Class 5

Miss Fitzpatrick and Mrs Haywood-Harris' Class 2017-18

Class 5

 

Spring Term 1

 

It was all about flying in Class 5 in the second half of autumn term!

Our class novel was FArTHER by Grahame Barker-Smith, which explores the themes of dreams and aspirations; grief and loss. Class 5 studied the history of flying, including some of the crazy ideas behind flying machines; the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci.

We role played scenes from the story and wrote discursive arguments and debated our ideas.

 

 

In Science, we tested our parachutes.

 

  

 

 

Let’s Go Fly a Kite! In Design Technology- we designed and made kites.

 

 

 

This term we shall be focussing on: Geography, Art and Science.

Living in America

 

 

We shall be learning all about Earth and Space.

 

 

Our class novel is Holes. Some of our activities linked to the story are: growing onions, learning about lizards and desert survival.

The book is set in North America and this will be our geography work.

 

 

Our American artist is Andy Warhol and we will be creating our own Pop Art.

 

 

 

Autumn Term 2

 

What a fantastic time we had at the Roald Dahl exhibition! All the hard work of making dream catchers, dream jars and a giant papier mache BFG hand, came together in the end.

Thank you for all you super contributions to our dream jar- we hope all your wishes came true!

 

     

 

The Sky’s the Limit!

It’s all about flying in Class 5 in the second half of autumn term!

 

Our class novel is FArTHER by Grahame Barker-Smith, which explores the themes of dreams and aspirations; grief and loss. Class 5 will be exploring the history of flying, including crazy ideas behind flying machines; the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci and the first attempts at flying by the Wright brothers.

 

 

Our Science theme is Space and Forces.

 

 

Let’s Go Fly a Kite! In Design Technology- we will be designing and making kites.

 

Autumn Term 1

Roald Dahl   BFG

This half term we are learning all about what life is like in Giant Country. In Science, we will be testing and making various concoctions and experimenting with dream jars.

“Sometimes human beans is hearing wondrous music they is getting shivers down their spindels.” Our music will be composed using computing, where we plan, record and edit a trailer for a new movie based on the book.

The giants travel to lots of different places to find humans to gobble up. We will identify some of them on a map. For our local study we shall be looking at the Wrekin, and may even take a hike up the hill.

The BFG dreams of having an 'elefunt' to ride through green forests on. We will talking lots about our own dreams and aspirations. The BFG is picked on by the other giants. Use this as a starting point for discussions about bullying and how we can help those who are affected by it.

In Art we will be trying to stop the bad dreams with our dream catchers and making a huge sculpture. We will need lots of newspapers for this task, so please send in any unwanted papers with your child.

We look forward to sharing our GIANT learning with you at the exhibition Wednesday 18th September, 2-3pm and Thursday 19th September, 3-4pm.