Term Two: Week One
This week we have been thinking about our new Big Question - 'Who Inspires You?'
We have been learning all about The Aspinall Foundation and the inspirational work that they do to protect and care for endangered species. We have also been thinking about who inspires us personally and why. We have created some fantastic pieces of Art and discussed how lucky we are to be surrounded by so many inspirational characters!
On Thursday, we had a fantastic drama afternoon with Ian from KIC theatre. We had lots of super activities to do as a class, exploring what has inspired our hopes, dreams and aspirations.
This term we are exploring dance in our PE lessons, we took our dance lesson outside (just before it gets far too cold!) and had lots of fun.
Term Two: Week Two
In maths this term we have been learning about factors and multiples. This week we started to look specifically at prime and square numbers. We consolidated our understanding of these by designing and making our own maths board games. Pupils thought carefully about the mathematical structures of their games and enjoyed challenging one another when they came to the playing stage.
We explored the work of artist Olga Shvartsur for our art focus this week. We considered the way that we could use watercolours to create a similar effect to her rainbow safari animals. We had a go at creating our own versions that turned out very well!
On Thursday, we had our prayer morning led by Year 6 for prayer week. We enjoyed visiting the different prayer stations and our learning inspired some fantastic discussions in regard to our school values.
Term Two: Week Three
This week we have been showing off our fantastic poetry skills, writing our own version of Shel Silverstein's 'If the World Was Crazy'. We applied our learning about figurative language and structure to our poetry writing and we are very proud of the amazing work that we produced.
Later in the week we worked together to perform our poetry on camera, using intonation and expression to give meaning.
On Friday, we learned about Children in Need and how fundraising can be inspirational. We started to consider how we can be inspirational as individuals. We created superhero versions of ourselves, celebrating all of our awesome 'superpowers'. We used collage and colour to enhance our artwork.
It turns out that Year 5 are a very super bunch of children! :)