English lessons have been very fun recently. We have been learning about William Shakespeare and have had the chance to perform parts of Macbeth to the class. From this, we then began to write our own play scripts based on the story of Macbeth.
In groups, we created freeze frames of famous scenes from Macbeth, can you guess what they are?
Year 5 are very fortunate to participate in the ‘Move and Learn’ workshop, which is run by Southend United Football Club . We have already begun to learn about the bones and muscles in our body as well as how to keep healthy. With Southend United, we have had the opportunity to play many different games, which have involved us working in a team and communicating with each other.
Mrs Morris has been keeping Year 5 very busy with lots of exciting sporting events. A few children in Year 5 were very fortunate to attend a trampolining workshop at Billericay School. Also the Year 5/6 girls football team have been lucky as they have recently received a new kit! They were all very excited to wear these when attending a mini football tournament at Mayflower High School.
Not only that, but all Year 5 got very active during sport relief week. This involved us all getting into our sporting gear and taking part in a bootcamp. By the end of the week we were all worn out, however we had a great time. Thank you Mrs Morris 😊
On the 7th March, we celebrated World Book Day! We had a fun filled day, which involved us participating in a range of activities. This year the children dressed up as a character from a book written by a female author. This was to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. Can you guess who we are and who wrote the book?
During class, we discussed our favourite books and why we would recommend them. Popular books in 5L are: Goodnight Mr Tom, Harry Potter and Tom Gates.
5L have been baking!!! We have made a variety of cookies which included chocolate chips, marshmallows and brightly coloured smarties. Using our English skills to read the recipe and our maths skills to weigh out our ingredients we were successful with our baking. If you were lucky enough to taste one, I’m sure you would agree they were delicious.
If you would like a copy of our recipe, please come and see us. We would be happy to share!
We have had a very interesting start back, as we have been learning about South America.
Also we have been learning about the argument for and against deforestation. This has led us to write persuasive texts as well as plan and conduct our own debates on whether or not deforestation should be allowed to continue.
5L would like to wish you all a merry christmas and a happy new year!
We have had a very busy run up to Christmas, not only did we have to practise our christmas song we also had our class assembly. We would like to thank all who kindly came and watched.
Also, our classroom has turned into a toy workshop the last couple weeks. We have been very busy creating our cam toy, the final products will be revealed very soon!!
This month during our English lessons, we have been focusing on descriptive writing. This involved us studying ‘The Piano’, a short clip which shows an elderly man playing the piano reminiscing about the past. To support us with our understanding, we performed freeze frames that focused on his emotions and flashbacks.
As a class we thought of key questions for example:
-How do you know his wife has died?
-Who are the two young boys and why do their clothes change?
-Why does his ring change hands in the film?
-How does the music make you feel?
Click on the picture above to watch the film and see if you can answer these questions.
Below are some examples of our writing about ‘The Piano’-
- In the eerie vast space, the elderly showed no emotion. (Adam).
- With the dark shadow slowly casting over the piano, the lonely, elderly man began to play. (Gracie).
- Thoroughly thinking about his haunted memories, the piano’s notes echoed around the vast, empty room. (Keira).
We have been very busy this month because as a class we have created a patchwork blanket. This involved us researching different sewing techniques. Can you think of any different types?
At times some of us found it frustrating, especially when we couldn’t thread a needle, however our growth mindset got us through. Our final creation will be revealed during our class assembly at the beginning of December.
On Wednesday 4th October, we became Vikings for the day. We dressed up as vicious Vikings and Hilti came to visit our school. During his time with us, we learnt even more interesting facts about the Vikings and got to have a look at a range of artefacts.
We all had the opportunity to take part in some traditional Viking games, which involved us strategically thinking and working together. Hilti allowed us to practise our Viking war cries, and we think that our classes war cry was much louder than 5H!!
Already this term, 5L have all become scientists and have been investigating forces. This has involved us learning about gravity and air resistance as well as researching into famous scientists such as Galileo and Isaac Newton. During our lessons we have completed many practical activities which are shown below. One of our favourites were creating different size parachutes to see whether the size effected the amount of air resistance.
We have also taken our learning outside and in French we made up a haka to use as we conjugated verbs.
“J’aime, tu aimes…”