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Catholic Life in Year 5

 

Our unit in Music this half term has been 'Music from the Middle Ages' and, during the course of the topic, the children have learnt about Gregorian Chants and common instruments from this period of history.  We were especially impressed by their rhythym during the composition lesson where, in groups, they worked as a team to compose a short piece of music that reflected a medieval procession.

 

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Our first Science unit has been all about forces and the children have been particularly impressive in their recall of key information.  During two of the lessons, the children set about investigating the impact of surface area on air resistance and worked with their partners to design their own fair test.  We thought the children worked brilliantly and were able to identify where problems may have risen that may have affected the results.  Overall, the investigation clearly supported their writing and they should be very proud of their scientific investigation skills.

This week, we began our first Art topic called 'Style in Art' where the children will learn about various different art styles and artists.  Our first lesson explored style as a technique and the children were fabulous at drawing pears using smooth and rough techniques.  Here are a few photos of them working.  Photos of their art will follow shortly.

The following lessons focused on abstract art and the children designed their own art using inspiration from artisits such as Jackson Pollack, Mondrian and Delauney.  Their finished work will be displayed very soon but here's a sneak peak of them working through the process.

We began our first unit in PE on Tuesday with Dance and the children began to learn some of the initial 'non-locomotor' steps for Bollywood Dancing.  This included the 'step-turn', 'Banghra shoulders' and the lightbulb.'  They came up with their own short dances which they then performed to the rest of the class.  I was incredibly impressed with their enthusiasm and I look forward to seeing them develop during this unit!

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