In Year 5, Term 2 was a hotbed of creativity and developing our can-do, problem-solving mindsets. We embarked on our second term of learning to play the recorders, and were able to put what we had learnt in Term 1 to good use, as we played new, catchy tunes, and even had a try at improvising, using our new music theory skills. We finished off by playing a little concert to our friends in Year 4 to prepare them for their recorder lessons which will start in Term 3.

We also enjoyed the second stage of our big project on portraiture, this time painting self-portraits in the style of Frida Kahlo, the iconic Mexican artist. We explored expressing our passions, feelings and heritage through painting, and became a little wiser and kinder in the process.

A group of us were able to attend a big chess tournament in London, where we played some of the most promising junior chess talents from across the country. It was a great day out.  

 Artwork by Amml, Louis, Frankie, Sumaya and Lawrence