Tuesday saw a change of lessons, as Mrs Dunn took the morning slot for RE, music and French. She was so impressed with Year 5 that they earned a class certificate!
Wednesday seemed like a perfectly normal day - assembly, maths, English, history and PSHE - but there was a surprise ahead. A visit from 2 extremely fluffy rabbits. They were a little shy so Year 5 came to the front in pairs to peek at the bunnies and help make them feel comfortable. The class loved the rabbits and I am thankful to the child and parent who brought them in!
And Friday. The cross country run was the main event of the afternoon and the pupils approached it with grit and gusto! Whether they walked, jogged or ran, every child did an excellent job and should be proud - I know I am!
The "race" was a relay that had 6 groups of 4 Year 5's running in succession to the backdrop of cheers and shouts of support from their friends. The encouragement and willingness for the children to build each other up and help those who were struggling was a beautiful thing to see.
Below are some action shots. For some reason the IPad won't let me upload the rest but I'll see what I can do.
Have a great week,
from Mr Pester, Mrs Bonnett, Mrs West and Ms Williams
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,