Y5 - Larch
Welcome to Larch Class.
The Class Teacher is Mrs Stokes.
Larch Class 2023/2024
In our English lesson we are learning to write a non-chronological report about Medieval Britain. We used different sources to research what it was like in Medieval times. Links to article 17: The right to access information. Article 3: The best interest of the child and Article 28: The right to an education. We are already really enjoying this quest.
Larch Class 2023/2024
Larch Class 2022 - 2023
Summer 2 - Our Learning Quest is: Around the World in 80 Days
R.E - We have been learning about what Muslim people believe about the way they should live their lives and why. We have learnt about the Five Pillars and this week we have been focusing on our own views and ideas about fasting and pilgrimage. We had a Hot Seat sessions where we could share our views. Links to Articles: 14 - Freedom of Thought, Belief and Religion. British Values: Respect, Democracy.
Summer 1 - Our Learning Quest is: Beast Creator
Geography: This week we conducted a field study survey of our local area. We walked around Slade Green identifying its land-use, looking at traffic, noise levels, cleanliness and trying to identify any changes in the area. We used our British Values of Respect and Democracy for this lesson as we each had our own opinions. This also links to Article 3: The best interest of the child and Article 28: The right to an education.
Geography: This term we are focusing on our local area. Today we have been looking at maps and aerial photos of Slade Green and we created our own maps. We were also learning how diverse Slade Green is and which changes have occurred over time and why. Links to Articles 3: The Best Interest of the Child and Article 28: The Right to an Education. British Value: Democracy.
Science: In science this week we have been learning about irreversible changes. We heated up an egg white to see what happened. We even touched the materials before and after heating to see if they felt different. We learnt that when we heat up an egg white, the material changes and cannot be reversed. Article 28: The Right to an Education. British Value: Democracy
P.E - In P.E this term we are learning the skills needed to play a game of Rounders. Today we learnt the rules of the game and how to bat and bowl a ball. We really enjoyed our P.E lesson today. Article 3: The Best Interest of the Child, Article 6: The Right to Life, Survival and Development, Article 24: The Right to Health.
Spring 2 - Our Learning Quest is: A Spoonful of Sugar
Today we took Year 5 to Kent Life for a Victorian Day. The children learnt so much about the Victorian era and had so much fun making Rag Rugs, pretending to be grocers, butchers and bakers, experiencing lessons in a Victorian classroom and much more. Well done Year 5 for being so well behaved! Articles; 28- right to an education, 3 - the best interest of the child, 31 - Leisure, play and culture.
In Science we are learning about properties and changes to materials. Today we have been comparing and grouping items according to their conductivity of heat. We conducted a simple experiment to see what would happen if we placed butter on a metal spoon and on a wooden spoon and held it over hot water. We have learnt that metal is a conductor of heat and that is why we use metal to make things like saucepans and radiators. Article 28 - The right to an education.
Spring 1 - Our Learning Quest is: Earth and Beyond
Spring 1 - Earth and Beyond Parent Quest Letter
Religious Education - In our R.E lesson this week we were focusing on what the connections are between biblical text and Christians ideas of God. We used this information to created a class image showing what we have learnt that Christians believe about God. Links to Article 14 - Freedom of Thought, Belief and Religion.
Autumn 2 - Parent Quest Overview - Through the Portal
Today, Year 5 went to Trinity School to watch their production of High School Musical. We were so proud of all the children as their behaviour was impeccable! Well done Trinity school, the performance was amazing and we all loved it. Links to Articles: 29 - Goals for Education. 3 - Best Interest of the Child and our Christian Values of Hope, Respect and Koinonia.
This week we joined a virtual assembly about Internet Safety. The children really enjoyed this and interreacted appropriately and answered questions in a mature manner. Links to Articles: 3 The Best Interest of the Child, Article 16: The Right to Privacy, Article 19: Protection from Violence, Abuse and Neglect
Well done Larch Class for participating in Anti-Bullying Week and wearing odd socks to show that it is okay to be different. We are all unique! The children created Anti-bullying posters, Reach Out Hands, to show who they could talk to if they were worried and Reach Out Rainbows. Links to Articles: 2 - Non-discrimination, 12 - Respect for children's views, 13 - Sharing thoughts freely and 19 - Protection from violence.
Autumn 1 - Learning Quest Parent Overview
Larch Class have settled in well to Year 5 and are working hard in all subjects.