Welcome to Year 5
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Wow day - Term 5 - Kensuke's Kingdom
This term, Year 5 will be learning about animal lifecycles and the environment. Our shared class book is Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.
During a previous session , the children gave suggestions as to what aspects they wanted to learn about and how they wanted to learn about it. One of the themes that came about from this brainstorming session, was to explore how modern technology had aided science in understanding the animal kingdom. As a result, a class viewing of the award winning documentary series 'A Spy in the Wild' was arranged for the very first morning of term 5.
For our afternoon session, and in keeping with our nature theme, the children were introduced to the technique of blow painting and they all created some very unique art work that was simply stunning!!
The Easter Story - Assembly
As part of our Easter celebrations, we took the opportunity to share the Easter Story with the entire College.
We memorised a passage from the story and shared our amazing art work picturing the crucifixion.
To end our celebratory assembly the whole College joined us in singing Lord of the Dance.
This week, year 5 have been learning more about lines of symmetry by drawing their own reflected cityscapes. The children used square paper to reflect their own designs across horizontal and vertical mirror lines and some children even challenged themselves further by reflecting along a diagonal (oblique) line of symmetry.
The children used the squared paper as a guide to ensure that their reflections measured the same distance across each of the mirror lines.
Our Class Assembly
This term, we have been learning all about the fascinating story of Thomas Becket and the circumstances surrounding his rather controversial death in Canterbury Cathedral. As a class we discussed key points presented within the story and rewrote our own version, which we presented to the rest of the school in our assembly. We also looked at the geography of city of Canterbury and examined how different it could have looked in Becket's time, drawing our own maps to illustrate our ideas.
We are looking forward to finding out more about the history of Canterbury and Thomas Becket when year 5 visit Canterbury Cathedral later in term 2.
In Maths, we have been investigating the properties of 3D shapes. We looked at various combinations of shapes that could be made by using 4 coloured interlocking cubes and then drew them in different positions. Looking directly down at a shape was called a 'Birdseye' view and looking up from underneath, we referred to as a 'Worms eye' view.