This term in Lighthouse Class...
The term has got off to an exciting start with the class taking on the roles of historians, travel advisers and geographers as they find out as much as they can about the mysteries of the ancient civilization of Maya. In literacy we are enjoying developing our skills as persuasive writers, as we try to convince Mayan gods to change the decisions they make in some of the traditional Mayan tales. Whilst in art, we are developing a multi-media picture of a Mayan rainforest animal in its natural habitat using Henri Rousseau’s famous painting ‘Surprised’ as our inspiration.
In science, year 5 are carrying out lots of investigations to find out how different materials change state depending on whether physical or chemical changes take place. In RE we are continuing to look at Judaism and in particular are looking at Jewish festivals and how and why they are celebrated. In PSHE we are exploring British values in the context of current affairs, by exploring our views and attitudes to high profile new stories.
Mrs Palmer- Year 5 teacher