We have spent two days taking part in Holes themed activities which link to the book by Louis Sachar which we have been studying in comprehension. We took part in lots of activities such as: Hole measuring and estimating; Holes quiz questions; Holes sandpaper art; Holes cooking and making a Holes comic book on the IPADs.
Miss Behenna and Mr Duncan had the privilege of taking 19 super YR5 children on a Battlefield Tour of the Somme and Ypres. This proved to be a amazing and most moving experience for everyone who attended within the Chester Le Street Learning Alliance. Prior to the tour Year 5 found out about a local soldier, Captain Benjamin Chip-chase Clayton and at Tyne Cot Cemetery we were able to locate where he is remembered. The children were a credit to Cestria.
As part of a competition being run by Durham and Darlington Fire Service we were invited to the local park to learn all about the dangers of water and how to rescue someone who has fallen in to water. Under the watchful eye of FF Carr the children got to use different pieces of rescue equipment, attempt their own rescues and, as a surprise, some of the children were even able to ride on the rescue boat.
Over the previous half term, the children have been working hard in lessons to try and collect as many 'Cestria Pounds' for good manners and behaviour as they could. This week was our reward week. We had things such as: an extra session of football; extra ICT; a fancy lunch time; a bag of sweets and and ice-cream with Mrs Gowland.
Year 5 visited Bede's World to explore their Saxon Village. We had a great time investigating different Saxon foods, fighting in battles and exploring crimes and punishment. We even had time to put Mr Walker in the stocks!
County Durham and Darlington Fire Service visited school to talk to Year 3, 4 and 5 about the importance of being safe by the water, particularly during the Summer. We discussed what to do to be safe and saw some of the equipment the fire service use to keep us safe.