The second week of our Arts Fortnight and our first trip of the year.

This week has been action packed in 5SW – we have had the second week of our arts fortnight, a trip and Anthony from the West Yorkshire Playhouse has come in to work with us.

I would like to say a big thank you to so many of the parents for coming to support the children and celebrate their successes in the arts fortnight celebration today. The work they have completed during these two weeks has been amazing and I am really proud as I am sure you are to.

A collection of the children’s self portraits made of modrock. They have added a flower and a serpent to reflect Lady Macbeth’s line “look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under’t.”
Michael and Ashton painting their modrock self portraits.
Abudullah applying the modrock to his newspaper and cardboard to create the appropriate texture for his self portrait.
Evie applying the modrock to her newspaper and cardboard to create the appropriate features on her self portrait.
Jacob painting the background of his self portrait to represent the violet and misty air when the witches approached Macbeth.

Children practicing their dance before the arts celebration. 

On both Tuesday and Wednesday, Year 5 were lucky to visit Temple Newsam. The trip allowed us to roam around and discover the history of a building that was over 500 years old. We undertook two exciting activities that brought our learning to life. Firstly, we used the ornate decorations of the house to design and then make a fantastical beast out of clay. Secondly, we learnt about the interesting history of the stately home and took part in a thrilling murder mystery investigation.

Lawen is drawing features of fantasical beasts around the house, so that he can apply these to his clay model of fantastical beast.
Sangu and Hasini moulding their clay into the shape of their fantastical beast.
Rory, Abudullah, Jayden and Amir using the palm of their hands to create a sphere with their clay.
Amy is adding texture to her fantastical beast using a range of clay tools.

We have also had our first session with Anthony from the West Yorkshire Playhouse, where we delved deeper into the storyline of Macbeth and began to act out some key lines from the play. We are looking forward to working with him for the next 5 weeks and finishing with a performance aimed at other children in the school.

Children are story mapping the plot of Macbeth.
Micheal is hot seating and answering questions as if he were Macbeth.
Charlotte, Emily and Amir are reading some of the witches lines while the rest of the class create the misty atmosphere by whistling and hissing.

Due to a lack of storage, please could you ensure that your child only brings to school a book bag and a draw string PE bag. Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Just a gentle reminder to make sure all school uniform is named, we have had a few lost items this week and it was difficult to return as the items were not labelled.

Our home learning for this week is:

5 SW – Home Learning

Subject

Pages

To be completed by

  • Grammar Workbook

p.  88 and 89

Thursday 26th September

  • Maths Workbook

p.   8 and 9

Spellings –   This week we will be focusing on the spelling rule with the ‘ough’ sound.

thorough, cough, dough, rough and ought.

  • Practise times tables – children should at least be completing 15 minutes a week on TT Rockstars.
  • Please make sure your child is also reading at least three times a week and recording it in their planner.
  • Please use Lexia, Sumdog

Thank you for taking an interest in our blog.

Miss Wright

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