Welcome to Storey Class
Teacher: Mrs Boulby
Hello and welcome to our Year Five class, taught by Mrs Boulby (more commonly, Mrs. B!), with Mr Watson and Mrs Sykes (and Mrs Martin on Mondays). This year all our classes are named after potential Olympic athletes - we are called Storey Class, after super-Paralympian Sarah Storey.
We are the oldest class in school, so as well as the usual work we also have lots of responsibilities, such as being Play-leaders, setting up the Music and Computer for Collective Worship, looking after the Library, working with Reception as Shared Reading partners and so on. We also get to go on the best trip in school – Robinwood activity centre in Todmordon.
Our classroom is bright and cheerful, with lots of interactive displays, and different learning zones. We do lots of different topics: this year this includes Ancient Greece, Space, Water and Victorians: A Time of Change. We have fun, as well as doing our best work. Some of the best bits in our class are the theme days: on Greek day, we try lots of Greek food and have an Ancient Greek Top Model catwalk challenge! On Victorian Day, we all dress up - teachers included - and pretend to be in a Victorian classroom and do old-style Reading, wRiting and 'Rithmetic, as well as PT and sewing (girls only of course).
Mrs B has been teaching for a long time and loves working with older KS2 children, encouraging us to develop greater independence, responsibility and prepare us for our move on to Middle School. She aims to stimulate a love of learning, and help us develop into “confident, switched-on young people with a good work ethic and respect for others.”
We believe our classroom should be a safe and happy environment, where everyone is respected and feels able to try new things, offer suggestions and learn through making mistakes. We want to get the most out of our last year here at Scissett CE Academy – and give something back as well!
It’s all Greek to us!
Posted: Feb 10, 2020 by: Heather Boulby (hboulby) on: Storey Class Blog
All this term we have been doing Ancient Greece as our History topic, which Mrs B has linked to our Art, English and lots of other things too. She even has got us doing a dance in PE based on the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. It’s taken lots of weeks to prepare, and we have created all our own choreography for the different sections of the music, sometimes alone, with several different partners and in larger groups for the journey to Crete bit. Most people liked the battle with the Minotaur part best – we had to do slow-motion, stylised fighting movements without ever touching each other - one of us was Theseus and the other was the Minotaur. The hardest bit was falling down still in slow motion!
We also had a Greek theme day which everyone said they really enjoyed. We could choose from lots of different activities (lots of English and Art), and we had to try different Greek food. Not everybody liked it all!
Everyone came in costume (it had been homework to make one from a set of instructions, and then personalise it after some research) and we had to do an Ancient Greek Top Model catwalk show which was very embarrassing! Even Mrs B and Mrs Bridge-Wilkinson dressed up and joined in.
A lot of people’s favourite activity was making Greek masks. Mrs B thinks that the photos where we are (nearly) all wearing them is a bit creepy! Can you spot which kind person said they didn't mind not making a mask as there were not enough for the whole class to do?
We will miss doing the Greek topic, but at least we’ve still got some more to read of our class novel, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, which is an awesome adventure story.