Class Pine 2018-19

Welcome to Pine Class - Year 5 :)
Keep an eye on our website to see all of the exciting things that we get up to this year!
Autumn 1 - Design Technology
We used different embroidery stitches to create our bookmarks and coasters.
Autumn 1 - Music
Drumming with Miss Gardner
Wednesday 26th September 
We visited the Tarmac Truck at Berry Hill Rugby Club.
Thursday 1st November - Maths/art day
Pine Class conducted an investigation with Smarties.
The children decorated the front cover of their booklets. 
Estimating and predicting
Before opening the Smarties, the children had to estimate how many there would be in their packet, how many different colours and the most popular colour.
Sorting and classifying
The children sorted their Smarties into piles of each colour to see if their predictions were correct.
The children counted to see how many Smarties were in their packet altogether and used this to estimate how many would be in the whole classroom.
The children presented their results using a bar chart.
Tuesday 8th January 
An amazing Greek workshop led by Martin Newman from @Portalstothepast
Spring 1 - Art with Mrs Walker
We have looked at different styles of Greek pots and used this to create our own design which we sketched in our art books and reviewed after discussion.
We used papier mache to cover a balloon with three layers of newspaper. Then we added a base and a neck which was covered with two layers of white tea bag paper.
We will review our pot and add paint. Our image will be drawn and cut out then applied to the pot.
Spring 1
Our finished Greek pots!
Tuesday 12th February - Maths money workshop
'Fraud Scene Investigators'
This workshop required pupils to help solve a fraud which had been committed.
Friday 15th February - Dementia workshop
A big thank you to Kim and Roger for providing such an informative and interactive workshop on dementia.
7th March - World book day 
We focused on 'Dolphin Boy' by Michael Morpurgo.
The children enjoyed sequencing the story and using this to storyboard or draw a picture of their favourite scene.
Art with Mrs Delahoy
As a response to ocean plastic pollution, the children created a radial weaving design using a recycled CD as a loom and single use plastic bags cut up into strips to create plastic yarn. They also created a class dolphin mosaic using used/unwanted plastic items.
19th March - Skill Zone, Gloucester 

SkillZONE is a state-of-the-art life size village. It is a fully interactive learning environment to teach people of all ages how to recognise dangerous situations and stay safe.

There are 16 zones, which cover a range of scenarios including road, rail and water safety, an internet cafe, as well as opportunities to cover home and personal safety.

8th and 9th May - Wilderness Residential 
The children had a brilliant time doing lots of fun activities - even if it was raining!
- Canoeing from Monmouth to Redbrook
- Abseiling
- Crate stacking
and a night walk!
Friday 21st June - Circus workshop 
Monday 8th July - Annie at Five Acres
Wednesday 10th July - Chemistry workshop
Thursday 11th July - Super Learning Day at Five Acres
'ROBOTS' theme
The children were split into two groups (green and red).
The Green group had art (sketching robots from random objects),  English (creative writing using onomatopoeia) and STEM (programming their robot following given instructions).
The Red group had English, STEM and Maths.