Year 5 were proud to present the ‘Astronomical Art’ gallery to their parents. So many parents attended and their comments about how they enjoyed the exhibition were gratefully received. The gallery consisted of space poetry, shaded moonscapes, marbled planets and our finished astronomical space pictures (using marbling, shading and pastels). The children really enjoyed sharing their work and it was a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon.
Respect Class videoed their debates about the positive and negative effects of various technologies in their lives. They didn’t understand Mrs Dedman's description of a Sony Walkman.
Year 5 have been busy with their space art in preparation for their learning landing space exhibition. We have learnt the techniques of marbling, warm and cold colours, blending colours, complimentary schemes and a range of shading techniques. With these skills, we have produced some amazing cosmological art that we look forward to showing our parents at the end of term.
Year 5 are enjoying playing trumpets, trombones and clarinets. We are superb and can only get better with practise – we can take our instruments home to practise for a small deposit; then the whole family can enjoy our parping!
Year 5 have been exploring the wonderful colour spectrum blended from primary colours. We are doing this to build up our skills for the space art extravaganza we have planned for later in the term.
A marvellous adventure-packed day out was had by all of Year 5 at Betteshanger Park. With some lovely weather, we enjoyed bike riding through the woods, geocaching for clues in the fields and archery (apparently Miss Long may have got a bullseye but no photo evidence unfortunately). It was a brilliant day out and we learnt a lot about ourselves and many of us were open-minded when faced with challenges we were anxious to face. Well done everyone!!
Learning Lift Off
Year 5 are on a mission to explore Earth and beyond! We discussed what we already knew about Earth and space in groups and generated some question we would like to know (such as, is the Sun hotter than our classroom?!) – this was a long list. As part of the lift off, we made our own rockets trying out several designs. We took them for a test flight and then explored how different weights of payload would affect the distances they may achieve. It was great fun and our experiments with weight drew some interesting conclusions.
We in Year 5 are delighted to have the musician Mr Cook teaching us clarinets this year. It is a fantastic opportunity to learn a beautiful instrument and we are really looking forward to the learning ahead. In addition, we can even join the school band which will be starting this week.
Orienteering has many different activities but we very quickly understood that teamwork, communication and collaboration are the key skills we will need to complete the tasks. To start off, in small groups we had to formulate letters of the alphabet and words using our bodies and a lot of discussion. A great start to the term!
This term we are exploring 2d and 3d shapes and geometry in Topic Maths; place value and number systems in Number maths. We are really looking forward to success and we are definitely open-minded octopi.
As part of the PHSE curriculum, we are all lucky enough to enjoy the peaceful, meditative practice of Yoga with Adele. Being mindful of our body supports our control of our mind socially and cognitively. It also supports the adult's flexibility.