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  smiley WELCOME TO THE YEAR 5 AND 6 BLOG FOR THE SUMMER TERM! smiley

Week beginning 22nd April

Please see below for examples of our learning in UKS2 this week!

Examples of Year 5 English interactive work - Tuesday 22nd April

Sapphire's trombone session - Tuesday 23rd April

Year 5 are continuing to work hard and make good progress in their trombone lessons. This week, Sapphire had the opportunity to try out some brand new instruments...and Miss Shaw joined in, too!

Topaz and Sapphire's beautiful Buddhist Thangkas in cross-curricular RE and Art - Monday 22nd April

Week beginning 15th April

Welcome back to school for the Summer Term! This week, Year 6 have begun their SATS revision, whilst Year 5 have been multiplying fractions in maths and have started an engaging English unit based around Berlie Doherty's 'Street Child'. We have also fitted in some super work in the foundation subjects, as you can see below! 

Year 6 creatively revising their grammar with a board game and some graffiti! - Friday 19th April

RE through Art in UKS2 - Thursday 18th April

Years 5 and 6 have been enjoying learning about Buddhism in their RE lessons this year, and spent a peaceful afternoon demonstrating their understanding through the medium of art! Having previously created mandalas and having drawn a Buddha after learning about the life of Siddhartha, UKS2 were tasked today with making a rangoli dot circle. Linked to the Buddhist eight-fold path, we divided our circles into eight sections. Next, we looked at examples of these before using the end of a paintbrush to add intricate dots to a broadly symmetrical patterns. Accompanied by music, this helped us. This will form the basis of our Buddhist thangka, with the mandalas and Buddha to be added next week. Finally, we will add a sunlight pastel circle to represent the Buddhist belief about striving for enlightenment. We can't wait to share our final work with you! 

Pictured below are some examples of Topaz' work today.

Author Assembly - Thursday 18th April

UKS2 were treated to a whole school assembly this morning with published author Joanna Gutkin and her illustrator daughter, nine-year-old Maya. Joanna is a self-employed writer and journalist who first had the idea of writing a children's book during the Covid pandemic. Noticing a huge artistic talent in her daughter when she then came to publish her first book, Joanna asked Maya (then only aged 7!) to draw the pictures! Just two years later, 'The Elephant and the Goldfish' is taking Amazon by storm. Thank you to Joanna and Maya for an inspirational assembly ahead of their workshops with EYFS and KS1. I hope this has encouraged some of our budding writers and artists to aim for publication!

Year 6 teaser for our ukulele concert in a fortnight! - Wednesday 17th April

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Year 6 teaser for our ukulele concert in a fortnight! - Wednesday 17th April

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