Please see below our class newsletter.
Welcome to Year 5
The teachers in Y5 are Mrs Johnson - Ghana Class and Miss Rumble - Chile Class.
The children have been learning about Remembrance Sunday this week and the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. They have all made paper poppies which have been displayed in their classrooms.
This term Year Five are reading Shackleton's Journey, written by William Grill. It is a rewrite of Ernest Shackleton's landmark expedition crossing the Antarctic from one pole to the other. This book has been chosen because of the topic that the children will be working on - Who is shaping our future?
The book that they are reading is Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce. This is about a boy called Liam who is too big for his boots and his football shorts and his school blazer but being super sized height wise has it's advantages as Liam is the only boy ever to ride the G-force defying Cosmic rollercoaster - or to be offered the chance to drive a Porsche! He then gets the chance to travel into space. Is Liam the best boy for the job?
Maths lesson for Chile class and the children have been making Roman Numerals with paper straws.
Year Five and Six Harvest Assembly. All donations are being to taken to the North Bristol Food Bank.
Wet play today and two children in Egypt class chose to relax in the book corner!!
Miss Rumble's brother visited school on Tuesday 9th October to talk to the children about sustainability which is their topic this term. Mr Rumble works with sustainable packaging and talked to the children about the importance of using recyclable products instead of plastic. He also brought in some examples for the children to look at and have on display in their classrooms.
Some of our Purple Learners! Each class throughout the school has a Purple Learning display board and has blue, red and purple sections. If a pupil thinks that something is too easy they would be on blue, if something is too hard they would be on red and if it is just right, on purple. A purple learner is a pupil who is happy with their learning and progressing well and confidently.
Our Year Five children have been busy creating models from out of space to link with this terms topic Sustainability and their class reading book, Cosmic.
Ghana class hard at work in a spellings lesson.
Year Five's project for Term One is Sustainability. On Thursday they were all given recyclable materials and given the task of making anything they wanted in small groups of five/six. Once they had done this, as a whole class group they had to decide on one thing and then make it. The children had great fun doing this.