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Spring Term Learning

20th March 

 

Over the last few days we have learnt about speeches from Shakespeare and Michelle Obama. We used these to help us write speeches based on our class novel 'Floodland'. We then looked at how to perform speeches and practised, before reading our speeches to the class. Here some of us reading our speeches.

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17th March

 

Our trip may have been cancelled, but it didn't stop us having a fun day. We created paintings based on nature, spending time to practise sketching and drawing out the image carefully before thinking about different techniques to add paint for varying effect. Here are some great images of us hard at work and some of the paintings so far. All paintings will be added in a gallery on completion and exhibited at our Quest afternoon next term. 

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11th March 2020 - DGSG Science Fair

 

We had a great morning at Dartford Grammar School for Girls Science Fair. The children explored a crime scene, carried out some chemistry experiments and got hands on with nature. 

5th March - Science Dress Up Day

 

It has been an exciting science day with loads of wonderful and imaginative costumes. In Year 5, we've had a science theme to our learning. We had a class quiz based on the science we have learnt this year - Africa team won, closely followed by Europe. The children were then challenged to draw the first thing that came to mind for the word scientist - many opted to draw men with crazy hair or an old famous scientist. We then read about people working in science nowadays and the children found out who they were and how they became scientists. 

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28th February

 

Our LORIC this term is focused on initiative. We have discussed what this means and how it relates to responsibility and teamwork. Today, in teams, we created human sculptures. Can you guess what they are?

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10th February

 

As part of our Wild Waters topic, we have been practising sketching skills. Today, we took on the challenge of sketching reflections. Here are some of our creations.

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22nd January

 

This week we have been learning about dissolving. Children chose to show their learning in different ways - some drew diagrams and wrote about the process, some came up with enquiry questions and conducted investigations, and others made videos explaining the process. 

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13th January 2020

 

Our theme for British Values this term is 'Freedom of Expression'. We had lots of great discussion on our rights to freedom of speech, what can and can't be said and ways that people express their views such as protests and street art.

 

The children were set a challenge to express a thought about their life, the local area or a global issue through writing or artwork and came up with some really mature and insightful views. 

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9th January 2020

 

We have been looking at what it means to be resilient. We came up with different expressions for resilience and then showed resilience by learning the 'cup song'. 

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