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Term 2

Key Information

5ZB will have outdoor PE on a Tuesday and indoor PE on a Thursday.

Homework (including reads) will be checked on a Wednesday.

Enquiry Overview- How Does Art Enhance Storytelling?

The Princess' Blanket

During this enquiry, How does art enhance storytelling?, we will be investigating and evaluating a range of storytelling methods, including plays, audio books, stories told through music, art and text. Our Power Of Reading text is 'The Princess' Blanket'  and we will be reading and exploring this book alongside our enquiry. As we read this story, we will get to know the cold princess and figure out if she will ever find a way to stay warm. Our final 'Prove it' will see us put together a class e-book starting with a music composition to introduce our innovated stories which will be told through the mediums of art, prose and spoken work.

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Anti-Bullying Campaign Videos

To present all of the great thing she that we had learnt during anti-bullying week, we created campaign videos to help spread the word about bullying and make sure it is stopped for good!

Anti-Bullying Campaign Video

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Anti-Bullying Campaign Video 2

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Anti-Bullying Week

To raise the awareness of bullying, we have been focusing on ways to stop bullying and rise awareness of bullying in school. We created 'Words Can Hurt' posters which explained the effects words can have on people and gave examples of more positive words that we can all use.

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Picasso Perfection

Today we have been learning all about the famous artist, Picasso. We studied his main techniques, exploring how we made his artwork so unique. We then created flame-inspired artwork which focused on form and composition. To finish our learning, we created The  Princessusing Picasso's style of painting.

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. 

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Length

To introduce our new maths focus, length, we discussed what estimating means, what units of measement are used in length and what objects we could measure in the classroom. Once we had estimated those objected, we measured them accurately and recorded our results.

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Decision Alley- Should the King let the stranger marry the Princess?

We discussed what we though the King should do and set up a decision alley to help him decide!

Connor the King

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Outdoor learning- Leaf fires

We were set the task of creating a colourful, warming fire for the princess made purely of leaves. We think that she would love what we made!

Acting out The Princess' Blankets

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WOW

We have had a fantastic, art-filled day in 5ZB today! To begin this great WOW day, we slowly revealed part of a story and we had to guess what the story was about. We then listened to a classic story involving three clever pigs and one nasty wolf- can you guess what it was? We then acted out scenes from this well-known story. Before lunch, we then used images from a story to help us predict what the story was about. In the afternoon, we explored how music can be expressed with artwork.

The Three Little Pigs

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Term 1

This Term, we will be exploring the Amazon and asking ourselves: 'Can I help save the Amazon Rainforest?'Through this enquiry, we will explore where the Amazon is situated and understand how the climate differs from here to there. We will discover the wonderful creatures that inhabit it and explore whey this incredible biome is under threat. 

Enquiry title: Can I help save the Amazon Rainforest?

R.E Enquiry : Why do some people think God exists?

Term 1 Reflections 

"My favourite part of this term was our Zumba taster session during P.E. It was fun and energetic!" George.

 

" I have really enjoyed writing about the Amazon this term!" Hugo.

 

" I have loved moving on to Prove it this term. Writing my own story was so much fun!" Olivia.

 

" The highlight of this term was 60s day. I loved all of the fun activities that we got to do!" Anna.

60s Day

Today we travelled back in time to the 60s! We had great fun learning about the different music, fashion, money and lifestyles people in the 60s had! We then ended the day watching a traditional 60s cartoon-The Pink Panther!

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.

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Wanted- God

We read extracts from the bible to gain information on what God is like. Using this knowledge, we created wanted poster that explained what God was like without using a photo.

Term 1: Why do some people believe God exists?

 

This term, we are answering the question, ‘Why do some people believe God exists?’ Throughout this enquiry, we will be finding out about the different types of believers and discussing why some people choose to believe whilst others don’t. We will use evidence from the bible to try to gather a picture of what ‘God’ might look like and use this to think about why people choose to believe in him. For our challenge, we will write a newspaper including points of view from believers and non-believers.

Prove it!

Our challenge was to incorporate everything we have learnt about the Amazon in a high tech video to help spread the word. 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.

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Computing Classroom

We have had a fantastic day bringing our learning to life with Chromebooks! We have been using Google Classroom to complete online tasks based on RE work that we will be completing next week, using online editing to check our work and using our Purple Learning powers to persevere when the tec wasn't doing what we wanted!

Reception fun!

Today we were very lucky because we got the chance to visit a class in reception. We created mini life cycle books based on 'The Hungry Caterpillar' and read them to a reception child. They loved them!

How does a flower reproduce?

This afternoon, we have been exploring how a flower reproduces. We had the opportunity to dissect a lily and explore what was inside of it!

Science Week

To kick start science week, we researched living things and sorted them into groups according to their characteristics. We can't wait to continue our scientific enquiry!

Rainforest Artwork

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. 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 great a parrot sketch.

The Great Kapok Tree

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This term, we will be reading the story of 'The Great Kapok Tree'. Through this text, we will be finding out why the Amazon is such an important place and discussing what we can to do to persuade people that it is worth saving.

Secret Garden

This afternoon we explored the secret garden, noting down what we could see, hear, touch and smell. We will use these notes to help us write a setting description tomorrow.

Goldilocks, Anchor and Step-on words

We explored some of the key vocabulary for our topic, sorting the words into words we already know the meaning of (Goldilocks), words we might know the meaning of (Anchor) and words we don't know (Step-on).

WOW!

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

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