Monday, 20 October 2014

Week beginning 13.10.14

We have had another busy and very exciting week in Year 5!

On Wednesday the children created their own Ancient Greek pots using clay. These will be displayed in the classroom during parents evening for you to take a look at. Next week the children will finish these by painting them, using traditional Greek colours and designs.

We visited the British Museum on Friday to continue our learning about Ancient Greece. The children found out some interesting facts and produced some wonderful sketches of things they had seen throughout the Museum. All the children enjoyed their trip, particularly their visit to the gift shop, and were superbly behaved! Thank you to those parents who came with us, you were a great help.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Week beginning 06.10.14

We started a new topic in RE this week called life choices. We began by discussing how we can maintain a friendship. The children came up with some wonderful ideas and transferred these into a magazine article, giving advice on how to be a good friend. Later on in this unit we will be looking at family and marriage.
In English we have been continuing with our topic fables, myths and legends. The children finished writing their version of Robin Hood and they were all absolutely fantastic. We definitely have some budding authors in class 5! We will be finishing this unit before half term, by looking at myths in more detail.
We began looking at shape in maths this week. The children identified the properties of 2D shapes and worked out the perimeter of shapes where the lengths of some sides were missing. We will be continuing with shape next week, progressing onto calculating the area of different shapes.
We are continuing to study the Ancient Greeks in History. It is lovely to see the children so enthusiastic about this topic, with some children opting to take home information books to read in their own time.
The children are very enthusiastic during their computing lesson on a Wednesday with Mrs Luckhurst. They are using a programme called Scratch to create their own computer games. I know the children are fantastic with technology and have been a great help to her!
Class 5 enjoyed 2M’s fantastic assembly this Friday and are very much looking forward to their assembly at the end of November!

Friday, 3 October 2014

We have been very busy again this week!

TRING Dance lessons began this Tuesday. This was a pleasure to watch and all of the children seemed to really enjoy it. I hope they have been remembering their ‘golden strings’ at home!
In English we have been continuing with our topic fables, myths and legends. We watched a short version of Robin Hood and the children planned their own legend based on this story. The children wrote the opening paragraph which described the setting and characters and these were all fantastic. They will be continuing with their legends next week.
We have been looking at division in maths this week. This has been challenging for all of us, myself included! Everybody has impressed me with their hard work and perseverance though. Next week we will begin looking at shape.
We are continuing to study the Ancient Greeks in History. Some children acted out the Battle of Marathon for the class which was very entertaining! I have received lots of reply slips for our trip to the British Museum which is happening in two weeks time.
Class 5 enjoyed 3L’s fantastic Harvest assembly this Friday. Thank you to all those parents who brought something in. Your generosity is very much appreciated.