Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Highlights of 2015!


As we begin a new year, we look back at our achievements in 2015. Here are just a few of our favourite moments:

In January, we met Doctor Who for the first time and designed fabulous ink maps of new worlds for him to explore in his TARDIS:


We also worked with Mrs Herrera on this fascinating experiment, to make our own clouds!

In February, we made our Barbie Weeping Angels, as part of our Doctor Who topic:


We then began our adventure into Epic Citadel and made wonderful Animoto film trailers:


By Darcy

In March, we celebrated World Book Day with costumes and Extreme Reading:


We performed our marvellous Easter play, 'The Selfish Giant':

And, we designed and built our own Anglo Saxon model village:

In April, we began to learn about the Titanic:

We wrote this incredible poem as a class, inspired by 'Kaspar, Prince of Cats':
Shock
What's wrong?
Could it be true?
Shock hits me like lightning,
Falling off a cliff,
A thought as deep as the sea.
Heart pounding,
Jaw dropping,
Stomach churning,
Throat burning,
Brain bursting.
My blood freezes,
Unstoppable pain,
Attacks me like a tiger.
Surrounded by darkness.
By St. George's Class, 2015

And, we used pedal power to make scrumptious smoothies:
In May, we made some enormous underwater artwork:
Held our own General Election (won by the Vision Party, after campaigning and a Question Time debate):
And went on an awesome adventure in Central London, to visit the various settings of 'Kaspar Prince of Cats'. We had a behind-the-scenes tour of the Royal Opera House, went to Simpsons on the Strand, visited the Savoy Hotel and went for a walk in Kaspar's favourite Victoria Embankment Gardens:






In June, we began to learn about the fascinating country of Togo. We had an African adventure at the Horniman Museum:

Did some delicious cooking with Mrs Cook and Mrs Herrera:

And created some beautiful artwork in the style of Togolese artist Joseph Amedokpo and lanterns with designs inspired by the landscape in Togo:


In July and August, we ended our school year with a trip to the new East Dulwich Picturehouse, which has been built on the original site of our school:

We had a very special visit from Monsieur Davi, a Togolese teacher, who came to tell us all about life in Togo:
And we spent some time playing our favourite maths games:






In September, we began Year 5 and loved learning about inventors and inventions. We read the wonderful 'The Templeton Twins Have an Idea' and learned about famous inventors throughout history.

We wrote persuasive letters:
We went on a fantastic trip to the Horniman Museum:

And had an incredibly successful first Cross Country competition, winning all of the medals for Year 5!


In October, we continued to learn about inventors- and became inventors ourselves!
We 'wore it pink' to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Care:
We wrote a marvellous poem about being kidnapped, inspired by the Templeton Twins:


And had a great time visiting the M.C. Escher exhibition and permanent collection at Dulwich Picture Gallery:
In November, we began to learn about World War One:


We started our 'free writing' project and learned about Wilfred Owen's 'Dulce Et Decorum Est':

We were very fortunate to visit the Dulwich Picture Gallery again, to design and make some WW1 medals:
In December, we visited the Imperial War Museum:
Our trip inspired some more marvellous free writing:
We enjoyed reading and writing about 'The Silver Donkey' by Sonya Hartnett, and even made some silver donkeys of our own:

We ended the year by celebrating the end of the war, with an Armistice Day party, with dancing, speeches and toasts with "champagne"!


Finally, Christmas arrived in St. Clare's!









What a wonderful year! These are just a few of our many highlights of 2015.

We are now looking ahead to 2016 and our new topic, 'Kings and Knights...and the Lady of Shallot'...















29 comments:

Elizabeth said...

2015 was the best year ever!

Jess said...

It's gone so quickly!!

Maria said...

I love our topic, St. Clare class is the BEST!

Jada said...

It's been an amazing year so far.

amelie said...

it is fun being in st clares

blessie said...

its epic at st clares class!

gracie @ loving the new year ! said...

i love the display it is sooo cool

Daniel :{) said...

I love the picture with you and Mrs Herrera on World Book Day!!!!

Justin :p said...

I wish we can win !!!

jack.g said...

2015 was a really good year

erhun said...

2015 was awesome that year was great and i would like to give a shout out to my teacher Mrs Parrott and my year four teacher mr croft and Mrs Herrera for making my year so special i love you all and this blog because it is he best

sophia owain christopher said...

I am having a FANTASTIC time in St Clare's !

sophia owain christopher said...

Judges we will be really DELITED if you choose us for the Best BLOG

sophia owain christopher said...

I love our work

sophia owain christopher said...

I love our teachers

gracie @ loving the new year ! said...

the year was awesome I am sooo glad i am in st clare class

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JESS said...

This was the best year of my life !!!! I can not wait for the Lady of Shalott! It will be sooooooo fun

Jess said...

I am amazed at Mrs Parrott and Mrs Cooks talent!!!! It is amazibulas !

VenusπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€πŸ˜ said...

I love your classes display!!!



Jess said...

Cool

Jess said...

Goodbye 2015

Anonymous said...

st clars is boss

lewis said...

i love all the things in your class especially maths craft i think that the st clares class are going to have a brilliant time with their teachers mrs parrot, Mrs cook and mrs hopkins i also hope that the teachers will have a good time.make sure you always vote so that they can win.
Goodbye cool 2015 welcome brilliant 2016

Jess said...

I miss 2015 but I guess some amazing things are waiting for me in 2016 like France and loads more! I love my class and will remember my wonderful teachers and classmates for the rest of my life! Happy 2016 everyone!

Jess said...

I love 2016 it's great!

Jess said...

Mrs parrot, Mrs Hopkins and Mrs Cook are amazing teachers!

Jada said...

I honestly LOVED 2015! I definetly enjoyed the Armistice Party!

christopher said...

that was a FANTASTIC year

Jada said...

I still miss those times and I especially miss Mrs Parrott, Mrs Cook, and Mrs Hopkins!

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