This morning, the children watched a really engaging performance by the Loudmouth team. This was followed by powerful workshops that covered different types of abuse including domestic abuse. We discussed our trusted adults who we can talk to about our worries and recapped the PANTS rule.
Today we focused on the Latin American artist Frida Kahlo whose troubled life produced fueled incredibly powerful artwork. Our young artists learnt about her life and explored some of her famous surrealist paintings. They then tried different techniques with oil pastels before produced amazing mixed media artworks based on Kahlo’s Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird. All the adults in Year 5 are incredibly proud of the children today for their focus and creativity.
This week the group split into two units. One group created a program with a sprite whose eyes followed the mouse (or even another automated sprite) whilst the other team created surprise animations to shock the viewer. It is amazing to see the children expressing themselves through Coding.
Ariana in Year 5 was Star Coder this week for her incredible “Emergency Code” in which she created a multiple question quiz in just 5 minutes.
This morning, Y5 attended an assembly with Severn Trent Water. We recapped the water cycle and looked into how water is cleaned to make it “potable” in the home. The children also thought about how to stay hydrated and how to spot the early signs of dehydration.
Today in Code Club we followed a tutorial to create a game inspired by Pong which is celebrating its 50th birthday this year! The children added variables to show the score increasing, Game Over screens and other features to entertain or challenge any gamer.
Star Coder this week was Kyron in Y5 for his resilience. He showed excellent logic and evaluation skills to help him debug his algorithm.
Today we had a fantastic gymnastic demonstration with Jason Tucker, a Commonwealth Games gymnast and his budding protégé Harry. They discussed the need for repetition in practise as well as how to deal with high pressure situations.
Well done to the Code Club today for creating games where you had to find and click a sprite to open up the next level. Advanced coders were able to modify the code, sprite and backgrounds and add in a variable that counted the amount of time it took to complete the game.
Star Coder this week was Brandon!
As part of Healthy Lifestyle Week, Y5 were lucky enough to have a Q&A session with professional footballer Harry Flowers. He spoke about working hard to achieve your goals and developing a positive attitude to following your passions. He spoke about the importance of developing skills across different areas.
The children listened really carefully and asked some really thoughtful questions.
Today pupils from Y5 and Y6 were lucky enough to enter a planetarium inflated in the school hall. They had the chance to watch immersive videos about the solar system and potential life forms in other galaxies before asking questions to a Space expert. This really helped spark the children’s imaginations and helped them retrieve learning from the Year 5 Space unit of Science.