Class Teacher: Mr Burns
Support Staff: Mrs Senior
Email: [email protected]
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Since returning to school
I have been impressed how Year 5 have returned to school.
We have been reading the book Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo and creating figurative poems about Grendel, that use simile, Metaphor and alliteration. Below is our display and an example of a pupil's efforts.
This week we have been having fun in the hall with games that Mr Johnson created.
This week in Topic we created Mayan masks that depicted Mayan gods.
This week in Science we investigated the force of water resistance by investigating the time taken for different shaped boats to travel across a set distance.
This week in Science we investigated Friction by measuring the force in Newtons on different surfaces.
This week in English we continued to read Danny the Champion of the World and investigated the features in newspapers.
We also created coil clay pots as part of our learning about the Mayans.
This week in English we have continued developing our diary writing skills and then applied these to begin to write a diary entry about Danny the Champion of the World.
Later in the week, we met with Armley Park Ranger, who showed us how he maintains the park by collecting seeds to regrow. He also showed us how seeds disperse from trees using the wind, rain and by animals eating the fruit.
This week we were reading our book Danny Champion of the world by Roald Dahl. We acted out parts of the story and created a story board of events.
We have been learning our new approach to reading books. This involves a quick-fire warm up comprehension task. of 6 questions, whereby we recap previous events.
Then discussing in pairs. Then thinking on our own about what has happened. Finally a solo task
We use these sessions to develop different reading skills.
Authors choice: understanding the messages the author is trying to convey.
Retrieval: using skimming and scanning skills to find straight forward answers.
Inference: What the text does not include but we can work out for ourselves.
Explain: connect ideas by interpreting different ideas in a text together and explaining how they relate.
Prediction: we consider what we have already read to inform us what we think could happen next.
Summarise: children round up in a few words what a chapter or a paragraph was all about.
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