We had a very exciting fossil workshop. We searched for and identified fossils of dinosaurs and other life pre dinosaurs.
We have finished making our Viking boats!
Today in maths we classified 2D shapes according to their properties in a game called ‘three of a kind’
Sophie explaining why they are 3 of a kind
Harry explaining why they are 3 of a kind
Sammy explaining why they are 3 of a kind
Dancing in Daily Exercise - we really enjoyed learning a new dance today. Thank you to Mrs Benedick and Bertie for teaching it to us!
A video of our dance moves today.
Today we had a zoom call with a rabbi who now lives in Israel (previously Manchester). He explained the current situation in Israel to the children and how the conflict arose.
At first, our little butterfly friends were reluctant to leave their homes. After some gentle encouragement, the children were able to watch them fly off into the rainy sky!
Butterflies being released!
Times Table Rockstar day !
Our butterflies are on the move!
Our caterpillars began emerging from the chyrsalides today. We managed to see them emerge! Video 1 of 4
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Today we were so lucky to be visited by the author Tom Palmer. We are currently reading one of his books - Ghost Stadium- in guided reading as part of our mystery unit. We asked Tom lots of questions and found out all about being an author. We found out that it took Tom 20 years to get his first book published and he gave us this inspirational message : if you really want something keep trying.
We transferred the caterpillars to their new habitat so they can continue to grow inside their chrysalides. Watch this space!
Today we found out about the Muslim festival of Ramadan. We compared the festival to the Jewish festival of Yom Kippur. We also drew our own Islamic repeating patterns.
Our week old Caterpillars- look how much they have grown!
We wrote and performed our own narrative poems. Here is a selection of some of our performances.
Poem by Rafi
Poem by Daisy
Poem by Bertie
Poem by Daisy
We are very excited to have some new pets in year 5!! Our baby caterpillars arrived today! This links to our science this term as we are learning about different animal and plant lifecycles. Watch this space! We will regularly update with photos as they grow.
Before the Pesach break we wrote letters to Oliver Dowden about preserving the environment. We sent a random selection of these to the House of Commons. This morning a letter arrived for us from the right honourable Oliver Dowden. Please read below.
Multiplication game in maths practising multiplying by 2 digits in a race to the hive.
Seder in Year 5
We had great fun creating art representations of the parting and crossing of the Red Sea from the Pesach story.
This week in maths we are learning all about angles. This morning we played a game where we drew angles for our partner to estimate and then measure,
Today we conducted a Science experiment : which beak is the best beak for picking up certain types of food?
Welcome back Year 5! This week is Science Week and we are learning all about Charles Darwin and animal adaptations. We kick started the week with Charles Darwin fact files and animal symmetry art.
We decorated our doors for the Chanukah competition.
We looked at different artefacts from Benin and tried to work out what they were. We then found out all about them. Video 1of 12.
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Today we learnt about the first Oba of Benin - Eweka. We created family trees and storyboards of the story.
The children have made some fantastic thumb pianos like they had in ancient Benin.
The children are very proud of their Tingatinga paintings.
Today we made Diwali decorations by dying and sculpting model magic.
Remembrance Poppy art using charcoal
Dissolving experiments using skittles
Role playing being on the Windrush in 1948
Trying different strategies for mental division and Multiplication
Finding countries in Africa using atlases and maps.
Science experiment on dissolving to create solutions.
We have made one point perspective pictures showing scenes from ‘After The Fall’
Playing a game to understand counting forwards and backwards across zero.
Story mapping ’The Great Fall’ and internalising the language.
Using the pictures to recall the language.
Learning the phrases from the text.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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