Welcome to Class 5
In Year 5, we continue our journey of learning about ourselves and others by embracing our school’s values – especially creativity. In Year 5, there is an increased level of responsibility: not just for ourselves and our learning in the classroom but others in the school by doing whole school jobs.
We like to take on challenges, which we can learn from, and in year 5 there are plenty of opportunities both in and out of the classroom.
Please read on for a selection of our favourites…………………………
As part of our storytelling week we visited Balgowan Nursing Home in Saltwood and shared our favourite stories with some of the residents.
We started the year as we meant to go on by visiting Arethusa Venture Centre in Rochester to take part in Rock Climbing, Archery and Team Games. We learned a lot about how we work together and about our individual determination and resilience to succeed. Back in class we wrote recounts of our experience. The children described the experience as “Awesome Arethusa”, “Epic!” and “A bit scary but exciting”.
In November, we had a Geography and Art day at Brockhill Country Park. In the morning we worked in teams to complete stream profiles……………………….
………. and then in the afternoon, inspired by famous water paintings, we found a peaceful space to individually sketch our local beautiful landscape.
In class 5, we are outward looking and care deeply about unfairness and injustice in the world. The children decided to bake cakes and organise a sale to raise money for Children in Need. We were delighted with our efforts as we raised over £200! We have also raised money to buy lightbulbs, solar chargers and medicine for another school in Burkina Faso, which is the third poorest country in the world (http://kodenischool.org.uk/) .
In our Topic lessons, we have been learning about the Saxons and how they lived. In January, we had great fun as our parents teamed up with us to create historically accurate Saxon houses out of a shoebox and craft materials.
In Class 5 we designed our own Saxon characters, researched how they might live and discussed what their personalities might be like.
Take a peek at the results …………….