We kick started our Term 4 topic with an Indian Art day last Friday and a lot of fun was had by us all!
Our topic this term is called 'A Tale of Two Cities' where we will be comparing the cities of Bristol and Mumbai.
India is well-known for its amazing artwork and wonderfully bright colours and patterns. We found out a bit about the background of Rangoli Art and how it is linked to the Hindu festival of Diwali.
Working in groups, we then designed a collaborative Rangoli pattern and then created it using coloured salts and sands and lentils, peas, pasta and rice.
5PB produced some fantastic artwork and worked brilliantly all day
5PB, along with the rest of the school, had a fantastic World Book Day! Even 'Justin Time' got involved!
Our class' chosen Julia Donaldson book was 'The Highway Rat'. We focused on the Highway Rat's main crimes: stealing the rabbit's clover and the squirrel's nuts. What a cheek!
We were lucky, as we were able to interview the Highway Rat and put him in the hot seat. He was quite up front about what had happened and admitted to stealing food from these poor animals! We then stepped into the shoes of the Highway Rat and wrote a statement from his point of view.
This term we have been exploring forces in science by looking at the effects of gravity, air resistance and ,this week, water resistance. We had great fun investigating different shapes to see which was the most streamlined. This week it was also National Science Week where we have teamed up with West Leigh to carry out some body themed experiments!
The whole of Year 5 enjoyed a fantastic day at St. Andrews Church on Thursday 15th March, for our annual Church Day.
We were split into 4 groups and enjoyed 4 different Easter themed activities. Both 5PB and 5T were lucky to make clay donkeys, Easter gardens, decorated eggs and Palm crosses. We found out a lot about the meaning of Easter and our day culminated in a special service led by Reverend Margi.
Year 5 had a very enjoyable morning down at West Leigh last Friday morning, where we helped the Year 2s investigate the human body
We worked in Year 5/Year 2 buddy pairs and our tasks involved:
We all demonstrated fantastic partner work, listening to each other and offering encouragement. Well done everyone!
In our DT lessons over the last few weeks of term, we worked very hard to each create a decorative Indian slipper.
We used blanket stitch to sew the base of the slipper and then thought carefully about the intricate design and used buttons, sequins, ribbons and felt to create patterns and add detail.
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