It’s good to be back!

This week it was great to see all of the children back in school.

We spent the first day completing a range of activities in order to get back into the swing of things. In Sage, the class created a llama inspired by their interests and personality using oil pastels. In Forest, the class created different structures using marshmallows and wooden sticks. Photos of the creations have been uploaded for you to see.

In Literacy, we have been continuing our work on the Highwayman. The children were challenged to create a wanted poster explaining his crimes and his appearance. The language used by pupils throughout was excellent and very fitting for the time period. We also wrote a diary entry from the perspective of the Highwayman and quickly found out that we have a talent for writing romance. There may well be some budding authors in Year 5. Phrases such as bonny sweetheart, how foolish I was and  weak knees were common amongst the class.

In Maths, we have refreshed our knowledge of fractions and multiplication. These skills will be helpful in other areas of the curriculum. We have also resumed our CLIC tests this week and there have been some impressive scores. We will be continuing these each week to consolidate our calculation skills.

During our Geography lesson, we discussed the different uses for land and how areas have changed over time. There were some excellent discussion points as the children reflected on both the benefits and drawbacks of land being developed. We considered the impact of HS2 and how the site of the London Olympics changed forever. There were also some interesting points linked to artificial islands and what the world may look like 100 years from now.

In Citizenship, we discussed different ways to save money and thought about the reasons people budget. We also completed a budget sheet reviewing how people spend their money and the changes they can make to save more money. In addition, we discussed the importance of online safety and created mini posters to show how to keep ourselves safe.

In D.T., Forest class have been making compotes using seasonal berries. They first created a caramel using butter and sugar before using heat to control the consistency of the compote. They looked absolutely delicious and Sage class will have a chance to complete the activity next week.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend and look forward to seeing you all again on Monday.