Welcome to the Outstanding Otters Class page!
Come here to find out useful information and to see all the exciting things we have been learning in Year 5!
Art and Design week
We've had an exciting start to Autumn term 2 with Art and Design week. On Monday, we had an artist called Sophie Edwards come into class and taught us how to sketch portraits. She showed us some of her work then taught us how to draw David Beckham. We were very proud of the results! In the afternoon, we learnt about Gaudi (Spanish architect) and after looking at some of his work focusing on Barcelona's 'Parc Guell', we had a go at creating our own mosaics, known as 'trencadis.'
You can see the rest of our creations on Friday from 3pm...
What did Anglo-Saxons wear?
At the start of the term term, we talked about what we already know about Anglo-Saxons and what we would like to find out. One of the things we wanted to find out was what did Anglo-Saxons wear. We have discovered that, as shops weren't around in those days, Anglo-Saxons needed to use natural materials to make clothes and in class we used out own natural materials to dye threads. We found it very interesting to see how blackberries, red cabbage, turmeric and spinach changed the colour of our thread, and are all very thankful that we don't have to use this method for our own clothes!!
Root of the problem
We have put our problem solving and investigation hats on in Maths by trying to solve the 'root of the problem!' This involved solving visual problems and finding a rule to help us. Once we solved the problem for triangles (using carrots to help!), we moved onto squares and some of us even went on to find the rule for pentagons! Great work Y5!
When two Derby County players came to say hello to the Otters....
This term, we have enjoyed having Derby County Community Trust come in each week and teach us their 'Move and Learn' programme. As part of this, they combined practical sessions with classroom sessions, where we have learnt about nutrition and the importance of having a balanced diet and active lifestyle. We even had a surprise visit from two Derby County players; Shinnie and Ravas.
In our topic lessons, we have been discussing the meaning of invaders and settlers. We have also researched place names in England and how some of these originated from Anglo-Saxon times.