We were privileged to have Rosie Philpott join us today to talk about her art work and to view some of our work.
She talked to year 5 about her career in art, her inspiration and even gave us a preview of her latest work. She explained her process of working and we compared it to our watercolour work in art.
In Art this week, some of us have been drawing pictures of buildings in Droitwich taking on, local artist, Rosie Philpott's style.
In Guided Reading, we have talked about reading/performing poetry and have then performed, "A windy day on Crocker's Hill" in small groups to the rest of the class.
This term in music, we have started by doing some research about instruments of the orchestra and now we are learning about how Ravi Shankar and his wonderful sitar playing fitted into this.
This week, year 5 have been experimenting with art work in the style of David Hockney- in computing! Using the iPads, we took photographs of an area of school and are now manipulating images into PowerPoint to mimic his collage style.
Year 5 Brine baths project
This week, Mrs Letts arranged a group of interviews for us to take part in. All the interviewees had visited the Brine baths in Droitwich and recalled their visits. Children had time to plan their questions, considering open and closed answers and then took part in a ZOOM call for the Brine Memories collection.
Year 5 Brine Baths project
We are working with Brine Memories in Droitwich to promote awareness of the brine baths and related history of our town. Last week, year 5 walked around town to see the many sights and sites of Droitwich. Mrs Letts and the team of SOBBS volunteers explained the impact and importance of each site. The children then spent some time recreating those buildings in their art books.
This week in Art we have been creating our own water-based art work inspired by David Hockney.
Brine Baths Treasure Hunt
This week, year 5 had a visit from two more members of the SOBBS group. Mr John Corbett himself arrived at Westacre to tell the children all about his impact on the town! (thanks to Norbury Theatre) along with Mrs Asplen who introduced us to a range of primary resources from the Heritage Centre.
The children had great fun deducing what items were used for, how they were used, finding areas on the map and labelling items.
We have been privileged today to meet with Mrs Letts, part of the Brine Baths Memories group. She introduced the children to a history of Droitwich and the baths.
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.