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5KD have outdoor P.E. on a Tuesday and indoor P.E. on a Thursday.
Year 5's entrance and exit points are to the left of the school reception.
This term, we will be finishing off our enquiry, 'What makes Earth, Earth?'. Throughout this enquiry, we have been and will continue to explore the Solar System and the planets that make this up, we will be learning about human and physical characteristics of countries and how these relate to where people decide to settle. As well as this, we will be exploring the artist Kathe Kollwitz and using her style of line drawing to help us replicate what Earth looks like from Space. Alongside this enquiry, we will be exploring Global Goal 11 which looks at sustainable cities and communities. As well as this, our class book, 'Phoenix by SF Said' will be used as inspiration in some of our writing tasks. Please check our website regularly for updates.
Techniquest trip! - Article 4 Access to Education.
Yesterday, Year 5 had a wonderful time exploring Techniquest in Cardiff Bay. We loved trying out the different scientific experiments and learning how to balance equipment, unlock magical doors, survive earthquakes, launch balls, burn off calories and speak sign language!
World Music Day! Article 31: Rest, Play, Culture and Arts - Today is World Music Day! We had a fantastic time focusing on the music genres of 'Rap' and 'Hip/hop' and had lots of fun re-writing the lyrics to the song 'Where is the Love?' by The Black Eyed Peas. Have a listen to our version below!
This term, we will be continuing to explore our enquiry, 'What makes Earth, Earth?'. Throughout this enquiry, we will be exploring the Solar System and the planets that make this up. We will be learning about day and night, human and physical characteristics of countries and how these relate to where people decide to settle. As well as this, we will be exploring the artist Kathe Kollwitz and using her style of line drawing to help us replicate what Earth looks like from Space. Alongside this enquiry, we will be exploring Global Goal 11 which looks at sustainable cities and communities. As well as this, our class book, 'Phoenix' by SF Said will be used as inspiration in some of our writing tasks. Please check our website regularly for updates.
Computing day! Article 4: Access to Education
Today, we used our knowledge of space from our enquiry so far and some new knowledge we gained through research to create informative iMovies on our chosen aspect of space. We loved adding visuals to match our facts and getting creative with music and sound effects. Have a watch of some of our videos below!
PE! - Article 31: Rest, Play, Culture and Arts
For our last PE lesson Year 5 took part in an interhouse competition. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves playing cricket with Attenborough and McEwan taking joint first.
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - Article 31: Rest, Play, Culture and Arts
Today, we held a picnic in celebration of the Queen's Jubilee. We created beautiful crowns to wear and invited our parents and carers to our school field, which we decorated with celebratory bunting, to eat lots of delicious treats with us.
No Pens Day! Article 4 Access to Education
In Week 3, we had a fantastic time working on our oracy skills. In Writing, we orally rehearsed and hot seated for our own newspaper reports and in Maths, we did some outdoor learning where we got the chance to measure and run distances, weigh items around the field and calculate capacity using jugs. We also thought about settlements and had a debate about the pros and cons of building houses to meet the needs of our growing population. Our voices are all worn out!
Article 29 Aims of Education - Capacity!
In Week 2, we have begun thinking about capacity. To help us with our understanding of millilitres and litres, we estimated the capacity of different sized and shaped bottles and then selected sensible measuring equipment to see if our estimates were correct.
Now that we have finished our enquiry which explored why some children can't go to school, we are now ready to begin our next exciting enquiry, 'What makes Earth, Earth?'. Throughout this enquiry, we will be exploring the Solar System and the planets that make this up, we will be learning about day and night, human and physical characteristics of countries and how these relate to where people decide to settle. As well as this, we will be exploring the artist Kathe Kollwitz and using her style of line drawing to help us replicate what Earth looks like from Space. Alongside this enquiry, we will be exploring Global Goal 11 which looks at sustainable cities and communities. As well as this, our class book, 'Phoenix by SF Said' will be used as inspiration in some of our writing tasks. Please check our website regularly for updates.
To begin Term 4, Year 5 will be continuing to investigate the Sustainable Development Goal of Gender Equality. The focus of our learning will answer the question "why are so many children prevented from going to school?" We will be working towards our ambition which is to create a song or rap about the hardships faced in countries which result in less opportunities for quality education. Alongside this enquiry, our writing will continue to be based on the book 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' which tells the story of a young refugee coming to a new country to learn, make friends and to build a new life. Please check our Enquiry E-Book and class page for updates on our fantastic learning!
