Year 5 Kestrels spent the afternoon looking at different holly leaves, their length and how many spikes they have. They began by predicting what they thought they would find out about these two factors.
Kaicie: I think the shorter the leaf is the more prickles it will have on it.
We had some good fun measuring the length of the leaves and counting the spikes. Afterwards the children used their data they had collected to create a scatter graph. They worked super hard and completed so much work. What a great afternoon!
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!