This week we have enjoyed making our World War II silhouettes and we learnt all about the Blitz. Children worked well with the partner to create these fantastic works of art. We have also been discussing the differences between 'primary' and 'secondary' sources in history. We are working in small groups to make short videos explaining what we have discovered about life in World War II by looking at a range of primary sources. It was tricky this week, but the children have had a go at reading 6-figure grid references to locate features on a map. We have been continuing to improve our diary writing skills and, this week, reminded ourselves how to use fronted adverbials and also brackets, dashes and commas to add more detail to our work. Unfortunately, we had to go to remote learning on Friday due to a lack of water!
It has been a very busy first full week back in Year 5. We have really got 'stuck into' out topic of World War Two! This week, we have learnt all about' Propaganda' in the war and have been creating some propaganda posters of their own. We have planned a trip at the end of the half term to the Military Museum in Bodmin- look out for a letter coming your way soon.
We are basing our literacy learning around a beautiful book called 'My Secret War Diary by Flossie Albright' (see the picture below) It is actually written by Marcia Williams and the class are really enjoying finding out about Flossie and what happens to her and her family during the war years. It is currently available on Amazon for less than £10 and I really would recommend it for your child if they want to find out lots of detail about the war in a really fun format! The children are enjoying honing their skills of diary writing.
We have learnt about area and perimeter in maths and had fun counting squares to find the area of our hands- some of the class have BIG hands and required a lot of counting!
The children have also enjoyed some great dance sessions with Miss Brown, learnt about the 5 Pillars of Islam with Mrs Marshall, discovered how to use a four-digit grid reference and which materials were soluble with Mrs Cox! There was also a welcome return to Mr Jane on Friday to commence our brilliant keyboard lessons.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend!
I hope you have all had a lovely restful Christmas break and have managed to stay safe and well.
I am looking forward to welcoming back the children to school tomorrow and we have a brilliant term of learning planned for them. We are learning all about the Second World War. I have attached the Termly newsletter which provides more specific information about what we will be getting up to.
Merry Christmas from all in Perranporth.
This term we have been learning the keyboard and it has been amazing to see the progress the children have made. We have been working towards playing a number of different Christmas songs and below is us playing Jingle Bells. In Literacy, we have carried on with our Poetry and have been writing Christmas themed poems.
Merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing you all in the new year.
This week we have been focusing on Poetry. We have been reading the book 'Cloud Busting' and we have used this to write our own poems based around what we have read. We have also been using some of our reading skills to summaries what we have read so far and prediction to see if we can guess what might happen later on. Our Afternoon learning has been based around the global issue of climate change. We have learnt what is causing it, as well as the things we can do to help reduce the impact it is causing.
Next week, we have our Christingle service on Monday afternoon. Wednesday is also Christmas lunch and Christmas jumper day.
Have a great weekend.
This week we have had a big focus on our writing with the completion of our 'Escape from Pompeii' stories. The children have come up with some alternative endings for the stories and have spent a lot of time focusing on the describing what Pompeii would have looked like before, during and after the eruption.
In our afternoon learning, we have been looking at water pollution and the role that big factories and companies are having in the pollution of our waterways. We also looked at how this fits into the bigger picture of 'climate change'. The children really engaged well with the topic and it was fascinating to hear their opinions.
Have a great weekend and I'll see you on Monday.
This week, Year 5 have been finding answers to the question 'Are tectonic plates a problem?' We have spent time researching about the different tectonic plates which cover our planet and the different natural events they cause. We learnt how the different movements can cause mountains and volcanos to form and earthquakes to happen.
In Literacy this week, we have created our own version of the Escape from Pompeii story, specially changing how the characters escape at the end of it. In maths, we have all started a new unit on Multiplication and Division.
We are also coming to the end of our Friday Music with Mr Jane. It has been amazing to see how much progress they have made since the first week.
Have a good weekend.
Year 5 parent consultations will be on Tuesday 30th November.
These will be 5-10 minute phone consultations again this year.
Please could you message me or contact the office with when you would like your consultation to be.
Slot A between 3:15 to 3:45
Slot B between 3:45 to 4:15
Slot C between 4:15 and 4:45
Slot D between 4:45 and 5:15
Slot E between 5:15 and 5:45
If, for any reason, you can’t make this evening, but would like a consultation at another time, please let me know.
This week we have focusing on our descriptive writing. We have based it around our class story 'Escape from Pompeii' and have been thinking about how we can use similes, metaphors and our senses to really create an image of what Pompeii would have been like after the eruption. It has been amazing to see how many of our Tier 2 words the children have been using as well, with words such as 'avalanche' and 'immense' being commonly used in their writing. Our Math this week has continued to be on Statistics, but have now completed this unit and will be moving on to Multiplication and Division on Monday.
Our afternoon learning this week has now moved onto Volcanoes. As the children will be researching and finding their own information a lot in this unit, we did a lesson on how to know if a website is reliable or not. We will be using key words and searches to find the most relevant information which we need.
Friday this week has also Children in Need. Year 5 came to school in their pyjamas.
Have a great weekend.
Here you can find our Topic overview for this half term. This contains all of the objects we will be learning about over the new few weeks. I have also attached the learning journey for our Literacy.
We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.
We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.
We are the best we can be.
We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.
We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.
We are passionate about learning.
Nursery, Reception, Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 are based at Delaware. Y5 and Y6 are based at Gunnislake Primary Academy.
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