Today we were very fortunate to have 4 visitors talk to us about their role in hospitals and doctors surgeries. It was very practical and we enjoyed learning about all the different jobs nurses do. These range from injections to taking blood pressure. We then filled in what we liked about the job and the qualifications needed. Finally we rated our interest in the career out of 10.
Careers Week has been so interesting for year 5! We have already had some great visitors in to talk to us about their career pathways. On Monday we welcomed a Police Sergeant, an ex Royal Navy bomb disposal diver and an ex Army Officer. They taught us a lot about what their jobs involved.Than you Nathan, Steve and Elliot for giving up your time to talk to us.
Because Year 6 are on residential, we get to look after their ducklings. They are called Marcus and Spencer. Marcus is the duck that has black and white unique patterns. Spencer is the duck that is calm and gentle.
We are taking care of them by making sure they are hydrated and making sure they have enough food.
In Year Five we have been creating our own 3D models from Harry Potter. We had to chose from 4 different rooms: Hagrids Hut, Snape's Potion Room, the Great Hall and the Quidditch Pitch.
To do this task, we were put in groups of 3 or 4 to make it easier to create the models.
We had to cut the size down by dividing the length by ten but some of the lengths were really big for instance the Quidditch pitch was 1.56 metres and the great hall was 1.10 metres long.
Over the weekend, our screen printing (that we started on Friday) dried completely. We are really pleased with the result and are looking forward to seeing it hanging up.
In Year 5 we have been doing art. Teachers from Dawlish came in to teach us skills involved in screen printing. First we had to draw a picture with a seaside theme. Then we cut it out around the outline of the shape. After that we carefully cut out the details with a craft knife and added tissue paper. Finally we had to put a screen with paint over the top of the bunting. Please have a look at the finished product!
We have been trying to prove what conditions cress seeds need in order to grow. We have prepared our seeds and given them different conditions to grow in to see if they will germinate. Today was the last day of our experiment and we took photographs to show what has happened to our cress. As you can see different growing conditions have really had an impact on what happens to the seeds.
Well done to Thomas who became a reporter for the day at St James' Park when Exeter City played Colchester on 5th May. Thomas watched the match really carefully from the reporters box and then wrote an article with the headline 'Lincoln here we come!' for the Daily Sportsman newspaper. Thomas remembered all the top tips he had been taught when working on Journalistic writing in Year 5 and put his skills to great use. Well done Thomas!
In GOAL today we mixed up right across our year group so that we could work with our peers from the other class. Joe said: ' I love that we could sit with people you don't usually sit with and work with people you don't usually work with.'
Olivia commented: ' It has helped my presentation because some of the other children are really neat!'
Eleanor said: ' Not only to you get to see different people, you also get to be in a different classroom and use different resources.'
Well done year 5 for being so inclusive this afternoon.'
This week in Year 5 we have been looking at a variety of different poems. One of our favourites was the Limerick.
A Limerick is a poem with 5 lines and all the lines have to link together.
The lines one, two and five have to rhyme and also lines 3 and 4.
Here is one we have been working on.
There once was a boy called Joe
who always seemed to say no
his bird flew away
because he said no way
but his sadness did not show.
By Daneal and Greg
We have had a busy afternoon exploring a whole range of different artefacts. They made us very curious as we tried to decide what they might have been used for. We drew the items, looked closely at them, picked them up and examined them carefully. Mrs Sydenham is very grateful to Olly at Toby's Reclamation for letting us borrow these precious items! (And we didn't break any!)
To celebrate Arts week Years 5/6 had a visit from Becky Bettesworth. She told us about her inspiration and was asked a lot of questions by the children. Year 6 created travel posters of places that inspired. Year 5 showed her their own creations based upon her artwork. All of the art from the week was displayed in the hall.
In Year 5 we have been making song lyrics about the environment.We were writing the lyrics in groups of about 5. Each group worked together and worked brilliantly. Everyone helped to come up with the lyrics.At first we looked at 5 songs they were: Bob Marley, Passenger, The Black Eyed Peas, AC/DC and One Direction.Then we looked at a song by Michael Jackson called Earth Song.We had four backing tracks and each group chose one of them and performed their song to the class. We had a focus on riffs, tempo, melodies, verses, different pitches, bridges and choruses. Written by the Digital Leaders.
5HJ won the Autumn AR Reading Competition, and got the trophy. Our class had 6,600,831 words to the other class's 5,261,052. Roll on the battle in the Spring Term!
Above: the trophy and the amount of words we read.
This week we have been learning Michael Rosens 'Don't' poem. We have been practising adding actions, gestures and working on the pace and expression. Please have a look at our final performances.