Welcome to Italy class. We are in Year 5 and our teacher is Miss Wild. Ms Barker is our teaching assistant.
Year 5 Blog
In RE lessons, we are learning about Christianity. To help us understand what it means for Christians to be saved, we did some drama where we acted out scenarios of people being saved. Here are some photos of us in action!
We started creating this display on move-up day in July, when we first learnt about the artist Jackson Pollock. We discovered that he was an impressionist painter who liked to create art by dripping and splashing paint onto a large canvas. Using ready mix paint, we worked collaboratively to create a colourful piece of art which we have used to mount the labels for this display. Once we were back at school in September, we created these portraits in the style of Jackson Pollock. We hope you like them!
Today, we have been exploring Stone Age cave paintings. We started by creating a ‘cave wall’ using clay and then used our sketch books to try out some ideas. We used charcoal, pastels, paints and crayon. Everyone was very creative and at the end of the lesson we shared our work with the class.
In science this week, Italy Class planned an investigation to find out which material was the most durable. They had to recommend which material would be most appropriate to use for a food preparation surface by investigating absorbency, smoothness and hardness. Everyone worked really well with their partner and came to their own conclusion about which was best.
In English, we are reading the book ‘Stone Age Boy’ which is helping us to learn what life would have been like in the Stone Age. We wrote diary entries imagining that we were the boy in the story who had travelled back in time. As well as describing what a day in the life of a stone age person would be like, we also had to remember to organise our writing in the style of a diary. The classroom was filled with many enthusiastic writers who were very keen to share their writing with the class.
We have had a busy first week back in school. Everyone has been in school every day which is a fabulous start – well done Year 5! We have been using the outdoors for some of our learning including a scavenger hunt, drama and outdoor games. I’ve been really impressed with how hard everyone is working in lessons as well as getting used to a new seating plan and all the new routines. Here’s a photo of us in our new seats.