Year 5 show just how resilient they are!!!! 15.01.2021
Wow, we are completely overwhelmed with how much work is being shared with us from Year 5 at home. It’s impossible to share everyones – there’s just so much!!! Here is a snippet of all of the amazing work that our wonderful children are doing at home.
We researched the photographer and artist Andy Warhol and had a go at making a digital montage of ourselves replicating his style.
During our zoom sessions, we like to have bit of fun too!! Today, we watched a video from Rob Biddulph and tried to draw the same character with our paper on our heads!!!
Continuing our learning journey of ‘The Time Traveller’, we have spent our time at home building time machines, making timelines of our lives and speaking to the older generations of our families to see how things have changed in their lifetime. We even had a look at some photos from https://www.francisfrith.com/teignmouth/photos to see what our local skate park used to look like!! We couldn’t believe how different it looked! Have a look at Thomas’ picture!
We are continuing to work really hard on our core subjects of maths, literacy and SPaG with the addition of some of the Oak National Academy’s videos. Today, we learnt all about non-finite clauses and wrote some of our own. We shared these during our afternoon zoom sessions.
Finally, we are reminding ourselves to look after our mental health. Mrs Prentice spoke to us about our ’10 a day’ – Our very own magic. We realised we are doing lots of these every day.
Well done Year 5! Everyone at Hazeldown are so proud of how hard you are all working – don’t forget to say a big thank you to the adults at home who are helping you too.
Year 5 have been fantastic at accessing all of their remote learning whilst at home!! We are especially enjoying our zooms, where we are able to discuss our lessons from the day and speak to our friends. We also played a great game of scavenger hunt today!!
Keep it up Year 5 – we are so proud of you all!
Year 5 have been extremely busy completing their remote learning. They have shown some fantastic resilience in taking everything in their stride. We have really enjoyed our zoom sessions and it’s been so lovely seeing all of your smiling faces. Keep up the fantastic work year 5!!
Have a look at this video of all of your amazing learning you have been sending to us – music courtesy of our very own Alex from Monkey Puzzle!
Year 5 have been busy over the last 2 weeks working hard on researching torches, designing their own, crafting their designs and then evaluating their use whilst searching for chemical elements on Alchemy Island.
Children have been looking at the 6 principles of Design and Technology: user, purpose, functionality, design decisions, innovation and authenticity to go through the process of designing and crafting their torches.
Take a look……
Mrs Prentice was so impressed with Monkey Puzzle’s learning today!! Children took turns to put themselves in the hot seat as Verideon, from ‘The Alchemist’s Letter’. It was such an amazing, engaging lesson; just look at the emotional vocabulary we were able to produce…….
Monkey Puzzle began to create their 3D contour maps of Alchemy Island today.
They began exploring contour lines by understanding that they are a map’s way of showing you how high the land is. The children also learnt that contour lines join together places of the same height and form patterns that help us to imagine what them and actually looks like.
We looked at Naismith’s rule to remind us that the closer together the contour lines are, the steeper the land.
Today we paid our respects to fallen heroes from world wars and other conflicts. Mrs Prentice was incredibly proud of the compassion and empathy displayed by Monkey Puzzle class during their class discussion and the 2 minutes silence.
Today, Year 5 began their new learning journey – Alchemy Island! We had to find a treasure chest and key to unlock the riddle and map to begin our quest. Once we solved the mystery, we set off on our quest to look for hidden portals around the school!!
We can’t wait to enter the world of Alchemy Island!!
Last week, and some of this week, Year 5 have revisited a unit of learning – Playlist- from the lockdown period. This is to ensure children have understood some of the main pieces of knowledge that may have been missed from this learning journey.
Year 5 have been so busy with their Off With Her Head Tudor topic this term.
Here are just a few of the amazing pieces of work they have journaled:
We also reflected on our own individual ‘Lockdown’ experiences and journaled some of learning we produced:
This week, Year 5 have been looking at historical events on a Tudor timeline. We recreated the timeline using our collaboration and reasoning skills. We had a fantastic debate, using our yellow speech bubbles to agree or disagree with which historical event should go with which date!
Today, in Year 5, we tried out our very own Tudor dance in PE. It was our first attempt at this and we really enjoyed it. We’re looking forward to learning some more moves next week!
Have a look at our video:
It’s the final week to a very strange year. It has been very quiet with pictures this week in year 5 but the year 5s have still been working hard.
