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Click here to watch the full MYOP 2020 video and learn all about what the children have been learning in class.

MYOP Journey 2020

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What have we learnt?

 

Year 5 have had a very busy term learning about the Tudors. They have displayed this in various different ways during their context. They visited St Fagan, National History Museum in Caridffto look further into the lives of the Tudors -looking at the styles of clothing worn and their houses. 

 

Miss Broughton showed her artistic side and taught the class how to create illuminated letters, the Tudor Rose and portraits, while Miss Lewis brought out her dramatic spark whilst teaching Shakespeare. 

 

Year 5 have also used the Hot Seat approach to collect information and then share with each other. They have been so busy over the last term that they have been able to write a descriptive diary about the life of an explorer during the Tudor times, and use their I.T knowledge to create a comic strip on the Battle of Bosworth. 

 

As you can see, they have been very busy and now have a wealth of knowledge about the Tudor period. 

 

Ask your child to tell you an interesting fact that they have learnt......I'm sure that you will be surprised at what they know!

 

Gwaith Gwych Blwyddyn 5!!

5L's Assembly

 

Wow 5L certainly did not disappoint! What a wonderful all singing all dancing assembly. If you missed out on the children's fantastic performances or just want to watch it all over again click here to view some videos from this mornings assembly.

 

The full 'Love is in the Air' video is available to view here.

Love is in the Air (Short Version)

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Calon Lan

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Love is in the Air

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                                                            St Fagan 

 

 

 

Year 5 have had a great day today, expanding their knowledge of Tudor times. They visited St Fagans to compare and contrast the clothes of the gentry with those of wealthy farmers. They explored the Tudor buildings and enjoyed looking at how people during those times lived.  

 

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                                      Science Sugar Cube Experiment 

 

 

 

Year 5 carried out an experiment with water to see whether different factors prevented or allowed sugar cubes to dissolve.  Some groups changed the type of water and others changed the temperature while timing to see which factor helped it dissolve the quickest. Ask your child which method they used and whether it affected the speed that is dissolved. 

 

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Tuesday Green Screen Reports

 

Blwyddyn 5 created their very own Green Screen Newspaper Reports.

 

To view them all click here.

 

The file is password protected so check your Class Dojo for the password.

Tuesday Green Screen Reports

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Animal Zone UK

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Blwyddyn 5 loved their visit from 'Animal Zone UK' this week. Our year 5 DigiDudes have made a video telling us all about it.

Why is it important to wear Poppies?

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Blwyddyn 5 have been discussing why they think it is important to wear Poppies.

                                                       Beast Creator 

 

 

Returning to school after the half term break was made so much better when Year 5 found out their new topic. This half of the term they will be looking at various mini beasts and arthropods and will be designing their own creature. They were really excited when they heard that they would be doing this topic and are on best behaviour in the hope that they will get a visit from Dave at Animal Zone with his collection of creepy crawlies!!

5B's Harvest Assembly

 

5B really hit the happy spot with their fabulous assembly this morning. The pupils all spoke and delivered their lines perfectly. As for the singing - Wow! We were treated to 3 different songs as well as facts about how different countries celebrate Harvest. Da iawn pawb you should all be very proud of yourselves!

 

Videos available by clicking this link:

 

https://www.birchgrovecardiff.co.uk/gallery-32/

 

 

                                              Rosie Moriarty-Simmonds Talk 

 

 

Today Year 5 were very lucky to have a visit from Rosaleen Moriarty-Simmonds. OBE. As a member of the world-renowned Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, Rosie spoke openly to the pupils about her disability and her passion for art. 

 

She received an OBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours List in 2015, “For Services to the Equality and Rights of Disabled People.”  Rosie has an insatiable passion for empowering disabled people.  Working with local, regional, national and international educational, public, private, charity and community groups she has promoted equality and diversity through her charity work, as a school governor, disability equality trainer, motivational speaker and mentor. 

 

Rosie’s work has also been on show at exhibitions throughout Wales organised by Disability Arts Cymru, and at national events organised by the MFPA. The children even had a go at writing their names using their mouths. Why don't you ask your child to demonstrate what they learnt today. 

 

If you would like to read more about Rosie's work, you can visit her page by clicking here

 

Diolch yn fawr Rosie! 

 

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                                                                   P.E 

 

 

 

Circuit lesson was in full swing for Year 5 children. Both classes completed a course of high intensity exercises to get their hearts beating.  Ask your child if they have seen an improvement in their fitness and persistence during P.E lessons. They even had Mr Dhingsa take part in doing the 'plank'!

 

 

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RE - Explain Everything

 

Blwyddyn 5 were tasked to draw an apple. When they showed them they noticed how they had all done something different even though they were asked to draw the same thing. This will help them in their lesson as they are looking at how different artists interpret Jesus.

 

Cross Country 2019

 

Our year 5 and 6 pupils had an absolutely fantastic morning at the Cross Country event. Here is snippet of a video they have made all about it. The completed video is available to view here:

 

 

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Welsh Artist Keynote

 

Year 5 created a flow map in their thinking books on a chosen Welsh Artist. Now they are recreating their flow maps on the iPads using Keynote. 

                                                     Cardiff Museum 

 

 

Year 5 had a fantastic day visiting Cardiff Museum to explore one of Europe's finest art collections. Come and take a look with us.

 

There are five hundred years of magnificent paintings, drawings, sculpture, silver and ceramics from Wales and across the world, including one of Europe's best collections of Impressionist art at Cardiff Museum. Some of the paintings that are on show there include Monet and Renoir. 

 

The children were lucky to be able to view the Artes Mundi Exhibition . Artes Mundi is an internationally focused arts organisation based in Wales. It identifies, recognises and supports contemporary visual artists who engage with what it means to live in the world now, from a social, economic and political point of view, and how art can engage with society in meaningful and useful ways.  After viewing the paintings we took some time to sketch some of the work these famous Artists are well known for.

 

As you can see, Year 5 have been really lucky to have has this experience all in one day and even managed to squeeze in a trip to see the Mammoths. What a fabulous day!!

 

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                                                      Picasso Art 

 

 

How clever are Year 5 children? They have been busy , creatively drawing their own Picasso style portraits which have been influenced by the Cubism period. Pablo Picasso is probably the most important figure of 20th century, in terms of art, and art movements that occurred over this period. With his use of color, shape and geometrical figures, and his unique approach to the illustration  of images, Picasso changed the direction of art for generations to come.  

                                              Keith Haring Digital Art 

 

Year 5 are currently busy with their 'Oriel' topic and wanted to give you a sneak peek at what they have created using the iPad using the app 'Sketches'.  The type of design is influenced by artist Keith Haring who was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. He developed a love for drawing at a very early age, learning basic cartooning skills from his father and from the popular culture around him, such as Dr. Seuss and Walt Disney. 

 

They will be creating some more masterpieces over the next few weeks by other famous artists, using a variety of materials and techniques. As you can see there are some talented children in Year 5!!

 

Fabulous work Blwyddyn 5! 

 

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                                         Team Building with Fred the Worm

                                           

 

 Year 5 had great fun using gummy sweets during their team building activity. They used Polo mints, sweet laces and a paper clips to thread 'Fred the Worm' through the Polo mint, however there was a catch!! The children had to thread the worm using only the paper clips and not touch them.  It's a lot harder than it sounds...Try it!! 

 

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