This week in science the children looked at different insects and their body parts. They had the opportunity to explore the body parts and identify the similarities and differences between the different insects. Take a look at some of the amazing diagrams the children have put together of their chosen insect.
Year 5 was visited by Maria, the nurse, today and learnt about keeping healthy in different ways. We learnt about the importance of sleep, exercise and a healthy diet. We also learnt about some things that can effect our health, such as head lice, asthma, eczema, colds and athletes foot. Maria taught us some ways to take care of ourselves when these things happen. Year 5 asked lots of thoughtful questions and learnt a lot today.
Year 5 have had a fantastic week learning through the story Coraline during Book Week. We started the week of with drama and a visit from an author. We used our creative and D&T skills to create characters and a new setting. We really enjoyed working with parents to make the dioramas. They look fantastic!
We then used these to create a stop mo
tion video on the iPads to depict the problem
and resolution in the story. We made some brilliant chase and escape scenes!
We finished off the week by using all this inspiration to write our own stories and solve fraction and percentage problems in maths.
This week, Year 5 visited the Balaji Hindu Temple in Dudley. Swati, our guide, showed us around the mandir and explained the Hindu beliefs to us. We visited the shrines and heard different stories about the Hindu Gods. We had lots of questions and learnt a lot!
This week year 5 have been using research skills to deepen our understanding of Hindu beliefs. We learn about beliefs about Dharma, Karma, reincarnation and Moksha. We then had time to find out more in books and on websites. We worked collaboratively to make sense of these ideas. Then we used these ideas to create a code that Hindu children might follow.
In year 5, the children have been exploring about the Tudors. During Art, we have been looking at the importance of Tudor Roses and what a Tudor rose looks like.
This week, we have sketched and coloured our very own Tudor roses, the children have focused on sketching very carefully and adding detail to their rose.
Take a look at our Tudor roses!
Year 5’s RE topic this term is Hinduism and we are thinking about commitment. Our ‘big question’ is ‘How far will a Hindu go to show commitment?’
This week, we learnt about artifacts like the puja tray, which contains kum kum powder, incense, diva lamps, prashard (different types of offerings) and fruit or sweets. Did you know that different Murtis (gods or goddesses) like different types of offerings. Hindus do puja at least once a day as part of their daily routine to show commitment to their religion.
In groups, we made puja trays and the artifacts that are used by Hindus in this practice.
Year 5 have created stop motion videos using apps in the iPads. We first made story boards to plan the movements of the subject (the astronaut and space probe) across the landscapes that we had created. We took pictures, moving the subject a little bit at a time. Have a look at the videos that we created! We’re feeling very proud of our learning about Space!