Year 5B


posted 22 Mar 2017, 01:41 by Lorna Cameron

As our current topic is Ancient Egypt, this week in English we are writing instructions for mummification! The children really enjoyed acting out the steps to mummification to help them understand the process.

Understanding Others

posted 15 Mar 2017, 01:07 by Lorna Cameron

This week, we have been looking at how we can understand others better. We have learnt what empathy means and the children acted out scenes in groups where they showed empathy.


posted 15 Mar 2017, 00:54 by Lorna Cameron

Over the past two weeks, we have been learning about the Ancient Egyptian pyramids. We created 3D pyramids and wrote facts about the pyramids on the outside of them.

World Book Day!

posted 3 Mar 2017, 04:51 by Lorna Cameron

Lots of children in the class dressed up as their favourite books characters today to celebrate World Book Day! We shared our favourite books with one another in class and wrote book reviews about them.

Gorseland History Project

posted 3 Mar 2017, 04:37 by Lorna Cameron

Before half term, Swallows class were learning about the history of the school. We were fortunate enough to have previous Gorseland staff members and pupils visit us to discuss their time at Gorseland and how it had changed since then. The children created a list of questions to ask them, which they then used in an interview with them.

Solids, Liquids and Gases!

posted 7 Jan 2017, 01:54 by Lorna Cameron

This week we have been learning about solids, liquids and gases in science. The children acted out the movement of the particles in each.




posted 5 Dec 2016, 04:46 by Lorna Cameron

We are currently looking at the picture book Journey by Aaron Becker.
This week, the children worked in groups to add interesting and exciting narration to the story.

Picasso Portraits

posted 5 Dec 2016, 00:03 by Daniel Trinder

This afternoon we will be learning about one of the great modern artists, Pablo Picasso. Picasso was born over 100 years go, in 1881 in Malaga, Spain. When Pablo was age 7 his father (who was also a painter) gave him artistic training in figure drawing and oil painting. Later on Pablo studied art in Madrid and then went to Paris when he was about 19. In 1900 Paris was considered the art capital of Europe. Picasso's work is divided into periods:

The Blue Period (1901-1904), which were sad looking paintings using blue and blue-green colours.
The Rose Period (1905-1907), which was a more happy style with orange and pink colours. 
The African-influenced Period (1908-1909).
The Cubism Period (1909- 1919).

He is famous for being the co-founder of Cubism which is a style of painting where objects of the painting subject are broken up and re-painted in an abstract form. 

Through-out his life Picasso also created ceramic and bronze sculptures, drawings, etchings and poetry. He also created paintings of other famous artist's paintings but in his own style. He died (heart attack) in 1973, aged 91.

This link will let you experiment with picasso's style online

Last week before half term...

posted 1 Nov 2016, 01:50 by Lorna Cameron

This week in science we have been learning about the movements of the Sun, Earth and Moon by creating 3D models.

In maths, we have been learning the terms 'multiple' and 'factor'. We tested our understanding of these terms through playing a game!

Practising Addition and Subtraction through Playing a Board Game!

posted 7 Oct 2016, 09:19 by Lorna Cameron

This week we have been working very hard on learning different methods for addition and subtraction in maths. Today, we practised our methods through playing a board game!

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