Here is a list of recommend books for children in Year 5 and 6. Maybe Santa might deliver a few of these to your houses!
We commemorated Remembrance Day by creating some poppy art work. We used the watercolour skills we developed last half term to produce some beautiful artwork.
Another way we commemorated Remembrance Day was by creating choral performances of ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae. We thought carefully about the tone, intonation, speed and volume we used when performing this poem.
We are writing in the style of journalists to report the disappearance of a child from a Victorian workhouse. In order to help create quotes for our reports, we used drama to get into character as the different eye witnesses. Some of use would have been VERY scary Matrons and Masters of the workhouse!
We had a fantastic day at the Ripon Workhouse Museum! We got to try our hand at some of the different jobs the residents of the workhouse would have completed including: washing, scaring away birds from the crops, planting seeds, rag rugging and school work in the school room. We also had the opportunity to get into role as a sponsor of the workhouse and help decide who should be allowed in and who should be turned away.
In Class 4 French lessons we have been asking ‘ how many?’ questions and answering these in French. Take a look at our videos.
In art today we painted our own versions of Rousseau’s ‘SURPRISE’
We have also created colour wheels and sketched ‘Art in Nature’
We used these skills to create our art based on Surprised by Henri Rousseau.
Find out amazing facts about how metamorphosis takes place in rainforest creatures!
Did you know that stag beetle larvae live under the ground for 4-7 years?
Or that dragonflies’ eyes take up half the space of their head?
Or that a mother spider creates a sack around her hundreds of eggs?
Or that a young frog absorbs its tail as food?