Celebrating great work

This week, we have been exploring our new text ‘The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe’ during our English sessions.

From reading the text, we considered what Lucy, one of the main characters, could see, hear and feel when she entered the wardrobe and found herself in a world which was very different to her own.

Here are a few examples:

Ellie’s example of what Lucy could see

Shazhaib’s example of what Lucy could hear

Keep up the good work 5GT!

Science

Have you ever looked up at the sky and noticed how the Moon changes shape each night? Ever wondered why…And how?

This week, we have been looking at the phases of the Moon.

We learnt that the Moon doesn’t give off (emit) light itself, the light we see is actually the Sun’s light reflected off the lunar surface.

Super work

This week, we stepped into the shoes of a WWF researcher. We imagined that we were in the Arctic to explore the lives of polar bears. We found out many facts about their diet and appearance.

Here are a few examples of our diary entries.

Oliver

Finnley

Play scripts

Over the past few weeks, we have been exploring The Tempest by William Shakespeare.

This week, we had the opportunity to write our own play scripts based on a comic strip and considered the features we would need to use.

Here are a few examples of our great work this week.

Finnley

Oliver

English

This week, we have been exploring our new text ‘The Tempest’. We have been examining the features of a play script and have had the opportunity to act out this play script.

Can you tell which characters we are?

Anti-Bullying Week 2020

The year’s theme for Anti-Bullying Week is : United Against Bullying.

Today, we have celebrated ‘Cool to be kind day’ which is a day of acknowledging and celebrating whenever anyone is kind.

We discussed what an act of kindness is and considered how we show kindness to others.

History

This week, we have been learning about how and why the Church of England was created.

We were able to understand the power that Henry VIII had and learnt about the conflict between the Roman Catholic Church and Henry VIII.

What led to over 800 monasteries being demolished during Henry’s reign?

We examined the reasons behind the dissolution of the monasteries and discussed why Henry changed the English church, discussing whether these reasons were religious, economic or political reasons.

Why did Henry want to make himself head of the Church of England?

Science

This week, we have been investigating the absorbency of household materials.

What is an absorbent material?

We made our prediction of which material would absorb the most liquid based on our prior knowledge. After making our prediction, we considered the independent and dependent variables of our investigation and discussed how to make our test fair.

After carrying out our investigation, we recorded our results.

Which material was the most absorbent? Why?

English

One of our English tasks this week was to imagine that we were Henry VIII or Queen Elizabeth 1.

Based on our research relating to Tudor illnesses and health, we wrote a speech advising people on how to stay healthy during the Tudor period.

We then made an announcement to our people about how to ensure good health; including carrying scent balls and magic stones.

Why did the Tudors carry these items?