Welcome to Class 5
Everybody is well rested after the summer break and we’re all raring to go. All the pupils have settled in and have started their lessons with lots of energy and enthusiasm. We have discovered our amazing intelligences by doing brain awareness activities, and Mrs Miller has created a display showing where our talents, strengths and areas for development are. It’s very colourful! Rules and expectations have been established and pupils are helping the day to run like clockwork by each doing their jobs efficiently. We like to be creative and do lots of practical learning. For instance, this week the children have been exploring narratives through drama activities, and are very much looking forward to performing - The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde in family assembly. Class 5’s curriculum is varied and interesting; for information regarding areas of learning and topics covered please refer to the curriculum map or our learning wall.
REMEMBER – PE kits are needed on Tuesday and Friday and library books on Wednesday. Homework is given out on Friday afternoon and pupils are expected to bring it into school the following Friday morning, where it will be discussed and developed as part of the mornings lessons.
Library Day - Class 5's library day is Wednesday.
Red Nose Day in class 5!
The children have enjoyed exploring physical and chemical changes. They have made foaming monsters, coloured putty and designed and made their own coconut bonbons. They were delicious. Please enjoy looking at our photo gallery.
D & T – Musical Instruments
The children have investigated a variety of musical instruments from all around the world. They have looked at how they are structured, how they make sound and what materials they are made from. They went on to design and make their own shaker. And will be evaluating the effectiveness of their design, as well as how robust their finished product is. Please enjoy looking at the photo gallery of the children at work.
Class 5 making slippers
Romeo & Juliet performed by class 5
Class 5's history topic - crime & punishment
Class 5 having fun for Children In Need
Class 5 in their Halloween outfits!
The stars of the Dracula Rock Show
Class 5's summer trip to Sealife
First glimpses of Robinwood
Archery at Robinwood
Canoeing & the zip wire at Robinwood - everyone is having a great time 23.6.16
Stream walking (or splashing!) at Robinwood - 23.6.16
Crate building activity and the caving screen at Robinwood - 23.6.16
Phew... The forest group survived the piranha pool!!! - 23.6.16
Tackling the climbing wall - 23.6.16
After tea activities - non stop action at Robinwood! - 23.6.16
The year 6s have been taking part in cycling proficiency and have enjoyed learning all about road safety. They have had a great time. We hope you enjoy looking at our action packed pictures.
ART UNIT - CONTAINERS
The pupils have been designing and making their own clay pots. They carried out research about Clarice Cliff and based their own work on her designs. Pupils thought carefully about colour schemes and a variety of geometrical shapes they could include in their own work. They have enjoyed this art unit and have produced some excellent work We hope you enjoy viewing the gallery of photographs taken while work was in progress.
Creativity Week – Artists
The children in Class 5 have enjoyed learning about Banksy. We have explored the use of images to send a political message and debated whether Banksy’s work is art or graffiti. After group discussions and a reflection on what the children felt passionate about we began to create a collection of images in the style of Banksy. Using stencils and blow paints they layered images to complete the effect. Everyone particularly enjoyed practising their new skills on our indoor graffiti wall.
RE – Christianity
In our RE lessons we have used drama to consider the feelings of people within a story from the New Testament. We thought about forgiveness and explored what sometimes makes forgiving someone so hard to do. Thinking about Easter, the children examined how Christians believe forgiveness was shown throughout the Easter story. The children then examined their own feelings during a time when they have both asked for forgiveness for something they have done or possibly forgiven someone else.
Computing – Interface Designers
We have had a wonderful time during our computing lessons, thinking about how software applications work and the reason for screen layouts. We have designed and problem solved our own app interface designs, using wireframes and even creating a screencast to explain the inclusive and user friendly nature of our design. Here are some examples of the finished product.
DT – Controllable Vehicles
We have ended this half term bringing together our science knowledge of circuitry, DT skills and our love of toys. The children thought carefully about what design aspects make toy cars travel quickly. We considered, aerodynamics, power sources, and overall design when making our own controllable vehicles. Ending the term with our Wacky Races was fabulous and we are now amazing racing car designers!!
RE – HINDUISM
The pupils have been learning about the epic poem - Ramayana. This is the story of Rama and Sita and their struggle against the evil ten headed demon Ravana. The poem is an important sacred text for Hindus as Prince Rama and Princess Sita are considered to be perfect role models; they possess qualities, such as bravery, loyalty and demonstrate complete devotion to God when confronted with evil. The pupils have written play scripts depicting events in the poem and have made puppets of the characters in readiness for their own performance. Here are some pictures of class 5 pupils at work
Class 5's displays - "A Sense of Place"
ART UNIT – Headgear
The children have enjoyed learning about headdresses from other places around the world. They thought about social, cultural and religious aspects and historical significance when carrying out their investigations. They made preliminary sketches before designing and making their own headgear. Their designs ranged from American baseball caps, sombreros through to Formula 1 and Spartan war helmets. The children have really enjoyed this project and hope that you enjoy looking at the photographs of their artwork.
World Book Day in Class 5
The wonderful displays in class 5!
Class 5 tapestries