We're back! Half of year 5 went to the village of Buckden, in the Yorkshire Dales. We spent 4 days there and had a fantastic time! We went walking, caving, gill scrambling and completed lots of team building activities.
Here are some pictures from our trip
Year 5 were asked to help the WWF to protect endangered animals in the Amazon Raniforest. To help raise awareness of the animals we created CAM animals. We designed and made our animals using a variety of DT techniques such as Batik and sawing.
Here are some of our finished products:
We began our gymnastics learning by looking at travelling at different levels to music (high, medium, low). We worked collaboratively to create a routine to music and imagined that we were moving through the Amazon Rainforest.
This half term, year 5 have been learning about descriptive poems. Have a listen to some of our poems...
Thank you to all the parents who came to our Maths workshop.
We played some games such as Splat and Kaboom. Have a go at some of the games at home with your family!
As part of our topic work about the Amazon, we have been learning about the pros and cons of deforestation. We went to the Den to do a science investigation. We conducted a fair test by creating two mounds (to represent hills in the rain forest). One had lots of trees and one had no trees (representing a deforested area). We were able to see the importance of the trees to the land when it rained, as it is a tropical Biome.
We looked at a diary entry of Robinson Crusoe from 1659. We used it as inspiration to create our own diary entry from an adventure in the Amazon. Here is a picture of the display of our final piece.
Year 5 went on an adventure to the Amazon Rainforest (The Den!) to learn how to survive in a tropical climate.
We collaborated to made stretchers to help injured friends and we had to get through the vines in the rainforest. Also, we had to cross the Amazon river using only 7 stepping stones!
We became a fantastic team!
Staff from a local fire station visited school to talk to our children about 'Fire Safety'. We found out how to check if our homes are safe (smoke detectors and exit plans), how false calls can have life changing affects and how to travel safely in cars. Don't forget to check if your homes have smoke detectors and remember your seat belts!
We had the opportunity to enhance our religious education this half term by visiting our local church - St Paul's. We had the opportunity to listen to the Christmas Story, make stained glass windows and do some Christmas crafts.
Year 5 have been learning about Space and the Solar System this half term. We collaborated to make the Solar System in different ways; biscuits, split pins and papier mache
To immerse ourselves in our new text type (Fantasy Stories) we became one of the characters from our shared story. We wrote a letter to a friend to tell them about a tiny being. Here are two of our letter:
Thank you to all the parents who were able to join us for our Year 5 Spelling Workshop. Here are some of the ideas we shared with children and parents to help with spelling at home;
Have a look at the pictures to get some ideas too!
Year 5 have been using figurative language to create metaphor poems about the Sun and the Moon. Here are some of our poems, we hope you enjoy them!
Year 5 went exploring around the Science and Media Museum. We found Tim Peake's Space Shuttle. It was amazing! We learned about the solar system and the planets. We also had the opportunity to explore the Wonderlab and watch the new IMAX film about the International Space Station.
This half term Year 5 have been learning 'Don't stop believing' by Journey. We began to understand the different types of music and the background and culture the song. We collaborated to learn the verses. We discussed different music techniques within the song such as pitch and tempo.
We developed into musicians to play the glockenspiel to the pulse of the music. We played different notes (F, G, A and Bb). We loved learning the song and look forward to performing it for another class.
As part of our topic this half term we went to explore the Leeds City Museum. We went on an Egyptian workshop where we were able to learn about the mummification process and well as make amulets. We found out lots about the Ancient Egyptians!
In our PE lesson we have been learning how to dance like an Egyptian!