Welcome to 5H’s first blog! We hope that you’ll enjoy following us and also enjoy all of our fantastic learning and activities.
Last week, we had a visitor to our school – David Lawrence Jones. David is an amazing author of many sensational books, some examples include: the Bradley Baker series; A Pug’s Tail and Jig and Saw. David performed a showcase where he explained what inspired him to be an author and acted out some excellent drama with some members of the audience.
A few days later, David returned to our school to sign some of his fantastic books. Some children had their books signed and Tommy gave him a copy of the book that he has been writing since the start of Year 5. David was going to read it at home with a cup of tea and a biscuit!
After lunch, Olivia persuaded David to come into our classroom and watch some of our amazing slam poetry. He gave a copy of his book to Molly, Elliott and Jacob for their amazing slam poetry and gave everyone either a Bradley Baker or Pugs Tail bookmark. After a while, Miss Heightly’s class joined us and before David knew it, he was doing an impromptu question and answer session! David spent over an hour with us and everyone had a great time. Written by Elliott, Tommy and 5H
Last week we had a slam poetry competition. On Tuesday the 12th April, the children who entered the Year 5 Slam Poetry Competition performed their fantastic poems to their own classes and did an amazing job! We did a class vote to see who would make it to the final and for the people from our class who went to the final were Molly (with art class) and Jacob (with school-what a hellish place). There was just one vote between all the class finalists!
The jaw dropping finals were excellent. After picking the person to go first, I performed my poem that everyone clapped at. After everyone had performed, we held our breath for the results.
By one point, Jess came second and I was lucky enough to win! Written by Molly (and Faith)
The Jurassic Coast
Since coming back from the half term, Year 5 have a new topic of The Jurassic Coast. We have been researching and discovering lots of information about different UNESCO World Heritage Sites and their importance. During this term we will be learning about: the importance of the Jurassic coast; why it is very popular for tourists and fossil hunters; conservation of the Jurassic Coast and all about different animals that live along the Jurassic Coast. Did you know that the Jurassic coast is 95 miles long and goes from Orcombe Point, near Exmouth in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks, near Swanage in East Dorset? Written by Ayisha and Scarlett P
This week in literacy
This half term we will be learning about complex sentences. A complex sentence is extra information added to a sentence e.g. while I watched, the street performer danced. While I watched, (the bit in bold) is the subordinate clause and the street performer danced, is the main clause. Written by Thea
In computing we have been using a program called Audacity to layer and edit different sounds. Last week we created radio jingles on our favourite recording program. In partners, we listened to lots of different radio jingles and then learnt how to make our own! We chose the music we wanted from the internet and then created a jingle by editing the music and recording our jingle on top of it. We have also created a podcast! Written by Taya
Star of the Week
Last week Olivia was our star of the week because of her amazing complex sentences and for persuading our guest, David Lawrence Jones, to stay for over an hour to listen to our class slam poetry finalists. He enjoyed it so much, he gave the finalists (Molly, Elliott and Jacob) a book each (A pugs Tail) and gave everyone else a book mark. We really enjoyed having David in our class.
This weeks star of the week was Chelsea for improving her complex sentences (using Give me 5) and improving the structure of her writing. Written by Keira and Oliver
Next week swimming lessons will start again and 5H will swim on Tuesday mornings.
You will need:
Swimming trunks, not board shorts, for boys and a one piece swimming costume for girls
Beach shoes such as flip flops or sandals