Term 2 was an incredibly busy term for Year 5! We learnt about forces, biomes, basketball, figurative language, persuasive writing, data & statistics, Sonia Delaunay's artwork in our curriculum.
We also made gingerbread houses for the Christmas Fayre, explored forces in science, sang carol at the Old Rectory, took at trip on the RHDR to New Romney and performed a carol concert in St Nicholas' Church & performed our Christmas play, The Magic Jigsaw, at St Paul & St Peter's Church.
The children have been learning about data and statistics in maths. We have been collecting and presenting our own data and discussing the best way to present it. We found that our PE circuit needed to be presented in a table as there were too many units of measure to present it in a graph.
DT & Maths
We worked in pairs to design our houses, using many maths and DT skills over the two days.
We developed our skills further in basketball, with some of the class going on to represent the school at the Shepway Sports Trust & School Games basketball tournaments, taking 1st, 2nd & 3rd place across the two events.
We have been learning Christmas songs with Danny from Kent Music since Term 1 and this term we took a trip on the RHDR (picking us up from the school field) and went to St Nicholas' Church in New Romney, where the children performed a carol concert to the Mayor and their parents along with Greatstone school.
In science we explored different forces and how they influence how we live our lives. We tested streamline shapes, air resistance (with parachutes) and forces in everyday activities such as running, jumping, basketball and hockey.
Our persuasive adverts for the latest broomsticks. Can you find our rhetorical questions, persuasive adjectives, incentives and slogans?
Our Potter Poems using figurative language. Which metaphors and similes have been used most effectively?