Spring Term Vehicle 2023 - Marvellous Matilda
Inspired by Roald Dahl's book Matilda, Year 5 ended their vehicle with a showcase to parents all about their learning. After visits to see a performance of Matilda at Blessed William Howard High School in Stafford, and Painsley Catholic College in Cheadle, they produced fantastic work including character descriptions and persuasive letters. They also had the opportunity to compose a song called 'Magical Powers' with professional musicians from Manchester Camerata. They performed this song alongside other schools across Staffordshire at the The Prince of Wales Theatre in Cannock.
Autumn Term Vehicle 2022
After a visit to The Lowry and studying his artwork, Year 5 used their brilliant art skills to produce fantastic coasters for the Crown Wharf in Stone. They visited the local brewery and were inspired by their History learning about the local area to create coasters all about Stone in the style of Lowry.
Year 5 took part in the Manchester Camerata performance at the Gatehouse Theatre on Monday 14th March. They composed and sang their own song based on the Roald Dahl book The Twits. They were absolutely amazing! Well done, Year 5.
You can watch their performance here: https://st-dominics-catholic-primary-school.primarysite.media/media/year-5-manchester-camerata
Autumn Vehicle 2021
Our Autumn Term Vehicle, ‘All Aboard’ was looking at the History of Stone including the use of transport such as the canal system. After visiting the LS Lowry museum in Manchester, we created our very own Lowry paintings focusing on our local area. The children were incredibly excited to hear that their artwork has been entered into a competition to have their work displayed alongside Lowry’s work at the museum!
Our trip to Canal Cruising
Our trip to the Lowry Museum
Vehicle outcome Summer 2021
Yesterday, Year 5 achieved their vehicle outcome! Sarah from Worldwide Escapes came to speak to us about her travel agent business, and we presented her with the travel brochures we had produced as part of our English work this term. We may not have travelled, but we feel like we've definitely been 'Around the World'!
A visit from a helicopter pilot
As part of their 'Around the World' vehicle, Year 5 have been learning about the Travel and Tourism Industry. They were visited by Dan, a helicopter pilot! They enjoyed hearing about the life of a pilot, the uses of helicopters, and learning when not to fly them.
They were very inspired and hope to have a ride in a helicopter one day!