We had a classic Forest School session this week, led by the wonderful Miss Cowling, where the children explored natural materials, developed their knot-tying skills, made some beautiful wooden frames, and got into an astonishing mess! Everyone had a terrific time - lots of smiling faces below.
It's an alliterative week of subtraction, Spanish and singing in our gallery this week! As well as working on some excellent setting descriptions in English, plant reproduction in science, and algorithms in computing, the children have done some cracking column subtraction in maths, brought their Spanish to life with actions, and loved every minute of studying the Beatles' lyrics for guided reading. A great fun week!
We've had a brilliant afternoon of art in Y5, applying our understanding of pencil line to still-life sketches of classroom objects. Last week's work on natural objects was great, but the man-made items have really inspired some terrific pieces!
It's hard to believe we're at the end of Week 3 already! Year 5 have been busy across the curriculum, writing diary entries from a character's PoV in English, developing their place value in maths, researching South American biomes in geography, and explaining different animal life cycles in science. Great work, everyone!
Forest School begins again for Year 5! We've had a tremendous morning today, orienteering in the open fields and copses behind the school site. In particular, we were focusing on the living things we found at each site, and any evidence of their reproductive cycles. The children's knowledge of the flora and fauna in the area has greatly expanded, and their map skills are now considerably sharper! A great experience all round.
Welcome back, everyone! Year 5 have crowned a tremendous week in the classroom with victory in the Circle of Fitness. Very well done, all! :-)