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For our return to school from lockdown, Year 5, along with the rest of Crook Primary, carried out an art project based on an artistic style. Year 5 were excited when we learnt that we would be studying the Pop Art Movement.
The children studied the work of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein and recreated work in their style through sketching and studying colour theory.
We created a final whole year group artwork of their favourite food in the style of Andy Warhol's 'Campbell's Soup Cans' which takes pride of place in the dinner hall for all to see. When parents are allowed back into school in the future, ask your child to show their artwork. Can you guess which one is theirs?
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This week ks2 children have enjoyed taking part in our return to play sessions , it was fun and games all round .
Years 5 and Year 6 have been lucky enough to have a cricket coach come in on Tuesdays until the end of term to teach us a new skill . Our first session was on Tuesday and all of the children enjoyed their first session and are looking forward to next week .
What a fantastic week we or so that we have had since coming back to school. The children have been absolutely amazing returning to school. It was fantastic to hear how much the children were looking forward to getting back to learning and seeing their friends.
The children came into school and were immediately sent on a mission to outer space as part of our Tim Peake topic. The first mission involved the children landing on an unnamed planet and setting up a communications tower to make contact with Earth. The children worked amazingly well as teams and showed great resilience when their tower fell. All of the groups managed to successfully complete the task.
In our second mission, the children had to work together with their partners to collect samples of the earth from the surface of the planet. In order to be successful, they had to make sure that the gas cylinders (balloons) that were providing them with oxygen stayed between them whilst collecting the samples and returning to safety at their base. This was a very tricky task, which the children had show to great resilience and empathy for others so that they could successfully complete the task. There were some example of excellence visible.
Well done Year 5!
This term, we have been dividing our learning into subject areas and learning new skills along the way. All our learning will be linked through our Commando Joe's work around Leif Erickson, the Viking explorer. In the first week, we looked at being historians and what skills a historian needs to do their job properly. We discussed how and why the Vikings left Scandinavia and invaded England, their way of life and learned about their culture.
In week two, we looked at geography and where Scandinavia is in the world. We located it on a map and looked at how the physical features of the countries impacted the Viking way of life. We spent time talking about the moral implications of the invasion of England. This week, we are looking at art and symmetry. This has given us the opportunity to create our own Viking shields and design a longboat. In the coming weeks, we will be engineers and scientists as well as learning a range of life skills and showing religious understanding. Why don't you ask your children what they have learned about the Vikings so far?
Here are some questions you could ask:
1. What does the word Viking mean?
2. Where did the Vikings come form?
3. Who were the Thralls?
4. What were the famous Viking ships called?
5. What did the mythical creature the 'Mare' do?
6. What Viking God is Thursday named after?