As part of World Book Day, we read Tell me a Dragon by Jackie Morris. We were inspired to create our own dragon landscapes and dragons using oil pastels and sketching techniques.
We also wrote dragon poems and tried to include figurative language like simile,metaphor and alliteration.
In the afternoon there was a Story Swap with Class 1-2 and some children went to read stories with Day Care.
Altogether an exciting and busy week!
Tell Me a Dragon by Jackie Morris
Art on the Eco Bus Feb 2020
First we went on the Gypsy Moth Nature Trail, so we could collect and photograph ideas for our art sketches. We then got onto the bus and carefully sketched our favourite images using a range of special sketching pencils. Some of us even got to sit on the top deck!
Enjoying time on our Eco Bus!
Internet Safety Feb 2020
Today we learnt about how to keep ourselves safe on the internet. We played games on a website called Interland.
There were different games you could play and each one taught you something different about Internet Safety.
Researching future careers in SMSC/PSHE
Over the past few weeks we have been working with Miss Stratford to research potential future careers. We looked at the qualifications we would need, what the job entails and how much we might earn. Today we presented our PowerPoints to the class. Mrs Middleton was really excited to see the diverse range of jobs we had chosen.
Live Learning 4th February 2020
Thank you to everyone that attended our PE Live Learning. We enjoyed completing circuits as part of our health and fitness unit.
In Science this term we are learning about the Earth, sun, moon and space. Today we shared what we know, what we want to find out and starting researching what evidence there is that Earth is spherical and not flat!
Wishing all Year 5 and their families a Happy Christmas and a restful break. What a super term. Well done everyone!
In English, as part of our unit on non-chronological reports, we have been investigating a text on Manchester Ridge- Back dragons. Today we acted in role and asked and answered questions as experts on a TV show.
Scratch Art - as part of our Ancient Greek topic, we have been studying Greek pottery in art. We then created our own designs, inspired by our sketches, using a scratch art technique.
LIVE LEARNING 21st November 2019
Live Learning-Maths Murder Mystery!
The afternoon was spent trying to solve maths calculations which helped us solve the Mystery!
We enthusiastically applied our maths skills and remembered to use the inverse operation to check our
answers were correct.
Thank you to the adults who came along. We hope you enjoyed the classroom experience.
Live Learning 21st November 2019
Joy Of Reading at the University of Hertfordshire
23rd October 2019
Today we went to the University to meet an author called Christopher Edge.
He told us how he got his inspiration to write from ordinary things! For example,
one of his books was inspired by the fact that a banana gives off small amounts
of radiation-This led to him writing Albie Bright! Another of his books was inspired by
the astronaut, Tim Peake. We even learnt how to decipher a pig-pen cipher!
Joy of Reading 23rd October 2019
In English we are learning about Slam Poetry in preparation for writing our own poems to perform in a Slam Battle next week. Today we looked at inspirational song lyrics as stimuli. We really enjoyed Eye of the Tiger!
Year 5 enjoyed a Diwali workshop run by our R.E link governor Mrs Chandaria who shared with us, the story of Rama and Sita. We got the opportunity to make glittery diva lamps, colourful rangoli designs and a large peacock using coloured puffed rice!
We had a fantastic time at Amwell Nature Reserve today! We learnt that this site used to be an old quarry but now it is a fantastic place for wildlife. We went into a large wooden 'hide' and used binoculars to look at all sorts of birds across the huge lake. We even tried to identify some using the charts on the wall. We saw cormorants, black-headed seagulls and coots to name a few. We also saw a family of Canada geese with their little chick!
Amwell Nature Reserve 19th June 2019
BMX Workshop with Mike Mullen
Mike Mullen (3 x UK Pro BMX halfpipe champion ) came to school today to run workshops for us.
In assembly he told us about how he first got involved in BMX, after he saw some on TV. As his skills improved his confidence grew (growth mindset). He showed us his skills, jumping over 6 members of staff on the playground! Then it was our turn to have a go! We were all challenged outside our comfort zone and it was great fun learning to do tricks on the bikes! We learnt to say...'I can' instead of 'I can't.
Cemex Groundworks Visit 5-6-19
Hear My Story - Themed Week May 2019
Sketching and watercolour painting at Kingfisher Island
Painting umbrellas; Inspired by 'Umbrellas' by Renoir.Using watercolours and oil pastels we learnt how to use shades and tints to show light.
Prison Me No Way.