A great week that ended in a delightful way - Year 5 returned from the Easter holidays ready and raring to go.
The new English unit, What a Wonderful Word', seems popular, with the children creating their own definitions of uncommon words or definitions of their own imagined words.
In maths, decimals have returned and after the massive success that Year 5 had with them last term, I am not surprised at all that they have hit the ground running with many pupils attempting Year 6 level decimals.
In Art, we began looking at how artists use their sketchbooks to take snapshots of the world they see. The children had 30 seconds to sketch an object or person in the class - then they had 30 seconds to add further detail. After this we moved on to look at drawing people and animals specifically, in a sketched cartoon style. To finish, the challenge was to turn a randomly drawn squiggle into a vehicle or animal of their choosing. As you can see from the photos below, the class produced a brilliant range of ideas and styles!
What is crowded, noisy and unendingly heartwarming? No it's not Paul McCartney's Glastonbury set; it's the Year 5 and Year R buddy system! On Friday afternoon, the Year Rs dropped by to meet their buddies. Each Year R has a Year 5 buddy who will read with them and look out for them at lunchtimes. Year 5 were accommodating, gentle and all round fantastic and the adults in the room were extremely proud of how they welcomed the Year Rs and showcased the school's SCARF values.
You have done yourselves proud this week Year 5 - a huge well done to you all!
Mr Pester, Mrs Bonnett, Mrs West, Mrs Dunn and Ms Watts