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Oxford Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS20 9DA


Headteacher - Mrs Sally Buckton

Guiseley Primary School

Year 5 gallery

We have had a very busy summer term in Year 5.  The children created beautiful stained glass window art after studying the stained glass window of the Eyam village church, in Derbyshire. 

The children then moved on to learning about desert biomes and created brilliant reports about some of the animals and humans that live there! They did computer programming using the iPads and carried out the "My health, my school" survey in our fantastic new computer suite!

As the temperatures have increased in recent weeks, we have moved as much of our learning as possible outdoors. 

We want to congratulate all the children on their excellent efforts this year. They have responded to changes in routines with positivity and a smile on their faces throughout the year. We hope they have a restful summer and cannot wait to welcome them back again in September!

Year 5 have been working extremely hard during Spring 1. Many children who have been working from home have shared their learning with us and we have been extremely impressed!

As well as fractions and multiplication, there has been Lego models of Dick Turpin, sculptures of the COVID19 virus and some superb artwork. We are really proud of all the children who have kept going with the home learning this half term.

Year 5 attended the virtual Otley Science festival 2020! The children also wrote newspapers about an Earthquake at our School! They toured around school to interview witnesses and to assess the damage the earthquake had done to the school buildings and playground.

Art week in Jade class. We learned about mixing paint, tints, shades, primary and secondary colours. Our art was inspired by the painting by Kandinsky called "Several circles", which we thought linked to our Science topic about Space!

We wrote some amazing adventure stories based on our class text, The Jaguar Stones! Max and Lola explored an underground cave system deep beneath the rainforest, in search of a mysterious precious gem called the Jaguar Stone. The children used speech and description to move their stories along, as well as used short sentences to add tension and excitement for their readers.

Inspired by Mayan glyphs and stone carvings, the children created their very own glyph designs from clay.

During Art Week, Lime class had a brilliant time painting in the style of Kandinsky - the father of abstract art. They learned about mixing paint, tints, shades, primary and secondary colours. They were inspired by the piece "Several Circles" which they replicated and then created some of own abstract art. The children thought that the their designs really did seem to illustrate the their characters!

Lime class also designed some Maya glyphs and used polystyrene blocks to create prints. The children really enjoyed experimenting with colour and texture to create different effects.

Maya glyph prints