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Art

This week in Year 5 we have been sculpting with clay. The children are basing their sculptures on Mexican sun designs. 

Music

The music department has been very busy this week with ABRSM students taking exams. Well done everyone who entered. What beautiful playing we have heard!

Science

This week Year 5 have been learning how to draw a scatter diagram to represent data gathered last week. They looked into whether or not there was a correlation between lung capacity and height. After plotting this data, they have come to the conclusion that there is no correlation and they have then thought about other variables that might have influenced lung capacity.

In Year 1, the children have been continuing their study of different life cycles. This week we recapped what a ladybug and butterfly’s lifecycle was and then, using their knowledge of metamorphosis, they looked at the life cycle of a frog. They learned that the word amphibian means "both lives" and that this later morphed into having two modes of existence. Have you seen any frog spawn in ponds recently? It’s one of our favorite signs of spring!  

Language

This week Years 2 to 6 celebrated the Mexican-American festival Cinco de Mayo in Spanish class. Through research projects and fun activities, students were able to name key facts about the history and origins of the celebration. 

Year 5 has been learning to order food in a French café. To further engage our students, on Monday and Tuesday they enjoyed French crêpes just like they make them in France on traditional griddles! They all practiced their language skills by ordering their own crêpe and some children even helped the teachers who dropped by (enticed by the delicious smells!) to order.

PE

This week in PE, Year 4 have been using the badminton shots they’ve been learning over the past few weeks to compete against each other in a doubles badminton game.

Dance

This week in dance Year 4 explored using music to create movement. Students listened to a piece of music and created a musical map. They then created a short dance inspired by their maps. 

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