Easter in a box - Goal 4 Access to Education
In week 6, we were so lucky to have a visit from Lisa our local vicar. She told us all about the Easter story and we got to make some special boxes to help us remember the key parts of the story. We really enjoyed our afternoon with Lisa and we can't wait to share our special boxes with you all at home.
Mixed Media Art - Article 31: Rest, play, culture and arts
This term, we have been working hard on our mixed media art skills. We have experimented with combining our painting and collaging skills and have designed and created final pieces which are inspired by influential change-makers and their important messages. We are really proud of our fantastic art work!
Easter Service - Article 28 Access to Education
In Week 5, we have been lucky enough to visit our church to watch Year 4's Easter Service. We loved learning all about the Easter story and how Jesus demonstrated our values of justice, mercy and humility through their words and actions and enjoyed singing along to the songs with them.
Rock Steady Concert- Right 4 Access to Education
This afternoon, we had a wonderful time watching some children from 5KD and across the school perform in the Rock Steady concert. We were so impressed with the instruments that they could play and the lyrics that some children had learnt too. We really enjoyed it and can't wait for the next one!
Red Nose Day 2022 - Article 26 Social and economic help
Today, we have had a fantastic Red Nose Day making one another laugh, dressing in our silliest outfits and most importantly, raising money for Comic Relief. We took part in a joke-telling competition, a raffle, a nose and spoon race, a Red Nose Day quiz, made our own high-flying origami birds and bought some delicious cakes from our cake sale. We are super proud of all of the effort we have gone to to raise money for this fantastic cause.
Maths Day- Maths Around the World! Article 4 Access to Education
Today, we have had a great time learning all about maths around the world. We have learn three traditional maths approaches used in Japan; Sudoku, Tandram and Origami. We have really enjoyed learning all about these different ways of exploring maths!
No Pens Day- Article 4 Access to Education
Today, we had a fantastic time working on our oracy skills. We learnt and performed raps about why children are prevented from going to school, in maths we created worded problems based on images maths and in reading we explored part of our class book!
World Book Day! Article 31: Rest, Play, Culture and Arts
Today we celebrated 25 years of World Book Day! In 5KD, we explored synonyms and antonyms for the words we have dressed up as. We also created art work to that express our words visually. In the afternoon, we ventured down to and from 3KP to share our favourite stories and hear some of theirs. Then, we gathered in the hall and listened to each teacher read an extract from their favourite book, chose which one we wanted to hear more of and went to that teacher's classroom to have it read to us.
In Term 3, Year 5 are going to be investigating the Sustainable Development Goal of Gender Equality. The focus of our learning will focus on the question "why are so many children prevented from going to school?" Our ambition for this term, will be to create a song or rap about the hardships faced in countries which result in less opportunities for quality education. Alongside this enquiry, our writing will be based on the book 'The boy at the back of the class' which tells the story of a young refugee coming to a new country to learn, make friends and to build a new life. Please check our Enquiry E-Book and class page for updates on our fantastic learning!
Article 31 - Rest, play, culture and arts
In Week 7, we have completed our gymnastics PE unit with a final performance to show off our new skills. We have learnt forward rolls, cartwheels and lots of different single and group balances. Enjoy a video of one of our final floor routines performed to music.
Mental Health Week - Article 24 - Health, Water, Food and Environment
This week is Mental Health Week. 5KD have spent time reflecting on what mental health is and the ways in which we can support our mental health. We have completed activities thinking about all of the skills we have and the things we have learnt. We have also spent time setting ourselves some emotional goals and thinking about how we can work to achieve these. Take a look at some of our ideas below!
Safer Internet Day - Goal 17 - Access to Information
Today was Safer Internet Day! We had a fantastic day learning new knowledge about our digital footprint and how we can stay safe online. We discussed the responsibilities that we have to both ourselves and others online, ways in which we might react to tricky situations online and created game safety tips and fortune tellers to encourage discussion amongst ourselves with our own families and others about how we can stay safe online.
Chinese Dance Workshop- Goal 4 Quality education
Today, we had a fantastic time taking part in a Chinese dance workshop where we got got to learn some traditional Chinese dances. We also had the chance to use traditional Chinese props to help us with our performances. We had a great time and we hope you enjoy the video of our final performance.
