We had a fantastic week during Diversity Week. Each class was given a country and a sport, and our country was the United States of America with our sport being basketball.
For our first task we learnt how to shade correctly. We had a picture of the American flag in black and white, with the children shading from light to dark. They had picked different colours to create their own diverse version of the flag.
We then created our own portrait representing ourselves, which we had put onto the America flag along with shading, colours and quotes.
We then transitioned our art into learning about the sport of basketball. We had cross-curricula links showing how we were going to create our own jersey for NBA players to wear, with a range of colours shown on the jersey and a quote which would be seen by millions of people around the world every NBA game!
We talked about the diverse demographic of the players in the NBA, which was then followed up by us playing basketball. We learnt how to dribble correctly, the different types of passes that basketball players do; along with an evaluation of their favourite part of the project!
Well done Year 5 !
Black Lives Matter
For our project about Africa and looking at diversity across the
country, we created a presentation highlighting the importance of the movement BLM and how it is supporting people around the world. Here are some of the brilliant presentations the Year 5 children created. Well done!
Even though this year has not been a great year for everyone, I want to say a huge well done and a Merry Christmas to Year 5 children here at Hawbush Primary School!
To celebrate Christmas this year we had a party with some amazing food and snowball wars! The children loved it!
I hope they all have an amazing Christmas and well done so far this year!
Our driving question for the Autumn 2 term was...
Why are the Andes so diverse?
We had produced amazing work to answer our driving question and find out more about the mountain range in South America.
The location of the range in South America
Case Study around human and natural geography in the Andes
A bar chart showing the length of the Andes compared to other mountain ranges
The different types of animals that live there
A landscapre painitng of the range showing the diverse weather and climate
A mini habitat showing either the dry, tropical or wet Andes
We answered out driving question through Netflix reviews of 'The Magical Andes'.
Well done Year 5!
TT Rockstars Day
The children throughout school had a rockin' time during TT Rockstars day. The children had morning access to TT Rockstars where they would challenge each other, challenge the teacher and eve have class rockstar wars!
We will be keeping up our class times table skills! Well done Year 5!
Victoria's Tea Party
For the creative side of our Victorian topic, we had a tea party fit for the Queen! This included mini Victoria sponge, cheese and cucumber sandwiches and raspberry lemonade.
The children started by planning their cooking by thinking of the ingredients, equipment and the method.
The children would have to measure accurately for this to work, ensuring they worked together as a team in order to make the best cakes they possibly could.
The children really enjoyed it and the cakes came out great!
Well done to everybody!
Roald Dahl Day
On Friday 11th September it was Roald Dahl Day. This was celebrating the work of the author. Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short-story writer, poet, screenwriter, and wartime fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. Dahl was born in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents. He served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. One of the books he wrote was Matilda.
The chocolate represented the cake. we made a mini book in felt to represent Matilda being extremely book smart. We put a bow on top as that is one of Matilda's signature accessories along with a quote, a tag and stars for decoration.
For PE, we have introduced the children to futsal. Futsal is a ball sport played on a hard court, smaller than a football pitch, and mainly indoors. It has similarities to five-a-side football.
The children learnt how to play with the ball with different parts of their feet.They used the sole, insides and outside of their feet. We did different touches which help us speed our feet up and improve our balance and coordination. Soon we will be learning skills to beat players!
To help us understand our English text 'Street Child' we had a role playing activity for when the Victorian family were renting a room which they could no longer pay for... So evil Mr Spink would come and kick them out.
Children really got in to their character, using different body language, facial expressions and tone of voice for different characters. We are really enjoying the book, and can't wait to read on!
Victorian School Day
For our stunning start to our Victorian project, we had a Victorian School Day. Our driving question is:
"Were all Victorian children equal?"
To help us answer this question, children would have the chance to dress up and experience what it was like to be in a Victorian classroom for the day. Children would use chalk, write on chalkboards and follow EVERY RULE of the classroom.
We experienced how children were treated, the way they had to write, how to sit and how to address adults. It was great fun and the children would feedback about what they have learnt... with most of them saying they prefer the way school is now!
Welcome to Year 5!
Our Class Teacher is Mr Ross