Mrs Chahal

5 Crow

Welcome to Life at KPS for Year 5

Mrs Van Rooyen and Mrs Chahal warmly welcome you to Year 5.

The aim of this page is to highlight some of the fantastic learning that has been happening in Year 5, this page will be updated monthly, with photographs and information about the learning we have completed during the month.

We hope you enjoy looking through these updates and do discuss your child’s learning with them to celebrate their success. We look forward to any suggestions you may have to make your child’s learning a pleasant experience.

Mrs Van Rooyen

5 Raven

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September 2019

5 Crow

In our class we have been focusing on Birds of Sikhi. Our class bird is the Crow. We had so much fun learning new information about the crow and created a fact file. We then looked at different styles of poems and linked this to the Crow and even made up our own.  We also learnt a new story about Bibi Rajni and her disabled husband and how he saw a bird with a broken wing going into a pond and flying back out with its wing fixed. He then went into the water and was cured. We were all so surprised to find out this is now the Sarovar around the Harmandir Sahib and still has healing power today!

In Art we worked so hard drawing sketches of the Crow and shading it in to make it look realistic. We even used water colours to add extra detail. This took lots of time, patience and concentration but we produced some amazing work.

5 Raven

In our class we’ve been learning about the bird of Sikhi, which is the raven. We have been watching quite a few videos about ravens and we read information and learnt how smart and clever these birds actually are. These birds even rated as high in intelligence as the dolphins and chimpanzees. Did you know that ravens can play tricks on other birds or humans and they can speak human too? Some of these birds will play even dead, just to get your attention!

Because the crow looks very similar to the raven, we read information about the crow too and made a comparison and found that the two birds have small differences, such as the thickness of the beak, the size of the wingspan and tail-shape.

During our English lessons, we focused on factual writing and completed some non-chronological reports and some haiku poems. Writing haiku poems was a challenge, as we had to follow the ‘rule’ of 5,7,5 syllables.

In Art, we developed our drawing and shading skills. First we practised a variety of shading techniques, such as horizontal lines, vertical lines, hatching and crosshatching. Next, we looked at bird images and drew our bird. Then we used our favourite shading technique to shade our bird.