Year 5 have enjoyed creating their artwork using a range of different mediums. We looked and discussed the work of abstract artist Peter Thorpe and tried to create our own abstracts.
The children have been helping to ‘roll out’ the Our Best Book Club in Year 5. Hopefully all children will be excited to join in the Best Book Club in school!
We have begun our new science topic and the children have been able to participate in a range of fun activities to help support their learning all about Space!
The children enjoyed a series of challenges to build vehicles and buildings linked to our current space topic.
This term the children have been taking part in gymnastics and have developed their skills using the equipment to showcase their balances, climbs and strength and their nerves of steel!
The children have made some amazing rockets for their homework which we have used to create an out of this world reading corner in the classroom.
In our history topic we have been learning about the Romans and their time impact on Britain. The children learnt about the processes involved in creating decorative mosaics and had the opportunity to create their own version using a nature inspired design.
In our Geography lessons we have been exploring the spread of the Roman empire and their invasion of England. We have used our map reading skills to plot Roman roads and cities and the children were fascinated to learn that Fosse Way was a key route for moving troops and supplies.
We have used our prior learning about volcanoes to help us write fantastic newspaper reports about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the destruction of Pompeii.
The children have created amazing writing this term showcasing their narrative skills when writing an alternative ending for our Pompeii text.
Year 5 have enjoyed sharing their books with each other using our book review system and reading worm.
Mental Health Awareness Day
On Mental Health Awareness Day, we spent some time exploring what mental health is. We discussed the difference between a positive and negative mental health.
The children enjoyed a peaceful afternoon learning how we can look after our own mental health through a range of activities. We spent some time painting images from a fabulous book by Charlie Mackesy.