Class 5 Blog

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  • 05
    Apr

    Happy Easter!

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    I hope everyone enjoys their Easter break. We've had a lot of colds and sickness going around and everyone is in need of a well deserved break. So rest up, have fun and eat lots of chocolate! We may have started that this afternoon! See you all in a couple of weeks.
  • 02
    Apr

    How do we help each other?

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    We had an eye opening discussion this afternoon about various careers and their importance in society. Although most children decided that Doctors were one of the most important and footballers were one of the least important, how is it that they get paid such different amounts? This obviously confused many people (apart from the football fans) yet the class came up with great suggestions as to why this was the case. The children had many differing views on which jobs were more important but it was great to see them listening to each other respectfully.
  • 01
    Apr

    Personal Trainers

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Over the last few weeks, the class have been acting as personal trainers to each other in a bid to improve one personal fitness element. We looked at muscular endurance, cardio vascular endurance, co-ordination and speed. Children were tested then put through a training programme before being tested again. There were improvements across most of the class but without having accurate measurements it was difficult to give 100% accurate results.
  • 28
    Mar

    A plastic bottle's journey.

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Today we looked at how a plastic bottle might actually get into the ocean from the center of Berkeley. We learnt that it is a very long journey but a journey that is happening none the less. Just from being dropped on the ground, that bottle can find its way to the North Atlantic Ocean! This will lead us into investigating how people affect the local area and in turn our oceans.
  • 27
    Mar

    Blue Planet Live Lesson

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    If anyone wanted to have a look at the live lesson or children wanted to have another look to see what they can do at home to help the oceans, there is a link below. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p073ptlq/blue-planet-live-blue-planet-live-lesson
  • 26
    Mar

    Blue Planet Live Lesson

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Year 5 and 6 were treated today to a BBC Blue Planet Live Lesson streamed nationwide. The lesson looked at ways to improve current global problems from your school or your home. Are we recycling as much as we can in our homes? Are we buying unnecessary plastic packaging? Questions that hopefully the children will be able to investigate. We were also delighted that our class turtles Richard and Judy made it onto the show and were a big hit with the presenters!
  • 21
    Mar

    World Down Syndrome Day

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    On Thursday, the whole school came together to take part in world down syndrome day by wearing lots of socks. This was followed by 21 different exercises carried out on the playground for 1 minute each. Class 5 were full of energy and determination to give 100% effort throughout the exercises. Knowing that there was a cake sale at the end of the day was a great incentive go the extra mile! Also a huge well done for another super cake sale!
  • 18
    Mar

    Plastic Pollution

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    We introduced a whole school conservation topic on Monday with year 5 looking at Plastic Pollution. After watching some BBC Blue Planet videos, the class were pretty shocked at how serious the worldwide plastic pollution problem is. Here is a photo of the recycled class turtles Richard and Judy that live in the new WOW areas in year 5 and 6. Unfortunately, they find themselves living with all sorts of plastic pollution in their homes!
  • 12
    Mar

    Measuring Angles

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Year 5 had a go at estimating and measuring angles this week in Maths. A delicate and precise skill that they soon realised required their full attention.
  • 07
    Mar

    World Book Day Illustrators

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    The focus for World Book Day was to explore an illustrator's style and then have a go at replicating their art. Class five were looking at Cressida Cowell, author and illustrator of the How To Train Your Dragon books and The Wizards of Once series. Her illustrations have a lot of energy and while having a bit of a messy style, they capture the emotions of characters very clearly in the face. This approach is very accessible, especially for those that appear less confident in their artwork and the results were brilliant across the class. Lots of children were very proud of their final sketches at the end of the day.