Next week will be the last week of this half term already... wow! This half term has just flown by! A reminder to you all that next Friday is a PD Day, so the children will not be in school. As a result, the spelling test will take place on Thursday, so they won't get away with not having one! Next Thursday (the last day of term) is a non-uniform day, so if you're child does not wear uniform that day, they will need to make a monetary contribution. All of the details have been shared in the school's newsletter.
We're almost at the end of our science unit 'What's that sound?', which the children have all enjoyed. This week we investigated how sound travels over distances by making string telephones. I hope if they chose to bring them home, they haven't been too disruptive with them!
It's hard to believe that we only have a couple more weeks until half term - Summer already seems so long ago!
I am very proud of the attendance of 4S and this was recognised in today's celebration assembly where we were the first class to win the Attendance Award in KS2. Well done everyone! Having good attendance makes such a difference to a child's progress, so 4S won't have any excuses now!
In Science this week, the children investigated how to alter pitch by experimenting with different amounts of water in glass bottles and then blowing across them to generate sounds. This proved more problematic for some than others, but provided much entertainment! Needless to say, the challenge I had set of playing '3 Blind Mouse' was a step to far! Why don't you ask them what they found out?
AIn Literacy we finished the book 'a Picture book of Jesse Owens', which generated some lovely work, and concluded the week by looking at other influential black people in history. This was particularly relevant as October is Black History Month. The children researched Rosa Parks, Mary Seacole, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandella. The prejudice and struggles against adversity that these people (and many like them) have experienced, was most enlightening for the children and hopefully inspirational.
Welcome to the Year 5 Blog 5 - Written by the Year 5 Team.