Music - Djembe Drums
In Year Five, we have a drumming lesson every week. We are really enjoying our lessons and are learning a lot! We have been practising: call and repsonse; copying the rhythm and learning about polyrhythms.
Creation and Stewardship
To work towards our Creation Award, we looked at our class and school rules and recorded how we could fulfill these. Working in a carasol we recorded our own ideas and reviewed each other’s. We then created a class job list that included jobs like paper monitor to ensure we are recycling in our class.We also now have a light monitor, who ensures that the classroom lights are switched off, when we leave the classroom. Finally, the children created a poster for each of our rules and how these can be followed to remind us and help teach others.
The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson
Our first text of Year Five, was The Suitcase Kid. We all really enjoyed this text and completed lots of great writing and work based on the it. For this text, we: explored the characters ; wrote a diary in role as Andy; wrote an agony letter; made predictions about what might happen next and even wrote our own next chapter.