Year 5 have had an amazing day, looking at different countries around the world and working on their communication skills. Dressed ready to travel, they have learnt about a HUGE number of new cities and places and are hopefully now inspired to travel the world.
As well as persuading others to join their expeditions and researching destinations, they have decided that communication was vital so worked on improving this during team skills activities.
This weeks assembly linked to our monthly value of Friendship. Children thought about the qualities they looked for in a friend, and how they could show positive friendship.
In their art lessons, year 5 are starting to study Mayan gods and create their own god. They have to consider what they will be the god of- perhaps the moon, sun, or animals. They have been sketching out their work and are now justifying why they have given them those features.
Year 5 spent time outside exploring their environment. They placed a hoop on the grass to identify flora and fauna they found, and looked for items they classed as "treasure" and then had to decide why it was precious.
We worked in partners who had come from different first schools from our own, and focused on communicating with each other to describe, select and identify the items we found.