Here is Jess’ clock:
Evelyn and Ellisha’s time travelling board game:
Isaac has researched how microwaves work:
As part of SOLE, Bibi has watched a film based around time travelling and has written a film review:
This film is a sequel from Avengers: Infinity War, which ended on a note of suspense, so I was curious to discover what happens next. I hoped that all characters previously introduced would be involved as it was the last movie (in chronological order) already made.
~Science Fiction~ Action~ Superheroes~
I think that this movie is science- fiction because it is related to time- travel and advanced technology; whilst it is also Superheroes because those are the main characters- such as Captain America, Hulk, Thor and Ironman.
Unlike Avengers: Infinity War, not all superheroes are shown due to the fact that half are erased from the Universe and the other half attempt to bring them back:
Ironman, Hulk, Thor, Antman, Black Widow, Hawk- eye and Captain Marvel are most of the main Superheroes included.
Lucas has been very resourceful using old keys to create robots:
Miss Franks and Miss Halloway are very proud of how you have all worked through lockdown. We hope you enjoy a well deserved summer holidays! Well done year 5s!
Year 5 have been sending lots of pictures of their amazing work, we have had to do another blog post to celebrate it!
Alex has been really busy! He has created a time capsule, a time machine, a futuristic care, he has thought about which time quote is important to him and created artwork for it and finally, he has drawn a pie chart to show how the UK can be divided up based on age.
Leia has drawn a self portrait:
Lyla has created a piece of information text all about telescopes:
Harry H has been interviewing about what retirement is and what it is like:
Emily has also been really busy creating instructions on how to build a time machine. When Emily built her time machine and fast forwarded to 10 years into the future, she ended up the Amazon rainforest. To share with everyone what she has learnt during her visit, she has created a leaflet with many pictures and lots of colour!
As part of SOLE, the pupils were asked to create a montage of different watches/clocks. Here are some examples of their work:
We have also been looking at what the year 2100 may look like.
Blossom and Frankie:
Phoebe and Evelyn’s:
Some pupils have also been creating time capsules.
Lucas has written a letter to go inside the time capsule:
As well as all the online learning, some of the year 5s have been busy doing other activities.
Mia went to see the sun rise early one morning:
Seth has been helping out at home by digging a pond in the front garden. He was able to apply his maths skills to measure out the pond liner. A dragonfly has visited Seth’s pond so far but he is hoping for a family of frogs to move in.
Year 5 have been really busy this week!!
Lexi has been researching all about retirement and had a go at aging herself.
We have been looking at our future hopes and dreams this week.
Ellisha has been conducting a science experiment to test reaction times.
Phoebe’s sound experiment:
We have been looking at the UK’s population and how it has been divided up into age groups.
Year 5 have been very busy week and a lot of pictures have been sent in of the wonderful home learning.
Thomas’ self portrait:
Anya’s clock artwork:
How Anya spends her day:
Harry has thought about how Teignmouth has changed over time:
In literacy we have been looking at diary writing and this week we have begun to write our own entries. Here are some fantastic examples from the pupils:
21st May 2020
It’s Thursday morning and I’ve just arrived. I’m so excited to see the future but now I am here it is all a little overwhelming. I can feel my knees knocking together as I shake timidity (clunk! clunk! clunk!). The view around me is unlike anything I have seen before. It is leaving me a little dazed and confused. The journey here was as quick as a flash and it took me a while to catch my breath. Arriving in this new and bold world has made me feel as timid as a mouse. The skyline is full of buildings (of all shapes and sizes) and trees. Some as high as a mountain, others more like the size of a normal two storey house you would find in the past, in my world.
In the distance I can see a (bright yellow with black wings) car flying towards me! Yes, flying. My nerves are forgotten as I positively buzz with excitement – my whole body is covered in goosebumps. As it lands I realise that it is like a New York taxi from the past – just new and shinier with wings!
I look into the distance and suddenly realise that there are more of them – they are all around me – it’s an unbelievable sight. Some nearby, but others far away. They are flying in all directions: North; South; East and West. I thought the air would be filled with noise but it is not. There are no engines roaring like lions. They do not sound the same as they do in the past. The noise is nothing more than a gentle whisper floating in the breeze and there is no stinky smell at all!
I step into the taxi (the driver is very welcoming) and whoosh I am suddenly off into the sky – I have to take a moment to catch my breath. I am instantaneously at the top of the world and everywhere I look the (ultra modern) buildings shimmer in the sunlight. Flying transportation (of all shapes, sizes and colours) gives the impression of being drawn to the tops of the buildings like a moth’s to a flame. I sit back (feeling a little foolish for being so apprehensive when I arrived) and happily watch all the excitement unfold. Within no time at all the taxi starts to slowly descend back to the ground. The people walking around stop resembling ants and start to look normal as they slowly come into focus.
