Welcome to 5T’s class page!
5T have settled in to year 5 really well and we’re having a wonderful first term so far.
This page will be updated most weeks so please keep visiting our page regularly to see what we get up to.
Tuesday 10th October - Sprightly Science
In science this week, we used stethoscopes to measure our heart rates and we observed and recorded what effect exercise had on our heart rate after 1 minute, 2 minutes and 3 minutes. Watch the video below to see us raising our heart rates!
Monday 9th October – English drama (acting out our play scripts of 'Perseus and Medusa')
We have been reading a selection of Ancient Greek myths in English and one of our tasks was to write the myth of 'Perseus and Medusa' as a play script. Getting into character was great fun and it highlighted any mistakes we’d made in our play scripts and those which were the easiest to follow.
Quentin Blake Art Lessons
Linking to our Roald Dahl unit in English, we have been looking at the artwork and illustrations of Quentin Blake. We have had wonderful discussions about his work and how we can push ourselves out of our comfort zones more by taking risks and drawing in a way which is different to our normal approach. We’ve spent a lot of time experimenting with line, watercolour washes and observing things we see around us. We finished the unit by linking it to our Ancient Greek topic and drew characters from the Perseus and Medusa myth in Quentin Blake’s style.
PE this term so far…
We are ‘training to be a Greek Olympian’ in PE this term. Where possible, we have different challenge levels within each lesson to allow each child to work at their own pace. So far we have:
Thursday 5th October - Scintillating Science
We had a fabulous time creating a working pump to demonstrate the action of the heart to help us understand what happens during the pumping action of the heart.
Wednesday 13th September - Greek 'WOW' day
We started the day off by making Greek outfits out of our pillowcases and decorating them with Greek symbols and making laurel wreaths to wear on our heads. After this, the children entered a Greek classroom where they had a carousel of activities:
In the afternoon, we enjoyed tasting a selection of Greek food and drink as well as emerging ourselves in Greek music and entertainment.
All in all, it was a fabulous day and has got us excited to learn more about the Ancient Greeks!
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