At the beginning of the Summer term, we spent a whole day at The Word. In the morning, we learned lots about the language of programming and the use of Scratch 1 to create fun, interactive games. We were supported by staff from The Word, our teacher and parent helpers. We were also able to support one another.
Using green screen technology
We visited the Word to create a video drawing on lots of different genres we have covered during our Literacy lessons relating to the class text Kensuke's Kingdom. Mrs Heyward used green screen technology to create a variety of backdrops to add visual impact to our plays. We shared book reviews, first person descriptive writing about being lost at sea, imaginative writing about what resources might be needed if you were to be left to survive on a desert island and a number of playscripts, drawing on various scenes taken from the book.
Using programs to control Lego structures (WeDo)
We built Lego robots and then used iPads to control them by inputting commands to direct their movements.
Art Work relating to The Great Wave by Hokusai
We have worked hard producing a variety of work inspired by the woodprint of The Great Wave by the Japanese artist Hokusai. As you can see, we created paintings (with a variety of media), coloured pencil drawings and made use of the paint p-rogram, in ICT lessons. This relates to the class book we have been reading 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo.
This term, Year 5 has the opportunity to learn to use djembe drums, which are commonly used in West Africa. So far, we have learned how to make base and tone notes using different areas of the skin of the drum. We have to listen carefully to the instructions we are given in terms of the shape of our hands as we make contact with the drum and working together as a group to make a sound which is clear and keeps to the beat. The final beat we made was using a 'flam' which is when both hands hit the drum (very slight apart).
During the summer term, we have been learning how to play hockey (quicksticks). We are becoming more confident in using the correct grip, keeping the ball under control at all times (not as easy as it sounds!) and learning that in this game, when we tackle, the ball is our target - not the other player.
“We walk in the footsteps of Jesus so that we may have life in all its fullness”