We are delighted to welcome Miss Starkey, our yoga expert, back into school. This week she is working with year 5 students to start our Yoga education. We have learnt the Sun Salutation this week.
Welcome back Year 5!
In Maths, we have been building nets to create sculptures inspired by Antony Gormley.
Year 5 Antarctica Homework
This morning we have been looking at some of the wonderful homework our children have done for our Antarctica/Shackleton topic. Well done to the children and thank you to the parents for all of their efforts too!
Year 5 are completing their studies where we have explored colour and tone. We are using the work of Georgia O'Keefe to sort art work into cool and warm colours.
In English, some of Year 5 have been looking at the Kevin the Carrot advert and creating their own story board to match.
Later in the week we will be retelling the story.
In Year 5 WE ARE UNITED AGAINST BULLYING.
We found out about the different roles people play in a bullying situation. After our discussions, we decided we wanted to be a DEFENDER. (Someone who tells an adult or steps in to help the TARGET)
We all signed Class Pledges to show we are united against bullying.
We marked the start of Anti-Bullying Week in Year 5 by wearing ODD SOCKS to show that we are all unique but still we are all united.
Year 5 'shelfies' of our chosen books for Reading Week
WE LOVE TO READ!!!
November 11th Poppy Run in Year 5
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.