Here are just a couple of the rave reviews from the class as we work our way through our new read aloud book:
"I love this book! There's always something to picture in your head!"
"Every time you stop reading there's always a cliffhanger! It's just so exciting!"
Children's Mental Health Week
Year 5 created Positivity Portraits. First, we brainstormed words about ourselves that we hoped other people thought about it. It is often really hard to come up with positive comments about ourselves but when we think about others, the positive thoughts just burst out! In order for us to see how amazing we really are, we added positive words to each other’s word maps. We talked about how important it is to talk to yourself the way you would talk to your best friend! You wouldn’t say anything mean to them, so you are not allowed to be mean to yourself! Then, we created self portraits using the positive words to show how we are made up of wonderful qualities.
Year 5 have been hard at work in their Spring Unit, "To Infinity and Beyond." This unit is all about how curiosity helps to drive forwards progress and we are using the context of space to explore this. As part of our studies, we have been examining the planets. Year 5 have been asking and researching lots of questions. One area of learning was finding out how ideas about our solar system have changed over time by advances in scientific thinking: it's okay to change your mind and adapt your thinking when presented with new evidence! With this in mind, Year 5 created heliocentric models of our solar system.