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5JW will have outdoor PE on a Tuesday and indoor PE on a Thursday. Homework (including reads) will be checked on a Wednesday.
We have been thinking about what bullying is. We know it means Several, Time, On, Purpose. We decided to think carefully about what it means to be a good friend. We were all given a secret friend and asked to look out for them and do something nice. We brought in sweets, gifts and notes to show our friend how much they mean to us. It was so exciting! We also created anti-bullying videos to show what bullying is and what we can do if we think we are being bullied.
The Ocean's Blanket
As a class, we created our own blanket to swamp the Princess. We thought about the things we might find in the vast ocean. We then zoomed in on our image so it became abstract, thinking carefully about shapes, colours and textures. We all created our own mini pieces of art and then created a large blanket of all things from the ocean. We then developed our painting skills and re produced another blanket, created flames and then created our own princess in the style of Picasso.
The Stranger Arrives!
We read the part of the story where the stony eyed stranger arrives at the palace. We thought carefully about the description given in the book and what people from the palace and village might of thought about him. We then went outside and created some role plays to show what the local might of said about the mysterious stranger.
Fun With Fire
Our poor princess is bedridden because she is freezing cold. Using this as inspiration, we created our own fires using natural resources.
For our WOW, we took part in lots of different activities that explored how art can enhance storytelling. We read extracts from stories, performed well known fairy tales and had a go at sequencing stories just from looking at the pictures. In the afternoon, we listened to a a range of music and explored how music and art can be linked. We have had a brilliant day and can't wait to start reading our new text.
Our reflections for term 1
"I loved the zoo trip!" Ashton.
"I can't believe how many shocking facts I have discovered about the rainforest." Eve.
"I loved the green screen and especially writing our own script." Alexandra.
60s dress up day.
Happy birthday St Stephen's Junior school. We had lots of fun dressing as if we were born in the 1960s. We also loved learning about how different fashion, music, money and life in general was back then.
R.E. Prove it
To celebrate all that we have learnt in R.E this week, we wrote a newspaper report about Hurricane Irma which explored the views of a Christian and an atheist on the event.
Why do some people believe God exists?
Take a look at our persuasive campaign videos which inform the public on ways which they can make a difference and help protect the Amazon Rainforest. We hope you enjoy them.
Targets Targets Targets!
We love targets in Year 5. Today we have been looking at our new target - T3: Use adverbs to show possibility.
We thought about different degrees of possibility and went outside and ordered the different adverbs. This helped us to see how possible or likely something was.
This skill is really going to help us when writing our own campaign videos to persuade people to save the Amazon.
"We definitely need to make a change to help save the Amazon!"
Today we were very excited to visit the infant school and show the new children our mini life cycle books. We based our stories on 'The Hungry Caterpillar.'
What a great start to our science week. We used our Purple Learning Powers to research living things and sort them into groups according to their characteristics. We also enjoyed finding our own insects and thinking about how we might group them.
'Prove it' basket!
We are very proud of our writing in 5JW this week. Our awesome mastery basket really inspired us. It is really exciting to be able to use our imagination and write about something in the 'prove it' basket. Making sure we include our targets of course!
We have been working on our sketching skills using the Austin's Butterfly concept. We had a go at sketching a butterfly and then shared these with our partners. Our partners then gave us areas to improve on. After getting our feedback, we then had another go at sketching using their suggestions to help. We repeated this three times and we couldn't believe the improvements in our sketches! As well as this, we focused on fine lines, tones and shades to produce a great parrot sketch.
We have been working hard on rounding. Working with 6 digit numbers and rounding them to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 and even 10,000! Miss Dent has taught us a song to help us to remember.
"It's 5 or above you round up. If it's below 4 you round down!"
The Secret Garden
In order to help our writing come alive, we went and explored the Secret Garden. We used our sense and thought about what we could see, hear, smell and touch. We created mini books full of our ideas. These ideas will help us to write a setting description. We can't wait to get writing!
As our Wow, to introduce our enquiry on the Amazon Rainforest, we went on a school trip to Bristol Zoo. While we were there, we took part in a workshop on rainforests. We learnt lots of interesting information about the different layers within a rainforest and the animals that live there. We met some different animals too: a stick insect that camouflages itself as a leaf, a hissing cockroach and a tenrec. We had great fun and are looking forward to learning a lot more during our enquiry