History - Daily Life of an Anglo-Saxon
Children have learnt about the daily life of and Anglo Saxon and then shown their understanding and made notes to support a piece of writing they will complete.
Artist of the Month - Georgia O'Keefe
Children learnt about Georgia O'Keefe and about 2 of the 7 elements of art Colour and Texture. They then used this information to create a replica of 'The Sunflower', which is one of her most famous pieces.
Continuing with our learning about pilgrimages children looked at different places Christians may travel to.
Children then completed these to show their understanding.
The Western Wall
In RE we have been learning about special journeys and pilgrimages different religious groups go on. In this particular lesson we learnt about Jewish going on a pilgrimage to the Western Wall. We discussed; where it was and identified this on our class map and looked at it using Google Earth; what it was like; why they went there; and then finished by thinking of a thought/wish/prayer to add to our own Western Wall.
Today, some children in Year 5 have worked alongside Shakespeare for Schools to produce a ‘Play in a Day’ whilst others have been producing trailers, tickets and posters for the performance later in the day. After warming up their bodies and vocals, the children focussed on acting in the role of different characters. This included using freeze frames, shadowing each other with word reminders and performing scenes which focussed on the battle scene and the magnificent banquet. The end result was a magnificent play which was performed in front of an audience of their peers. Well done to everyone for all their hard work today.
Behind the Scenes
Some children took on the role of designing posters to advertise and creating trailers.
This week we have learnt about Shakespeare in preparation for our Shakespeare Play in a Day.
The children began by creating a timeline of William Shakespeare's life. e then delved into the paly Macbeth. Here you can see a P4C and Drama lesson.
Marty Jopson’s Mini Beast Safari
Y5W thoroughly enjoyed the Marty Jopson's Mini Beast Safari which was a live lesson streamed from The Grammar School at Leeds. He took the children on a journey looking at a range of minibeasts of varying sizes - from spiders to cells living in your mouth. He showed the children what the different minibeasts look like under a microscope. Some of the children were a little squeamish at the images. It was an interesting and engaging lesson.
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