Clayton Brook Primary School

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Look at us learning

On this page you will find the exciting experiences we have had so far this year.



Through our English lessons, this half-term we have explored the thoughts, feelings and actions of characters using drama techniques such as freeze framing, thought tracking (in role as characters, children speaking their thoughts aloud), role play and conscience alley. The children examined incidents from the viewpoint of different characters within the story, 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret'. They linked them to short writing opportunities – diary entries, internal monologues and letters. In the following weeks, the children completed their own action scenes and stories based around an invention that went wrong. 



During our Maths lessons we have been using concrete materials such as place value discs, place value charts, number cards and cubes to help us understand a range of mathematical concepts . 


As you can see we have really enjoyed our outdoor activities this half-term, especially the running track! We have also enjoyed: yoga, den building and trust games. 


During our history lessons we learnt all about an ancient civilisation in Mesopotamia? What does civilisation mean? We learnt to write using the ancient  cuneiform writing system  and questioned why is it was so important. We really enjoyed learning all about Baghdad,, during the Golden Age,  and the most amazing inventors of its time. 

Year 5's Class Assembly

This this half-term,  the children have developed their understanding of the human form. By extensive drawing  their understanding of human proportions have been developed and then challenged  by creating a 3-D form in sculpture. Exploring Ancient Greek sculptures and the work of artists such as Alberto Giacometti and Patricia Coates,  inspired and guided the  children from the initial drawing and investigating stages to developing their sculpture. The children  also developed their understanding of how to use a journal as an investigative tool.