Welcome to Year 5 Osprey Class!
This term, our topic is ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ and we are really enjoying reading the book by Roald Dahl.
In English, we have written our own chants in the style of Roald Dahl. Can you imagine George saying them as he mixed his marvellous medicine mixture?
Even though Grandma has been very mean to George, do you think that George should give his 'medicine' to Grandma? We held a Conscience Alley to help George decide!
In Science, we have been looking at 'Reversible and Irreversible Changes'.
In George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl, George wanted to get his own back on his grumpy, old grandma. He thought about doing 'Something whooping. Something absolutely terrific. A real shocker. A sort of explosion. He wanted to blow away that witchy smell that hung about her in the next room.'
We talked about the dangers of mixing chemicals, without adult supervision, and the effects they could have on a real human being and that we should never touch harmful substances.
Together we looked at mixing substances like bicarbonate of soda and vinegar and the effects this had on a balloon. The balloon inflated! Do you now why?
We looked at the indicators to see if this was a reversible or irreversible change. What do you think?
In Art and Design, we have been learning to draw in the style of the book’s illustrator Quentin Blake. We looked at the different types of line he used in his drawing - thin/thick, light/dark, straight/curved, jagged and dashed lines. We tried to improve our observational drawing skills. How do you think we did?
Safer Internet Day!
Today we have been celebrating Safer Internet Day and learning more about how to be safe online.
Unfortunately, sometimes when we’re online, we might see or receive things that are unkind or upsetting which can make us feel really angry, or miserable.
Different people will find different things upsetting, mean, funny or interesting.
However, in general we all need the same key ingredients from our friends and family to be happy online.
We can be a good friend to others online by:
• Supporting our friends online and helping them if they need it. You could do this by reporting unkind comments or just sending someone a message to show you are there if they need you.
• Being respectful even if you disagree with someone online. Think about the impact of the things you say and do online.
• Asking before you send or share something that involves another person.
• Sharing positive, kind things online that will make other people feel happy.
• Asking for help if you are ever unsure about something online. You can do this by speaking to the people who look after you at home, or any adult at school.
We made posters (See PowerPoints below) to share how to connect with respect online, why don’t you teach your family and friends all about what you have learnt today?