In ICT this week the children continued to look at and crack codes. They sent secret messages to each other in code and had to decipher them. They must have felt like a character from Storm breaker!
In Literacy, the children are continuing with their story writing. They are writing a little and editing as they go, paying particular attention to the language choices they use, spelling and punctuation. They are working hard to create a small novel. They really are into their story writing! The next text for Literacy will be the famous poem. The children are also enjoying the new handwriting scheme and the read, write, ink spelling books.
In Numeracy, the children have been continuing to look at multiples and factors. They have also been learning about what a number squared and cubed is. They are currently focusing on multiplying and dividing by 100 and 1000 and remembering what happens to the place value.
Here are some good websites for practicing times tables which the children need to keep going with:
Keep up the brilliant work 5CL!
Well what a jam packed first week back! Class Do Jo's are working well. Let's see if we can beat last year's record!! The challenge is on.
In Science the children explored reversible and non-reversible reactions involving jelly. In art, they reflected on the printing process, their work and the work of the class. In Literacy, the children are writing a mini novel based on Stormbreaker. They are really getting into their writing. In maths the children have recapped familiar vocabulary such as Prime number, multiple, factor and prime factor. Here is a useful website to help you to remember:
Fun family game: https://wild.maths.org/factors-and-multiples-chain
We are nearly there already, half term is approaching. Before going on our well deserved break, 5CL are very much looking forward to their school trip to Felixstowe tomorrow. Hopefully the children will have some stones to hide and we will be able to see how far they travel and if they arrive at any other coasts (watch this space). The children tried hard with their designs, but decided keeping things fairly simple was best.
In art the children have finished their block printing designs and they look amazing. They are certainly a creative bunch! In Literacy the children have created a dreaded villain. We had so much fun! Their villain will meet their spy after half term. They are going to analyze the spy's mission this week, as well as complete some descriptive writing. In numeracy, we have been working hard on our written methods of subtraction and addition. We need to remember to read the question carefully if we are working on worded problems and take care with 'carrying' and 'borrowing'.
We hope you have a very fun half term 5CL and come back to us safely ready to learn.
Another exciting week in 5CL. These children are very arty! They have now finished their block printing designs and I must say, they look fantastic, well done! Also while the rest of year 5 are having fun away, we have been completing various art projects, including painting stones to find on Felxistowe beach. Watch this space to see how far they travel! We need to get a camera in our room to take photos.
In Science, the children investigated different types of cream and insulated ice cream. We have now moved onto looking at dissolving. In Geography the children have become reporters, reporting on the events of the tidal surge.
Literacy has taken a creative turn too. We have invented great spy gadgets for Alex Ryder and created our own lair. Our handwriting and new spelling scheme is being enjoyed by all. We are going over formal written methods of addition and subtraction in Numeracy.
Keep up the good work year 5. Go go go!
Last week in Literacy we edited our spy letters of application and started to create our own spy gadget. I must say 5CL have some very creative ideas for this! In Numeracy, we have continued to explore numbers by looking at how they are represented in different ways. We all became millionaires for the lesson and dished out and counted money to a million.
In Art we have put done our first colour on our prints and they are looking rather good. In Science different groups looked at different investigations involving materials and reported back to the class what they found out. In our topic work, we have continued to explore coasts and we have had a fantastic piece of homework in already from Gosia, so thank you for that.
Keep up the good work 5CL. By the way, your writing is getting better and better!
Sorry this is a little late. I have been having trouble logging on and am just getting used to blogging. Anyway, up and running again now.
Last week was our first full week and what a jam packed week we had! The children have started their designs for their block prints in art this week linked to the coastline. This is also linked to a homework task which was sent home on Friday (if the children choose that one). In science they have continued to explore materials.
In Literacy, we have been in role as Alex Rider, the character from storm breaker. Mrs Lees enjoys hot seating and so she had a go in character too! They then wrote a letter to apply for a spy position. In Geography, the children continued with this persuasion and tried to get Mrs Lees to buy a holiday. Persuasion is also the theme for next week too, so watch this space!
I hope you have had an excellent summer. It has been an great start to the year so far. The children have settled well and got straight back to their work. They have a good work ethic.
In Numeracy, we have been recapping place value and numbers. In Literacy, we have started reading Stormbreaker. We are learning about the characters and the key vocabulary. We had fun in Geography revising the water cycle and creating a cloud. The children remembered the correct vocabulary and I was impressed. I have a feeling this is going to be a very good year!
Well, signing off for now. Hope you have a good weekend.
Mrs Lees and Mrs Cook.
It’s hard to believe that we are nearing the end of Year 4 and that soon the children will be in UKS2! It seems like only yesterday that I joined Team Rushmere and met the wonderful children in 4B. I feel very fortunate to have been their teacher this year; it has been a real pleasure to witness all their achievements. Together we have experienced many enjoyable moments and I hope that we made many memories that will last a lifetime. I am so incredibly proud of the motivated, enthusiastic and resilient learners that 4B have become. Every single child has flourished this year and worked their socks off. I would also like to express my thanks for the generous end of year gifts you bestowed upon me this week-I feel very spoilt. Here are the pictures of our final week as 4B. We enjoyed:-
As part of their topic work, 4B visited West Stow (Anglo-Saxon village) in Suffolk. The children had a thoroughly enjoyable day handling artefacts and exploring the re-created village. Dressed in Anglo-Saxon style cloaks, they were put to work and learnt about the daily lives of Anglo-Saxons. The staff at the museum commented that they were very impressed with our inquisitive children. 4B answered all the questions, were very engaged and impeccably well-behaved.
Yesterday, 4B enjoyed participating in a workshop led by a visitor from Amnesty International. The children investigated the connection between Human rights and refugees as well as the role of Amnesty International in supporting refugees. As part of our refugee week, we have also discussed who a refugee is and thought about how it might feel to be forced out of your home when you have no other choice but to seek refuge. When stepping into the shoes of Lina, who is a character in our book ‘Four Feet Two Sandals, 4B thought of how they would have felt living in a refugee camp. Some of the words we generated were: rejected, isolated, desperate, distraught, anxious, heartbroken and petrified. Through drama work based on our book ‘Four Feet Two Sandals, we identified and explored themes such as friendship, loss, sharing and separation. Today we linked our art work to refugee week by using natural dyes (coffee, turmeric, red cabbage and beetroot) to dye material which will be used for the tents in our refugee camp from our story. 4B even washed the material in a bowl just as we know our character Lina did by a river. All the children very capably hand-washed and folded material. I would send any washing their way. Watch this space to see what other maths, PSHE and literacy activities we take part in to mark refugee week.