What we have been up to in Red Kite class.
Red kite class had a busy and productive start to the new year focused on ancient Greece, including a very informative history workshop. We learned about Herakles/Hercules and created graphic novels retelling his 12 labours before using our reading of the Orchard Collection of Greek Myths to create our own original myths, collated as the Red Kite Collection of Greek Myths and kept in our class reading area. A few ‘published’ examples can be found below.
We also kept with the theme of ancient Greece through art, DT and computing as we learned more about classic architecture and designed temples with sketching, modelling and 3D computer aided design. Some pupils took this learning further at home, sending pictures of their designs made from recycling or within Minecraft.
We have had a keen drive on physical education, developing football skills and building fitness to support pupils achieving their personal best for the y5 fun run and joining school teams. This also linked to our PSHE as we learned more about the rights and responsibilities of young people and keeping a healthy body and mind.