Year 5 have been looking at ‘Zelda’ – the tale of fear written by Pie Corbett. They have loved learning the story off by heart and have changed various elements of the story to make it their own. They can now recite the story simply by looking at the pictures. Next week they will be changing the story completely and applying the skills they have been taught, such as simple short sentences and personification.
Year 5 are looking at country scenes and city scenes in art and design. We had a look at some of van Gogh’s beautiful countryscapes and night time cityscapes and had a go at doing some ourselves! The children were really creative and were so proud of their work. Take a look at some of the work that was created, it really is brilliant.
In Year 5 this afternoon in RE we focused on caring for others and the environment. Year 5 came up with lots of really good ideas and we had some brilliant discussions. As a class we created a mind map with ways to care for the world. The children then created their own mind maps in their books, some children became really creative!
Year 5 started Wednesday morning by performing brilliantly in one of their regular times tables tests. The class have shown a massive improvement in their recall of their tables facts and knowing the inverse (division). Children’s scores have gone up significantly over the year and the speed of recall from some is incredible. Well done to all of the children for making such good progress!
Kestrels have been learning about anti-social behaviour and the consequences of crime.
The children developed their understanding of different types of anti-social behaviour and sensibly discussed the negative impact that each type of behaviour could have and upon different parts of the community.
Ranking a range of anti-social behaviours proved challenging but also enabled are broad debate in which children were encouraged to fully articulate their reasoning and respond directly to points made by others.
Following the debate the children voted to create an overall class order. Do you agree with them?
In RE, the class looked at how religious symbols can be expressed and represented differently in other cultures / countries around the world.
The children discussed a collection of varied representations of Jesus and decided that the actual image of Jesus wasn’t important – the importance is in what Jesus stands for and people’s religious beliefs associated with his image.