Term 4: Where in the world?
Wow! What a great week!
It was fantastic to be back together in our classroom and very, very quickly - it felt like we'd never been away.
This week we have been exploring our Big Question: Where in the world...? We have been looking at artist Charlotte Bassin who is inspired by the use of map work in art and design. We created our own 'tiny found objects' map which look wonderful in our classroom. We have also been learning about the eight point compass and how to locate places in the wider world.
In English, we have written some amazing poems inspired by Shel Silverstein's 'If the world was crazy'. In maths we have been recapping some multiplication and division skills. We were also really excited to have a very fun maths lesson from Mr Day on Thursday.
A massive well done to Year 5 for their resilience, positivity, and hard work this week. Life has certainly felt brighter this week with you all around.
This week we learned about artist Ed Fairburn, who combines the geography of maps with portrait drawings. We created our own pieces of art using an image of our face and a map of Lyminge from 1947. We merged the shape and features of our face with the roads and paths in the map, creating lots of interesting patterns. We then added colour to make different sections stand out.
In English this week we have been writing sensory descriptions based on 'The Firebird' - a Russian tale. We have been using expanded noun phrases and figurative language to enhance our descriptive writing skills. At the end of the week, we shared these in the forest area - surrounded by the sound of birds!
In maths we have been learning about the relationship between fractions and decimals - Year 5 are very good at it! :)
This week in Big Question, we have been using maps to learn about UK cities and counties. We tested our knowledge with some class kahoot quizzes which was really fun.
In art, we learned about perspective drawings and did some super hot air balloon art of our own. Some are so detailed they're not quite finished yet!
In maths, we have been working hard to revisit our mental and arithmetic skills. In English, we have brushed up on some SPAG and improved our reading comprehension skills - well done Year 5.
On Friday, we had a D.T day which was great fun. We missed out on making 'motorized devices' last term, so we caught up today by making our own 'explorer bots'! Year 5 showed resilience, determination and great teamwork skills to make their bots a success. Super work! :)
Year 5 have had a fun last week before the Easter holidays! In P.E, we completed some Easter races. 'Carrots on the head' was my favourite one to watch! We have completed some Easter SPAG work and made some beautiful Easter cards. We took our maths outside for the final day of term and made the most of the beautiful sunshine.
Have a very happy Easter Year 5 and family! :)