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What a busy term it has been! We have been scientific investigators this half-term. We have planned all sorts of different scientific enquiries investigating forces. We've made parachutes, levers and even had a game of miniature ice hockey! 

 

We have also been artists and designers. The children have been studying the work of Peter Thorpe and have created their own abstract space art inspired by his pieces.  The children have used many different techniques to create textures and colours. We are very proud of how these turned out; they certainly brighten up our hallway! The children have also been designing, measuring, sawing and constructing their own space buggies from scratch! During these topics, they've shown excellent thinking skills, resilience and the ability to persevere. 

 

We've danced with Pudsey for Children in Need and eaten until we couldn't eat anymore on Christmas jumper day!

Where did that first half-term go? It is has absolutely flown by! We've had a great start to the year. It's been busy, but full of fun! We've celebrated European Day of Languages with a visit from a Peruvian artist- Maya. Maya taught us some Spanish, shared her stories of travels around South America, taught us all about Day of the Dead and held an art workshop creating Mexican sugar skulls. In outdoor learning, the children have painted beautiful models of the solar system, carried out a fizzy bottle rocket investigation and carved scary Halloween faces out of clay. In geography, the children have competed against each other in Kahoots quizzes- this led to hysterical laughter and ear to ear grins! 

Welcome to the Year 5 Class Page!

Teacher: Miss. Johnstone

Teaching Assistant:  Mrs. James

Key information:

Outdoor Learning: Tuesday (please come to school in ODL clothes)

P.E: Friday (please come to school in P.E kits) 

 

 

Space!

During our first topic, we are going to be exploring space. We will be travelling through our solar system discovering the movement of the Earth, moon and other planets; day and night and the planets in our solar system. We will be writing adventure stories about journeys through space as well as information texts based on the weird and wonderful creatures from the planet 'Pandora'. In art, we will be researching and using the art of Peter Thorpe to inspire our own rocket themed paintings. 

Year 5 Classroom

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