## Spring 2 – Week 4

Stars of the Week: Sapphire and Yonatan

Class 5 have had assessments this week and persevered to do their best. Well done Class 5!

In DT, Class 5 were given a task to make a structure that would hold a platform 10cm from the table. However, all they could use was paper and masking tape! All of the children did a fantastic job as teams and managed to make structures that would hold the platform and weights on top of it! One group managed to hold 12kg on top of their structure! As a class, we realised that you need to make sure you have a wide base, a low centre of gravity and lots of triangles (as that is the strongest shape).

## Spring 2 – Week 3

Stars of the Week: Sarah and Luca

This week, Class 5 have been writing out The Highwayman as a story as opposed to a poem. They were all challenged with showing and not telling in their work. All of Class 5 stepped up to this challenge and wrote some beautiful descriptions. They all made sure that they used lots of figurative language to allow the reader to see what they want them to see.

In Maths, Class 5 have worked really hard with decimals. They are all able to see the connection between fractions and decimals and can convert one to the other.

## Spring 2 – Week 2

Stars of the Week: India and Stanley

This week, class 5 have had a fantastic dragon themed book week. They studied Dragonology by Dugald Steer, which is a collection of information texts about dragons. They then made their own information texts about dragons of their choosing. Writing about the appearance, behaviour and diet of dragons, Class 5 produced some very informative work!

In art, they made origami dragon eyes. They listened very carefully to the instructions they were given and worked very hard to decorate them as well as possible. All of their artwork looks fantastic and we look forward to seeing it on display!

Class 5 also had  a fantastic workshop with authors Jan and Sara. They read an extract from their book First Blood from their Spymaster series and started the children off with a task. The authors were very helpful with writing historical fiction and gave the children lots of help with their writing.

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## Spring 2 – Week 1

Stars of the Week: Maidie and Sebastian

In English, Class 5 have started reading The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. They read the first part of the poem and decided what the highwayman would look like. All the children had their own interpretations, but everyone included the main features such as his pistol and his French cocked-hat.

In Art, Class 5 finished their Native American pottery. They painted the sides of their pots based on designs they previously studied. They made sure that they used earthy colours in their designs. Even though pottery can go wrong very easily, Class 5 were determined to create fantastic designs!

## Spring 1 – Week 6

Stars of the Week: Luca and Isabella

This week, Class 5 spent Safer Internet Day learning how to be respectful to others online. They went through a quiz as a class and had a discussion for each question. Class 5 were very mature during the quiz and spoke about some very important points that made others stop and think. They looked at different scenarios and wrote what they would do in each.

This week, Class 5 made their own Native American coil pots. Using clay, they rolled it into long thin shapes and coiled them around to form the shapes of pots. Every design was original and everyone did a fantastic job! Well done Class 5!

## Spring 1 – Week 5

Stars of the Week: Eliana and Lanre

Last week, Class 5 have had a fantastic week doing bikeability. The instructors were impressed by how polite, respectful, eager and hard-working the class were. Well done Class 5! Everyone made lots of progress; whether it was balancing on a bike better or signalling on a road – you all did a fantastic job!

This week, Class 5 have learned how to find equivalent fractions. They learned that they have to change the denominator and numerator by multiplying both by the same amount.

## Spring 1 – Week 4

Stars of the Week: Iyad and Fisayo

Last Friday, Class 5 went to the Chocolate Museum. They learned about how the Mayans would traditionally make their own chocolate. It didn’t taste is sweet as what we eat because there is no sugar or milk! They got to make their own chocolate with cocoa, honey and a choice of their own spice.

## Spring 1 – Week 3

Stars of the Week: Kosi and Diane

This week, Class 5 have continued to focus on filming techniques in computing. They looked at a story board and worked in groups to film the different shots: Long shot, mid range and zoom. Using the story board, they read the script and evaluated the whole process.

## Spring 1 – Week 2

Stars of the Week: Lanre and Sapphire

This week, Class 5 have written a setting description about a workhouse in the Victorian times. They had an interactive walk through the workhouse on the iPads and used that experience to inspire their writing.

In science, we have been learning about the properties of different materials. We tested the different properties such as hardness, flexibility, transparency and permeability.