Green Fingers in Year 5

17th November 2023

Over the past few weeks, our Year 5 children have been immersed in the fascinating realm of plants during our science lessons. We've been dissecting the various components of plants—roots, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits—to gain a comprehensive understanding of their structures.

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Exploring the life cycle of plants, from germination to growth and reproduction, has deepened our appreciation for the intricate processes that shape the botanical world. Additionally, we've delved into the ways in which plants adapt to diverse climates, soil conditions, and ecological factors in different habitats, broadening our knowledge of their resilience. We have enjoyed planting our own seeds, watching them germinate and flourish!

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In our art sessions, we ventured into the captivating world of pop-up art, uncovering a magical dimension on paper. Artists employ special techniques such as folding, cutting, and layering to make elements of their creations pop out or move when opened. Whether in books or cards, the interactive experience of unfolding these hidden elements adds a unique and enjoyable touch to the artwork.

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We marvelled at the creativity behind pop-up art, ranging from simple geometric designs to more intricate scenes, and appreciated how some pop-up books not only entertain but also educate, presenting scientific or historical concepts in engaging ways. The shared adventure of opening a book and discovering a 3D scene resonated with us, making pop-up art a source of joy and excitement.

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Finally, our exploration extended to the realm of poetry, where we unearthed feelings and thoughts that struck a chord with our experiences. Poems, with their eloquent use of words and rhythm, painted vivid pictures and conveyed emotions that resonated with us. Each poem felt like a shared story, discussing moments of happiness, sadness, and contemplation.

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These poetic expressions proved special, aiding us in understanding our emotions better and fostering a sense of connection to others through the shared language of words. Each poem, like a puzzle piece, contributed to the larger picture of how words can bring people together in a meaningful way.

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