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Our Rights Respecting Class Charter
Term 2 PE: outdoor on a Monday and indoor on a Wednesday with Bristol Sport.
Dance, dance dance!
Today, Year 5 were extremely lucky to start their dance sessions with Bristol Sport. It was lively, loud and great fun. Clearly 5AH have some amazing dance moves!!
Year 5 learned about child labour and the fashion industry through their wow day. First, we investigated clothing to see what it was made of and where it was made. We found that our clothes were made in places such as Bangladesh, Shri Lanka, Vietnam, Chile and Indonesia.
We then learned what it could be like to work in a cotton mill. We tried to create thread from raw cotton and we also learned how to stitch two pieces of material together by hand- something which many people are still doing as part of their jobs.
Next, we learned that child labour was a big part of the cotton industry during the industrial revolution and sadly that it could be a dangerous and scary time to be a poor child. Furthermore, we found out that child labour still happens today in many industries and many children across the world are not having their rights met.
Finally, we talked about how we could help to stop child labour through protest, which will be our aim for this term!
You have the right to be protected from work that is bad for your health and education. You have the right to be paid fairly for work that you do
Year 5 visited the Gudwara today! We learned so much about Sikhism and had a really interesting visit. During this session we were comparing different places of worship for different faiths. It was really interesting to see the similarities and differences between the Church and the Gudwara. We talked about the holy book, (the Guru Granth Sahib) saw where it was read and kept, and we even had some drinks and biscuits at the end. We were so grateful to the volunteers that showed us around!
Today in Year 5, we started learning about mass and how this is different to weight. We selected numerous items and estimated what they would weigh. Next, we used scales to find their mass and compared the actual measurement to our estimates. Some of our estimates were good and some were not!
Today we launched Rights Respecting throughout the school. In class, we looked at what this meant to us in Year 5.
In 1989, governments across the world promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Convention says what countries must do so that all children grow as healthy as possible, can learn at school, are protected, have their views listened to, and are treated fairly.
We started off by sorting different images into: Most important, important and least important. Later on, we watched a film about children in India and how they prioritise the images differently. We finished off by discussing the difference between wants and needs. Later this week, we will be writing up or own class charter about the rights that we will adhere to so that everyone is able to access learning.
PE days for Term 1 will be- Indoor PE on a Thursday and outdoor PE on a Tuesday. Swimming will be on the days indicated on the letter which was given out at the end of last term.
For our WOW day we were lucky enough to have ‘Jungle Jonathan’ come in to school with his collection of exotic rainforest animals. We encountered a tarantula, a scorpion, stick insects, a gecko and even a snake! We learnt about the effects that deforestation is having on these animals' homes. We are looking forward to finding out about what we can do to help prevent this from happening.
Not only did we have our session with Jonathan, we also spent some time 'Rewilding' part of the roundabout at the front of the school. It was much harder work that we had initially thought. First we had to remove the grass from the top and then dig down and turn over the soil. Finally, we will be planting flowers and sowing seeds that will entice bees. This is our contribution to the Global Goal- Life on land.
Have a look at the seeds as they grow over the coming months.
In class assembly
Wow! Today was the first of our new in class assemblies. Each of us selected a piece of our learning from the term and presented it to our parents and carers. We focussed on the oracy skills that we have been working on across the term. Although a few of us were a little nervous, everyone who came to listen were incredibly impressed and thoroughly enjoyed hearing about our Term 1 learning journey.
Bristol Reggae Orchestra
Wow what an impressive group of lively, energetic and inspiring musicians. We were entertained by the Bristol Reggae Orchestra- the only one of its kind in the world. Not only did each of the musicians introduce their instruments but they also played some iconic reggae tunes.
NSPCC 'Speak out,Stay safe'
Today, Year 5 had a workshop on speaking out. During the session, we learned about why we should speak out and how we should stay staff. We looked at different ways that children can speak out- to a trusted adult, through the NSPCC web site of by phoning Childline- 0800 1111.
We have all had great fun this week during our intensive swimming sessions. All of us have improved our strokes, gained confidence and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
A big thank you to all the parents and careers that gave their time so willingly to walk with us to the pool. Without these kind individuals, we would not have been able to swim. Thank you!
Place Value learning
Today, we moved on with our Place Value maths learning by looking at decimals. We know that the further away from the decimal point to the right the smaller the part of the whole. Though the use of dienes, we explored how to make numbers up to three decimal places as well as using money to show two decimal place numbers.
This term Year 5 are extremely lucky to have Bristol Sport teaching us all about cricket. We will be developing out throwing and catching skills as well as learning tactical approaches. All these new found skills will be applied to playing games of cricket.
We can’t wait!
Oracy in Year 5!
Today, we started learning about oracy in Year 5. Part of our learning involved working in trios and we were asked to pick one of the scenarios on the board to roleplay- making a complaint, gossiping with a friend, job interview, argument with a sibling, conversation with a police officer, conversation with a shop keeper, asking a stranger for directions and ordering food in a restaurant. We needed to consider the way we talk and how talk changes depending on who we might be speaking to: our friends/teacher/family etc.
We then shared our role-plays with the class – during this time, we thought about the different ways in which we talk, considering our voices, vocab and body language.