Some of the Year 5 children had the opportunity to go on a 4 day residential to Buckden House, which is an Outdoor Education Centre.
We completed an abundance of team building activities while learning. We went gill scrambling, into caves, on walks and much more!
We had an amazing time!
Year 5 boys have been developing their gymnastics skills this half term. We worked on balance, rolls, jumps and travelling. We ensured we had control and created different sequences on and off of apparatus.
Here are some of us in action!
As part of our DT work this half term, we have been creating an auto-mata animal. We had a design brief from the WWF to make an awe inspiring moving animal, which showcases the animals, making people aware of endangered animals in the Amazon Rainforest.
We planned, created prototypes, used Batik, made CAMs and much more to create our animals.
Here are some of our finished products along with our journey:
Today year 5 went on a trip to the church. We learnt about how and why Christians celebrate Easter. We used our imagination muscles to create stained class window decorations and our listening and empathy muscles to learn about the Easter story. We collaborated to play team games.
Year 5 were involved in road safety workshop. We developed our understanding of how to cross the road safely and what the green cross code is.
Year 5 boys have been looking at dance and music from another culture. We learned a dance routine as a class then worked in groups to create our our dance routines. We worked on moving to the rhythm of the music and having control. Here is one of our final pieces!
This half term we are continuing our learning about the Amazon, focusing on the animals in the Amazon rainforest. We were inspired by Sir David Attenborough's programmes, such as 'Planet Earth', to create our own animal documentary. We researched our favourite animal, planned our script and performed our documentary to the audience.
This half term we have been reading the adventure story 'Journey to the River Sea'
We have just read an exciting part of the story, here are some freeze frames from the different scenes in the book
Alongside our Amazon topic we have been learning about deforestation. We looked at the pros and cons of deforestation and the affects it has on the world. To help us to understand deforestation we conducted an investigation about the affect the trees have on the ground. We noticed that where there were more trees, there was less soil erosion. Here are some pictures of our investigation:
Our local police community support officer (PCSO) came into school to talk to us about being safe online. She shared information about how to stay safe and how to use the internet responsibly. We also looked into the age restrictions on games and websites. We now have lots of ideas for how we can stay safe online and what to do if we think there is bullying online.
To immerse ourselves in our new topic - The Amazon - we became Amazonian Native Indians! We made stretchers from vines and branches, fire to keep away the jaguars, we had to climb through a web made of vines and we collaborated to get across the swamp: avoiding the alligators!
Fire fighters from the local fire station came to school to inform us about how we can stay safe in the event of a fire and how to prevent fires. They shared information about ensuring our houses are safe and how we can travel safely in cars. Some of us even became fire fighter and had to get on all of their uniform!
We recently had a dinosaur visit our school! In year 5 we were inspired by the dinosaur and our poetry work to write our own poems. We based our ideas on 'The Dragon Who ate our School' and innovated it to become 'The Dinosaur who devoured our School'! We had a wonderful day with the dinosaur, writing our poems and making dinosaur puppets to perform our poetry. Here are some pictures from the day and some of our poems, we hope the dinosaur doesn't devour our school!
This half term year 5 have been looking at a variety of poems linked to our science topic about Space. We have looked at poems about colour, winter, the northern lights and many more. Here is a selection of our poems and art work.
We have been learning about descriptive stories. We used a WAGOLL text from Anne Fine's book 'The Chicken Gave it to Me' to get ideas about how to show feelings and emotions in a story. We innovated the story to write our own version from a different characters point of view. Here are two of our stories:
To develop our understanding about how the Ancient Egyptians influenced us today, we went to the Leeds City Museum. We explored different exhibitions of the museum, mummified a body and even found a real mummy. We had fun and learned lots about the Egyptians.
As part of our PE learning this half term, the girls in Year 5 have been learning to dance to music from different cultures. We learned how to dance 'like an Egyptian'. We then created our own dance routine to the music.
Year 5 have been learning about Ancient Egypt. We have been researching different parts of life as an Ancient Egyptian. We created a powerpoint. Some will be sharing these in assembly!