I can't believe another half term is over - only one more to go in year 5!
We'll be doing some 'quizzes' after half term and some of children have chosen to bring their spelling books home for a quick look through. Don't forget to bring them back!
Jacob, Ethan, Bawen and Cole have been busy with their Viking homework. Well done!
Ellie and Connie have been diligently tending to our sunflower plants and they are coming along quite nicely. There's a competition to see who can grow the tallest. Fingers crossed!
Michael Morpurgo's moving story of a family's experience of life before and during the First World War is our focus this term. Here a few freeze frames from our drama class today:
It's a bit grey today but we are still feeling sunny in class and enjoying our summer term topics.
The Vikings have landed and we're looking forward to learning lots about them. We've already had a go a drawing a long boat !
Congratulations to Chloe for climbing The Monument in London during the holidays and taking part in a swimming gala.
We made Maya masks, tried Maya food, learnt the Maya number system and looked at and held Maya artifacts!
It was great fun
It was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm very proud of the class and I'm sure all the grown ups who watched were as impressed.
Our new topic in literacy is: Romeo and Juliet.
We have already completed a week about it.
Within the week we have performed drama
In maths, we did adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions.
Do you know the difference between a Maya temple and a Mayan palace? This week we have been learning about Maya archaeology.
We are beginning to think about what we can show to parents and carers in our class assembly. Some dance perhaps?
Fun things we did this week:
The muddy life of Giacometti (We might've spelt that wrong)
About the new house teams; Chloe in our class won the house team election with the four elements ,Fire , Water ,Earth ,Air , at her side. Congratulations Chloe!
We have been learning about fractions this week and have finished our division work as I'm sure your children have told you! We have completed March On (our English work) by writing speeches that we performed to the class. It was nerve-wracking but we all did it!
Jasper Klompe has recently taken part in a beach clean with the National Trust. As this is something we all feel strongly about, Jasper has offered to share the name of the website with us all: www.mcsuk.org. Happy beach cleaning!
We'll be back again next week.
Evan and Cole
Here are some examples of marvelous Maya temples and facts.
Congratulations to all the children for a fantastic performance of The Highwayman on Wednesday. Mr Smith and Mr Stock were so impressed, they have asked year 5 to perform again on Tuesday in front of the school.
Please bring in your black clothes again for Tuesday and go over your lines this weekend.
Our trip to Dance East this afternoon was a success. The performance of The Borrowers was incredible. Amazing creative dance which inspired most of us to want to have a go. We are looking forward to our dance workshops next term already.
The children have been give a 'sweet' or 'savoury' request reminder for next Wednesday's afternoon parties. Please check to see which colour your child has chosen.
Happy weekend to you all.
This blog is updated by Mrs Harries, with help from the wonderful children in 5H!