Class 5 Blog

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  • 01
    Dec

    Reading at home

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    80% of Year 5 were reading at least 3 times over the last week. There is still room for improvement, can we reach 90%?
  • 27
    Nov

    Computing - Online Safety

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    In their online safety topic today, Year 5 were learning about how to maintain secure passwords. They already had a great understanding about the importance of having secure passwords, so we put this to the test by creating a secure password and then taking a quiz to test their knowledge. Despite all happily giving me their Purple Mash passwords at the start of the lesson, they were all much more suspicious and safe by the end!
  • 27
    Nov

    History

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Today the class were playing the role of Myth Busters! After creating the enquiry question "Is there evidence to show the city of Atlantis is real?" The class set about searching for information on the internet. Once they found something regarding the city of Atlantis, they had to decide how reliable and valid the source of information was. We soon discovered that the internet is full of information, yet it is not always reliable! The majority of the class came to the opinion that the City of Atlantis is a fictional place.
  • 27
    Nov

    Literacy - Persuasive Letters

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    We have just started our new writing topic of persuasive letters. Using our class book for inspiration, the class had to make a peaceful protest poster to convince the principal of Bradley Chalker's school to give the counsellor her job back! The class had to provide reasons why she should be given her job back. We soon discovered that persuasive letters were a great way to include Complex sentences and subordinate clauses. Frances even managed to fit two subordinate clauses into one sentence! This sentence may now be renamed The Super Complex Sentence or The Frances Complex Sentence!
  • 27
    Nov

    Secret Students

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Congratulations to Jude, Jack M, Josie and Jasmine for being successful Secret Students this week!
  • 24
    Nov

    Reading at home

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    85% of Year 5 have been reading at least 3 times this week! Remember to get this ticked off on Marvellous Me.
  • 20
    Nov

    Secret Students

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Congratulations to our Secret Students this week: Jude, Ashton, Oscar G and Poppy. Excellent work!
  • 19
    Nov

    Los Animales

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    We have been looking at different types of animals in Spanish over the last few lessons. Children have been growing in confidence at saying these aloud and even read some sentences about about a Spanish farmer and the animals he keeps this week. We ended with some animal charades with the rest of the class guessing the Spanish animal.
  • 17
    Nov

    Reading at home

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    76% of Year 5 have been reading at least 3 times a week at home. Make sure you tick this off on Marvellous Me once completed. Remember that children can take books home from the reading corner if choices are limited at home. They just can't come back into school until you are finished with them.
  • 16
    Nov

    Art

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    In art this week, the class created reduction print blocks using press print. This involved building up layers of paint using the press print which the children had created a detailed design on. Steady hands were required for the design part and the pressing part!