The Sikh Gudwara
by Freya and Alfie
On Thursday 14th we went to the Sikh Gurdwara. First, we had to take of our shoes and put on our head scarves. Next, we met a woman called Sandeep who took us to a room where they kept the Guru Granth Sahib (the Holy Book) where we got to listen and watch to the woman reading it, we drew pictures on the clipboard that we were given. We watched a PowerPoint which taught us about 2 of the 10 Gurus, the main message was about equality. We wrote down all of the facts on our clipboards and then, we asked questions at the end. A man came out to teach us how to put on the headscarfs. Afterwards, we went downstairs to have our lunch, we had chips, beans, and some of us tried some curry, and they gave out some chocolates –which was really nice of them!- and then we put on our shoes and took off our headscarfs and left.
We learnt a lot and had lots of fun and would love to go again!
World Book Day
By Ben and Lukas
What is world book day?
On Thursday the 7th of March it was world book day, on world book day we got to dress up as our favourite characters from our favourite books, however we also had to bring in the books for the characters we dressed up as. Many authors participate in world book day and many schools also participated.
Why is world book day so popular?
Well, world book day is popular because it celebrates all the books in the world, and all the children get to show off what their favourite books are. However even if you’re not the dressing up kind of guy, there are many books where you can just wear your own clothes, for example: Greg out of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, or Tom Gates out of Tom Gates.
When was world book day created?
World book day was first created on the 23rd of April 1995, so that’s a long time ago, that’s 24 years ago! World book day was created by a company called UNESCO, they created it so that children could share their favourite books and dress up.
Fun facts about world book day!
The Bayeux Tapestry
Beth and Sophia
In the first half of year 5, we recreated a section of the Bayeux Tapestry. We found it very fun and creative, but it did take a while!
First, we got material (buff or cream coloured) and chose a printed bit of the Tapestry. Then we traced it onto the material in pencil ready to paint. We used similar colours to ones used on the original tapestry – gold, brown, dark blue, dark green and maroon / dark red. Once our Tapestries were painted and dry, we put on details using back pen. After that, we put on even more detail by stitching. We did cross stitch, running stitch and satin stitch.
Finally, we attached our work to another piece of material called hessian using blanket stitch.
They are now displayed outside our classroom.
The Bayeux Tapestry
Summer and Dolly
We made a picture of part of the Bayeux tapestry .
We each practised some different stitches e.g. blanket stich , cross stitch and running stitch.
First we traced part of the picture each .
Then we painted it in sertain colours e.g dark green, dark blue,brown and dark red .
Lastly we outlined the picture .
Then we stitched it using blanket stitch and we displayed it !
It took a long time but it was really worth our time !
We really want to do it again and were sure you do !!