Year 5 & 6

Water sports centre visit

Year 5 children took part in stand up paddle-boarding, kyaking and sailing. We all ended up swimming in the sea cooling off in the hot weather. Year 6 children took part in a range of adventurous activities: rock climbing, kart building, problem solving and orienteering.

University of Portsmouth Visit

On Monday our Year 6 children spent an entire day at The University of Portsmouth for a ‘Mini-University Experience’. The day involved taking part in a mini-lecture based around an academic subject, a tour of the University, where the children got to see a selection of the University’s first-class facilities; and a whole-class graduation ceremony, where the children wore real gowns and mortar board hats and received their own graduation certificate.

Corpus Christi Day Art Projects

On 24th May the whole school celebrated Corpus Christi Day. Here are some of the Yr 5/6 children working on their projects.

Greek Workshop

On 22nd May Year 5/6 participated in a greek workshop, here is what one of the pupils had to say: "We started the day with an amazing play and learnt about mining. After lunch we made Greek plays in groups and had lots of fun!"

Longleat Zookeeper Visit

Last Friday the Year 5 and 6 children were given a talk by Georgina, a zookeeper from Longleat, about animals and the carnivores she works with. A range of information, photos and videos was shown to the children and they also got to see a replica lion's skull.

Art

This term Year 5/6 have been experimenting with different paint media such as acrylic, watercolour, powder paint and poster paint.

In the autumn term, the children learnt about ‘Food and Nutrition’ and this was closely linked to their topic of World War II and rationing.

The children researched which foods were rationed during WWII and began to think about where some of the foods came from.  From their research, they discovered that many rationed foods were substituted with unlikely alternatives, such as mashed potatoes.  During the topic, the children learnt how to prepare mashed potato and taste tested products that used mashed potatoes instead of fat, such as potato scones.

For Art in the autumn Year 5/6 focused on their drawing skills.  They explored the work of a local war artist, Edward King, who painted the devastation of the Blitz in Portsmouth.  The children focused on King’s use of single point perspective and practised using this technique in their sketchbooks to recreate old war time photos of Portsmouth.  They then moved on to explore the work of Henry Moore, who used charcoal to draw people sheltering from the Blitz in the London Underground.  The children enjoyed experimenting with this new medium; applying their knowledge of smudging and tone to their drawings of the Blitzed streets.

Children made periscopes in science to investigate how light travels in straight lines, here are some photos of the products they made.

Year 5 children were visited by the university of Portsmouth. Throughout the afternoon session, children participated in a range of activities to find out more about what university is, why people go and what subjects students study there.

 

Art

This term Year 5/6 have been experimenting with different paint media such as acrylic, watercolour, powder paint and poster paint.