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Deben Class / Year 5

Spring Term 2022

Welcome to Deben Class.

Please find out more information about our Year 5 class below.

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Deben Class Timetable

Miss Molly Miller - Class Teacher

Spring Term 1 - 2022
Tree Day!

On Friday 7th, we celebrated Tree Day! We had been fortunate enough to receive 30 saplings to plant on the school field in commemoration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

We began Tree Day by reading the book 'The Lorax', we discussed the important message in the book and how we should take care of our environment. We then went onto the field to observe the trees so that we could write descriptive tree poetry. After break, we produced some watercolour art based on the Truffula trees (from The Lorax). 

Autumn Term 2 - 2021
Reindeer Visitors!

We were lucky enough to meet two furry visitors in the last week of the Autumn term. Two reindeers visited the school and we were able to find out more about them, whilst also being able to feed and stroke them!

Fantastic Phone Cases

In the last week of the Autumn term, Deben Class spent a whole day dedicated to DT. We designed, made and evaluated felt phone cases. It was a very busy day and quite hard work making sure our stitching was strong and that our designs were beautiful, but we produced some amazing finished products!

Experience Advent
To mark the beginning of Advent, Deben Class were lucky enough to take a trip down to the Church to find out more about Advent. We had a fantastic time taking part in the Advent Experience and learnt a lot about Advent.
 
Super Sheep Sewing

This year, the Church's decoration theme is 'Sheep!'. After lots of um-ing and ah-ing about what we could make, we decided on felt sheep. We chose bright rainbow colours for our sheep (in keeping with our Rainbow Pledges) and developed our sewing skills well. Here are some of our finished herd!

Extending Patterns in Paint

In art, we've been exploring extending patterns. We stuck in a piece of fabric into our sketchbook, then extended the fabric by sketching the pattern and matching the colours.

 

Scientifically Separating Mixtures

In science, we have been investigating the different methods of separating different mixtures of materials. We were given a few different mixtures (salt and water, sand and water, rice and paperclips, flour and raisins) and we tried to separate them using the methods of filtration, evaporation, magnetic attraction and sieving. 

Although we made a bit of a mess with the flour and rice, we successfully separated all the mixtures and understood why only specific methods would work separating certain mixtures.

Inspired by Ofili

In our first art lesson of our new unit of painting, we were introduced to the artist Chris Ofili. We discussed our thoughts about his bright and bold pieces (and interesting use of elephant dung!) before creating our own piece in his style.

 

Autumn Term 1 - 2021

Autumn Term 1 - 2021
Rainbow Pledge Day!

Our Rainbow Pledges are an incredibly important part of our school life and helping us grow as learners and friends. As a school, we had a fantastic day celebrating the first four Rainbow Pledges.

Before breaktime, we had faith in ourselves and others by completing a 'What can I do in 1 minute?' tasks. We estimated how many times we thought we would be able to complete a task in 1 minute (for example, star jumps, writing our name, saying the 5 times tables) and then we had faith in ourselves that we could complete our estimate or do even better! After break, we showed respect to all members of our community by discussing this pledge and then we produced bright and informative posters about how we can show respect to everyone in our community.

After lunch, we strived to be our best by writing a goal for our future selves and by writing a piece of advice that we wish our past self knew. To end the day, we looked after the environment by producing collaged pictures of something relating to the environment, using newspaper and tissue paper. 

Take a look at some of the fabulous pictures from our fantastic day!

Sketching Natural Form

In art, we have been looking at natural form. We were shown some lily pods, rose buds, sunflower heads and some rather spiky teasels. Using only a pencil and rubber, we sketched out one or more of the natural forms in our book.

In the following lesson, we worked on our skill of enlarging. From our small sketch in our books, we enlarged this to fit the size of an A3 piece of paper. We then explored the use of shading and colour in our sketches.

  

 

Wading Birds of the River Deben

As each class at Sir Robert Hitcham is named after a local river, Deben class investigated their namesake. We learnt about where the river Deben starts and finishes, which places it runs through and what wildlife we'd find in it, specifically which birds we'd see.

After finding out about the different types of wading birds, we sketched one of these birds, taking great care and adding lots of detail to it. We then created a wavy water background in watercolours. Here are some of the finished pictures!

Lunchbox Lining - Investigating Thermal Insulators

Our science topic this term is "Properties and Changes of Materials". This week, we undertook an investigation into which material would be best for the lining of a lunchbox. It needed to be a thermal insulator to make sure the content of the lunchbox would stay cold for longer. 

In groups, we carried out a comparative experiment where we wrapped pots in different materials (tinfoil, bubblewrap and paper towel!) and placed an ice cube inside. We measured the temperature of the pot every 5 minutes and observed the state of the ice cube as time went on. Once we'd completed our experiment, we decided on which material would make the best lining for the lunchbox and why.

Inspired by Hundertwasser

In our first art lesson of the term, we were introduced to the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. We discussed our thoughts about his bright and bold pieces, before then recreating a section of one of his pieces.