WELCOME TO YEAR 5
ROWAN & WILLOW
BIG READ EVENT
During the BIG READ EVENT, both classes studied a picture book.
Willow studied The Island by Armin Greder; Rowan studied The Jolly Postman.
The MJS Y5 crew visited East Midlands Airport to find out more about our joint art project: Art on the Pier. Whilst visiting the airport, the children experienced a tour, found out about the different jobs and visited East Minilands (a role play area of the airport).
Each child in year 5 has been given the task of producing a ceramic tile with the theme 'Flight'. We discussed and mind mapped the concept and started to plan our designs. We are hoping our artwork will be on display at the airport for the summer season, so visitors keep an eye out.
VISIT TO THE GEETA BHAWAN
HINDU TEMPLE, DERBY
As part of our RE studies, learning about Hinduism, we visited a Hindu temple. Shain, from the Open Centre in Derby, gave us a talk about Hinduism and a tour of the temple.
We observed the priest and a prayer session, which was fascinating. He told us about the significance of the bells and symbols in the temple. We also saw the Hindu deities and learnt about each one.
Then, one of Shain's colleagues, talked to us about traditional food and dress. We tried on clothes and learnt how to put a sari on.
It was an interesting trip and we learnt lots of new facts.
Across the school, we have started to use Rainbow Grammar. It supports the children in understanding the different parts of a sentence and develops their knowledge of sentence structure and grammatical terms.
Ask the children about it or look out for the Parent Workshop which will be held soon.
Lights, Camel, Action!
It's strictly the nativity
This year, it was Year 5's turn to put on the Christmas show. All of the children worked incredibly hard - acting, singing and dancing- and let's not forget our sound and lighting technicians.
GO WITH THE FLOW!
Rivers and Rainforests
The Year 5 Band
In our music lessons, led by Mrs Stoker, we all played along in the Year 5 band. Some of us brought in instruments that we are learning to play at home.
As part of the MJS Poetry Festival 2019, Year 5 recited 'The Listeners' by Walter de la Mare. Click on the link below to watch.
We also studied another narrative poem called 'The Highwayman' by Alfred Noyes.