This week, Year 5 have all had a wonderful time spending time with their friends and settling back into the school routines. The children have also thoroughly enjoyed their English lessons where they started to focus on the well-known poet, Benjamin Zephaniah. The children have been looking at a range of his poetry and will later be writing and performing their own poems in the style of Benjamin Zephaniah.
The Year 5 children have also tried exceptionally hard in producing beautiful water-colour paintings based around the theme of Spring. The children are planning to share their wonderful work with their parents and adults at home as a gift for Mother’s Day.
This week, the children also got the opportunity to participate in a live science lesson as part of British Science Week. The live lesson was based around the role of a farm vet. The live lesson focused on cows and how we know that cows are happy and healthy. The vet discussed the differences and similarities between humans and cows and generated ideas about what all living things need to be healthy using humans and cows as specific examples. The vet also performed simple medical tests on a cow (pulse rate, breathing rate and a temperature check) and asked the children to join in by taking their own measurements and comparing them. Finally, the vet checked the cow’s environment and assessed whether it has everything it needs to stay happy and healthy. The Year 5 children concentrated well throughout the live lesson enjoyed learning about the role of a farm vet.
The Year 5 staff have been really impressed by the behaviour and positive attitudes of the Year 5 children this week and we look forward to completing many more exciting activities over the next few weeks.