Day 1 of taster day - team building.
The hoop challenge! Children had to work in teams to move the hoop up and down. Restraints were given that children must only use two fingers and they must remain on the hoop at all times. Once they reached the floor, they had to return to the starting position. The skills of communication, teamwork, problem solving, speaking and listening were used throughout the activity. These will prove to be valuable skills during their final year at Sacred Heart!
This week was internet safety week. We discussed, challenged and investigated a variety of questions. They were:
- how do we talk online safely to others?
- how can protect our identity and personal information?
- what is cyber-bullying?
- how do the media stereotype gender?
At the beginning of the week, we examined different ways of writing a sentence for effect. We used: Outside - actions (inside – real thoughts) sentences, emotion word comma sentences and 3 –ed (adjectives) sentences. Then we put these sentences to use by writing War Horse Chapter 2 narrative from an alternative point of view.
Using our knowledge of measurement, we found out the perimeter and area of compound rectilinear shapes. Some measurements of the shapes given, however they did not always have the same unit of measure. This gave an opportunity to demonstrate our understanding of conversion.
This week we investigated how light reflects. Using mirrors, we carried out an investigation about how messages can be reflected; this involved writing messages backwards! We discussed what a light source is and what a light reflector is. Did you know that light ray reflects off a mirrored surface and reflects at the same angle that it hits the surface?
Sports Day 2.7.19
In the morning, we helped Mr Johnson with EYFS/KS1 sports day. We were responsible for keeping track of scoring each event. Whilst doing this we demonstrated the values of life in Modern Britain: being responsible, respectful and active citizens. After lunch, it was our turn to take part. All children demonstrated the values of resilience and teamwork. Well done Class 5!
We began this week investigating the different types of pronouns and relative clauses in chapter 2 of War Horse. Interestingly, Michael Morpurgo uses both personal (I, me, you, he, they) and possessive (mine, yours, his, our, theirs). Then we put our knowledge into practice by writing alternative sentence using imagery from the chapter, writing from the point of view of Albert. Towards the end of the week, we summarised the chapter into seven ideas. We then scrutinised how characters may say something that may differ from their emotions.
This week we explored measures, including a range of decimals numbers to 3 decimal places. We converted metric units of length, mass and capacity and investigated imperial measures. Class 5 know that 1 mile is approximately 1.6 km, and 5 miles is approximately 8km.
Throughout Jesus’ life, he was concerned with the sick and needy. He never turned anyone away even when he was tired and weary. Luke 18:35-43 tells us how Jesus helps a blind man to see. We carried out some drama during our lesson, hot seating the blind man, Jesus and the crowd who experienced this miracle.
This week we investigated how we can see. Did you know that your eyeball is approximately the size of a table tennis ball and the centre part of the eye is called the iris?
This week we have use a range of sentences starters to create specific effects. We explored the use of fronted adverbials, similes, de;de (description; detail sentences) and direct speech; finishing off the week by writing an alternative opening to War Horse. Just like Michael Morpurgo himself, we edited and improved our work using a thesaurus to vary overused words.
During maths, we have investigated the properties of 3D shapes; recognising, building and describing their nets. On Thursday we illustrated and named parts of a circle; then solved practical problems that involved circles.
After understanding what a hospice does, we used the internet to research what qualities a hospice volunteer would need. We used this research to create a poster advertising for new volunteers at Barnsley hospice.
We discovered some gruesome facts about the eye and how it helps us to see. Did you know that the pupil in the centre of the eye changes size depending on the amount of light?
This week Class 5 have familiarised themselves with the powerful story War Horse, written by Michael Morpurgo. They have thoroughly enjoyed unpicking the author’s note and first chapter of the story. Once they had read the opening of the story, they compared it to other opening paragraphs and found common themes. They identified Michael Morpurgo’s stories to be categorised as starting with; speech, action, character or setting.
We have explored both 2D shapes and coordinates within the 4 quadrants of a grid. We have deepened our understanding of coordinates by predicting and giving reason for our findings.
This week we have started our new topic of Reconciliation – “Healing the sick”. We celebrated the hard work and dedication of volunteers at hospices.
This week we investigated how to build an electric circuit! We were challenged to build a circuit that included a switch, motor and a source of light.