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.
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!
Well Being Week Pupil Voice
Mikaeel Reception – ” All the teachers keep me safe.”
Eliora Reception – ” The cameras on the building help make sure we stay safe.”
Hafsah Year 1 – “We learnt that exercising makes you feel amazing.”
Kye Year 1 – “Exercising give us more energy to do things and keeps us fit.”
Amira Year 2 – “We learnt about being kind to make people feel happy.”
Amaan Year 2 – “I learnt that when you help people you help their feelings.”
Dante Year 3 – “I learnt that deep breathing helps us stay calm.”
Olivia Year 3 – “I learnt lots of ways to keep myself healthy.”
Isaiah Year 4 – “Meditating is a way of staying calm.”
Ayah Year 4 – “I learnt that if my well being is good I am relaxed.”
Codie Year 5 – ” Fake news can be called ‘Clip Bait’ and things like Green Screen and Photo Shop are used to make it.”
Carmen Year 5 – ” Fake news is very bad and is used to spread bad things, make money and to give people the wrong information.”
Shanti Year 6 – “You should never send inappropriate images – it can ruin your life and others.”
Erica Year 6 – ” I enjoyed learning about how much sleep I should get every night. It was really nice to find this out.”
Year 5 have had so much fun learning all about space and using everything we have learnt to create dioramas. We started by researching, then, in groups, we planned and designed a planet. We listed the equipment and materials that we would need. Then we put our plans into action and created a space scene. They look fabulous! Next week we are going to film stop motion videos of a shuttle landing so stay tuned!
Year 5 have been learning about physical well being and why being healthy is important. We learnt about different activities and the amount of energy we use. Did you know that physical activity is necessary for strong muscles, bones and a healthy heart? We tried out different activities and then had a go measuring our heart rates to see how it changed over time.
We also learnt about keeping safe online. Year 5 learnt about fake news, why it happens and we came up with some tips on how to tell if news is fake or real. Remember: if a news story seems exaggerated or unrealistic, you should double check on a reliable news source.
This week year 5 have been exploring how shadows are formed. We worked collaboratively to carry out our class investigation of making shadows using a torch, a object and white card. At the end of the exciting lesson the children had found out that the further the object is from the light source the longer the shadow is.
We had lots of fun!
Year 5 have learnt all about shading and smudging and have been using this technique to create shapes and shadows that can be seen on the moon’s surface. We have used our knowledge of the moon’s craters to make these images. First, we used a viewfinder to choose a section of the moon’s surface. Then we shaded with chalk and smudged with our fingertips to create different effects.
Year 5 have been learning about peer pressure as part of Anti-bullying week. We started the week by learnig about the different types of bullying and discussed different ways to tackle bullying. We then explored peer pressure, what it means and how it can effect us. We thought of different was to tackle this and the importance of believing in ourselves rather than giving into what our friends say and do.
On Wednesday, we led the school assembly all about peer pressure. Thank you to the parents and carers who came to watch.