Ancient Greek Day
Today was Ancient Greek day! We had lots of fun making and tasting our Greek inspired pancakes, making olive wreath headdresses, and painting terracotta amphoras.
Safer Internet Day 2018
Today has been safer internet day, and year 5 have been thinking about how to keep ourselves safe online. We thought about how what others say and do can make us feel, we discussed how we should react in particular situations we did not feel happy about, and we created posters with tips on how to keep ourselves safe online.
Ancient Greek theatre masks
As part of our learning about the Ancient Greeks, we have created theatre masks similar to what Ancient Greek actors may have worn to change characters quickly when acting in amphitheatres. Have a look at our wonderful clay creations.
As part of our learning about the Ancient Greeks, we learnt about the Trojan war. During a TASC afternoon, we thought about how we could recreate a model Trojan horse of our own. We used lots of our DT skills to create a model Trojan horse that was a strong structure. Our teamwork skills were vital to design and create such wonderful models in a short space of time. Many of them could even be wheeled into Troy as they had wheel mechanisms that worked!
Peterborough trip to the Mosque and the Cathederal
On Wednesday, we visited a Mosque and the Cathedral in Peterborough as part of our RE learning. We had a really interesting day finding out about both places of worship.
We have been working hard using our DT and Science skills to create an erupting model volcano. Take a look at the finished products.
We have had lots of fun learning about volcanoes this term and to celebrate all our learning, we had a volcano day. We took part in lots of volcano activities during the day. At the end of the afternoon, parents came in to watch our volcano song and dance, our volcanoes erupt and to view our non-chronological reports.
Times table fun
We have been practicing our times tables and division facts in lots of different ways this week. Today, we played fun times table board games where we had to solve multiplication and division questions in order to reach the finish.
We have been using our DT skills to make volcanoes this week ready for our volcano day eruptions on Friday. We thought about how to make strong structures that are shaped like a volcano.
Badminton development day
Year 5 have been lucky enough to take part in a badminton development day. We had lots of fun and learnt lots of new badminton skills such as, backhand serve, forehand serve, aiming and returning over the net.
Investigating irreversible changes
As part of our topic learning, we will be creating erupting volcanoes. In order to do this, we needed to test what materials react together to create an effective eruption. We had lots of fun watching the bicarbonate of soda and vinegar react!
Estimating numbers on a number line
In Maths, we are estimating numbers on a number line using our knowledge of halves, quarters and tenths.
Miming scenes from 'Escape from Pompeii'
As part of our learning in English, we have been looking at the book 'Escape from Pompeii'. Today, we acted out scenes from the book and tried to show the emotions of some of the characters. We had to mime the scenes, we were not allowed to use our voices!
On Monday, we had a exciting, fun filled day at PGL. We got to try activities such as climbing, the giant swing, quad biking and archery.
World of food photo montage
We used the book 'A World of Food' by Carl Warner as inspiration for writing and art. In Art, we developed our photo montage skills by creating our own world of food pictures. We then used these pictures to write imaginative setting descriptions in English.
In year 5, we are learning all about volcanoes and how they are formed. We had fun learning about the Earth's crust and the tectonic plates by using biscuits to show the different types of plate boundary. Edible tectonic plates are the best kind!