Maths Day!- Global Goal 4- Quality Education
Today, we have had a fantastic time learning all about how maths is linked to animals and plants. We have worked alongside Tom Holloway, a maths and science expert, and we have designed a scaled version of a zoo. We thought carefully about the size of the animal containers, the times and amounts of feed needed, cost of staffing and food and the profit that we would like to make. We have really enjoyed using our maths skills to help us create our zoo ideas!
No Pens Day! Global Goal 4- Quality Education
We had a fantastic day during No Pens Day where we worked on our oracy skills all day. Throughout the day, we completed all of our learning by using our voices and we didn't use any pens or pencils all day! We can't wait for the next No Pens Day!
Article 31 - Rest, play, culture and arts
In Week 2, we have begun practising our gymnastics skills in PE. We thought about how we can use our bodies in different ways using different points of contact and created static positions to put our partners' balance to the test!
In Term 2, we will be continuing with our enquiry 'What does ethics have to do with clothes?'. As change makers, we will work towards creating speeches to raise awareness about fast fashion and child labour as well as educating our audience about how we can shop sustainably.
Christmas in a Box! - Article 14: Freedom of Thought and Religion
In Week 7, we were very lucky to have Rev. Lisa visit us. We explored and learnt about Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the three wise men and their involvement in the birth of Jesus and the Christmas story.
Maths Day: Article 28: The right to an education
In Week 3, we had our maths day where we spent the day exploring the maths around us and just how much we use it and rely on it every day. We had an engineer from Bristol University come in to talk to us about how maths has given her opportunities to explore lazer light productions, computing and her favourite sport F1.
We then used the context of Space and our Solar system to explore rockets. We used maths to design our rockets using 3D shapes, create our rockets using nets, measure our launches, calculate the average of our distances and plot our results onto a graph.
No Pens Monday and Odd Socks Day! Article 12: Sharing thoughts freely
Today, we had a fantastic time working on our oracy skills as part of no pens day. We thought about how we use oracy in every day life. We then used our oracy skills to make predictions based on our new class book. As well as this, we designed our of figures using cubes and explained these designs to our classmates. We then learnt the Odd Socks song and performed these with our very own odd sock puppets!
This term, Year 5 will be using their skills as historians to learn all about life as a Victorian. We will be linking this knowledge with our writing which will be based around the book 'Street Child', a true story from the Victorian period. We will also be using our skills as geographers to find out more about slavery and fast fashion and using this new knowledge to create speeches that will raise awareness of child labour and the importance of fair trade. Keep an eye out on our class page to see all of our fantastic learning!
Article 31 - Rest, play, culture and arts
In Week 6, we have practised our sketching skills by drawing self-portraits. We can't wait to have another go at this at the end of the year to see how our sketching skills have improved!
Article 27: The right to nutritious food
In week 6, we took part in Farmer's Week. We started by exploring what was meant by 'Farmer's market' and the term, 'Field to Fork'. We used this to help us order the stages of food production - from cow to yogurt; sow to sausage and bee to honey.
Next, we split into groups. One group was led by our resident gardener - Mr Evans in the allotment distributing and raking compost and planting seeds. In the other session, we were joined by visitors from The Travelling Kitchen who taught us how to make sweetcorn fritters and guacamole.
At the end of the day we got to taste the things Year 5 had made and share them with our parents and carers. We've had a great week being farmers and look forward to tasting more of our school-grown produce!
Harvest Festival-Article 14 freedom of thought and religion
Today, we had a great time watching 4AH's Harvest Festival! We really enjoyed learning all about it and we couldn't believe how far some food travels! We ended the celebrations by sampling some delicious harvest loaf.
Poetry Day- Article 31 Right to play, culture and rest
We were fortunate to welcome a poet into school to share some of his favourite poems and help us create our own.
After his input and guidance, we were creative and wrote poems to fit a certain number of syllables, rhyming pattern and rhythm. Some of the class performed theirs to the school.
There is such a huge variety of poems that we explored and considered: "What makes that a poem?". We've put links to a couple of our favourites below.
The Boneyard Rap by Wes McGee was performed (with actions of course) to a class in Year 3- we only had one hour to learn and practice the poem.
Play Pod - Article 31 Right to play, culture and rest
In Week 3, we had a fantastic time exploring the new equipment in our play pod. We learnt about playing with the items safely and fairly and we are really excited to start using the play pod during lunch times.
School Library - Article 28 Access to Education
In Week 3, we have been exploring our school library. We shared some books together and then picked out our favourite books to read on our own or with a friend. We can't wait to spend some more time exploring all of the amazing books in our library over the next few weeks!