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Welcome to Brentor!

 

Our topic this term is 'Ancient Egypt'.

 

Award winners and Nominees for Friday, 23rd June 2017.

 

Behaviour Cup:   Oliver B - Always a pleasure to have in Brentor Class as he is kind and hardworking.  Oliver has lovely manners and is a good friend and pupil.

 

Star of the Week:  Liam - For having 'the find of the day!'

 

Star Learner:   William - For applying his knowledge of mummification in a creative way.

 

Readers:  Riley and Katie - For good reading in our new English topic.

 

                    

 

Well done to the following children for obtaining a Silver Award for Dojo points:

 

Emilie, Ruby C, Ruby B, James, Maisie, Bethan and Holly D.

 

 

 

 

Year 5 had an 'Egyptian' day at Wembury Beach.  Activities included:

 

Building pyramids and Sphinx in the sand

Excavations - Liam having 'the find of the day!'

Changing the route of the river by building dams and channels as the Egyptians did when irrigating the land.

Howard Carter, the archaeologist, took Year 5 on a voyage of discovery back in time on Tuesday to Ancient Egypt.  He talked about the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamen sharing extracts from his diary with the children about how he felt as he entered the pyramid with his lamp.  The children were mesmerised as Howard Carter slowly made his way through the corridor of the pyramid until he finally made a small hole in the wall which allowed light into the anti-chamber giving him his first glimpse of the treasures within. He talked of how each item found was drawn and catalogued. The children then had a chance to become archaeologists themselves and to 'discover' their own treasures in sand.

 

Year 5 held their own mini Sports Day. Here are some of their games.

Brentor's day at Paignton Zoo.

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Year 5 had a brilliant day at the zoo.  Even the sun came out for us!  The children had a lesson on Evolution from Catherine at the Learning Centre and were able to hold skulls from various animals and fur from a camel and an orang-utan.  The animals we saw included an elephant called Duchess, lions, tigers, ostriches and even a baby giraffe.  The children's behaviour was impeccable.  An excellent day all round - well done Brentor!
A panoramic view of Viking day activities.  The children designed and painted shields, they used clay to make jewellery and also baked bread using an authentic recipe.  In addition they used weaponry skills to re-enact Viking battles.  Their Viking costumes were fabulous.
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