On Monday, pupils turned into Space Engineers and created landing crafts designed to land safely on Mars.
Macbeth: hero or villain?
We concluded our study of Macbeth this week and the majority of us agreed that he was a bit of a villain. Below are some pictures from the freeze-framing activity the pupils did, can you guess which scene each group are depicting?
Portraits and witches spells
Have a lovely half term everyone.
Mrs Leslie & Mrs Bonnett
There will be no set homework for the half term.
Please please do keep up with the reading. I would like everyone to have read (or started to read) one book over the next 10 days - we will have a 'discussion book review' on the first day back so that we can hear about your book. Could you think about questions such as: Did you enjoy it or not, and why? Would you have ended it differently? Who was the author?
Any times tables revision would also be fantastic. Below are a few resources that may help:
Super Maths Bowling
Hit the Button
If you have a Nessy or IDL account, please keep up with this.
Our topic, when we return, will be 'Mountains'. I'm hoping to arrange a class walk to the top of the Beacon soon after half term, more information on that will follow. But in the meantime, if you go on a moorland autumnal walk over the half them then I would to see a picture! Maybe you could have a go at map reading too?
Theses are just a few ideas, the main thing is to relax and enjoy the week off! Everyone has worked so hard this term so a huge well done to you.
Mrs Leslie & Mrs Bonnett
"Sleep no more! Macbeth does murder sleep". Will they discover what Macbeth did? Lady Macbeth only wants success for herself. Who are the witches (are they just in his imagination)? So many questions from this week's 'hot-seating' of Macbeth and still so many answers to find out. All will be discovered when we conclude our study of Shakespeare's text next week.
To understand the times that Shakespeare was writing in, we have looked at the lives of ordinary people in Elizabethan England. Below are just a few of the job descriptions from the time. We've also had an interesting discussion about whether the Elizabethan era was indeed a 'golden age'
You can find the Year 5 homework here.
Any problems at all then please don't hesitate to contact me.
In Science on Monday we investigated 'Day and Night' and 'Changing Shadows'. It was a grey and overcast day with no shadows to be discovered outside, so how else do you investigate that the Earth spins on it's axis? With beach balls, torches and lego characters of course!
In Topic we found out about the Spanish Armada and Sir Francis Drake. We talked about his links to Tavistock and Plymouth and looked at his home, Buckland Abbey. It may be worth a visit over half term if you can make it?
Have a lovely weekend.
You can find the Year 5 Homework here. Please can your child spend no longer than 45 minutes on this work, if the Maths is too much then please choose a couple of the arithmetic questions and one of the problem solving ones.
Please also encourage your child to read everyday for at least 10 minutes and if they are doing Nessy at home, that should take a priority over homework.
Any problems at all, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Thank you so much to all of the pupils for the amazing start they've made to their homework this year. I'm so impressed with their research into Queen Elizabeth I and Copernicus! What an amazing effort they all made.
On Tuesday, KS2 took part in a 'Quad Kids' competition run by OCRA. Year 5 pupils managed to survive a 75m sprint, vortex throw, long jump and 600m run (a tough run around the perimeter of the school field 6 times!). Everyone did brilliantly and showed amazing support for each other.
Feather Quills and Blackberry Ink!
We had fun in the Outdoor Learning area on Thursday morning making our own ink using blackberries from the hedgerows. Pupils then sharpened feather quills to have a go at writing their names in the Elizabethan style. I think they did a very good job! Thank you very much to Izzy (and Gran!) for bringing in the feathers for everyone, we're pleased to see you had a go at home too!