This week Year 5 pupils need to bring a pair of pyjamas along with their regular swimming kit. This will be teaching the children about water safety and how to help someone when they are struggling in the water.
In Science this week, Year 5 have been dissolving different solids. This week our main scientific knowledge was based on prediction. The children made sensible predictions on which solids are likely to dissolve or not and had to justify using scientific language. Next, they tested their predictions and had to explain why it happened.
This week read the original narrative poem 'Pied Piper of Hamelin' By Robert Browning. We learnt lots of tricky words and acted out some particular scenes. By the end of the week, we read another version of the story by Michael Morpurgo. We are now using this story to write own version of the story. We acted our scenes and created a freeze frame.
It was World Mental Health day on Tuesday 10th October 2017. Selected Year 5 children were invited to visit Millfield Theatre to take part in various wellbeing activities. We played bingo, Learnt about the sugar intake in our drinks, drama about building confidence and lots of singing and games. We really enjoyed our morning and learnt a lot about how to look after ourselves and also how to help others.
This week in history we have been looking at the different rituals the Mayans took part in. Some of these horrified us and some were very similar to what we do now. They practised rituals such as: Bloodletting, Human sacrifice and many other forms of worshipping their gods.
Year 5 had the opportunity to visit Nightingale Academy to work on team building acitivities and learn how to cope with the upcoming SATS next year. This was fun and the children and adults learnt a lot. We were also lucky to be able to see some of our past pupils as well.
Part of our RE topic in Islam was to learn about the mosque and how it helps bringing the community together. Everyone learn about the different parts of the mosque and heard the Imam calling out for prayer. This was very soothing to many children. We had a lot of fun dressing up and looking at the quran. We learnt how the mosque helps homeless people by feeding them every week. This tackled a lot of misconceptions many people have.
In English, we have been using Talk for Writing to help us remember the features of persuasive writing. We used this model which allowed us to draw symbols to help remember what we were trying to say. This was a fun way to express ourselves. Next week we will be writing our letters to Ms Flynn to persuade her to make Eldon Primary school a Fair Trade school. Watch this place.
As part of Roald Dahl day, Year 5 used Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to dress up. We came in as the different characters from the book. There was a competition for the best dressed and everyone was able to show off their creative skills. This was a fun day and we got to eat sweet treats.
Look at the photos. Who can you spot from the story? Which costume is your favourite and why?