In Year 5, some of the children have been creating salsa inspired music using the percussion instruments we have. The children created some really exciting and unique compositions, even though they all had the same brief. Some children even included some actions!
The first delivery of CC homework arrived in school with great excitement on Monday 19th October. The children were so proud of their work, so we spent a lesson conducting a "tour" of our classrooms to appreciate everyone's work. The variety and creativity of work was fantastic to see. Well done, year 5!
Year 5 spent Friday 16th October being explorers! They completed a variety of tasks and challenges, from team building to calculating the costs of an expedition.
They completed research about the places they had chosen to dress for, and learnt about new places and the people living there, as well as writing advertisements ready to recruit fellow adventurers! A great day was had by all, with an added appreciation for the wider world and its opportunities.
In Year 5 we have been tasting some of the foods that the Maya would have eaten. We considered the vocabulary we would use to describe the taste, texture, smell and appearance of the foods that we would try.
There were mixed responses to the avocado. The sweetcorn and tortillas were well received. Cocoa nibs were the biggest surprise. Despite an enticing aroma of chocolate, they left quite a bitter taste in our mouths.
Some of year 5 have been investigating the Maya calendar, a complex system of rings signifying days, months and seasons. They have created their own calendar to show the importance of the sun to the Maya people.