Last week Year 5 visited the Guildhall Arts Gallery.
They observed and discussed the paintings on display.
They listened to the stories of the men behind the painting and explored potential meanings. The children used words and phrases to explore what the paintings expressed to them.
This week we will use these words and phrases as a stimulus to create poetic writing along side a professional poet.
Year 5 have really engaged with Destination Reader this week.
We have analysed and practiced using our learning behaviours in the classroom.
They are excited to demonstrate and apply these learning skills in the context of a reading lesson over the coming weeks.
Well Done Year 5, keep it up!
Couple of snaps of the girls football team.
They have been training and playing matches against Thomas Buxton during Wednesday lunch times.
They are improving with every match and determined to get their first victory in two weeks.
Year 5 are participating in an animation project called Pick N'Mix.
First, we created a storyboard for the theme, which is 'our green London'.
We then worked with Tracy from Rick Mix and Nicky, a professional animator from Chocolate Films, preparing our elements and backdrops and learning how use stop motion animation.
Our finished film be be screened at a film festival in summer!
Year 5 completing the daily mile.
They are getting better and better every week.
All children are now able to complete a mile in under 11 minutes and 30 seconds, which is amazing.
We also have a group of 8 to 10 children who are completing it in 10 minutes and 25 seconds, which must be a world record for 9/10 year old children.
Year 5 have been studying artist who create 'cityscapes.'. We have had a closer look at the work of Stephen Wiltshire, a famous artist with Autism, who creates amazingly detailed cityscape drawings from memory. We then drew our own pictures, capturing the stunning view from our Year 5 classroom!
Year 5 went to see a play named 'The Bee in Me' at the Unicorn Theatre. On the way back, we admired some of London's spectacular sites along the River Thames, which we studied as part of our Geography topic 'Our London.'
Year 5 have been busy planning and creating their very own knowledge posters to demonstrate everything that they have learnt about solubility during our unit: Materials and Their Properties.
They have learnt some of the things that can and cannot dissolve and that temperature affects the rate of solubility. They have also learnt about The Three S's - ask your child about them!
During the last few weeks, Year 5 have had to design and carry out an absorbency enquiry to figure out which material would be best to mop up a water spillage.
They worked in pairs to work out their 'method', design a 'fair-test' & make predictions before carrying out the actual enquiry (experiment).
They really enjoyed using the 'scientist safety goggles'.... maybe a bit 'too' much :)