The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse
Year 5 spent their afternoons reading The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse. They really immersed themselves into the book by pulling apart each wonderful and inspirational quote. The illustrations were practised each day so they could become more confident with their final piece of art.
As a year group, they tried incredibly hard to copy Charlie Mackesy’s style of calligraphy, as well as his artistic flare.
We hope you like their own spin on this book where they have written their own positive and inspirational quote, sketched and used water colours to create their picture and finalised their piece of art with a fine liner pen.
Please take a look at the wonderful display they have created and if you would like to watch a video of the book being read, you can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81b4i9jQhck
Science – Leonardo Da Vinci
We learnt about the impact Da Vinci has had over time and how his theories can be proved or refuted. We helped each other measure the different parts of our bodies and our heights. We had to work out whether the proportions described by Da Vinci are accurate for us. For example, Da Vinci believed that your arm width is the same as your height – we proved that this was not accurate for most of us as our arms were a little bit shorter.
Science - Crime Scene Investigation
One day after lunch, we walked into our classroom and it had been made a crime scene!! There was a suspicious ransom note left by our suspect written to Humpty Dumpty and we had to investigate and solve the mystery.
Each pair had a strip from Humpty Dumpty’s note, as well as 2 black felt-tip pens, each labelled with the names of out two suspects – The Big Bad Wolf and The Wicked Witch. We followed the instructions and tested the mysterious note to help us compare the ink used to the ink of each suspect’s pen.
Our conclusion was that it was The Big Bad Wolf who was guilty because the pen he used reacted to the water the same way as when we tested it.
PSHE - Being Me in My World
For this lesson, the children had to work as a team to create the tallest tower made out of paper and sellotape only.
The first time round, there were no rules given; every child just had to get stuck in to help.
The second time round, the children were given clear job roles which were a material manager, designer, timekeeper and task manager. It was important that the children stuck to their roles and worked as a team.
Some teams worked extremely well and this was clear based on their communication and teamwork. After the activity, children had to write down six rules that they thought were important to be successful with this activity.