Year 5 had a choc-tastic time at the York Chocolate Story! The children learnt all about the origins of chocolate and the impact York has had on the production of chocolate around the world. They even got to taste some of the hand crafted chocolates that are sold at the chocolate story before having a go themselves and making their own chocolate lollies!
Falcons have been exploring the many names and titles that Christians give God and they have created some artwork to depict God and his many parts.
Kites have been learning all about who God is to Christians in our RE sessions this week. We have looked at all the names God can be called and what these mean to the people who follow him. From these names we created pieces of art work to symbolize all the labels and names God is given.
Kites class absolutely loved our English unit based on the novel written by Kathenrine Rudell 'The Explorer' . To finish off all of our work we created a piece of art work to celebrate our love of this book as a class. We were all so proud of both our artwork and our writing inspired by it.
Gold medals all round as Year 5 have taken part in the Woodthorpe London Marathon! Each child has shown an outstanding level of resilience, determination and perseverance as we have tackled the challenge of running 2.6 miles each. As a whole year group this accumulates to a whopping 161.2 miles -that's roughly the distance from York to Milton Keynes!
Year 5 have been exploring their line work and mark making techniques to create a whole class portrait of our local hero Joseph Rowntree. We have been experimenting with how we can create different tones and shades with the thickness and density of our lines.
Year 5 had a raft-astic time in the forest as part of our experience day for our English topic ' The Explorer'. The children gathered resources and constructed their very own mini rafts that were put to the test in the mighty Amazonian sink. All children worked fantastically in their teams and every raft passed the flotation test despite the strong currents.
Year 5 have loved getting stuck into all aspects of our curriculum but this week we have thoroughly enjoyed our first Bollywood dance session in P.E. We began looking at some traditional moves and then put this inspiration to the test by creating short routines, which we build on as we progress.
Year 5 has had a fantastic first week back and loved getting stuck into a mind-boggling challenge. We put our communication skills to the test when we attempted to replicate a piece of art work with only one pen between us. We had such a great time!