As our end of term approaches tomorrow, here is something you can get involved with over the Summer holidays, if you wish. It’s been a very unusual year but despite all the changes and restrictions, you have all managed to stay positive, try new things and work hard, in preparation for next year, so well done Year 5s! Mrs Donovan and I are very proud of you all and we wish you all a very happy Summer holiday and we’ll see lots of you, back in school, in September.
Big Butterfly Count 2020
To take part in the world’s largest butterfly count, from 17th July- 9th August, click below. You can download an identification chart then just go outside, and count butterflies for only 15 minutes! Afterwards, you can upload your count to the website.
Chris Packham said, "The sightings you submit will be used to map and measure populations and the geographic spread of species across the UK. We’re asking everyone who has been given a helping hand from nature this year to return the favour.”
Thank you all for sharing your positive lockdown memories, drawings, animals and structures, that you have enjoyed during this very unusual time. Well done to Ava, who saved a hedgehog's life whilst narrowly avoiding being butted by rams. Congratulations to Aaron, who helped his brother learn to ride his own bike. It was great to see Chloe jumping cleanly over jumps, on her beautiful horse and hearing of her new cat, who unexpectedly is about to have kittens any day!
It has been fantastic to hear of Tom's perseverance in drawing the Titanic and from Alice about the fun she's been having sharing in Games Nights, with her family- even though Dad won most of the games! It was lovely to hear that Joshua's dog, Jake, celebrates his birthday today, that Ben enjoyed building his bug hotel and getting his new hamster and that Emily had fun swimming in a river in Exmouth.
Nicole has really enjoyed the time she has spent with her older sister, during lockdown, Kate has been baking from recipes online and Hollie has been having bake-offs with her sister! Eli has planted a new garden in school with tomatoes, butternut squash and flowers and has made a fantastic sign to decorate it, Imogen has enjoyed getting two, new, beautiful kittens and Harry T has drawn a life-like picture of a prehistoric shark and had it framed for his wall!
What fantastic positive memories you all have and thank you again for sharing them with us. Below are a variety of recent photos which have been sent in to share.
Joshua has been finding out about the life of Mary Seacole. Mary was born in Jamaica to a Scottish, soldier father and a Jamaican mother, making her mixed race. She travelled widely throughout her life, owned her own business and selflessly treated British soldiers, many of them suffering from Cholera, during the Crimean war (between Britain and Russia). Follow this link to watch a short video of her life.
1) BBC Bitesize - Monday to Thursday Bitesize
2 ) Hamilton Trust
If you prefer the Hamilton Trust English I have attached this week's work below.
1) White Rose Maths
Monday Video Answers
Tuesday Video Answers
Wednesday Video Answers
Thursday Video Answers
Friday BBC Bitesize
2) Bitesize Maths
Growing and Changing
Haven't we been lucky to end the week with some sunshine? You have all been very busy keeping up with your school work, at home and in school, and fully deserve a restful weekend!
Ashton has sent in a really fun, surrealist style picture of the Eiffel Tower. Joshua has been following BBC Bitesize and has enjoyed making a comic strip of Romeo and Juliette, as well as analysing Olympic cyclist, Sir Chris Hoy. It was lovely to see many of you on Zoom this week and I thought Aaron's explanation of the Victorian milk measuring cups, as well as all your questions and guesses, were superb. Well done everyone!
Going into our last full week next week, I want you all to feel really proud of the work you have completed, the new things you have achieved and all the fun things you have enjoyed during this very unusual time.
Based on a fictitious earthquake in South Zeal, Alice has produced an informative earthquake report, which you can watch below. Well done, Alice! She has also made a volcano which erupted in her garden.
In school, group 8 have been making special worry dolls, with the help of Mrs Horsley and Mrs Glover. They used pipe cleaners for the form of the body and in true Guatemalan tradition, have decorated them with vibrant textile off- cuts. Worry dolls can be used to share your worries with before you go to sleep at night.
They look fantastic. Well done all of you!
The story of the worry doll is a local Mayan legend. The origin refers to a Mayan princess named Lxmucane. The princess received a special gift from the sun god that allowed her to solve any problem a human could worry about. The worry dolls are made of wire, wool and colourful textile leftovers.
Emily has written a really interesting non-chronological report all about volcanoes, and as it's in poster format, it makes it really eye-catching and easy to read. Well done Emily!
Joshua has been deep in concentration, painting his version of Hokusai's The Great Wave. A lovely, relaxing start to the day and if anyone else is interested in painting it, there is a lovely tutorial online, which takes you through the drawing, colouring and then adding detail, step by step.