Another jam packed week! We have finished writing our Highwayman diary entries, in the perspective of Tim the Ostler, the Highwayman or Bess. I have been impressed with everyone's efforts to edit and improve their work and after reading them all tonight - it is safe to say 5C have produced some excellent, enjoyable pieces of writing. We look forward to casting the performance next week!
This week we have been busy working as scientists in a lab to test the best brand of kitchen towel. We tested five pieces of kitchen towel to see which was the most absorbent! It is safe to say that Blitz won as it held a magnificent 147 drops of water! Attached are some photos of scientists in action, carrying out a fair test!
Please keep the great pieces of homework coming in. This week we were lucky enough to try potato bread made by Toby - with a mystery ingredient of cheese!
It was rather tasty and enjoyed by all. I look forward to seeing more pieces of homework throughout the term.
In preparation for our Christmas Craft afternoon coming up, I would be grateful if you would be able to spare any clean tin cans preferably without labels on. Please bring these in over the next week or so if you can, so that we can try and spare enough for the class.
Well done to the children this week that have taken part in the WW1 Commemoration Concert at the Corn Exchange. Tomorrow we will also be taking part in a service of remembrance which will be performed in the road outside the school building.
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In Science, we have started our first topic where we have learnt lots about the eight planets and the distance they are from the sun. We even learnt a solar system rap, to help us remember the order of the planets! We then wrote our own mnemonics to help us remember the planets. Some of them were rather funny! A great effort from everyone.
Today we have started our topic on the Ancient Mayans and we have been discussing key events that happened in Maya Civilisation by looking at two different timelines.
A big well done to Finley and Evie this week who were awarded with certificates in assembly for trying their best in maths!
See you all next week!
We have had a great start to Year 5 and the children have all settled in and adapted well to their new classroom. I am super excited to have joined the Rushmere teaching team and I am looking forward to working with you all and teaching the children throughout their time in Year 5.
We have started life in Year 5 by discussing the PRIDE rules and the children have all signed the PRIDE contract to agree to stick to these rules all year!
We also discussed how to be an excellent talking partner and 5C have created their own checklist of the qualities a good talking partner should display. We put these skills to the test by sharing with our partners what we got up to over the summer holidays and the children have been given a new talking partner ready to work with for the new week ahead.
On Friday, we discussed the importance of having a growth mindset and how it is important to try our best, even if we do find things tricky. The children were given the challenge of making an origami penguin without any help and lots of them said 'I CAN'T DO THIS!' - highlighting the importance of using our growth mindsets, even if we are faced with a challenging task!
They then had a go at making the penguin using instructions to help. Dylan broke the record for making the smallest origami penguin!
The penguins will be used as a reminder to the children all year that they can achieve anything they put their mind to!
If you can, please come along to the Meet the Teacher session on Monday 10th September at 2.50pm, where I look forward to meeting you to give you more information about the year ahead.
Thank you again. Wishing you all a restful and safe Summer Holidays.
Mrs Steward x
Below you can see the results of the children's efforts:
We are 4S!
Each week we will update our blog with activities, pictures and comments on what we have been learning!