For homework last week, our task was to create a poster based on UNICEF’s Convention of the Rights of the Child. We discussed what Articles we valued the most with our family and wrote about why they are important to us. After our posters were complete, we made video recordings presenting our posters and ideas. Below is a video from each Year 5 class! Presenting their videos are Nicolae from Ruby Class, Shobhit from Red Class and Nilab from Scarlet Class.
We did a great lesson about drawing people. We got to draw people, paint them and even use our teeth to cut them out of bread!
First we had to use a paint brush and quickly painted people in different positions. We didn’t do details and we sketched on top. We did it in proportion.
We looked at an artist called Giacometti. He made models. They were like shadows of people after a war. They were not in proportion. We used torches and figures to draw around the shadows.
We looked at an artist called Antony Gormley. He made layers of bread and nibbled around a person sleeping on the bread bed. We took a piece of bread and nibbled the shape of a human inside it. It was tasty!
Muskaan and Asma
On the last week of term, we celebrated STEAM week. This means Science, technology, engineering, art and maths.
Year 5 have been making bags.The bags where tricky to make.We had to sew them. Luckily there where no injuries .After we sew them we insulated them with silver thick plastic.Art was okay for us.Some art were tricky like can not use pencils to draw use crayons and we drew our own bags in our books.One afternoon we had to do a fair test with boats,string and heavy metal to test how fast it goes down.We had to go in 3 groups with 8 people.The boats where on sand and see how fast it goes.Most of them were 0.5 seconds.On Friday,We showed year 4 and 8 our bags.My bag was showed to the school.YEAR 5 LOVED IT!
This week the whole school have become polar explorers for STEAM Week.
Miss Thompson and Miss Hopkins organised activities to help us learn about the Arctic and support the polar explorers in their expedition.
It has been a really successful week and a great end to this half term!
The children have enjoyed being polar explorers and it has given them lots of motivation for future work!
Here are some photos of what the whole school got up too!
Did you know Lego was invented in Denmark? Denmark, physically borders one other country – Germany. There is no place in Denmark more than 30 miles (50 km) from the sea. Denmark has a place to surf called Cold Hawaii. Denmark is the world’s biggest producer of ranched minks. The Danish alphabet has 3 letters in the alphabet, which cannot be found in the English alphabet. There is no word for ‘please’ in the Danish language. Denmark is one of the happiest places in the world. The climate of Denmark is pleasant in the summer time (May – August).
Today we made the best Christmas wreath in year 5. Me and my class really enjoyed it.It took a while but we pulled it off.It was really hard but SUPER FUN!.So me and my friend worked really hard to cut and stick.
Everyone in my class loved it.Me and Dren worked together to make the best wreath ever and I wish you a very merry CHRISTMAS!.
Year 5 and year 6 learnt 3 songs. We worked really hard to learn them. Every time we had free time we rehearsed. Year 5 and year 6 learnt a song together called Now our story has been told. I even saw some parents crying. I loved the songs because they were so peaceful and really told us the Christmas story. When we were doing our last song we were all holding candles which was an amazing idea. We all had to wear scarfs and hats and gloves so we could feel the Christmas atmosphere. On the same day it was Christmas jumper day so we looked extra Christmasy. There were so many parents and teachers I was really scared performing in front of loads of people.There were so many Christmas decorations in the junior hall it looked beautiful.I felt a bit nervous on stage because Ms Scott -the headteacher- was sitting there . When we were doing our last song surprisingly I saw a parent in with tears in their eyes.The atmosphere in the junior hall was really peaceful.
Here are some photos of this amazing event:
Shohbit from Red class in Year 5