We have had a busy week of learning! The children were introduced to Power Maths, our new scheme of work for maths and have been enjoying applying their learning in their new work books. We also learnt a song to help us remember how to round accurately. It’s very catchy so we won’t be forgetting how to round numbers now!
In English we have been reading Norse myths. We read several different creation stories and have identified lots of the features we need to include to make our writing interesting. This is in preparation for when we come to write our own creation stories.
The children spent their first two days of Year 5 applying their ASPIRE values. Their first task was to make a catapult. They had a limited number of resources so had to plan carefully how they were going to construct it. They showed determination and perseverance and as a result every group produced a working catapult.
They were also introduced to their topic (the Vikings). They worked in groups to research Viking villages and then created their own Viking villages in shoeboxes. I was so impressed with their creativity and at how well they all worked in a team and respected each other’s ideas. As a result they produced some brilliant work. Well done Arctic class, we are going to have a fantastic year!
During Maths we have been looking at fractions and we’ve been busy exercising during Active Me.
Over the next 5 weeks Year 5 will be having Active Me lessons. This week they learnt about how blood, oxygen and carbon dioxide travels to and from the heart. Their hearts were certainly pumping by the end of the lesson!
Arctic 5 have been embellishing their flower prints by using threading, beads and sequins.
Following on from last week Arctic 5 have looked at the artist India Flint and the technique called Hapa-Zome printing. Using different flowers Arctic 5 printed the image onto a piece of fabric by hammering. These fabric prints wil be embellished over the next week or so using threading and beads.
This week we’ve had a Rock Stars Day and had the chance to try it out in the computer suite. Also, in Art we’ve been looking at the artist Georgia O’Keefe. After looking at her work using flowers Arctic 5 used aqua pencils to draw and paint their own flower design in the style of O’Keefe.
Monday 18th March 2019 – Friday 22nd March 2019
Year Five spent a glorious afternoon at the beach on Tuesday. We had researched and sketched Terracotta Warriors at school and used our learning to sculpt some stunning warriors from sand.
The children made us so proud with their team work keeping all of our ASPIRE values. The beach was left beautifully tidy with our temporary art work being left to delight local residents. It was so lovely to hear one member of the public remark on how delightful she thought our work was. “ Watching the children create these figures has really brightened my day.”
Thank you so much to all of our parent helpers who gave up their time to help make this learning experience so valuable.
Arctic 5 have been learning how to put someone in the recovery position as part of their PSHE topic on `Healthy Me’.
Monday 4th February 2019 – Friday 8th February 2019
Chinese Culture Day
Year Five had a brilliant day on Tuesday learning about Chinese culture. We found out what lessons are like in a Chinese Primary School and were amazed to learn that children often spend their lunchtimes practising their times tables! We designed and made noodle dishes and we developed our chopping skills. Some children were really adventurous and tried vegetetables that they had never tried before; pak choi was particularly popular. We had a go at some yoga and tried some relaxation techniques. We also designed some traditional Chinese New Year decorations. Thankyou to everyone for supporting this day. The children looked fantastic all dressed up with bright coloured red and yellow cheering up the dreary February weather.
Arctic 5 and Lobster 2 buddy readers had the chance to meet up this week and share the books they’ve been reading.
Mrs Cole & Mrs Palmer both use Super Movers to help their Maths set reinforce their x tables! We all join in – including all the adults.
Arctic 5 have produced some super writing and Art work relating to The Willow Pattern and the class reading book Spilled Water.
Monday 10th December – Friday 14th December 2018
Arctic 5 have been researching cultures from other countries to present to the rest of the class. Each group presented their findings in different ways, which were informative and articulate – well done Arctic 5!
Monday 26th November – Friday 30th November 2018
Year 5 had an amazing Viking Day and experienced what life would have been like for them.
The child were able to take part in a selection of activities in the morning and learnt how to make candles, herbal medicines, Thor’s necklace, woven longship sails and clay elf stones. They took part in shield training, illumination painting and a rune writing workshop. In the afternoon, they experienced an archaeological dig and discovered lots of old artefacts.
They had the chance to ask questions and deepen their knowledge about Vikings and were well prepared with great questions to find out more about the Vikings!
Overall a great day for all. Thank you again to the parent helpers who came and took part with us and to all pupils who have spent time to create excellent longboat models for homework.
Monday 12th November- Friday 16th November 2018
We have been getting our heads round some really big questions in Science
On Friday we supported Children in Need by wearing our pyjamas for the day!
This week in Maths, we have been looking at measures and took our learning outside to learn all about metric and imperial equivalents.
It was great to work together as two classes and help each other!
Monday 5th November 2018 – Friday 9th November 2018
This week Arctic 5 have completed their clay planets by painting them with metallic paints to give them an iridescent appearance. As you can see this has proved very effective and every planet is unique – fantastic work, Arctic 5! This area of art started with pencil planet sketches, followed by pen sketches and finally charcoal sketches in preparation for the class’s own planet designs, which were then created using clay.
Also, Arctic 5 have been using the ergos to research Viking longboats/ships in preparation for a one off piece of creative homework, which is being set this week. We are looking forward to the outcome of this set task!
Monday 29th October 2018 – Friday 2nd November 2018
Celebrating some of the amazing creative Space homework in Arctic 5.
Monday 15th October 2018 – Friday 19th October 2018
This week we have shared books with our Buddy Readers in Lobster class
Having sketched planets using different media, we have designed and made clay planets including different textures and features.
Monday 8th October 2018 – Friday 12th October 2018
Monday 1st October 2018 – Friday 5th October 2018
Arctic 5 have been pre-learning during their `Walk and Talk` session, ready for Space Day. They were finding out from their learning partner if they knew who the first person was to land on the moon and discussing what they hoped to learn this week during Science.
Monday 24th September – Friday 28th September 2018
During PSHE Arctic 5 discussed why rules are needed and why punishments may be needed in and out of school. Mrs Cole gave each table a die and left it up to the table to decide what to do. After five minutes the class came together and discussed what helped – working as a team and following rules to make up and play a game. The school motto ASPIRE came up during this lesson.
Monday 17th September – Friday 21st September 2018
Arctic 5 have been checking the length and position of shadows throughout the day (fortunately the sun shone on Monday!). They noticed that the shadow moved position and length. This was part of their Science lesson.
Monday 10th – Friday 14th September 2018
As part of our PE this term we are learning and developing hockey skills.
Thursday 6th September -Friday 7th September 2018
We have been learning to learn – working together to research the Arctic Ocean, team games and writing a Captain`s log on a Mission to Mars.