Year 5 have been making cribs from clay. They have been inspired by the clay cribs often found in South America. We also made some clay Christmas decorations and used tools to create some lovely patterns. We are part way through the process and will continue next week. Hopefully everyone will have a beautiful crib for Christmas!
Our RE Ambassadors have prepared our Advent Wreath ready for next week. We used evergreen leaves from our school garden.
Our topic in Religion is God’s Covenants – The children have made their own promises to God during Collective Worship. We have studied the covenants God made with Noah, Abraham and the Israelites.
Year 5 have studied the poem Jabberwocky. We have discussed the meaning of the poem in class. Part of our learning was to create this beautiful display to help us visualise the characters. We have also written some fantastic scientific descriptions of the Jabberwocky, Bandersnatch or JubJub bird using our imaginations, combining fact and fiction. Year 5 have also created these wonderful Jabberwocky island maps. The rest of our unit of learning will be based around these maps, writing directions, recipes and a narrative. It is also helping us learn some mapping skills and vocabulary linked to Geography and co-ordinates in Maths.
Year 5 ended their topic of The Great War by visiting the Mercantile Marine War Memorial located at Tower Hill. After all our hard work learning about the War, it was very moving to visit one of the many memorials dedicated to the men who lost their lives. It was designed by Edward Lutyens; the same architect of the Cenotaph. The children found a name of a sailor to pray for and whilst there we sang our hymn for peace. The children were a delight to take on the visit and showed great respect and interest.
Look at the wonderful variety of model trenches Year 5 children designed and made during the half term break! They have been displayed in the dinner hall for everyone to admire. We are very impressed by some of the ingenious ways in which children have designed and made their models: e.g. sandbags sewn from material and filled with couscous or folded and made from a hessian bag; a barbed wire fence made from wire and cotton knots or from tin foil. Some children have painted backgrounds or added photographs.
I think the whole class would agree that this topic has really inspired some beautiful art and design work, as well as a wealth of knowledge!