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Taurus – Year 5

Mrs Bevan and Mrs Wright (Class Teachers)

Mrs Ebbs, Mrs Way and Mrs Patel (Support Staff)

Spring 2018

Taurus class has a fun-packed term ahead! In particular, we are looking forward to our Bikeability training later on in January which will teach us all about road sense and safety.  In maths we are moving on to division and fractions and in English we are starting the term with suspense and mystery writing.  Our topic will be Ancient Greece and we will be looking at what it was like to live through these times and how this ancient society shaped generations to come. The children will also make clay vases inspired by Greek designs.

Year 5 have really enjoyed their learning about the Ancient Greeks. There were many different opinions on whether it would have been better to be an Athenian or a Spartan. They were keen to hear all about the Battle of Marathon, especially how the small army of Athenians were able to defeat the Persians with their clever tactics.

Our DT topic was linked to our work on the Ancient Greeks. Children made clay vases inspired by Greek pottery. They started by making their own designs after looking the design of vases throughout history. Children then thought of how they could be decorated and chose their own patterns based on Grecian ideas. Lastly the finished vases were painted in suitable colours, the end results were very successful.

Autumn 2017

Taurus class have had a very busy start to the Autumn term. We have enjoyed finding out about Victorian Harpenden and reading Black Beauty, as well as producing some Victorian-style silhouette portraits! In science, we have been investigating forces and measuring gravity using Newton meters.

We have done lots of work on keeping safe online and parents were welcome to spend an afternoon with us learning about e-safety. Excite-ed informed us how to use apps to make sure that we are secure and safe at all times.

Here are some photos of our sequences in gymnastics. We are working with partners to explore balancing and movements incorporating the different parts of the body.

Taurus Class have been writing some super cinquains! They chose the form they wanted to use and picked a subject that inspired them.  Their fantastic poems are now up in the library.