This week's Star of the Week is... EVEY!
Questions about Antarctica and Ernest Shackleton.
Our new learning journey is CIVILISATIONS!
Every Friday, each child is given five spellings to learn over the weekend. All spelling books should be back in school by the following Friday morning. If every child brings their spelling book in on time, the class receive a class reward.
Please ensure that your child is reading and practicing times tables every evening. Children will do Times Table Superheroes tests every week. Remember practice makes perfect! I recommend this site (https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button). The document attached under the Times Tables Superheroes page( Tables Practice) includes some activities for Year 5 too. Go to http://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/ for problem questions. There are also some great live lessons on the link below:
This term the children will be learning cricket and athletics. Children must bring their complete PE kit every Tuesday and Thursday.
Should you wish to talk to me, please contact the office to arrange a meeting with me.
Scroll down the page to see what we have been doing this term.
OUR SPELLINGS THIS SUMMER ARE:
1. Maize 2. True 3. Chocolate 4. Cacao Seeds 5. All of the above 6. They used stone tools by hand 7. 1901 8. Endurance 9. Crossed Antarctica from coast to coast via the South Pole. 10. Crushed by a moving ice pack. 11. The ship's cat. 12. A stow-away.
We have been looking at maps of Antarctica and learning about contour lines and grid references. We can't believe there are mountains in Antarctica! Also, we found out that Antarctica is the world's largest desert!
We met the author Onjali Q. Rauf, who wrote our shared book Boy at the Back of the Class. She told us about her experiences meeting refugees in camps in Calais, and she named famous refugees like Einstein and Mo Farah. Afterwards, we visited the Pavilion Gardens to enjoy the sunshine.
Here we are writing stories about the Maya! Some of us rewrote their creation story, whilst others imagined being descendants of the Maya Civilisation!
Well done to our Eco Warriors for working so hard at our SMILE event! Well done to our Year 5 group who encouraged drivers not to idle around our school. Walk to School week was a great success!
By Kit (a view of London - he even explained how the River Thames curves round to make Westminster appear like it is on the South Bank!)
We made guacamole at Wahaca and learnt a bit about Mexico (one of the countries influenced by the Maya)! The chef even came out to taste our guacamole!