Year 5 at Coventry Cathedral

On Monday 4th July, Year 5 visited Coventry Cathedral as part of their topic work, which they are learning about WWII - and particularly about the Blitz. They discovered that Coventry - amongst other towns and cities - was bombed heavily, which destroyed most of the cathedral.

After the war they rebuilt the cathedral, which now stands proud in the centre of Coventry. The class went into a 1940's classroom, kitchen and garden, where they saw an Anderson shelter, which every house had to have in case of air raids. There was also a street corner which showed the devastation after having a direct hit from the thousands of bombs dropped on Coventry.

When asked questions, the class were very knowledgable and gave very mature answers. We had an excellent day which ended with everyone drawing pictures from the artist Henry Moore.

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Thursdays' Craft Club

The children that come to Thursday's craft club have made a cushion using a method called batik.  The children had to find a design then copy it on the squared paper making the drawing three times bigger. Using tracing paper they traced their design, they turned the tracing paper over and traced again. They then placed this onto material and retraced their design yet again.  Next they used hot wax to go over their design for the last time. Once the wax had dried the children used fabric ink to colour their design.  The cushions were then ironed to remove the wax, stuffed and sewed.  

 

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Forensic Science Day

Today, five of Year five children went to Camp Hill School for a forensic science day.

They started by looking at blood splatter, and how it can help to determine how somebody has been killed.

Next they looked at finger prints and how everybody has unique markings on their fingers, whether it be Delta patterns, Tented Arch patterns, Radial loop or Ulnar loop. The children had to lift prints off a cup and read the markings to decide which patterns were formed. Later we were able to take our own prints and each child made a print of their chosen finger and put it into a key ring.

Next came the foot print analysis, taking their prints and looking at what evidence they could gather from the shoe print. Also they looked at fibres found a the crime scene and used microscopes to see if they could determine which fabric came from the murderer.

Finally, we went to a crime scene where the children had to use the evidence to make up a senario of what they thought had happened. The quiz at the end of the day went well for King David with all getting above ten marks out fifteen.

An amazing day for the children who thoroughly enjoyed it, and a huge thanks to Camp Hill for hosting the day. 

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