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Welcome to Van Gogh - Year 5!
The Year 5 team is Miss Armstrong, the Y5 teacher, along with Mrs Moss and Mrs Slater, who support the children with their learning.
It’s the Summer Term in Year 5; a busy and exciting term with lots of new opportunities to show our readiness for Year 6. Along with preparations for our new Year R buddies, some of the Year 5s have enthusiastically embraced the challenge of applying to be Play Leaders. The Play Leaders will work alongside the Lunchtime Team, supporting the younger children at lunchtime by organising fun activities and games.
Our core ‘Concepts’ for this term are Diversity and Opportunity.
Find out about how our new curriculum links with our key concept in our Summer newsletter.
Yesterday was our ‘Diversity’ hook on day. Slightly different from our previous hook on days; this time we had a more introspective and philosophical day exploring global issues and how they all link to our identities and our roles in the world.
The class explored the meaning behind the word ‘Diversity’, thinking about the work of heroes such as Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai. They shared stories about where their names came from after learning about the lives of 4 children around the world. We considered how lucky we are to be able to access a wonderful school close to our homes and how some children have long and perilous journeys to overcome to get to school; teaching us the importance of education. Our day finished with a very mature and sensible discussion, looking at the work of photographer James Mollinson and his exhibition ‘Where Children Sleep’. Definitely worth a look and a conversation round the dinner table!
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The children have fed back that they really enjoyed the Home Learning projects in the Spring Term. The creativity, time and care that has been put into their Viking longships and their solar systems is truly amazing and the projects have been displayed and shared around the school. This style of topic related home learning will continue this term.
Please keep checking back to the page for updates and photos.