Yr 5 Term 4 2017

Here's our Topic Web for Term 4, available to download below.
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We've taken inspiration from Joyce Grenfell's famous nursery school teacher sketches for our drama exercise.
 
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We wrote our own scripts...
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5ES embarked on another challenging contemporary dance project last term, culminating in these very special recorded performances.

The Context

In stark contrast to Term 1's group dances on the theme of war, choreographed to 'Mars' from Holst's Planets Suite, this time our source of inspiration was Connor Scott's stunning contemporary duet from the BBC Young Dancer 2015 Grand Final. 

5ES worked in pairs this time to choreograph a  narrative that charted the evolution of a relationship. 

We built on our Term 1 skills (working at varying heights, mirroring, moving in unison and moving in a canon - and the on-going challenge of listening to the music and connecting with it emotionally and physically), and introduced two new elements: balance and the power of stillness.

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'Jabberwocky' was our World Book Day poem.  Here are some drawings of what we imagine the Jabberwock and the Bandersnatch look like!
 
Oscar's contoured, collage 3D map, inspired by Phoebe's wolf sanctuary model and our model of Godric's Hollow.
 
World Book Day!
 
Real life science... will it dissolve?  Using our existing knowledge of the properties of materials to predict the results of a fair test.
 
On International Women's Day we had two visitors from WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) to talk to us about engineering.  We had a fun workshop building balloon-propelled vehicles!
 
 
May found a You Tube video showing how to make a cartoon from the word 'sing'.  Can you find the word in her picture?
 

 

Our new 'real PE' programme focuses on developing the critical Fundamental Movement Skills that act as the foundations and building blocks for future sporting activity.

We use fun exercises to develop agility, balance and co-ordination, inclusive competition and cooperative learning.

 

 

Co-ordination and ball skills challenges... Once we're confident with one challenge we move onto the next level. We can see our progress and get a real sense of achievement.
 
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Moving fast around the space without running into each other... dodging, swerving, swivelling, being aware of others' trajectories - skills which are important in many different sporting activities.
 
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We're developing our critical thinking, our speaking and listening and our persuasive writing in our Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon study.
 
We had a mock press conference where we could pose questions to an ecologist, a local resident and an engineer.
 
We used our critical thinking skills to explore our interviewees' different perspectives.
 
We prepared statements and staged a formal debate between two groups with opposing views about the project.
 
An impressive model of an oxygen atom.
 

Engineers Without Borders workshop - a group of engineering students from UWE helped us to design, create and test our own wind turbines.

 

 

Well done to Theo who played rugby for the Old Reds in a tournament against Newton Abbott.  He scored a try and was named Man of the Match!
HMS Victory - Nelson's flagship in the Battle of Trafalgar and, of course, the namesake of one of our Hillcrest Houses.
 
 
 
We were inspired!
How's this for innovative times tables homework?
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And Theo found this....
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