Spring Term – Smashing Sculpture
Dear Year 5 parents,
During the Spring Term, we will all be sculptors and artists. We will be studying worldwide sculptures from 20,000 BC through the Renaissance, 20th Century Modernism and up to the present. We will begin the term with exploring different materials (from manmade to natural) inspiring the children to create varied forms of sculpture.
Our text will be Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, a classic narrative exploring the absurd. It will inspire the children’s creativity both in English and Art as they create imaginative and hilarious dialogue and various forms of poetry. To enhance your child’s learning, if you can, please purchase the book to keep at school.
Over the term, we will be creating sculptures in Modroc, clay and food inspired by some of the greatest sculptors leading to editing and producing an animation of the construction process using computing skills.
In science, the children will be studying properties and changes of materials. They will have the opportunity to explore, compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties, including their hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), and response to magnets.
We begin, in Religious Education, looking at how the Mosque encourages community in Islam before moving onto to investigating what Jesus did to save human beings after half term as we move towards Easter.
Thank you, Mrs Brogan and Mrs Reed