Stars of the Week: Alpha and Amine
This week, Class 5 have focused on two different number systems other than the Arabic number system we use today! We looked at Roman Numerals in maths, where we used a song to help us remember the different letters and ways to make numbers. In History, we looked at the Maya number system which was very confusing! Class 5 worked really hard to understand it and were impressed that the Maya had a concept for zero whereas the Roman’s hadn’t even thought about it.
Stars of the Week: Shaye and Saraea
This week, Class 5 started their gymnastics lessons with the gymnastic instructor. They worked very hard and built up from small movements to finally being able to do forward rolls. Class 5 were very supportive of each other and encouraged anyone that wasn’t able to complete a forward roll. They all managed it eventually and performed them very well!
In art, Class 5 have been making Georgia O’Keeffe inspired landscapes using oil pastilles. We will finish these for our display next week.
Stars of the Week: Deborah and Nifemi
Well done all of Class 5 for starting the year so well! You have all been so settled and are showing a great amount of focus and energy in the first week!
This week, we looked at Georgia O’Keeffe. She is an American artist who is best known for her close ups of flowers and desert landscapes. We made a page about O’Keeffe in our art books using research from a video and websites.
Stars of the Week: All of the wonderful singers of Class 5
Well done Class 5 for a fantastic year. It has been a pleasure teaching you all and myself and Maryam wish you all the best for Year 6!
What a great last week! Class 5 have done a wonderful job of accompanying Class 6 with their performance of Matilda.
In DT this week, they have made some wonderful Spitfire planes using bottles and Mod Roc. They designed their planes based on different designs and made them their own. Well done Class 5 for all of your hard work!
Stars of Week: Marwah and Iyad
This week, Class 5 have been writing play scripts as tables. They looked at the key features, discussed ideas for their own scripts and then wrote the scenes. Next week, they will put the scenes together as a group and act out their individual plays.
In computing, Class 5 have been making their own quizzes that use selection on scratch. They have included variables, to decide whether someone has put the correct answer or not, as well as the ‘if… then… else…’ code.
Stars of the Week: Ethan and Fisayo
This week Class 5 have been designing their Spitfire planes. They based their designs on World War 2 planes. They made them their own with their initials on the side and a flag of their choice. Class 5 will start making them next week.
In maths, Class 5 have been learning to tell the time and are learning about how analogue clocks work. They have then changed analogue times to digital and vice versa.
Stars of the Week: Victor and Juno
This week has been packed full of lots of great experiences for Class 5. During science day, we had the pleasure of going to Westminster School to have a look at the three subjects of science: Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
For physics, we went into a planetarium. We were shown lots of constellations of the stars which were interesting but it was hard to see how some people made pictures of the stars as they were very contrasting. We also looked at the North Star (Polaris) and watched the ‘world’ go round to see the star staying in the exact same place!
For biology, we looked at a heart. The teacher showed us where the blood travels in and out of the heart and where all of the chambers in the heart are. We looked at diagrams and spoke about how the heart is so important as it carries everything we need to parts of our body: oxygen, water and food.
For chemistry, we saw a copper 2p coin turned into gold! The chemistry teacher showed us lots of different interesting experiments with lots of explosions as well as smoke made from frozen carbon dioxide. We also looked at how carbon dioxide is heavier than the air around us and we could see bubbles floating on a pool of CO2.
Stars of the Week: Mariama and Max
This week, Class 5 began their new topic of map skills in geography. They collaboratively made a map on Padlet with different landmarks from all over the world. The map started with one pin to show where Buckingham Palace was and ended with over 150!
In Spanish, Class 5 have been learning about the Olympics. They looked at different facts and decided whether they were verdadero (true) or falso (false).
Stars of the Week: Nathan and Juno
This week, Class 5 have been working hard to make their own poems for our poetry competition. They have tried very hard to make sure that they keep their poems to a good rhythm and ensure that they have presented them correctly. Some children were even able to rhyme throughout their poems whereas some children used repetition. Everyone in Class 5 have done a fantastic job to make sure that they have written a fantastic poem and are very excited to share them with Kroll!