February 9, 2016
Happy New Year everyone,
This half term has been packed with a lot of fun things. Our topic is Space and we have been focussing on that in all the subjects. In art we have made planets out of Modroc and used different mediums to create different effects. In maths we have started going over ‘stuff’ in preparation for the SATs. We have done percentages, pie charts, decimals, fractions and much more! In English we have used a text as a stimulus, and found a UFO on the field, to write a story like it and then to write our own which is not set in space In science we have been exploring asteroids, comets and some famous scientists.
In P.E we have been playing netball/basketball outside and street dance inside. We have been working on our teamwork and staying in the zones. Recently we have played a match in horrific weather! The teams were fairly picked and everyone was getting involved. We were split into 4 groups and we made up a dance to” I GOTTA A FEELING” by Black Eyed Peas.
As a class we have been working well as a team and earning marbles.
We hope you have had as good a start to the year as we have,
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February 3, 2016
Well done this week for trying so hard to answer those tricky questions under test conditions! We will be going through the answers with you and helping you in the areas you need to improve on!
November 23, 2015
Learn these 15 words
November 13, 2015
During the last 2 weeks we have been looking at the Hampshire Illustrated Book Awards. This is a scheme in which Year 5 children across the county vote for their favourite picture book. We figured why let Year 5 have all the fun and got involved! We have looked at the following books and loved reading them all:
- The Promise by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin
- The Clockwork Dragon by Jonathan Emmett, illustrated by Elys Dolan
- Hermelin, the Mouse Detective by Mini Grey
- Winter’s Child by Angela McAllister, illustrated Grahame Baker-Smith
- Lucky by David Mackintosh
- Mr Wuffles by David Wiesner
We have completed various writing tasks based on these books. Sometimes reviewing and studying language and other times writing in character.
Today saw our final lesson of the Awards and we have been working hard to write a book review. We don’t want these to just be any old book reviews and agreed that they can be boring to write and to read. We didn’t need to look too far to find inspiration for a great book review as our lovely librarian, Mrs Clarke, is an expert!! We spent some time looking at her blog:
seeing how she makes her reviews so engaging and inspiring.
Now we’re starting to plan and write our own reviews of one of the Hampshire Book Award titles… We’re hoping to share some on here and also maybe convince Mrs Clarke to advertise our great work with a link to our blog on hers!
Check back soon for some examples……
November 9, 2015
10 more spellings – focus on ‘ough’
November 9, 2015
Year 5/6 Spellings
We will be looking at words with unusual grapheme phoneme correspondence.
Learn these 15 spellings.
October 27, 2015
October 23, 2015
Due to a lack of wifi in the building we had our final night celebrations in we were not able to blog last night. We had a really good time watching a film before an early night.
All packed up and looking forward to seeing you later
October 21, 2015
October 20, 2015