A recent Year 5 assembly looked at a timely topic with the idea that we all have a right to vote. We linked this theme into our celebration of Martin Luther King Day. The pupils have been researching why Dr King was such an important figure, and what made him such a great and admired man.
Our assembly offered up the idea that there are four powerful strands that we need for any successful protest. These are: perseverance, solidarity, courage and the power of music to help raise the spirits.
The Year 5 pupils created a series of colourful placards to display during the assembly. We asked each class member to think about a message or cause that was important to them. These ideas were then proudly displayed during our assembly for all to see.
Elsewhere in Year 5 and we have just started a new topic looking at the history and culture of China. We are very fortunate to have the skills of our Chinese friend Yi Kai to come into our class to help with this learning.
The children have been looking in detail at some maps of the country. Yi Kai has also started some work helping Year 5 to learn more about various traditional Chinese myths.