We’ve had a busy week, as usual, in school. The children took part in the Annual Cross Country Event on Tuesday. They all showed incredible self belief and kept on going. We were all so very proud of them.
In English, we have continued with the persuasive letter to Hades and are now at the part where we draft our letter. I cannot wait to read them- the talk in the classroom has been amazing!
In maths, we have started looking at coordinates and have been reading, plotting and writing them. Even throwing in a game of “Battleships”.
In art, we finally got to paint our masks and in science we are looking at gears, pulleys and levers. Computing has continued with keeping safe online.
Have a lovely weekend.
The days are getting chillier, please ensure your child has indoor shoes, and a showerproof coat so that we can take advantage of the outdoors.
You should have received a link to watch the video of the children sharing their Autumn tankas. They worked really hard and produced some lovely work.
You also should have received a parents’ evening letter. Please respond so that we can have a chat about how things are going so far.
This week we have started on a persuasive letter from Orpheus to Hades, using flattering and emotional language, modal verbs and adverbs. Next week, we will continue the process.
In maths, we have continued with our work on symmetry and will be moving onto coordinates.
Science: we are continuing with forces – looking at simple machines (levers, pulleys and gears).
Art: we created a clay mask to compare with our papier mache one.
In topic, we are looking at the battles between Spartans and Athenians.
Autumn is well and truly upon us. The children have completed an Autumnal themed tanka to share with you. We will be moving on to a persuasive letter for the remainder of the term. Spellings remain a recap of the year 3/4 words with the |ay| sound. The reading focus is fluency and expression plus retrieval of information and vocabulary choice.
In maths, we have continued with shape and will be looking at lines of symmetry.
In science, we carried out an investigation to explore forces and in art we added to our papier-mâché mask. They are looking great.
The children are settling in well and are enjoying back with their friends. We have worked hard to complete our character descriptions of the Ancient Greek god of their choice. We have used figurative language to make the text more interesting to read. There were many bulging biceps, tunics were dancing and the most examples of hyperbole I have ever seen!
Spelling focused on silent letter words. Homework is to think of lots of words with silent letters in them.
In maths, we have been focusing on our 3 times tables so if your child is not fluent yet on the 2,3,5 and 10, please give them a helping hand at home. We have been looking at converting measure so that we can solve problems with amounts in different units for example 2 litres plus 350millilitres.
Computing is looking at being safe on the internet while in Geography we amazed ourselves by drawing our own map of the world to locate Greece. In science, we are looking at forces – and have planned an investigation to answer questions on friction, air resistance and water resistance. In art, we added the next layer to our Greek theatre mask and planned what it will look like by the end of term. In PE, we have been learning about teamwork and how trust and communication are key to a good team working environment. In PSHE, we have been looking at the rights of the child and the responsibilities that go along with it.
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Have a lovely weekend
Jo Cowell and Olivia Lush
Welcome everyone to our Year 5 blog. It has been a great start to the year, the children are settled and ready for learning. It has been lovely to spend some time with them and Miss Lush and I are really looking forward to the year.
We started the year with our Greek hook in days. We learned about the Greek Gods and focused on the myth Orpheus and Eurydice. Using drama and art in the style of Nathan Jurevicius.
We then recreated the Ancient Greek Olympics by working in City State groups to compete in various events – javelin, discus, art appreciation, oration, knucklebones and boxing. The children had to stay in character throughout the day. We had a lot of fun!
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