In year 5 we have started looking at collage. We sketched animals from the rain forest then used different types of paper, card and tissue to collage the image. We had a great time! Here are some of the examples next to a sample of the images we copied from.
In class 11 we are learning about the rainforest. We have read The Great Kapok tree which is a book all about deforestation. From this we wrote balanced argument, giving views both for and against rainforests being destroyed.
Our class novel is Journey to the River Sea. Here we see, orphan Maia, leave the girls boarding school in London to journey to the Amazon to meet her long lost relatives, the Carters. When she arrives in the Amazon, it isn’t long before she finds herself caught up in some extraordinary adventures!
We will be writing a range of genres around the text linked to The Rainforests including;
- A character description of Maia/Clovis
- A diary entry from the viewpoint of Maia
- A set of instructions
- A description of the rainforest
- An adventure narrative
As part of their art project this term, Year 5 have been doing some sketching – they have done mirror image pictures to copy the other side. For this we chose to sketch Hitler as it tied in with our topic work. We have also sketched detailed portraits of ourselves and drawn some still life images
Year 5 have been investigating …Why do we celebrate Remembrance Day?
We have –
- Found out why we have Remembrance day
- Investigated what the Royal British Legion is and what they do as a charity
- Found out why the poppy is used
We also did an assembly for the rest of the school –
On Friday 9th November, Year 5 held a Remembrance Day assembly to remember those who have died sacrificing their lives, and to those who have fought and gave their lives for the rest of us and our future. As a school we held a minutes silence to think about those who have fought and died to give us the freedom we enjoy today. Children from each class then came and laid a wreath at our cenotaph.
Bikeability is underpinned by the National Standard for cycle training; a government-recognised set of principles for better and safer cycling. Bikeability is an improved, updated and more relevant version of the old cycling proficiency scheme, delivered by professional instructors.
From 10-13th September, Year 5 took part in the level 2 Bikeability programme whereby instructors helped our children develop better, safer cycling habits. Well done to all those who took part.
This term year 5 will be grabbing our suitcases and hopping aboard a steam train on a journey into Britain’s wartime past. Bombs? Rations? Gas masks? We will be the children who can say ‘I was there’. As we follow Betty on her journey of evacuation to safety; from her London home to the posh country mansion of formidable Lady Florence Musgrave.
We will be writing a range of genres around the text linked to WW2 including;
- A character description of Betty
- A leaflet about evacuation
- A diary entry from the viewpoint of Betty
- Letter home as an evacuee
- A description of the blitz – during an air raid
Link to our topic: