Welcome to Year 5!
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Year 5 have had a brilliant Start to the New Year. We had great fun exploring the book, Tuesday by David Weisner and created amazing pastel frogs in the style of Andy Warhol. We are learning about castles through the ages and reading an awesome book called Erth Dragons, written by Chris D’lacey. We have designed and made the most amazing dragon eyes from clay and painted and decorated them.
Soon we will be visiting Warwick Castle to learn about castle defences, crime and punishments of the Middle Ages and watching the world-famous Trebuchet in action.
We have been practising singing our Young Voices songs and learning lines for our part in the annual Christmas Production! We have had a very active first term; Swimming every Tuesday morning and learning fabulous dance routines with Ricky every Thursday afternoon.
We will be finding out about Africa in preparation for our next topic, Africa and have been asked to present ‘Africa in a shoe box’
Our whole school book in January is One Plastic Bag, a biography of a woman in Ghana who made recycling popular. Isatou Ceesay created purses and bags out of discarded plastic bags and sold them to help her community. We have had great fun learning to crochet and weave in a similar way!
We have written biographies in English about: Isatou Ceesay, Chris D’lacey and Michael Morpurgo whose book (The Butterfly Lion) we are now reading. In Topic lessons, we are learning about the geographical features, the many countries and the vast diversity of the continent of Africa.
We are looking forward to a visit to West Midland Safari Park in March, where we will get to see African animals roaming in the reserve. We are also looking forward to studying Fairtrade and making produce to sell in the Year 5 annual coffee morning/afternoon, to raise funds for the Fairtrade Foundation.