5A has an amazing last day where they got to learn and pet some amazing animals. Here are just some of the pictures we took today.
We had a very busy week here in 5A. We delivered the donations we received from our successful appeal to British Red Cross and they were very pleased! We planted cuttings from a geranium plant in groups and will be observing how it grows over the coming weeks. Lastly, we drew self portraits Julian Opie style and enjoyed being introduced to the world of Tablas. Here are some picture from our week!
The children started this week by celebrating the Queen’s Jubilee. They
enjoyed a picnic with the rest of the school in the sunny weather followed by
games on the field, here is how they got on:
This half term our topic Strangers or Neighbours has focused on looking at refugees and activism. Across Year 5, we have started an appeal for the Ukrainian refugees (more details can be found on this weeks ParentMail and the newsletter) to help with the crisis. Children answered our Big Question – What makes an activist?
We spoke about notable activists such as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Greta Thunberg, Malala and their specific causes. The children agreed that activists have played and continue to play a vital role in being the voice for the voiceless
‘The qualities and activist must have are integrity and determination for whatever it could be that they’re fighting for! Confidence, bravery and resilience is also needed. An activist’s work is vital because they combat helplessness and hopelessness, they stand up for people being mistreated and those suffering.’
Harry Holmes, 5A
Our Incredibles this week are……..
Harry – For his contribution to our parachute investigation in Science. Harry compared different ways a paper fell to the ground and compared them by recording results in a table. He then looked at the forces which may have been acting upon them.
Sara – For good use of her reasoning skills in Math when looking at decimals
Niamh – For amazing effort and determination in her learning this across all subjects but particularly Maths
Ellias – For his continued effort to improve his writing and always focusing on what he can do to make it better.
Our Incredibles this week………
Harrison – For his fabulous input during our Science lesson on our Forces Topic and for his determination and effort in participating for the Spelling Bee.
Shi Ying and Sophia – For using fantastic modal verbs and emotive language in their persuasive short burst write.
Ezra – For always going above and beyond when it comes to helping his peers.
In music we were exploring ternary form, sometimes called song form, a three-part musical form consisting of an opening section, a following section and then a repetition of the first section.
Our Google classroom code is:
For more information about our learning from this week, please see the Parentmail!
Have a great weekend!