Year 5

Victorian Museum Tour

Firstly, I would just like to thank parents/careers for attending 5EH’s ‘Victorian Museum Tour’. Over the past few weeks, 5EH have worked extremely hard to produce some fantastic work including exploding books, informative leaflets and incredible speeches. During the afternoon we had an opportunity to show case this work – I think it’s fair to say that the children taught the adults a lot about the Victorians!

We really enjoyed our topic Alchemy Island. Here we are composing music for different parts of the fantasy island. We had to think about the atmosphere that we wanted to create and choose our instruments and rhythms to reflect that.

During our Stargazers topic, we have been looking at our eight extraordinary planets. To understand how far away each planet is, we used fruit to order and compare each planet.

In art, we have studied a famous artist called Peter Thorpe who uses abstract art. The children worked hard to create examples of abstract art for their background and beautiful rockets for their foregrounds. I’m sure that you will agree, the results are out of this world! Well done 5EH!

As part of our Stargazing topic, we have been looking at the moon phases and understanding why the moon seems to change shapes. The children worked really hard to create their own lunar calendars using Oreos – delicious!


Romero Britto is a Brazilian artist, painter and sculptor. He combines elements of cubism, pop art and graffiti in his work, using vibrant colours and bold patterns. Britto has an optimistic view of life and his art is a visual expression of hope, dreams and happiness.

We have designed our own Britto -inspired pieces of art and have thought carefully about colour and pattern, using a mixture of crayons and felt tips. We chose to do this art because when we look at it, it makes us feel happy and we hope it has the same effect on everyone who sees it.


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