Friday, 19 May 2017

Week ending 19th May 2017

In Literacy this week, the children have used their knowledge of the book 'Oranges in No Man's Land' to write creative stories from another character's point of view. They have particularly been focussing on using powerful vocabulary to describe characters and the war torn streets of Beirut, during the civil war. They have also been trying hard to include similies, metaphors, interesting openers (including 'ed' and 'ing' openers) and a range of sentence structures. They will be completing their stories next week and are looking forward to sharing them with you!

In Maths the children have been learning about coordinates and how to reflect and translate a range of polygons in quadrants. The children are brilliant at explaining their learning:

They played 'articulate' this morning to describe and guess different key mathematical vocabulary. Next week they will be drawing shapes accurately, following detailed instructions and taking part in some problem solving activities.

It's been a very active week in 5SG, very fitting for 'Walk to School week'! Despite the rain, the children have been in fantastic spirits, completing their Cycling course and they received well earned certificates this afternoon.

In DT, the children have really enjoyed the start of our 'Bread' unit. They tried a variety of breads last week and described them and rated them from 1 to 10. This week we talked about the hygiene rules we will need to follow when we are baking. The children thought carefully about what they will need to do at each stage of the baking process next week. On the last day of term the children will follow a basic baking recipe in groups of three and will experiment creating different forms of bread.
Thank you to all of the parents who have offered to help !

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