We have all been working so hard on our canvases for the ‘Fabulous Finish’. We have used the newspaper articles, photographs and headlines that we have selected (reflecting on our big question one last time!) and arranged them, using collage techniques, and gluing them down. We have created sillohettes of protesters and layered them on. Miss Hall’s class did them free-hand, whilst Miss Eden’s class used the projector to trace images.
Yesterday, the Year Fives kept up the annual tradition and kicked off the carnival with a touch of African vibes! They had worked hard all morning learning different drum rhythms and dance moves to put together for one performance. Thank you to all the parents who came to watch; and for those of you who couldn’t, here are a few pictures:
One of our learning foci for this term, amongst our big question is the Ancient Greek civilisation and how it has impacted us today. One of the clear ways to view this is the Olympics! So the children have been busy researching, drafting and redrafting and retrieving information about what the Olympics are, the Ancient and Modern Olympics and specific facts about events and athletes.
As part of the culmination of our term’s learning, Year Five are creating canvases (in groups) to reflect on our big question ‘How do changes affect the future?’ They have been selecting current political and national news items that are relevant, as well as photos from some of our learning and visits this term. Here we are in action:
As part of our big question, ‘How do changes affect the future?’ we have been learning about the Ancient Greeks through mythology. Two weeks ago, we read and studied the myth ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’. We then used a number of reading skills to show our understanding and retrieve information, as well as writing skills to compose a diary written as Theseus.
We collected description of the Minotaur (the beast in the story) and gathered Theseus’ varied feelings across the events. We then used a thesaurus to up-level our vocabulary. Here are two finished pieces:
You can see that we take editing and improving our learning very seriously in Year Five and have used purple pen to improve.
Year Five are all muddled up this morning! Our choir are downstairs in rehearsals for the day and upstairs the rest of us are getting stuck into a poem, by Kit Wright, called ‘The Magic Box’.
There are many more tasks to come, including performance and writing our own version, entitled ‘The Future Box’.
In Year Five, we have been using addition and subtraction to find missing sides on composite rectilinear shapes (shapes made up of quadrilaterals stuck together!) The next step is to then add up the sides to find the perimeter.
In Y5GE, we needed to slow this process down. Yesterday, we spent the whole lesson learning and applying these skills until we found all the missing sides. This clearly paid off because after the lesson and a small piece of purple pen work for some, we did fantastically at it in the beginning of the lesson today.
We are looking at a new Ancient Greek myth this week in Year Five, Theseus and the Minotaur. We have summarised and sequenced the main events. At the end of the lesson, three children took the stage as ‘Theseus’ to be hot seated about their feelings. This will help us in our diary writing later in the week.