This afternoon Kestrels we’re learning how to use gestures to engage an audience in our drama lesson.
Year 5 have been discussing anti bulling week and the great theme is Make a noise!
The children have loved the theme as it means they should speak out whenever they hear about bullying, see any bullying or experience any bullying. This also includes cyber bullying as we learnt in our computing lesson this week too.
Cyberbullying can happen on:
Everyone has to be careful online and make sure they are being kind.
Last week we looked at Skihism and Sewa (helping) in the Gurdwara, specifically the langar (free kitchen).
Today Year 5 continued their RE looking at Sharing and Being Generous.
They started by looking at Humanists and how they show generosity and the various ways they can show it:
helping the homeless
opening soup kitchens
A Rabbi called Moses Maimonides set out a ladder to show the best way to share and be generous (tzedakah).
The class agreed that it is very difficult to set a definite rung of the ladder! When you give charity to someone, it can be for many different reasons and depends on whether you know them or not. That would then depend which rung of the ladder you would be on…would you want the reciever to know you gave the gift? Maybe, maybe not.
Most of the class decided the seventh rung was where they would be happiest giving charity- “cheerfully, when asked”. ☺️A very generous class!
Kestrel’s have been working very hard on their diary entries this week. We have focussed a lot on writing to express and on the skills needed to accomplish this.
In science, Kestrels were exploring how gravitational pull affects different objects. We conducted an experiment to see if objects with different masses would hit the ground before those with a lower mass or size.IMG_0345
Art – tints tones and shades.
During our art lesson this week, year 5 experimented with tints, tones and shades and how different amounts of black, white, and grey affected the original colour differently.
During year 5’s PSHE lesson this week, we recapped the PANTS rule and discussed behaviours that may be respectful/ disrespectful or something that depended on the context of the situation.
Today year 5 were exploring how the Earth moves in space and how this affects both the seasons and why we have day and night.