As part of our rainforest work in Topic and Literacy, we did some hot seating on Friday. We had already done some writing about the rainforest, both fiction and non-fiction, so we decided that a bit of role play would help us develop our understanding. First we thought about questions that we would ask a … Continue reading In the Hot Seat!
We just covered a breaking-news story on a fire in the Amazon rainforest. (What luck: news for us to cover during our rainforest topic!) First we watched a clip of the fire, and then we read a press release about it so that we could clarify some details. After quickly writing our headlines, we got to … Continue reading Back to the Newsroom…
Our Mathematician of the Week got a personal best on her times-table test this week. She has also been super helpful in Maths. Our Star of the Week, meanwhile, has been amazing. He has improved his spellings, showed an impressive understanding of rainforests in Guided Reading, and sung his heart out during Mrs Lohoar's French … Continue reading This Week’s Superstars
This half term, we are learning about rainforests. Next week, we will write a report about them, so today we worked with a partner to do some research using the Oddizzi web site. We worked on our note-taking skills, and Mrs Lohoar and Mrs Kirk were really impressed with our co-operation and team work. If … Continue reading Rainforests
Welcome back to our newsroom. We have finally published our reports on the sinking of the Mary Rose. Henry VIII was crestfallen as he watched his prized vessel capsize, he told witnesses at the scene. In other news, the king solemnly sat for a portrait following the tragedy. The Mary Rose will be sorely missed.
Welcome to our busy newsroom! Year 5 have been learning all about the Tudors this half term, and as part of our Literacy learning, we have been working on news reports. Just this week, our cracking team wrote news stories about the sinking of the Mary Rose, Henry VIII's favourite battleship. Here are a few … Continue reading Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
We have been studying the Tudors this half term, and today we were posed a question by Mrs Lohoar: What makes a good leader? We have learned a bit about King Henry VIII and what kind of leader he was. We know that some people think he was one of the greatest monarchs in British … Continue reading What Makes a Good Leader?