It has been a very busy couple of weeks for Year 5, but they have worked very hard. The class have created some fantastic pieces of work. Check it out!
In STEM the students have been using Scratch to complete different projects to help them develop their understanding of coding. Each of the different projects focuses on the different types of code as they make their way through the different projects. The projects build on what they have learned and they become more challenging.
The students have also been looking into natural and man-made materials in STEM. They been learning about the makeup of these materials and the unique properties that different materials have.
Poetry has been a focus this Term in literacy. The class have been learning about the different genres of poetry such as limerick, tanka and narrative. They have all produced really creative and interesting poems that reflect themselves. Poetry has developed their understanding of the different poetic devices and how it can link and strengthen their writing.
In CIPS, the students have been challenged to develop a business plan and to then pitch it Dragon’s Den style to the rest of the class. They have to develop a healthy biscuit and analyse the cost from the retail price to the breakdown of individual ingredients cost. They also have to be creative because they need to develop three types of advertisements – radio jingle, television and a poster. They also need to bake and present their product in their pitch. We are all looking forward to their presentations!
No Screen Day - 1st February
Children enjoyed a terrific day unplugging from their devices, with some brilliant examples of work. There are far too many things to list here, but take a look at the pictures below for some great examples, and there are plenty more on social media. It was so successful that we’ll be scheduling another similar event soon even after remote learning has ended.
Wellbeing Afternoon - 11th February
We’re glad that long before the pandemic hit, we were talking to the children about mindfulness and mental wellbeing. It therefore wasn’t a surprise to see some of the incredible emotional maturity shown by the pupils during our Wellbeing afternoon
We wanted to focus on the difficult concept of acknowledging negative emotions such as sadness and fear as well as positive feelings - it’s something that even adults often struggle with, and so we discussed it very carefully. However, it is important that children recognise that these emotions exist, and that they shouldn’t be afraid of discussing them with family members or teachers.