Year 5 2018/19

Easter greetings from Spain

Last half-term, children in Y5 sent some Easter poems in Spanish to the school in Gran Canaria.

They used a dictionary to look up similies and decorated them with Easter eggs.

We were very excited to get some letters back from our friends in Gran Canaria telling us all about Easter in Spain and comparing it to how we celebrate it here.

Spring Term - Spanish Visit!

As part of our Spanish language learning in school we have established a link with a school in Gran Canaria, CEIP El Tablero. Felisa Bernal Consejo, a teacher from El Tablero, visited Nook Lane last week and took part in our Spanish lessons.

The children had lots of questions for her and enjoyed practising their Spanish. They made booklets, postcards and superhero bunting in Spanish for her to take back to her pupils.

We are very excited about this link and are looking forward to finding out all about life in another country and practising our Spanish in a real-life context. The website of the school is: www.ceipeltablero.org if you would like to have a look at it yourself.

Autumn Term - Year 5 trip to the Sikh Gurdwara

Y5 enjoyed a wonderful trip to the Sikh Gurdwara in Sheffield.

With heads covered as a sign of respect, we were welcomed inside where we took off our shoes. We were then shown to the Diwan Hall and given a very informative talk detailing the history of Sikhism by Dr Dhillon.

The children were also very interested to find out more about the religious objects around them and their symbolism. Finally, we were shown wonderful hospitality in the Langar hall where we were kindly given drinks and snacks.

We were all touched by the kindness shown to us and came away with a much greater understanding of the Sikh religion and beliefs. Thank you to all the wonderful people who made this possible.