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Autumn Term 2

Week 7

 

This week, we are excited to perform our Christmas Production - 'Cinderella & Rockafella.' on Tuesday, 19th December at 2pm. We have been working hard to learn lines, acting parts and songs and would love it if parents / carers could come along and watch.

 

In topic, we have been creating and performing our very own raps about the heart. We have done these to the beat of Coolio's 'Gangster's Paradise!' We have loved creating rhyming couplets, mimicking beats and of course getting into the role of a rapper!

Heart Rap

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Here is an example of one of our group's raps!

Week 6

 

This week in Sacred Heart, we have our Christmas Fayre! It will be on the afternoon of Friday the 15th of December.

Class 5 have been busy this afternoon, creating our own mini-wreaths, which will be available to purchase at the Christmas Fayre.

 

In maths, we have been consolidating our fractions, decimals and percentages topic, by completing a range of mastery-based problem tasks.

 

In literacy, we have begun drafting and re-drafting our diary entries, which are based upon the day that Cameron was visited by Dr. Bryce, who offered him the option of xenotransplantation!

Christmas Fayre Crafts

Week 5

 

This week in Class 5, we have been completing our assessments in reading, GPS and maths. We have all made progress and Miss Lassu is extremely happy with both our scores and our fantastic mindset towards our work!

 

In topic, we have moved onto learning all about the different parts of blood. These include: red blood cells, plasma, platelets and white blood cells. Next week, we will be making blood!

Each child will need a 1 or 2 liter drinks bottle - if parents could save any that they may have and fetch them into school, it will be massively appreciated!

 

In literacy, we have been diving deeper into the emotions and ethics behind the story, Pig Heart Boy. We wrote formal emails, then looked at shifting formality, in order to write informal text messages. We then did some role play, by performing a 'conscience alley' in which the character of Cam was given 'for' and 'against' arguments from each child.

 

This week was also our sharing assembly, where we showcased our talents, as well as the work we have been completing! Madison also showcased some of her fantastic gymnast skills and Josephine played us some festive piano music. 

 

Madison's gymnastics performance

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Sharing assembly - 7.12.2017

Week 4

 

This week in Class 5, we have been busy diving into our new literacy topic, which is based around the novel 'Pig Heart Boy.' We will be creating our own diary extracts based around this story.

We have been analysing the way in which Malorie Blackman uses personification and metaphorical language in order to exaggerate the sights, sounds and feelings the character of Cameron is experiencing.

 

We then moved onto looking at a very famous diary - that of Anne Frank. We worked in groups to explore how she structured and phrased her passages and used our ever-developing inference skills to explore the emotions she might have been feeling during her ordeal.

 

In maths, we have moved on to working with decimals. We have been rounding to 1 or 2 decimal places, adding and subtracting decimals and solving some SATs-style questions based around this.

 

In topic, we have hosted our first parents' workshop of the year, in which we created models of the human heart, using clay. We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon! We have also been given our parts for the Christmas Play - 'Cinderella & Rockafella' which we are looking forward to rehearsing!

 

It is assessment week next week, and I have given children some homework that will help them to prepare for this.

 

 

Week 3

On Monday, the whole school took part in Judaism Day. We were split into mixed-aged groups and spent time in each class with different teachers, learning about a different aspect of the religion.

All members of Class 5 behaved maturely and set a fantastic example to the younger children!

 

Literacy

This week, we will be writing our final draft for our setting description, which is based around the Google Expedition landscape of the Aurora Borealis. We will then be moving onto starting to study the book - 'Pig Heart Boy.'

 

Maths

In maths, we are continuing to learn about fractions, and how to add and subtract groups of them, when the denominators are different, by finding a common denominator!

 

Topic

We will be launching our 'Blood Heart' topic on Wednesday with Miss Lassu dissecting a pig heart for the class to observe, ask questions about and take notes on! 

Week 2

 

It has been a busy week in Class 5 and we have been working extremely hard! On Monday, we went on our class trip to Crucial Crew. Crucial Crew is an experience set up on a 'set' where children can explore a range of scenarios, such as: arson, hoax calls, road safety, fire safety, travel safety, Internet safety, and antisocial behaviour. 

We had a very memorable day and enjoyed our time there. Our stand-out experiences included role-playing the different members of a magistrate's court and being accused of setting a wheelie bin on fire!

 

In maths, we have been moving onto comparing and ordering fractions, by finding a common denominator. I want to quickly mention to parents too just how much progress every single child has made so far in their times table recall skills! The speed in which they are completing their daily tests is much-improved and we are going to continue to work hard to get even better!

 

In literacy, we have been using Google Expeditions, which is an app in which you can explore panoramic landscapes. We have been using a scene of the Aurora Borealis, from which we will write a setting description on Monday.

The app can be downloaded on the Apple and Android app-stores for free - just type in 'Google Expeditions.'

 

 

Week 1

 

Thank you to all parents and carers that helped children with their new writing journals over the holidays; I look forward to reading them and feeding back!

 

You will now find a page dedicated to revision websites, games and resources for our class on our 'Class 5' page. I have included a link above this post. I have found websites to cover each subject and will continue to add more throughout the year. I know our class are very keen to use their tabets / laptops / PCs at home, so if we could try to encourage them to use these websites, even if only for a few minutes every day, I am sure we will see results!

 

This week in literacy, we are learning what is needed to make outstanding pieces of descriptive writing. We will be analysing how authors make use of the five senses: auditory (hearing), smell, taste, touch and sight, in order to creative an immersive reading experience! 

 

In maths, we have begun to learn about fractions. We have base-lined our current knowledge, and re-capped any common misconceptions, before moving on to simplifying fractions using common factors.

 

 

Don't forget you can find copies of letters and the term aheads important dates for each school when you click through the parents section of each school.
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