Everything Jurassic

This week 5H have been extremely busy learning about the formation of The Jurassic Coast. So far, we have learnt about how Old Harry Rocks were formed and have tried to estimate how long it will be before Old Harry falls down, just like his wife did in the storms of 1896.

You may find this link useful: http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zdmb4wx

The Mesozoic Era

In Topic we have completed research on the Mesozoic Era. The Mesozoic Era houses The Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. After we did some very interesting learning, Mrs Penn split us up into 3 groups;

Triassic

Jurassic

Cretaceous Period

In these Teams, we made a poster about our specific era. I was on team Jurassic and with me was Jacob, Steve and Faith, just to name a few!

A few days later we finished our posters and did a presentation to the rest of the class. Now our posters are proudly displayed on the back wall of 5H.     Written by Travis

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Old Harry Rocks

In Year five this week, we have been learning about Old Harry Rocks. Did you know that Old Harry Rocks are located along the Jurassic coast and it is a chalk headland?

The foundations of this historical rock began with coccoliths (single cell organisms that lived in the cretacious period) settling on the sea bed. These coccoliths made their shells out of chalk. Over millions of years, the shells have died and fallen to the sea bed to form a bed of chalk underwater.

In the Ice Age the sea levels dropped revealing the chalk, also tectonic forces pushed the once horizontal bed of chalk into a chalk headland.

Millions of years later, the ruthless waves crashed against the cracks in the chalk headland forming caves under the water. As the waves kept crashing into the bewildered caves once more, arches were formed. Those arches got bigger and bigger until they collapsed into the Studland Sea. Eventually just a stack stands above the water line, forming the rocks we know today as Old Harry and his wife.      Written by Molly and Jessica in 5T

Phillipe Petit – Literacy

This week in our Literacy lessons, we have been re-writing the world famous book of ‘The man who walked between the towers’ -which was a real news event at the time- but we’re doing a slight twist on it because our class are writing the whole sensational story from Phillipe’s friends point of view, which is in the first person (I, we, our).

We are drafting and improving our work every day to try and make it the best it can be, so when it is read it will, hopefully, sound amazing!

Our marevoulous pieces of writing will be made in to books that at the end of the sensational school year, we will be able to take the home! Also, to make them truly ours, we are going to illustrate them and at the moment they our looking terrific!

If you are unfamiliar with the story, you won’t wander any more once you’ve read our masterpieces. All of us are thoroughly enjoying writing this and we hope that our parents will enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them!     Written by Elliott

Speech punctuation

This week we are learning about how to use speech correctly and Mrs Penn has taught us a new strategy which we can remember as: ‘clap clap, ping, ping, clap clap, roar’

The first clap clap is opening the inverted commas (speech marks) and the first ping is a capital letter. The second ping is the punctuation before closing the inverted commas and the clap clap is closing the inverted commas. Finally the roar is for for a reporting clause.

“I have an amazing idea that I need your help with!” declared Phillipe proudly.

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Archery

Archery is starting in Year 5 and will be held over the next 8 weeks. Each maths class with have 2 full afternoon sessions of archery on a Friday. Currently, it is Mrs Johnston’s class this week and next week. I hope my maths class is next!      Written by Jacob

Swimming

Swimming has now started this week and we all had fun. We have two groups that swim for 35 minutes each.

Just to remind you that boys can only wear swimming trunks and not board shorts (flappy shorts). You will also need outdoor shoes and not school shoes for walking to and from the pool.

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Star of the week

Oliver was our star of the week this week for his amazing writing.     Written by Oliver

Friendship web

Friendship web

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In our class assembly we created a friendship web using a ball of string. The web started off with one person who passed the ball of string to another person. As they passed the string, they had to say something nice and friendly about the person they were passing to. Eventually we had the whole class holding onto a piece of string and creating a web. It was really fun!

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