What's Been Happening in Year 5
Year 5 have been green themed and sustainability concept driven this week with the topic of environment running through our lessons.
Y5JH have been busy creating man v nature themed poems ready to hang on the new class 'poet-tree' as well as taking part in outdoor maths lessons, and an Earth quiz based on research and collaboration. The rest of year group have been equally busy by reviewing the rubbish that we create as a class in a day, supporting our 'waste-free-week' initiative, brainstorming what 'sustainability' and 'responsibility' is, plus listening to inspiring talks from Tracey Read from Plastic Free Seas and Merrin Pearse about 'Blue Print Lantau'.
The children from Year 5 and the rest of the primary were also introduced to Mr Haines & Mr Tait's Challenge for Charity: The Lantau Paddle, and enjoyed a session of wildlife discussion and challenge chat including the purpose for the paddle, what the challenge will involve, the pressures on the environment that we expect to see and they also had some fun blowing up the paddle boards! Following the session, the children were also encouraged make the challenge 'their own' by suggesting how they could make educational opportunities from the challenge, how they could help, sharing any questions and what they could do for their own challenges for charity, via this link: https://lantaupaddle.wixsite.com/lantaupaddle/dbis-students
All this and we haven't even mentioned the wonderful museum trip that the children enjoyed last week. We all took oodles of useful information back with us to school ready to further support our research on Hong Kong's history as the children prepare to write the script for our play.
Many thanks to the parents who volunteered their time to come along with us on the trip. Your support is always most appreciated.