We are going to be writing our own Greek myth this week, so why not fill your head with Greek names and make your writing even better!
Home learning this week will be maths pages 11 and 23 and S.P.A.G pages 14 and 15. Spellings for this week are from the year 5/6 spelling list and are: controversy, immediate, existence, muscle, disastrous.
Have a fabulous weekend!
This week in 5SW we put our collaboration skills to the test and as a group attempted to create an Ancient Greek vase out of plasticine. We did a brilliant job – please enjoy some of our pictures below.
This week in 5SW, we realised that we had forgotten a few things from our multiplication and division topic. Here are some explanations and questions to help secure your knowledge of factors and multiples.
This week we were lucky enough to visit the Royal Armouries which allowed us to dive straight into our new and exciting topic. We looked at the story of Perseus and Medusa and retold it through drama. Following this we all took part in a Spartan bootcamp which saw us organise ourselves into tactical defensive position and hold different pieces of armour.
As you may be aware, year 5 are performing the poem ‘Silver’ in assembly on Monday 11th November. Please see the poem below to help the children learn and rehearse.
Slowly, silently, now the moon
Walks the night in her silver shoon;
This way, and that, she peers, and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees;
One by one the casements catch
Her beams beneath the silvery thatch;
Couched in his kennel, like a log,
With paws of silver sleeps the dog;
From their shadowy cote the white breasts peep
Of doves in a silver-feathered sleep;
A harvest mouse goes scampering by,
With silver claws and a silver eye;
And moveless fish in the water gleam,
By silver reeds in a silver stream.
As the new term starts we wave goodbye to Macbeth. Both the children and I have loved the topic and we have got some high quality work as a result.
We had our end of term performance, which we produced with the help of the West Yorkshire playhouse and performed it to year 3. It was a huge success and the children should be extremely proud of themselves. We have practiced for 2 hours each week and learnt new styles of performance that allowed us to recreate the story of Macbeth in an innovative and exciting way.
Please have a look at the following pictures which were taken from our final production of Macbeth.
We are now really excited for our new topic… Ancient Greece!
In 5SW we were really interested in Black History Month. We focused our learning on Windrush and the people who traveled to Britain on Windrush Empire. The children were really empathetic and disagreed with the discrimination many of the Caribbean people faced after their arrival.
We created our own Windrush poems and tried to imagine what those people were feeling and leaving behind when they travelled to Britain.
After an exciting first four weeks, we are finally in our new permanent classroom – I have been really impressed with how the children have coped with the transition into year 5 and their new classroom.
We have been working on making it feel like home and managing our distractions as we create a positive learning environment for everyone in 5SW. Children are allowed to bring in a pair of indoor shoes such as pumps or slippers as we want to keep our classroom as clean as possible.
Alongside settling in to the new building, we have had Anthony from the West Yorkshire Playhouse in to work with us on our performance of Macbeth. The children have been working on using their hands to represent certain characters and objects that are essential within the play.
It is great to see that members of 5SW are taking part in extra curricular activities and we can share in their successes.