This week we have been gardening! We planted potatoes, peas, and basil – we can’t wait to watch them grow!
It’s Shakespeare week at Thomas Buxton and Year 5 have been studying Macbeth – Shakespeare’s great tragedy. This week has been focused on debating and performance skills. In class we have been debating key ideas in the text using ABCDebate (agree, build, challenge, delve deeper). This lesson we practised responding to other’s points by delving deeper e.g asking for evidence or clarification.
Year 5 also took part in a performance workshop where they learnt how to act and developed their own interpretation of the play using their performance skills. It ended in a gruesome battle!
Here are some photos of the children’s work.
This half term, we have been studying materials and their properties. As classes, we decided what we wanted to investigate! We asked ourselves, which solutions did we want to create to test our theories? We learnt that some materials took longer dissolve than others – some didn’t dissolve at all! We timed our experiment and presented our data in a graph.