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Reception Children, what a beautiful afternoon you have had in you welcome service at St...
Another great day exploring Diwali today. Amelie, thank you for fetching in the beautiful sari to...
Today began our week of exploring the Hindu festival Diwali. We found out that Diwali is the...
Welcome to Year 5!
We have had a lovely, if not a bit messy, few days getting to know each other and enjoyed the sunshine at the same time!
We're always excited to share our holiday news when we get back to school, so what better way than lots of opportunity to share our favourite holiday activities with our 'Meet, greet, question and answer swap' activity. What wonderful things the class have experienced: From seeing the view from the top of the Burj Khalifa (the world's tallest building) in Dubai and from the Eiffel Tower in Paris, to paragliding and cycling to the simple pleasures of crabbing and rock pooling and just enjoying spending time with friends and family! We have written some fantastic descriptions!
Our history focus this term is 'From the Stone Age through the Bronze Age to the Iron Age'.
So to get going, we have started reading the first of our two stories for this term: The Boy with the Bronze Axe by Kathleen Fidler based on the discoveries at Skara Brae. The book links the Stone Age to the Bronze Age through the lives of Kali and her brother Brockan and Tenko, the boy who arrives on the island, from across the sea.
The discovery of the Neolithic settlement in the Orkneys in 1850 will be our focus for next week's literacy when we start preparing for a TV News Report! The class have already found out the location of Skara Brae as a homework task and will, this next week, start asking their own questions and gathering the facts about this amazing discovery.
We have been busy frame making and creating a modroc surface on which to do our art work ...hence getting messy! The children said they were great activities for developing the following: concentration, team-building, patience, perseverance, listening skills and self-belief! We're looking forward to exploring cave art next week based on the finds in Lascaux in France, using sticks to mark make and experiment with chalk pastels.
Our Reading Challenge also started this week. It's great to know that so many of the class are hooked on good reads!
Our Numeracy this next week will be reviewing and moving forward in our understanding of Place Value and should link really well with our history date line!
Until next week...