Category Archives: English

Opposing conjunctions

This morning, year 5 started mind mapping reasons for not doing their home work, these reasons are going to be written in an email form to Mrs Butterworth!

Kestrels had some brilliantly creative ideas; the homework was completed in secret agent pen and is therefore invisible, the home work was accidentally folded into a paper plane and flew away on a gentle breeze, somehow the pet fish escaped from its bowl landed on the home work and made it wet!

Under our reasons, we made a list of opposing conjunctions we could use when writing the email.

Fact files about Queen Elizabeth I

Today, Kestrels in year 5 finished their fact files about Queen Elizabeth I in History.

We then learnt about The Spanish Armada and ordered the events that happened.

The picture we inferred from earlier in the week was commissioned by Queen Elizabeth I to celebrate defeating The Spanish Armada. We then understood why she had her hand on the globe in the painting!

We finished the lesson by reading a newspaper report about Henry VIII marrying Anne Boleyn, this will help us when we start to write our report about The Spanish Armada.

Poetry about feelings

We have been writing poems about different feelings in Year 5 Kestrels. We typed up our poems and changed the fonts, colour and size of the text to add interest. Today we started an illustration that compliments the emotion of our poem. Then we will cut up the words and lines from our poem and stick them in and around our illustration.

Rhyming and non rhyming poems

Last week Year 5 started reading and annotating different poems.

Today we read rhyming and non rhyming poems about different feelings and emotions. We chose an emotion and started to mind map ideas for our own poem.

Niah described anger like a volcano erupting. Elliott described happiness like bright sunshine. Sophia describes sadness as being apprehensive. Kenny described pride as wearing it for everyone to see. We all had brilliant ideas and contributions.