Phew - we've made it! It's been a long autumn term and we're all ready for a well-deserved break. The children have been working very hard and have produced some excellent work as well as having a lot of fun.
In 5L we've had great speaker's corner presentations from Parker about his favourite football players, Anika about the film Back to the Future, Maya A about Aboriginal Art and Lefteris about his hobbies. What an amazing variety of topics - and all of them extremely well-researched and presented.
In DT we've been creating a Viking-style tapestry. Each child had to create a scene from a Viking myth. There's not enough space to show all of them, but I've put photos of three particularly impressive ones below.
In our literacy we re-wrote the ending of the Alfred Noyes poem, the Highwayman, but to begin with we acted out the play and discussed the characters, their appearance and personalities and analysed the text for figurative language and poetic devices. Everyone's final piece of written work was very good but special mention should go to Mirsab and Eliz for their versions, which, I'm sure, Alfred Noyes himself would have been proud of.
Of course, I have to mention the brilliant, fun day that was Disney Day! It was fantastic to see the team effort that went into the 101 Dalmatians theme. Well done everyone!
That's all for now. Have a great Christmas and New year!
Maya E's DT work - Cornarr the phoenix in his cage
Jack's DT work - Cornarr the phoenix getting ready for take-off
Lincoln's DT work - a phoenix-eye view of the cottage in the woods
The Highwayman - a 5L version
Y5 Christmas homework - Rivers (to support our new geography topic starting in January).
For pupils interested in taking part in the Mayor's Award for Visual Arts, please see the information and judging criteria below and if you have any further questions, Ms McAnuff or Mrs Nicolau will be happy to assist.
We had a great time on Viking Day, despite the cancellation of the workshop. We told Viking stories, did some Viking art and went on a dangerous Viking raid in PE.
This week we also had two excellent Speaker's Corner presentations: Anika wowed us with her knowledge of the Back to the Future films and her excellent powerpoint creation skills; Emilia also produced a fantastic powerpoint about Ballroom and Latin dancing and then showed us some videos of children doing dance moves that could teach the Strictly lot a thing or two.
Viking day Monday
Children are allowed to dress up on Monday for Viking day. We have asked children to dress up in simple viking costumes by adapting what they have already have at home, with a personal touch of viking design using their imagination.
They can come dressed already in their viking costumes on Monday morning.
Regards Year 5T & 5L
Homework due for Tuesday the 13th of November 2018
5L's performance poetry slam. Eva performs her winning entry.
5L had a great time creating and performing poetry using techniques we'd learned from a range of poets.The standard was very high and our panel of Y6 judges had a hard time deciding on the best entrant. Everyone deserves a pat on the back for all their energy and enthusiasm - not to mention excellent poetry and performance skills. Here are the excellent runners-up........
No - I Made a Mistake! - by David
Happy Birthday to Me - by Maya E
A Small Request - by Lorena
My Life is So bad! - by Jack
Homework Ideas - by Zane
5L's breadmaking for DT
Zoe demonstrates her impressive kneading skills!
Look at the delicious bread we made!
5L investigate what factors affect air resistance.
Daphne's great speaker's corner on playing the violin.
1/2 Term Viking project due in Thursday the 1st of November 2018
This month's Global Goal is 'Peace and Justice Month'.
We celebrate this goal by looking at significant people around the world in our past and present whom have been role models and have promoted equality.
We were very privileged to have met a motivational speaker named 'Siya Twani' who came in and took our school assembly at the start of the month. He spoke to the children about the meaning of equality and the importance of acceptance and respect to others. He shared events from history which shows why Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King are role models.
Here are stories which show racial and social class equality. You can share these stories with your child/children to help their understanding of peace and equality; to start discussions on fairness; to discuss how we can help others today (Harvest Festival);
How can you bring love and peace to your circle of friends and family?
How can we promote peace and respect in our school and local community?
Mrs Abdi (Humanities Lead) and Mrs Adem (Unicef Rights Respecting Lead)
Zane reads his performance poem "Just don't".
Rhea shows her steel pan skills in Speaker's Corner
5L in their teamwork workshop with Miss Harris
Parker's mum came in to give us a fun teamwork workshop. Thanks Miss Harris!
5L do the NSPCC fitness challenge.
5L really earned their NSPCC sponsorship money with a gruelling circuit involving press ups, burpees, mountain climbers, sit ups, star jumps, knee ups and windmills. It was exhausting just watching them!
Scissor step type things!
Press ups - impressive!
Burpees - wow!
Full marks 5T as they achieve their 1st swimming award
In year 5 we have been learning how to perform poetry, In these performances we used poems written by other poets. Here is Zeynepsu's performance.
Here is Rahal's performance
Here is Joseph, Theo, Fabien and Oscar performing their poem
LEGOLAND - Year 5 enjoyed a fabulous day at LEGOLAND learning about the science behind pulley, gears and levers. Then we all had an opportunity to experience how the rides at LEGOLAND use these mechanisms to operate the rides.
Years 5 and 6 took part in a NSPCC workshop this afternoon. It was an opportunity for us to learn more about the NSPCC's work and how Childline can help us if we need it. We discussed different scenarios and how we would handle them if they happened to us or our friends. Below are some photos of us taking part.
LEGOLAND trip Monday the 24th of September 2018
Normal drop off time in the morning
Healthy packed lunch and drink in a disposable plastic bag
On Tuesday we walked to Palmers Green High School for Girls, who were hosting a science show organised by the science museum. It was great to learn more about this term's topic, forces, in a fun and engaging way.
The show's presenter, Ted, was really funny and did some great experiments to show forces at work, including pretending to be a helicopter (!), firing a water bottle rocket into the ceiling with a toy frog attached (!!), and doing an amazing trick (see video) involving three raw eggs and the forces of friction and gravity.
Feel the Force
Y5 and Y6 Shakespeare Workshop - Twelfth Night
Last Thursday the children enjoyed a fabulous afternoon of Shakespearian comedy. They had a wonderful time and discovered that even though Shakespeare wrote his plays over 500 years ago, they are still great fun to watch.
Hi - and welcome to Y5. We hope your children have settled in and are looking forward to the amazing topics and trips we have lined up for this year. If you'd like to discuss any matters, please come and see us.
The Walker Space Agency launches its inaugural flight!
In Science this week, we launched a water rocket to help us consider the forces that can act on an object. Just as the early space programmes sent up animals to avoid harm to humans, Mr Lurie was volunteered to assist the blast off, thus preventing any potential injury to the children or Mrs Torres. Next stop Mars!