During the last few Computing lessons with Mr Baddhan, Year 5 Kestrels have been using a new program called Audacity – a sound editing tool. It allows children to edit their recordings and then add sound effects.
The children recorded their suspense stories from a previous English lesson, and then added sound effects downloaded from a website called Sound Bible.
The children were also reminded about the importance of downloading copyrighted files from the internet. Always ask permission from the website or owner.
We’ve been working really hard in Year 5 on our spellings. The children have been taking part in investigations to put words into groups according to their sounds such as: tough, drought and although. They all contain the “ough” sound yet all sound different. It’s a challenge but they’re Not giving up.
On Friday, Kestrels class were introduced the book Piggybook, written by Anthony Browne. They started their discussions looking at the front cover of the book and thinking of what the story could be about. We then started to read the book and stopped half way through. This gave us a chance to predict what would happen in the rest of the story. We discovered that the story was based around the mom of the family doing all of the work! They mum called the dad and the boys pigs because they were treating her pretty badly, we discussed how this was a brilliant metaphor.
In today’s lesson we looked at the characters in the story, how we could describe them and how they might be feeling in the story. We described mom as being fed up and feeling like she is taken advantage of. The boys and the dad we described as being useless and lazy!
Tomorrow we will be planning our piece of writing from a characters point of view.