Summer 1- Week 4

 

We can't believe that it is the final week of this half term already. It has been a short one, but it has absolutely flown by! Congratulations to our children who completed their assessment week last week, they should be very proud of their hard work. 

 

In English this week, we have looked at the poem "The Lady of Shalott." There has been a lot of debate about whether we prefer this or our previous poem, "The Highwayman." The teachers are pleased that the children are trying so hard to involve themselves in a poem that is so tricky! We have been working on creating setting descriptions about what the Lady can see from her window. There has been some fantastic vocabulary used including "ruby red roses entwine with never- ending vines." WOW!

 

This week has been the final week of our metric measure topic in Maths and we have had a lot of fun learning about capacity. Some of us created potions using Harry Potter recipes and, of course, our measurement skills. This has helped the children to apply their learning to some SATs style questions. The most important element, however, was that children can now apply this learning to real life. After half term, we will be looking at perimeter, area and time problems. It would be great if parents could support us with the time topic in particular by familiarising the children with a clock at home. We know that lots of Year 5 children wear watches already- fantastic!

 

We are still absolutely loving our WW2 topic "Blitz and Pieces". After half term, we will be going on a walk around the local community and a trip to Severn Valley Railway. ParentMail will provide more information about these.

 

Have a lovely half term everyone- let's hope that we have a sunny week!

 

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