Welcome to Year Five
Sharing our learning with the WHOLE world!
In this afternoon's topic lesson, the class worked in groups to manage a disaster emergency! They had to make crucial decisions to save the lives of people on the Carribean island of Montserrat, after a huge volcano erupted! Important information about the disaster was put onto a map of the island, and then the teams had to divide the island into 'Safe' zones and 'No-go' zones. The teams worked fantastically well and made some great choices - well done, everyone!
Today's topic lesson involved us modelling the different type of tectonic plate boundaries using crackers and jelly - take a look!
Today in arts week we've begun a task to complete a sketch of a wolf. The children were given half of a photo of a wolf and they are working to complete the picture, using different sketching techniques and pencils - you can see the completed pictures on Friday in lesson 7 outside the KS2 classrooms.
This week in KS1 & KS2 it's International Arts Week. Each class has been given a continent and their art work will be related to wildlife from that part of the world. Here in Year 5 we're looking at North America.
To give our maths work today an artistic twist, we looked at cartioid patterns and then created our own:
We also began our work for our whole of Primary School piece of art - we have all drawn our own picture of a N.American plant (we have lots of cactii!), but we were only allowed to use the colour blue - each class has their own colour and the final pieces will be displayed in a rainbow of colours on Friday!
Friday was finally launch day for our rockets - they were amazing! Well done to Nadia and Laurent - they were a tie for the longest flights! 65 metres - brilliant!