Year 5 Pig Visit 3

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This morning, we were visited by 'Steve The Gardener' from The Pig for the third and final collaboration as part of this year's 'Adopt a School Programme'. Unlike previous visits where our children have attended The Pig and learnt about food seasonality in the beautiful gardens, this time Steve…

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Year 5 Rosie Duffield Visit

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On Friday, Year 5 were visited by local MP, Rosie Duffield! The main aim of her visit was to award the winners of her anti-littering poster competition their prizes. Imogen and May were runners up and Leo was the overall winner, each creating striking posters to encourage people to take better…

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Year 5 Marlowe Theatre Visit

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On Thursday and Friday last week, Year 5 visited the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury to watch the stage version of Onjali Rauf's book, 'The Boy at the Back of the Class'. Maple Class visited first, using the public buses to travel into the City Centre. They had the experience of reading timetables…

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Year 5 'Boy at the Back of the Class' Workshop

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On Monday, we were visited by Callum and Lizzie from the Marlowe Theatre who delivered a workshop based on the themes from 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' by Onjali Rauf. We thought about how it feels to be new somewhere and not fit in. The children experienced this isolation through a series…

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Year 5 Gulbenkian Trip

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Today, Year 5 were invited to the Gulbenkian Theatre to take part in a workshop of a new show based the traditional Lithuanian fairy tale, 'Queen of the Serpents'. The performance took place in two parts, part one saw Holly Class sit on the stage and be immersed in the action, whilst Maple Class…

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Year 5 River Stour Visit

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On Monday, Year 5 had a visit from Lauren at Kentish Stour Countryside Partnership. The day began with a presentation all about the River Stour: its source and mouth, the tributaries that flow into it, and important top tips for keeping our rivers clean and pollution free. Following this, each…

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Year 5 River Dour Trip

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Last week, Year 5 visited the River Dour at Kearsney Abbey with the White Cliffs Countryside Partnership. Martha and Matilda taught us lots of facts about the river, how it is chalk based and what animals can be found in it. The children were tasked with building a raft that would float along the…

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Year 5 Pig Visit 2

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Yesterday, both classes visited The Pig for our second visit as part of the Adopt a School programme. We began by looking at spring herbs and comparing these to the autumnal vegetables we saw on our last visit. The children were able to smell and taste them which resulted in some expressive…

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World Down Syndrome Day - Year 5

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Last week in Year 5, we learnt about Down Syndrome as part of Neurodiversity Week. The children learnt about what Down Syndrome is, how it is caused and how it affects people. As part of this, the children planted sunflowers and wore odd socks to celebrate difference and uniqueness. We are going…

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Year 5 Pied Piper Trip

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As a hook for our Term 3 English work on Twisted Tales, today the children went to watch an alternative performance of the Pied Piper at the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury. The performance was delivered entirely in a beatbox format and with modern touches throughout. The children even got to…

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Year 5 Aladdin Workshop

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Yesterday, the children of Year 5 took part in an online Aladdin Workshop, with dancers from Disney's Theatrical Teaching Department. It was interesting to learn about how a musical is put together before tackling the choreography from the opening number, 'Arabian Nights'. Following our…

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Year 5 Pig Visit 1

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On Monday, Year 5 visited the Pig at Bridge Place for the first of 3 sessions looking at seasonal gardening. This is part of their 'Adapt A School' campaign in which we have been lucky enough to be selected to work closely with their team. While we were there, the Year 5 children learnt about what…

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