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Year 5 Project Week

Posted on 08/06/2016

Project week in year 5 this year was fully packed and busy, as usual! The children all enjoyed coming into school on Monday and Tuesday in their fabulous Greek costumes, which helped set the scene when taking part in ‘Play in a Day’, which was run by Ben Lindsay from Treehouse Theatre. This is an incredible event where all 142 of our children were able to participate in a play, which the rest of the year group watched. The children reported that they thoroughly enjoyed the day and have already asked if treehouse theatre can come back again!

After all of the excitement of Monday, Tuesday was similarly jam-packed as we held a massive Greek Olympic event on the school field, which was run by Miss Miller with the support of Mrs Turner and the rest of the year 5 team. The children took part in 5 ancient events, including long jump and discus, and were all scored on their performance. We are delighted to announce that our two winning Olympic athletes were Maddy in 5MN and Xavier in 5LC, with team Eros scoring best overall. Well done! Our Greek food tasting also proved extremely popular, with many of the children discovering new food which they said they were going to ask their parents to buy at the next big food shop.


This healthy eating linked in well with our Thursday event; Chartwells’ James visited to host our very own FMS version of Ready, Steady, Cook! Miss Lomas and Mrs Cooper were pitted against each other with the help of four children from year 5, and a team of expert food tasters. Congratulations to Mrs Cooper and the Green Team who emerged victorious!


The week finished on a high when we visited Hengistbury Head en mass and were welcomed by gorgeous sunshine! We piled onto boats in Tuckton and cruised down the river Stour, before spending a few hours exploring the Head and eating a picnic lunch. Of course we also got an ice cream! The day was spent learning about all of the features that the council have put into place to protect Hengistbury Head from eventual erosion. It was a marvellous week and hopefully the children took a huge amount of happy memories from it!

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