This week has been packed with different activities! Here are some reviews of what has been going on in Year 5 this past week.
Arsenal Community Assembly
The Arsenal visit! On Friday 28th April 2017, Years 3, 4 and 5 had some Arsenal community visitors coming to do an amazing assembly for us. When we went in the hall, there were two coaches from Arsenal standing in front of us with the Arsenal kit on. The first thing that they did was tell us their names and where they came from. “My name is Chris and that is Joseph”one of them said. They were teaching us about diversity and discussing how important it is to accept people for being different and the same. We had to do a quiz about where the Arsenal players were from and what food they enjoyed. It was a very fun assembly. By Bianca, Turquoise class
This week, we did a Bikeability course at school. When we were doing bike ability, the teachers Will and Anna, were really nice and they taught us lots of things on just our first day! Things like how to set your bike up before you ride and that brakes should be used for slowing down as well as stopping.They taught us how to change gears and ride one handed.The next day we were riding on the road and we then road individually. As the days went on we were taught about hand signals and the give way lines and even taught to do u turns. The key things they said was see and be seen and signal if Cars are there.The hardest part was probably riding up Highgate hill. I enjoyed it so much!
By Henry, Turquoise class
Islington Museum Art Workshop
Islington Museum On Friday 21st of April, some of Turquoise class and the whole of Tanzanite, went to the Islington Museum. First, we walked down to Archway Tube station and got the train to Angel. Once, we got of the tube we walked to the Museum. Then, when we were there we were told to take our coats off and to put our lunch bags be our coats. After, that we sat in a circle where we were introduced to a artist her name was Ella and she was nice and explained what we where going to do and some rules. Our first activity was to have a look at the secondary student’s art work and without touching it, to look and to think what the feel of it is, is it rough, smooth and lots of others. Once you get three pictures straight in a line. Thirdly, we went to do print painting and that was really fun. What we had to do is get a piece of Palestine tills, which we used a pencil to make a style on it. Then we, coloured it in paint and pushed it on to the paper and used masked tap to make fine edges. After that, the other group came and they started to have lunch will we had one more activity to do and that was to get into a circle and role a string and only talk when you have it. You had to tell everyone what your favourite part was of being there. Then our group had lunch with the other group. And finally, our group got ready and we went back to the school by tube again.
Annabella, Turquoise class
In maths we have been learning about angles and how many degrees are in every single angle. ☝️ For example, a right angle is 90 degrees and the smallest angle is a acute which is under 90 degrees. The biggest angle is which is called a reflex angle. There is 3️⃣6️⃣0️⃣ degrees in a whole circle and there are 5️⃣ angles altogether There is the smallest which is called acute then there is a right angle then obtuse then a reflex then the biggest which is a straight line. We had so much fun learning about angles.
From Onyedikachi, Turquoise class
When the NSPCC came to St Josephs’:
On the 25th of April, 2 ladies from the NSPCC came in to tell us a bit about themselves and what the NSPCC does.
First of all, they told us what the NSPCC stands for (the National Society to Prevent Cruelty to Children). They showed us that children have worries and it is like carrying a bag of bricks around. They demonstrated this with a sack and plastic bricks. They called this ‘The Sack Of Worries’.
Next, they told us about a society called Childline. They said this society enabled children to talk to somebody if there was anything wrong and they couldn’t talk to anyone because of various reasons. It was a free call if any child phoned the number (0800 1111) and it wouldn’t show up on the contacts list. We watched some videos about Childline and answered questions to them.
Then, they told us about child abuse. They said child abuse is NOT ok and can affect a child in many different ways.