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Week Ending 18th of June 2021

 

Hello all, this week has all been about sport! Class 5 have greatly enjoyed sports week and being able to try out many different activities including, kick rounders, handball, golf and Danish long ball. Every member of the Class worked really well together and encouraged their peers. 

 

In addition to sports week, we have continued our learning about how we change as we grow older and created half and half self-portraits showing how we think we may look when we are older. In science, we also looked at how the population of the UK was getting older and considered how this might affect us all. We used the data we found to create a bar chart. 

 

Check out some photos of what we have been up to below!

 

 

 

 

Week Ending 11th of June 2021

 

Hello, we have had a very busy and exciting first week back. 

 

We have been finishing our time travel stories, editing and improving them in English, discovering decimals and their relationship to fractions and writing prayers based on Jesus' teachings of the Greatest Commandment.

 

We have been exploring how technology has changed over time and how it has affected our lives. On Thursday we had an old technology "silent auction", where pupils had to guess at what year they thought the technology had been popularised. We had some very interesting ideas and theories about how the technology developed and changed and enjoyed learning about how some of the old cameras and stereo equipment works. I never knew my old flip phone could make me feel so ancient!

 

 

 

 

Week Ending 28th of May 2021

 

This has been another busy week for us all, building towards the Marian Procession on Friday!

 

In Maths we have been continuing our work on fractions and Mr Browne has been very impressed with the class' work on multiply fractions, something that is tricky but they have all made really good progress with!

 

Our English this week has been writing dilemma stories based around the idea of time travel and meeting your future self. There have been some amazing ideas and I look forward to sharing some of the final stories after we complete them. 

 

In RE this week, we have been looking at the giving of the Ten Commandments by God to Moses. We first learnt about who Moses was and why he was called by God to lead his people to freedom. We discussed the Ten Commandments and the importance of mutual rules in living free. Finally we each chose a commandment and created our own clay tablets to symbolise the un-changeable writing in stone of the Ten Commandments. Check out some of them below!

 

Finally, I want to wish everyone an amazing half term and I'll look forward to seeing you all back in June!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Ending 24th of May 2021

 

This has been a very exciting week for us all in Class 5! We finished our garden descriptions in English and our final work made Mr. Browne very proud of us. 

 

On Tuesday we had an amazing day working with our Forrest School Leader Meg. We worked together to build dens, drill necklaces and toast Marshmallows! Check out some of the photos of use having an amazing time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Ending 14th of May 2021

 

This has been another busy week for us all. It was great to speak to many of the you at parents evening and let you know more about your childrens’ achievements this year.

 

Within English we have continued to read Tom’s Midnight Garden and have been using it as our inspiration in our writing. Within our descriptions of a Victorian garden we have looked at strong vs weak adjectives, similes, metaphors and personification. Check out some of our fantastic descriptions below!

 

“The azure bluebells hang from its emerald, fragile stem like Christmas ornaments. Standing tall in its row, as if to reflect the blue sky above, its sweet scent fills the air attracting everyone near.” - Sophia

 

“The amazing cobalt lavender is like a shining sapphire in the bright golden sun, with her lovely petals blooming with full force.” - May

 

“The pebbly, shadowy granite statues keep an eternal watch over the fragile flowers, like a mother lion protecting her cubs.” - Finley

 

Within topic we have continued to explore ourselves, this time by looking at self-portraiture. We first looked at four great artists, Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso and Jean-Michel Basquiat, we compared their styles and how they viewed themselves. We then used their work to inspire our own self-portraits.

 

On Friday, we took our study of self-portrait even further by creating our very own lego figure designs in our own image! This was a real challenge as we had to not only draw ourselves, but do so in a particular style. Check back next week as I will post some examples once they have dried!

 

 

 

 

 

Week Ending 7th of May 2021

 

This week in Class 5 we have been continuing our work on fractions. Please ask your children to demonstrate their actions for numerator, denominator, improper and mixed fractions!

In English we have been reading Tom's Midnight Garden as a class and learning about the stories context such as Victorian gardens. We will be developing this further next week in our descriptive writing!


 

Week Ending 29th of April 2021

 

This week we have begun our new topic 'Time Traveller'. In this project we will be exploring ourselves past, present and future. We began by look at time, Mr Browne took down the class clock and at different intervals we made predictions as to what time we thought it was. We discovered that some of us have amazing internal clocks and some of us... not so much!

 

In English we have been writing character descriptions, exploring expanded noun phrases, metaphors and similes. 

 

This week saw the first session of Class 5's Gardening Club, this is following on from our previous project 'Sow, Grow and Farm' where we planned a St. Mary's allotment. Keep your eyes peeled updates in the coming weeks!

 

Finally we have been exploring the work of surrealist artist Salvador Dali, especially his painting 'The Persistence of Memory' which features melting clocks. We used this as our inspiration for our own clock drawings created with oil pastels and sugar paper.

 

 

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