On 16th January, Year 5 ‘ignited’ their Aztec topic.
We started the day by becoming Aztec warriors and lots of the children has their faces painted.
We also looked at the work of Picasso and how he used different techniques to create masks. The children created their own Aztec masks using pastels. Can you see the exaggerated features?
The highlight of our day was preparing dishes to eat. The class made salsa and guacamole. We then tasted these with tortillas and corn on the cob. Afterwards, we tasted chocolate with a high cocoa content and some that even included chilli! We finished the day with a lovely mug of hot chocolate!
We found out lots about our topic and wrote questions about things we would like to find out more about. The whole class are very excited about finding out more!
Year 5 have worked very hard this week during their measurement topic. We have been looking at length in particular. Although we have worked hard, we have had lots of fun!
We have worked outside, solved tricky problems, converted measurements, played tactical games with our learning partners and much more! Year 5 are now measuring experts!
I’m pleased to announce that as a school we now have access to a wonderful language resource called Linguascope which I’m beginning to use in school.
If you would like your child to access this resource at home to consolidate their language learning please contact me for website and login details for the Linguascope website.
Year 3 topics
All about me, age, months of the year, birthdays, colours, pets, classroom instructions, numbers 1-20, school equipment
Year 4 topics
Autumn term- Where we live, describing houses, bedrooms, in town, at a café
Year 5 topics
Autumn term – Clothes and revision of colours, time, daily routine, household chores
Year 6 topics
Autumn term – Coastal features, research of French coastlines, activities at the coast, describe a coastal holiday in the past tense
Following requests at ‘Meet the teacher’, please find below sheets to rehearse multiplication and division facts at home. Children begin on Batman and work through in order.
Please find below links to documents that have been sent home. The parent plan lays out our topics for the term. The home learning grid runs until October half term. The notes from Year 5 ‘Meet the teacher’ meeting are also here.
Year 5 have started the new term exceptionally well! The children are trying hard to follow new routines and are working hard. They have already produced some excellent work and I am looking forward to the term (and year) ahead. Well done Year 5 – keep it up!
Our class ‘Meet the Teacher’ session is on Tuesday 13th September so I hope to see many of you there. If you cannot attend, I will send the written information home.
On Monday 8th February, we celebrated Chinese New Year. The children took part in a carousel of activities in classrooms across the school. The children wore red and gold and some even dressed in their Chinese wear. We also enjoyed a special lunch menu!
Year 5 made estimates about the money our class collected for the NSPCC by taking part in their Number Day. The children came up with very good strategies to estimate how much our coins were worth.
Our class raised £20.70.