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Year 5 - A busy place to be!

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Looking back, Year 5 had a very busy and exciting Term 2!  From the Primary Production which had many of our Year 5 children involved, to STEAM day when the children were able to visit Secondary and get an idea of what that will be like in the future to an amazing Learning Look with many parents visiting and participating in our science experiments, Year 5 continues to be the place where learning is constantly happening.  

The Learning Look, a new opportunity for parents to come and see what their children are learning was a child lead Science morning.  Children planned and organised different science activities to show their parents and share their learning of our topic: Cool Food and Cooking Science. We had many parents drop in and the buzz in all the classrooms was a delight to hear and be a part of.

Year 5 children were also given a tremendous opportunity to go to Secondary and see what it would be like to study there. The focus was on STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. They had a wonderful time trying to build using spaghetti, create a balanced airplane as well as designing an artistic plane and even hands on in Science where they held fire in their hands! It was a very special day which was shared by the Year 5 students from Sanlitun visiting that day.

82 students participated in the primary Production of “Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits. Two children in Year 5 held very important lead positions and showed all the audience their fine acting skills as well as being joined by an amazing crew of supporting actors from all part of the year classes.

We started this week busy as usual with a strong focus on our Art work which will be on display next week for the PA Ball.  Please go and have a look in the foyer.  Year 5 chose to focus on the art of Ted Harrison and use his style as inspiration to create our own artwork with the theme of “Spring in Beijing”.

We are sure in Year 5 that this term will be equally busy and exciting with residential to Xi’an coming up. Whether the children are working together or independently, they will share knowledge and create even more extraordinary memories.  I am sure this term will be equally as busy and exciting as we watch the children learn and grow!

Update from: Ms. Cecily Godward, Head of Year 5

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