We've reached the end of another amazing week in Year 5. In Literacy, we have been writing non-chronological reports about Alfred the Great, linked to our Viking vs. Anglo-Saxons topic, and in Maths we have been challenging ourselves on place value. Here we have the Mathematician of the Week (left), who has demonstrated superb effort, … Continue reading This Week’s Superstars
Our History topic right now is the Vikings vs. the Anglo-Saxons, so we have been building on our previous knowledge. Here's a sample of some of the research we did to start us off: After this work, we wrote descriptions of a Viking called Bjorn, and we used some of our fantastic WOW words and … Continue reading Vicious Vikings!
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.