In spelling, year 5 were given a homophone. Without talking, they had to search the room for the person with the matching homophone and make a matching pair. They then had to find the meaning of each word.
Today year 5 had a fascinating discussion about xenotransplantation (transplanting a pig heart into a human). This is the subject in their class novel and they really got into debating the pros and cons of having such a transplant. Tomorrow, the children are going to interview each other on their opinions; with a view to writing a letter of protest to the hospital.
In Year 5 we have completed our ‘Here we are’ topic. We have read and studied the book by Oliver Jefferies and produced some incredible work.
The children wrote beautiful poems to go with their day and night pictures, and produced leaflets to inform people about coronavirus. They drafted letters to a special person in their life and came up with their own suggestions for why planet earth is such an incredible place.
Finally they drew pictures to represent themselves and detailed what their hopes are for the future are. We have really enjoyed the topic and here are some pictures of our amazing.
Year 5 have started a new book ‘How to live forever’. It is an incredible book written by Colin Thompson. The pages are full of colour and intrigue and the children began their first session studying the first few pages in detail with a magnifying glass… a first for some of the children, in English anyway! We made our predictions as to what the story would be about and can’t wait to see if their predictions were correct.
The Kestrels in year 5, today in English, wrote their emails to Mrs Butterworth to explain why they couldn’t complete their homework!
Unfortunately Joey’s family car broke down on the way back from visiting a family member.
Somehow Mellissa’s pet fish spoilt her homework and she was unable to finish it.
Following one of our previous History lessons where we analysed a newspaper report, today, Kestrels started their own newspaper report about The Spanish Armada.
We wrote notes and started planning the report on a sheet, we thought of a name for our newspaper, what event of The Spanish Armada we wanted to report and a snappy headline for our report.