton Verney. Everyone enjoyed making bread dough, lighting fires, playing checkers and building shelters. Many were surprised by the wattle and daub involving sticks and horse manure! We are so proud of the enthusiasm shown throughout the day, even though we all got very wet and muddy. A fun day had by all!

Friday, 27 April 2018


What a super start to our busy term! Well done to everyone who complete the Bikeability Level 2 course this week!