Katherine

This author Katherine Henderson has created 46 entries.

19 Jun

Budding Poets in Year 5

In Year 5 we have been working on a unit of Poetry over the past couple of weeks. The children have read a wide range of poems, shared opinions, identified key features and performed their favourites. This week they have been writing their own poems on the theme of ‘Water’ to link to our IPC unit. Please enjoy some of their poems below. Water water everywhere Water water everywhere                       ...

08 Jun

Water Entry Point MP3

Last week Milepost 3 spent two days getting involved with lots of fun activities to launch the new ‘Water for Everyone’ IPC unit. The children were able to explore their creative sides while designing water-themed kitenge patterns, upcycling water bottles and producing art pieces with the title ‘The First Rains’. Enjoy some pictures of their marvellous creations below!   ...

22 May

Year 5 Exit Point – Being Human

Year 5 have really enjoyed engaging with the IPC unit ‘Being Human’ over the past few weeks. They have researched lots of fascinating information about the human body and now have a better understanding of the systems within the body and how these different features, such as the digestive system, circulatory system and muscles, work. As the Exit Point to this unit, the children were asked to conduct some research into healthy eating and the importance of a balanced diet....

07 May

Year 5 are learning about ‘Being Human’

In Year 5 our current IPC unit is called Being Human. The children have been doing a super job of researching fascinating information about the human body and how it works. They have been developing their research skills while finding out the answers to specific questions about systems within the human body. Enjoy some of their work below. ...

03 Apr

Online Learning Week 2

Year 5 have adapted well to using Google Classroom as a platform for their online learning this week. In Maths they have had the opportunity to get creative while investigating rotational symmetry and tessellations this week. We were really impressed with some of the examples which were shared with us and can be seen below.  In English  the children have been working hard to write their new Ugandan versions of existing well-known stories.  A good example of a story opening...

27 Mar

Online Learning in Year 5

The children in Year 5 have really impressed us this week while showing adaptability and adjusting to the new system of online learning.  They have shown resilience, independence and maturity while taking responsibility for their own learning. In Maths they have been learning about plotting, reflecting, rotating and translating shapes. In English we are in the early stages of planning a new version of an existing story with an emphasis on characters and settings. IPC tasks have encouraged the children...

10 Feb

Learning about Solar Power in Year 5

In IPC we have been learning about solar power. The children conducted their own research to find out what solar power is and how it works. They then enjoyed a very informative, interactive and engaging presentation from a solar power expert visitor, Mr Joseph, on Wednesday. He really helped to reinforce and build on prior learning. By handling and seeing equipment first hand the children gained a real-life experience. The children then went on to build their very own solar...

30 Jan

Learning about Wind Power

In IPC the children have been extremely motivated while researching how wind power is generated and how wind turbines work. They had lots of fun building wind turbines which could generate energy to then lift a plastic cup. Throughout the activity they put a lot of the personal learning goals into practice, especially resilience, adaptability and cooperation. ...

20 Jan

We are learning about Instruction Texts

In English we have started a new non-fiction unit about Instructions and Explanations. We have written definitions and explored the key features of instruction texts. The children especially enjoyed developing their understanding that instructions must be ordered correctly. They were thoughtful while ordering a set of instructions about how to make a model aeroplane and then had great fun following them to check their accuracy and make their own plane.   ...