It has been an exceptionally busy week in Year 5. After all the excitement of Khao Yai, the children have spent time getting back into the routine of their lessons and using their experiences of the residential in their class work. We would like to add that the children were impeccably behaved during the week and really enjoyed the experiences that a residential brings. It was a pleasure to take them on the trip.
In Literacy this week, the children have been focusing on Haiku poems. They were given the opportunity to discuss the key features before creating their own. They then went on to produce some very creative poems of their own, comparing Khao Yai to Bangkok and presented these using their iPads.
In Maths, children completed their Data Handling work and have now moved into their next unit, Measure. They have learnt about the metric system which is used to measure length, volume, capacity and weight and compared this with the imperial units, which are still in use in some countries today.
As part of Anti-Bullying week, children defined the word ‘Bullying’ and were able to recognise that this can take place in many different forms. They focused on how we bullying can be tackled and the necessary steps to take if they feel that they or someone else is being bullied. This proved to be a very worth-while session and we were impressed with the thoughtful comments and ideas voiced by the students of Year 5.
In Science, we began our new unit of learning ‘Living things and their Habitats’. The children thought about their existing knowledge of this topic when creating a detailed mind-map. They derived questions about climates and living conditions and the answers to these will be addressed in the upcoming lessons.
Following the Art work carried out in Khao Yai, children continued to make their own Andy Goldsworthy inspired pieces. They gathered a range of natural and man-made resources from their classroom and school grounds. The children were very proud of their finished pieces and were happy to discuss their thought processes with their groups.
Enjoy your weekend.
The Year 5 Team
Non-school uniform day – Tuesday 21st November 2017
Children will need to bring 100THB to school and this will be split between our charity partners.