You'll be pleased to know that I am not even going to attempt poetry this week... last time seemed to be more than enough!
In English this week we have been exploring the world of sentences and phrasing, through looking at the book, Animalium - a compendium of specific animals and their near relatives. The class have been fantastic at picking out and writing their own examples of some very tricky literary techniques, such as passive and active voice, complex sentences and parenthesis. For examples of Year 5's parenthesis know-how, see the photos below.
Maths has been a story of grit and determination, with the class tackling multiplication head-on, and gaining confidence with different multiplication techniques as the week progressed - culminating in Friday's multiplication and division word problem session. Each pupil did an excellent job and I could not be happier with their attitude and progress!
Topic saw the continuation of the Benin Kingdom topic - and yet more acting - as we delved deeper into the bygone civilisation. Homework this week includes poster making to allow the children to develop their interest and research what they think is most important about the topic.
In extra-curricular news, Lego Club continued with the children making remote and sensor-controlled vehicles - I snuck in to see the two year 5s at work.
What a great week!
Have a good weekend,
Welcome to the blog for Year 5 of South Tawton Primary School