Go Karts, Driver Fitness and Go Kart dance!
This term, Year 5 are taking part in an exciting hands on theme. They will be building and racing their own hand made Go-Karts. We are going to strengthen our links with the community in this theme by trying to engage ‘sponsor’ companies to donate items such as timber. We are going to work along side Morrisons to learn about food preparation and hygiene as well as working with Barnwood Arts College to learn the science behind the Go-Kart - where we are looking at factors that will influence the design such as forces, aerodynamics and testing materials strength. Before half term, we are going to have a visiting Go-Kart racing company who will teach the children safer driving skills, whilst they experience the thrill of the race track. Throughout the theme, particularly in the lead up to Christmas we are going to focus on ‘driver fitness’ where we will be looking at healthy food and undertake fitness tests to make sure we are in top shape for the big day. Along with this, we are going to choreograph, with the expertise help of a dance teacher, a Go-Kart dance which will be unveiled in our class assembly. This theme truly is hands on and very exciting for all involved and to top it all, once our drivers have had their big race, you will have the opportunity to own one of the go-karts!
The final Jive Lesson
Today, Thursday 29th June 2017, Year 5 enjoyed their final Jive lesson taught by Kerry-Anne for the Elvis Presley piece 'I'm All Shook Up'.
They have practised and practised this dance and are growing in confidence but we will now be practising a lot more in the lead up to the big Decade Disco performance on the 20th July!
A big thank you for Kerry-Anne for all of your help, without which, which dance would not have been possible (if left solely to me!!)