This week we have been making our own games in D.T by using an electrical circuit to light up a lightbulb.
We have also been studying sunflowers to make a drawing of our own some were abstract :others were a normal drawing.
We have also been hoping to do some drama but we're not quite sure what about
Have a great 6 weeks.
By Freya and Lucy:)
This week in 5R there has been many changes... including;
The tadpoles. they have grown a lot! We've had 4 frogs and now they are back in Mr Rix's pond!
We now have maths groups in different classes with year 6 teachers (Just to be clear the maths groups are NOT the new year 6 classes just maths groups.)
Concert rehearsal and Private Peaceful
•On Monday and Tuesday most of the pupils from 5R have been going out of class to rehearse for the school concert , which was on Tuesday.
•This week we have been watching Private Peaceful with 5H. Today we finished it and we were left on a cliff hanger of Charlie being shot for disobeying orders.
We also had sports day on Thursday Fire won !
5R did really well !!
By Nuala , Lucy
Freya and Rita
This week was no ordinary week.....
We learned about Refugees. The reason that Refugee week was created was to make people understand about Refugees because there were loads of people giving incorrect information about them ( some people still think that today ).
In English we were studying a book called ' The Whispering Cloth'. It is about a girl called Mai that was learning how to create a Pandau ( a quilt). She finally created them but Mai's Grandmother said the cloth says it is not for sale. We were given a story told by a girl named Amira we had to draw the Pandau to describe her story and are now drawing onto a cloth using pastel dye sticks. We had to wear bright colours on Friday to raise awarness to Refugees.
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 !!
"Goodbyes are not forever,