This week we have written a kenning about world war 2 we also wrote in Viking runes.
A kenning is a piece of descriptive writing, a poem, for example -
As you can see the last word ends with er the kenning is like a riddle and you are supposed to guess the subject.
It is also a puzzle. Can you guess what the poem was about? That's right! A cat.
Viking Runes are letters used by the Vikings , the letters only use straight lines as curves were too difficult to calve or chisel. Some Runes look like letters used today. We wrote our names and some messages using Viking runes.
Well to start of the week Mr Rix had a very sore throat so he could't speak loudly or talk for a long time . We have been busy revising for tests we have done our Arithmetic paper and later on we will be doing the SPAG test.
As you can probably guess some of our fantastic tadpoles have sadly died. It is because some tadpoles are vegetarians while others are he Carnivors who eat other vegetarian tadpoles which resulted as only 13 out of 30 tadpoles alive which is very sad :(
Will G. has won two medals for his fantastic karate skills!
tThis week was no normal week……
We did some persuasive poster work on the Vikings. Jacob’s group was one of many amazing posters .All filled with information about Viking Kings and leaders…..
Erik the Red was a name that came up often in Viking History it turns out he was a Viking adventurer.
In English we read the 9th chapter of Private Peaceful .We were focussing on the trenches and we were given a picture of soldiers in the trench and we had to write Hear , Feel, see and smell and had to wrie descriptive phrases to go under the columns.
We now have Tadpoles! We named them after all 30 of us in the class.
This week in 5R we have been learning about angles. We have also been looking at some art which has different shapes and angles included in the artwork.
We have been designing our own “Angle art!" in the style of Kandinsky - how many angles can you spot?
For the past few weeks we have been making E-safety websites in groups.
They have been getting along very well and the children have really enjoyed it!
(The best one) https://5r4.weebly.com
By Nuala and Rita - have a fun half term! :)
This week we have been learning about Viking raids.
This is a plaque that was given to the next of kin of Horace Bailey. All families of men killed in WWI were given one. It is made of bronze. These plaques became known as "The Dead Man's Penny" because they look similar to an old penny but bigger. We've been talking about WWI because our class book 'Private Peaceful' is set in WWI.
This week 5R have been very busy with the life cycle of a dandelion. We have made a draft of the cycle. Here are some great examples.
By Freya and Lucy
Yesterday , we had a Maya archaeologist come in to talk about the Maya. She told us all about her research in the Rainforest , check out her website at mayaarchaeologist.co.uk . We also made our own very colourful masks . Then we tried some Maya food : bean stew ,salsa dip and tortilla chips , we all loved them !!
Just average? Sorry about that. I thought the fractions work was pretty intense!
We have had a average week . In English we were pretending to be Friar Lawrence from Romeo & Juliet to write the letter to Romeo that was never got delivered. In maths we were learning about subtracting fractions( some people found it tricky while others didn't). In history we were learning about Mayan food. We wrote and drew pictures of Mayan food!
By Nuala,Megan and Freya P.
Have a great weekend.
See you next week!