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!