We have been doing some Christmas Origami in Year 5 on our last day of term.
In our computing lessons, some of us have been learning to code our spheros into drawing 2d shapes!
In our Yoga session this week, we have been reading a story all about different ways of breathing. Year 5 enjoyed taking different speaking parts in retelling this story and practising the breathing techniques themselves.
Year 5 CIrcle Time challenged us to think of a meal we most enjoyed and chatted about the significance of it and what it means to us.
This week there have been delicious smells coming from our D.T. block, as Year 5 have been cooking flapjack. We all redesigned the recipe to vary our ingredients.
Last week in Year 5 computing, we started to look at the Spheros. We managed to move them around the class using the ipads and this week we will be programming them using coding.
Year 5 Explorer Day 2021
A huge well done to our Year 5 Explorers, who made their expeditions all over the world on Wednesday 13th October. Everyone had completed their research about their destination and found some great outfits to reflect their planned expedition.
Our problem solving skills were put to the test in our team games. During our Maths session, we calculated the costs of our expeditions and we worked out how to reach our destinations during our research.
We tasted four foods inspired by our Mayan studies in our C.C. lessons. These included the very popular sweetcorn and tortillas and the not so popular avocado and cocoa nibs!.
As we reflected upon our day, we decided this should definitely be repeated for next year's Year 5.
Today we have been getting started with writing our introduction for our fact file about orangutans. Some of the children have been working together on a white board to do this, editing their work as they go.
PE in Year 5
In Year 5 Gymnastics lessons, we have been creating routines using points and patches as well as adding movement and a variety of levels.
Exploring Colour in Year 5 Art
We have been reminding ourselves of primary and secondary colours in our art lessons. It was great fun using the watercolour pens to mix our colours.
We wanted to share some our fantastic learning in Year 5. We have adjusted well to our new routines and timetables.
First Week at Westacre
Year 5 have been amazing during their first week at Westacre! After a day of school all to themselves getting to know all of the staff and the classrooms, the children have spent the rest of the week getting to know our expectations and kicking starting their learning for the term. Below are some photos of the newly furnished Year 5 classrooms, as well as some pupils enjoying their first lessons in the Music room and Computing suite. You can also see Year 5 enjoying time at lunchtime playing football on the field and Muga, as well as the children's first PE lesson developing their hockey skills down on the Muga. We are very proud of how well the children have settled into life at middle school and can't wait to see what they achieve over the coming days, weeks, months and years!