We have been doing some STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths!). We looked at how to create structures which are strong enough to ensure an earthquake. We use marshmallows and cocktail sticks and then we put them to the test! Some buildings were more successful than others! But that is all a part of our learning!
We have also been looking at Tsunamis and how the landscape can be affected when an area is hit with one. We built 'flimsy' paper houses and carried out an experiment to see how easily the 'village' would be torn apart. Then, we decided on a stronger building material (Lego!). We built suitable Lego houses and we are testing these in the next few days! I hope our villages can stand up to a big tsunami!
In health and well being, we continue to work on our resilience, perseverance and self-esteem. We always want to be the best version of ourselves but we must remember our talents and what makes us unique and special! We created self-esteem wheels to help us achieve our goals.
Because we are learning about natural disasters and we have been learning about tsunamis recently, we did some art around 'The Great Wave of Kanagawa" by Hokusai. We learnt about his masterpiece, found out facts about the artist and created our own version of The Great Wave, using pencils, fine liners and crayons. We are so proud of our work!
In Art and Health and Well-being, we have been thinking about people who are special to us. We have talked about what they do for us and how it makes us feel thankful. We wanted to show our gratitude to our special people so we made some gratitude flowers! We constructed them, wrote what we appreciate about the special person and made them into funky designs. We hope you like them!
Recently, we began our new class novel - "The Boy at the Back of the Class" by Onjali Rauf. It is about a refugee who has travelled to England, from Syria to begin a new life. Ahmet, the main character, goes on quite the adventure with his new friends!
Our P5 class have been using metaphors and similes as figurative language. The second chapter is called 'The Boy with Lion Eyes'. We have created our own eye artwork with war scenes as the iris/ pupil. Has Ahmet seen these sorts of things? How do you think this has made Ahmet feel?
It is so nice to be back at school with the children. I have missed seeing their smiling faces so it is a joy to be back in the classroom. I will update this as much as I can - keeping you up to date with what we have been learning about. Here are some recent photos...
We have been learning about natural disasters in IDL, friendships in HWB and we also created some art work on The Big Pedal 2021. We hope you enjoy seeing our work! We are so proud of it!
So, the last few days have been a bit crazy for us teachers! But, we have rallied together to keep learning fun and engaging for you, whilst at home! On Monday, you will see on 'Teams' that there is an 'assignment'. If you click on 'assignments', you will see there is a 'Home Learning Grid (HLG)' and lots of worksheets to make your way through! This should keep you busy all week, from the 11th January to the 18th January! Home learning is compulsory this time, so all of the work must be completed 😊...Paper packs of this work will also be available in the school but Ms Grant will be in touch with you shortly about that!
Please show your adults this section as there is some pretty important information here...
At the end of each day, I would like to ask that you take photos of all of your work and upload it to Teams. That way, I can see what a wonderful job you are all doing! It also means I can give you feedback on your fabulous work. And, at the end of each week, your adults will all receive an email off me, explaining what we covered in the week and what we will be doing in the upcoming week. Can I ask that all adults reply to this email, simply saying something along the lines of 'my child has completed their work', so I can tick it off and know you are all on task and being super stars! (I already know you all are!)...
Keep your eyes peeled on Teams because that's where all the fun stuff is happening. I will use this blog for big announcements only!
Over and out, superstars!
- Miss Appleby.
Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all enjoyed your time together over Christmas and the new year. It is a rather unexpected and strange feeling to start the 2021 school year like this but, with a positive mind set and a good work ethic, I am sure we can make this a brilliant one!
I do feel I need to introduce myself a little bit as I have only been working at the school for three weeks! My name is Miss Appleby. I have been working in schools all over the world for over ten years. Originally from Alnwick, England, I now live in West Linton with my family. I enjoy long walks, reading a good book by the fire place and copious amounts of Cadbury's chocolate!
I am looking forward to teaching the awesome P5's of Langlee and, after all of 'this' has blown over, it will be brilliant to be back in the classroom with you all.
See you soon,
For Creativity Friday this term, we have created our own P5 Film Club. We have been using the Wallace & Gromit films to learn about different film vocabulary such as production, animation, director, actor, soundtrack, credits and critics.
We have also been good at spotting similarities and differences between the older and more recent Wallace & Gromit films.
We also watched a 'Behind the Scenes' documentary showing how Aardman studios use stop motion animation to create the Wallace and Gromit films. We followed the steps in a tutorial to have a go at drawing our own Wallace and Gromit characters.
In Health and Wellbeing, we have been continuing with the Emotion Works recovery programme. We are revising what we already know about the cogs model and taking as closer look at one cog at a time.
We started with the orange cog which represents emotion words and brainstormed different vocabulary to name our emotions.
We have created a Calm Corner which we can use if need to reflect on our emotions and check in on our cogs.
We know that everyone experiences emotions differently. We created our own Wheel of Emotions to show how we see these different orange cogs.
We are now focusing on our Red Cog which represents Body Sensations. We will try to identify how our bodies feel physically when experiencing different emotions.
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Have a look at the posts below to find out what we have been learning so far this year.