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Welcome to Year 5!
The Heatherlands Way
Yr5 Greek Days
The children enjoyed 2 days of taking part in lots of activities. They cooked their own pita breads to try with olives, balsamic vinegar & olive oil. They designed & made Greek pots from clay and decoded Greek writing. They also had a visitor come in to do Greek Theatre. They acted out 2 Greek myths & made masks.
World Book Day -
Year 5 made a super effort with their World Book Day costumes! They also got a bit of a surprise in the morning, when they found that their teachers had transformed into 5 crayons from the book, "The Day The Crayons Quit". We have been reading the book in our reading sessions, and the children have been so inspired that they have been writing their own stories and letters about it at home. Orange Crayon and Yellow Crayon had to be calmed down by Green Crayon in the morning - the debate about which colour was the true colour of the sun got a little heated! Purple Crayon just wanted everything to be neat, and got very upset when children coloured outside the lines, and Black Crayon wanted her skills to be better utilised, rather than always being the outline, so suggested black rainbows! By the end of the day, the children had managed to help all the crayons to become friends again, and finished the day sharing their books that they had bought at the Book Fair with their reading buddies from Year 3.
On Tuesday 20th November 2018, all of Year 5 went to Monkey World on a trip.
The first monkey we saw was a golden cheeked gibbon and it jumped up on the glass and scared us all! Next, we saw the chimps, who were running everywhere. They were outside at first, but then we followed them inside. Evie was too scared to go into the tunnel with the chimps, because they were jumping at the glass! We all thought the glass would break when the chimps screamed.
When we did the lemur walk, we saw lemurs hugging each other with their tails. And we saw a rat with the lemurs! As well as that, we visited the capuchin monkeys, who had Elvis Presley haircuts! We thought this was hilarious. Also, they had milk bottles filed with jelly. The capuchins had to shake out the jelly.
Amazingly, gibbons sing their own song in the morning when they are happy. Interestingly, we found out at Monkey World there are no gorillas. We were sad, but soon cheered up as we found out that they had over 250 primates! Roro the roly poly monkey (an orangutan) would do a lot of gymnastics, but some would just sit and stare at the glass or play outside.
By Ella, Verity, Calum and Evie.
RSPB visit 7.11.18
Yr5 had a fantastic day playing outside in the rain!
We got our waterproofs on and went out with members of the RSPB to look for minibeasts, listen for birds and feel the wind and rain on our faces. We found shield bugs and even some frogs when we were looking. We used sheets to identify different leaves and seeds and found out about the different ways to identify types of wildlife that live on our school site. One group got to see a Jay catching its breakfast too! Thank you very much to the RSPB for coming in and working with us - we all really enjoyed it and are inspired to try out our own Biobliotz at home and in local parks.
This week Yr5 got a special visit from the RSPB, we got the chance to do a bio blitz to help find some endangered wildlife species. We found out that our school has a great eco system by finding several species of insects, frogs & birds. Yr5 saw baby magpies getting fed by their mother, some fantastic frogs & many mini beasts. We all got the chance to use special equipment like bug nets, some magnificent magnifying pots & some binoculars. Written by Theo, Aggie, MJ & Mollie.
Year 5 have been finding out about Jackson Pollock as part of our art based theme - Action Jackson! We got very messy splattering paint, using our hands to smudge and smear paint and generally expressing ourselves with great enthusiasm!
Brownsea Island Trip
Year 5 are wrapping up in January and are off out on the high seas! Well, through the harbour and out towards Brownsea Island... Half of Year 5 were lucky enough to go out with Birds of Poole Harbour last Friday, and the other half of the year group will go out next Friday. We got to go out on a boat, have a guided tour of the harbour and Brownsea Lagoon, and spotted so many amazing birds and even a common seal! The volunteers gave us all binoculars so we could see avocets, a goldeneye, cormorants and herring gulls up close. A truly special experience, and everyone learnt a lot!