Miss Dallard (teacher)
Miss Budworth (teaching assistant)
Mr Whitlock (teaching assistant)
Summer term – what a fantastic start to the Summer term we are having.
May – We had such a great last week of term. We were REALLY into our class story ‘Percy Jackson and the Lighning Thief.’ In Literacy we made maps of the school grounds and linked them to the ‘Half-Blood’ camp in the story. We even made our maps look authentic by staining them with tea bags and burning the edges.
We used our maps to go onto the playground and play ‘Capture the Flag’. This involved us using our map to find letter clues. Once we found all the letter clues it was a race to get back to our flag pole and raise the flag to show we had finished! So much fun!
We really wanted to get the story finished by the end of the term so we could compare it to the film. We read A LOT in the last week 🙂
Before that we had been looking at Greek Myths in Literacy. We looked at a range of traditional Greek Myths, ready to write our own. We retold Greek Myths through drama. We took advantage of the lovely weather and performed them on the outside performance area.
Before the myths, we have been look at Persuasive texts. We explored the features in depth leading to us filming an advert and writing a persuasive leaflet encouraging people to come to St Andrew’s School. Below you can see a couple of screen shots from our adverts (which we showed to the whole school) and examples of some of the beautifully presented leaflets we made.
April – Class 5 kicked off their Ancient Greece topic by looking at “Pandora’s box”. Firstly we predicted what the story might be about from the title. Then we were introduced to a picture and discussed our ideas further.
When Class 5 arrived at school the next day there was a box in the classroom. We had a lengthy discussion about what could be in the box and if we were told weweren’t allowed to open it- would we still want too. We linked our discussion to the previous day’s learning and talked about how it was similar to Pandora’s Box.
-What was in the box?
-Was it a good thing or bad thing?
-Who would open the box?
-What is bad?
-Who would touch what was in the box without looking?
Some children changed their minds and ended up touching what was inside. In the end, there were only 4 children who did not touch what was in the box.
Miss Dallard eventually revelaed what was in the box. It was NOT good! It was disgusting!
Next stop- we are looking at a poem called ‘In the Box’. We are looking at the features of the poem and using all our learning from this week to inspire a similar version. These poems will inlcude verses, repetition, descriptive phrases, similes, metaphors and even (our favourite) personification! 🙂
MARCH- World Book Day – what a great effort!
We have made Viking Brooches with Mrs Hallis in Art this term!
Next up- dragon eyes……. 🐲😍
FEBRUARY– Look at these AMAZING Dragon themed projects year 5 completed AT HOME during half term! We had junk models, lego, cookies, information sheets and power points. WOW- bubbling learners indeed!
JANUARY – Year 5 are back and raring to go with the Spring term. We have started our new topic ‘How to Train your Dragon’ which will link with our History ‘Viking’ Topic. A mysterious box appeared in the classroom with a sparkly trail on our first day back. We were keen to find out what it is. We made predictions as to what we think might be inside and were excited to find out…….
When we arrived at school a couple of mornings later -there were some mysterious foot prints on the playground. We were left a letter from a Viking boy called Samuel. He asked if we could open the box and had to protect what was inside from the evil dragon- Saleth. There was a dragon egg inside. Samuel had returned with his own dragon Melly to cast a protection spell on the school. We explained what had happened and described the egg and why we thought we had to protect it.
Homework – Homework is still handed out of a Friday and expected in on a Thursday.
It is expected that your child completes 10 minutes of reading daily and practice their spellings and times tables daily. On top of this a Mathletics task will be set weekly.
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