2016 Exhibition of work


In June 2016 Y5s parents and pupils joined Year 5 at their Exhibition of Work.   This exhibition was in five sections:

  • Art based on Pete McKee.
  • ICT based on MakeyMakey and looking at the parts of computer.
  • Explaining Bar Modelling in maths and introducing problem solving from Inspire Maths.
  • Baking
  • Sharing creative story writing.
  • Sharing pupil work with parents.

Art based on Pete McKee.

We chose Pete McKee because he is a modern local artist with a distinctive style. Y5 decided to draw self portraits in his style and shade different drafts using a variety of materials to see which worked best. The class unanimously chose paint. 
 
At the exhibition, the group of artists held a competition to see if our visitors could draw like McKee too.

ICT based on MakeyMakey and looking at the parts of computer.

This term we have been looking at electricity and how it is linked to local employment. We have studied how computer hardware works and have written explanations for this. On top of this, we have used our circuit knowledge to build game controllers that work with a range of online programmes! 
 
Our groups here turned this into friendly competition, giving away prizes for the highest scores!

Explaining Bar Modelling in maths and introducing problem solving from Inspire Maths.

This term, Y5 all had a go at teaching a maths lesson. They made their own resources, delivered lessons in groups of 2-4 and even marked the work themselves! 
 
The exhibition groups chose long multiplication and bar models because they thought they would be the most useful for parents. 

Baking

One of the first jobs we studied this term was baking. We read and adapted instructions to bake batches of bread, customising recipes and tweaking techniques to improve the flavour and texture. 
 
This group shared the class's third batch of bread which consisted of three different loaves. The samples went down very well with our hungry patrons! 

Sharing creative story writing.

Y5's author focus this term was 'stories from other cultures' so naturally we had a go at writing our own! Most of them were 'how the...' stories and were set in different places around the world. 
 
The exhibition group read some of these stories to visitors. The stories were bound into books for guests to peruse too. 

Sharing pupil work with parents.

Each group took their Topic books with them to their stalls. Parents had a good look through to see their child's learning - many read through them with the authors.