In Geography, we have been learning about rivers. We used our knowledge of this to inspire our own musical compositions.
When there is lots to learn it can be such a help to work with a partner to break down the learning into bite sized pieces. We had fun playing rivers Top Trumps this week to help learn about some of the key features of major rivers in The British Isles.
Atlantic Class have new learning partners every week and it makes me so proud to observe how inclusive and supportive they all are. There is no doubt that Atlantic are more than ready for the learning challenges and opportunities that Year 6 will bring.
Atlantic Class were bathed in sunlight for our “ Learning Outside The Classroom” this week. Mrs Brown taught us all about GPS Location systems and we used GPS devices to go geocaching, which was challenging but brilliant fun. We loved it and can now offer assistance if ever the car sat nav goes haywire.
I have been so impressed with the mature way that Atlantic Class has worked collaboratively in our PSHE and Geography lessons this week.
In PSHE, we were considering healthy and unhealthy relationships and our ASPIRE value of acceptance was evident throughout. In Geography we have begun the challenge of learning over 60 Ordinance Survey symbols. Having a supportive friend to help you learn can really make a challenge so much more fun!
Summer has finally arrived and we have made the most of the glorious sunshine. On Wednesday, we put our newly learned hockey skills to the test by taking part in a year 5 tournament. Atlantic are currently in the lead but there are several games still to be played. Finding space and communicating effectively will the keys to success we suspect.
Monday 17th May 2021 – Friday 21st May 2021
Atlantic Class enjoyed visiting The Book Fair this week. It was a real treat to investigate some lovely new books in the spring sunshine sitting in our outdoor library.
Atlantic Class have started studying mountains in Geography. We have used Atlases to locate mountain ranges and have explored how fold mountains are formed. We made cross - sections of The Himalayas, which was challenging but terrific.
This week in Year 5, it has been difficult to concentrate as we have been hatching some chicks as we are learning about life-cycles and how they work. It will be interesting for us to see how they grow and to watch their behaviour throughout their life.
Did you know that chicks have an egg tooth to help them hatch out of their egg? After a few days, it starts to fall off.
Written by Maia in Atlantic Class
Week beginning 12th April 2021
Learning To Learn
Being a Parent or Teacher is harder than it looks. This is the conclusion Atlantic Class has reached after being challenged this week to look after an egg baby for two days. They were also asked to plan and teach a lesson to their learning partner. Teaching something to someone else can really help you to learn something more securely yourself. 8 eggs managed to avoid being sent to egg hospital or to the Atlantic State Nursery. Well done to those who managed to be responsible and nurturing parents.
Our real chic eggs have now arrived and in less than 3 weeks, we will be expecting some more chicks to join our brood- How eggciting!
Week Beginning 22nd March 2021
Last Friday, I was greeted with a red tide of smiling faces ready to celebrate all things funny and raise awareness of children living in tough circumstances in Britain and indeed around The World. We had a brilliant day making puppet theatres and producing a shadow puppet show to entertain each other with our Highwayman poetry recitations. We also had a try at being stand-up comedians which we discovered was harder than it looks. Timing is everything! Thank you for all your very generous donations.
In art this term, we are investigating landscapes and have been investigating the wonderful work of L.S. Lowry. Have you heard the song, Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs by Brian and Michael? It was inspired by the life and work of Lowry.
Mrs Mansell was impressed with the level of detail we managed to include in our preparatory sketches.
Atlantic Class have been working very hard on creating a book review folder for our Year 5 library. Make sure you check it out if you are stuck for a good book recommendation.
Here is a wonderful example written by Edward.
Now Press Play was brilliant fun this week and luckily, the weather stayed dry enough for us to be able to enjoy our Viking Raid story outside. Everyone in Atlantic Class impressed Mrs Mansell with their superb acting skills and everyone ended the day moving up on our chart. We clearly have some Oscar worthy actors in Atlantic Class this year.
In Science this week, we have investigated air resistance. We explored whether a parachute with a larger canopy would fall to earth more slowly than a parachute with a smaller canopy. We discovered the importance of repeat testing and learned how to find the mean average of a set of results.
Everyone in Atlantic Class has been working super hard this week so we really did enjoy Friday afternoon, when we applied some of our ideas about creation to produce some art work.
We’ve also created some mini me figures to represent ourselves as Vikings. Do we look really fearsome?
This week in Atlantic Class, we have been using our maths skills everywhere.
We have been revising how to round numbers to different amounts and in science, we have been learning how to use force meters rounding up or down to the nearest increment.
In other news we have also been electing our pupil councillors. It was wonderful to see so many members of Atlantic Class keen to put themselves forward. I was so impressed by how thoughtful the speeches were in terms of how passionate the candidates were about really important issues such as: environmental responsibility; litter and pupil safety. Be sure to check back next week to find out who has been elected.
Welcome Atlantic Class
It was just wonderful to welcome you all back to Leigh North Street This Week.
We have had a wonderful few days getting to know each other, catching up on all our news and getting excited about all of the learning adventures we have planned for the days and weeks ahead. We have been so impressed with how quickly you have all settled and how grown up and independent you have been in learning all our new routines so quickly. What a great start Atlantic.