It’s been a busy few weeks in Year 5. The children returned to school fresh after the Easter break and raring to go.
We made an active start to our Science enquiry, where we will be looking at how plants grow. We had fun clearing out the overgrown Edible Garden and preparing the ground. It was interesting to hear the children share their own gardening stories and the types of things they have previously planted with various family members. We chatted about the different mini beasts we found and different types of weeds pulled out.
We planted a number of seeds indoors too, and will transfer them outdoors once they have grown. The children are enjoying watering and caring for the seedlings that have now sprouted. The gardens are now all planted; we have onions, carrots, beans, tomatoes, spinach, pumpkins, cauliflowers and much more! Fingers crossed for some good weather over the next few weeks.
In literacy, the children have been busy reading a number of stories from different cultures. We watched a few short films too which really helped us understand the detail we need to include when writing our own stories. The children were able to identify that they needed to include detail about the “human and physical geography” to really capture the culture of another country. It’s great to see that children are making links between different curriculum areas and transferring understanding.
We ended the week with recaping our enquiry work in History and how Unsworth has changed over the last 100 years. We then discussed and predicted what changes might take place over the next 50-100 years. The children had some amusing ideas about how life might change and the types of facilities that might become available. They then redesigned buildings, created some of their own and began remodelling the map of the local area.
A great week everyone.