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Year 5 Remembers
Welcome back Year 5!
It was lovely to see everyone back in school on Monday; I hope you all had a fantastic half term.
In maths this week, we recapped our knowledge of line graphs and moved onto to look at two-way tables and timetables. We learnt how to read them and how to gather information from them.
Our week has been slightly different to normal. Instead of continuing with our Ancient Greece topic, we learnt about the importance of World War 1 to mark the 2018 centenary. In our Book Club sessions, World War 1 itself became our focus. We went on a fact finding mission to understand why the war started, we learnt about key events which took place during the war and finally we tried to understand how it ended. This raised many thought-provoking questions which caused us to consider our place within our world and how the courageous efforts of a whole generation shaped our world today.
As part of English lessons, we looked in more detail at the World War 1 generation. We realised that we have a lot to say thank you to them for, from women wearing trousers for the first time to the invention of the wrist watch. Then, we joined the Royal British Legion's 'Thank You' campaign by planning a 'Thank You' letter to the people of that generation who really struck a chord with us. We will be writing our letter next week.
Our afternoons have also been linked to the World War 1 theme. On Monday, we learnt about the story of the Poppy and why it became a symbol of remembrance. To remember the 20 boys who came to our school and lost their lives during The Great War, we created a giant poppy for each of them. These poppies have been placed at the front of school, so the next time you walk past, see if you can find all 20 names.
On Wednesday, we looked at the stunning art work of Jacqueline Hurley and recreated our own poppy pieces inspired by her style. Whilst painting, we learnt that the brush strokes we use can create impact and drama in our work. You listened and tried your best and as a result, the finished pieces are stunning.
Finally, on Sunday when the clock strikes 11, don't forget to take two minutes to remember the remarkable WW1 generations and say thank you for everything they achieved.
Hope you a have lovely weekend,