We’ve continued to study Romeo and Juliet in class. Using active approaches the children have acted out the banquet scene and have role played the parts of Romeo and Juliet when they first met. The children have then written diary entries in first person from the point of view of either Romeo or Juliet.
In maths we have continued to work on written multiplication and division methods and we are now using these methods to help us find fractions of numbers.
In Science the children have been investigating further some of the stages within the human lifecycle. They have looked at how the baby develops within the womb during the 9 months of gestation. Using anatomically accurate models of a foetus, the children were able to weigh and measure the length of a developing baby at 12, 16, 20 and 24 weeks. This week we also had a visit from the school nurse, who came to talk to the children about the changes that occur during puberty. I was very impressed with how mature the children approached the subject and the sensible questions that they asked.
In art we have continued to work on our Giacometti (and Greek) inspired sculptures. The children have been busy adding mod-rock to their wooden sculptures and we’re hoping that they’ll be ready to paint soon.
In geography we have continued to investigate rivers and we have been looking at the key features of a river system.
In ICT the children have been using Inkscape to create simple tessellations, experimenting with different shapes and colour.
In Spanish we have been learning the names for different shapes and have followed instructions of positioning and direction to place this shapes to make a picture.
In RE we have continued to look at the beatitudes and have investigated Saints who have lived them out. We also looked at ways that we can live these out in our own lives. It was also an opportunity to reflect on the Lenten promises that we have made. Can I remind everyone of our class Lenten promise…
I would be very grateful if each member of Year 5 could donate one piece of unwanted clothing before the end of term so that we can fulfil our collective Lenten promise. We have chosen Barnardo's as our charity as it links in with "Street Child" that many of the children have chosen as their Lenten reading challenge. Thomas Barnardo first set up Barnardo's during the Victorian period when he met a street child called Jim Jarvis who the novel is based upon. Thank you so much for your support.