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Today began our week of exploring the Hindu festival Diwali. We found out that Diwali is the...
Study work, YouTube, diary writing, poster designing and a brand new challenge have all been...
We have been working hard in year 6 this week. In Maths, we recapped short and long multiplication...
YEAR 5 NEWS
It was great to catch up with so many of you at Parent's Evening. If any of you would like an appointment do contact the office and I'll do my best to sort out a mutually convenient time slot.
As part of our term's focus on Hope as a Christian value and linking to the Global Dimension aspect of World Interfaith Harmony Week, we shared, as a class, 'Our hopes for God's World'. We imagined that we were future world leaders and explored through great discussion the most important values that we would like our fellow citizens to live by and prioritised them in a Diamond 9. The children can explain it to you!
We enjoyed listening to the song 'What a wonderful World' by Louis Armstrong. We wrote and illustrated prayers in watercolour, which we will share with the whole school; thanks to Mrs Hughes photocopying and laminating them to make into our very own 'swatch and pray' books. You can see them in our reflective area.
As we were so 'into' our work, we have decided to plan and lead House Worship to share the theme of God's World is a gift on trust' and our work on 'our hopes for God's world' this Thursday afternoon. We've been making up short role plays, choosing songs and writing our own lyrics to familiar tunes, selecting Bible verses, using our ICT skills to prepare power points and working with our friends in Y2 and Y3. For me, it has been great to see the children working collaboratively and with real focus in their House teams.
MUSIC Mrs Griffin has helped us start our musical journeys through the secret garden.
SCIENCE We've been preparing for our Big School Bird Watch by researching the different British garden birds we might (and hope) to see in the school grounds this week. We've learned some new vocabulary: juvenile and clutch for starters!
MATHS We continued to look at percentages last week in The Garden Shop and we were able to work out 50%, 25%, and 10% off for sale prices. Some of us were able to calculate 5%, 15%, 30%, 60% etc. This week we're solving different word problems involving fractions and percentages and enjoying the challenge.
SPELLING Having looked at soft and hard 'c' and soft 'g' and this week the focus is on hard 'g' words. Some of us are working on words with 'age'.
PE This last week's Sportscape Sports Star was Lucy! Well done Lucy!
Well done to Sam, who was fantastic in goal in Friday's interschool football competition at Brine Leas.
LEARNING LOGS A little belated...The first task has now been sent home. It is to design a garden either on paper or as a model. I hope there is enough scope for all our budding Alan Titchmarshes to get involved and design a fantastic garden!! Homework back in after the half term break.
SMOKEBUSTERS The fire brigade will spend the afternoon with us tomorrow — Tuesday — teaching us how to stay safe in the event of a fire in school or at home.
CLASS PHOTOS Look smart and smile a lot on Friday — it's that time of year when we have our class photo taken!!
Lots going on to take us to the end of our first half term, ready for a well earned rest!