In a flash the taxi landed (as soft as a feather) back on the ground. I can’t take the massive grin off my face. I am astonished by the amazing things I have just seen: people as small as insects; buildings as tall as mountains and trees that resemble broccoli sprouts! The flight was (almost) unbelievable so to make sure it wasn’t a dream I pinch myself a few times – ouch, ouch ouch!
I look at my watch and try to comprehend how quickly time has travelled in the future. I suddenly realise how completely exhausted I have become from all the anticipation and excitement of the day. I turn and take one last look at the horizon – breathing in the view and taking a photo for my memory. Then without warning or a single sound I’m blindsided and back in the past.
9th March 2020
I went to bed yesterday as a normal day had passed. I brushed my teeth and slipped into my bunny pajamas. Hugged my parents goodnight and hopped to my room where I jumped on my cosy bed. I sat there for a while admiring the beauty of my newly painted room. I stopped after a while and tucked under the covers where I fell asleep… But when I woke up I found myself in a pitch black room with one single lime green door. “Uh Oh” I thought. I slowly arose
from the black floor. I shouted for help but my voice just echoed in the tall room. It could burst your eardrums. When I got the brave enough I opened the lime green door and before me was…
June 18th 2020:
As I stepped into the new time machine (it was shockingly expensive to make) I thought “that’s a queer thing!” and it was, the time machine had odd arms and a lot of time portal openers that were knives which cut through the seams of the universe into the future. Inside it had buttons that told the machine to go to different places at different times so I pressed the buttons to go to the future, 15th December 5050 to be exact. So the Time Machine got to work cutting through the bonds of the universe into the future. When it had finished there was only a swirling sphere of colour where my driveway used to be , I drove the time machine into the hole and I appeared in the future.The time machine was broken which was a significant setback but when I turned away there was a city, a very busy city, beautiful, aquamarine water glistened with pride as humans of all shapes and sizes chatter loudly; the whoosh of flying cars finds my ears. Beyond fields of green, Towering skyscrapers that make Mount Everest look like a squirrel in comparison; get swerved by flying cars of all shapes and sizes. The futuristic humans were walking along the walkway between the river and the sea. I started towards the walkway but a man stopped ny I felt scared. He actually lead me to a hotel from which I am writing to you from good night.
18th June 2020
Eagerly, I waited for the time car to pull up. As I was playing War of Thunder, (I was on a very hard level) a shiny gold and black car shaped like a Lamborghini, pulled up and as the blacked out window slowly descended I saw that the person driving was wearing a diamond necklace and dark glasses. He turned and looked at me and said ‘ Get in the car now’. As I did, the car‘s doors shut slowly and music turned on. He revved the engine and then we flashed into the sky above the clouds, higher and higher until suddenly we dropped down and down, until a runway was just in sight, as we darted towards it, I thought we were going to crash and indeed we did but luckily no one got injured and the car burst into flames. I was wondering where this was going to lead to…
The pupils have been thinking about if time travel is possible, here is what they have found:
Lottie’s self portrait:
Alex’s self portrait:
How communications has changed over time:
Mia has gone above and beyond the work we have set and has completed some of her own work:
Evelyn has researched how fashion has changed over time:
There has been so much work to celebrate this week and it has been brilliant to see everyone getting stuck into our topic!
Year 5 have been sending in some amazing work this week and I have had to do a second blog post.
Here is Oscar’s amazing SOLE piece of his clock design. He has named this piece ‘Can you break time?’
Here is Alex’s clock artwork:
In literacy we are writing diary entries about travelling to the future. We have begun by describing a picture of what the future may look like.
Here is Maisie’s work:
Here are some sentences year 5 have created after describing the picture:
Another SOLE task we set was to estimate how many hours during the day pupils spent doing their daily activities.
Here is Isaac’s work:
Here is how Evie divides her day up doing her daily activities:
Some more wonderful artwork!
Keep up the amazing work year 5! We are very proud of you and what you are achieving during these strange times.
Our new topic is well underway and year 5 have thrown themselves into it. Our new topic focuses on time and how things have changed from the past.
As part of SOLE, we asked the pupils to design their own clocks.
This is Isaac’s:
This is Thomas’
Lottie has been researching how communication has changed over time:
Ellisha has thought about the changes that have happened over time
Maisie has drawn a picture of someone growing up:
Here is Jess’ art piece inspired by Andy Warhol:
Lucas has created a mindmap of what changes have happened in his community:
Here is Anya’s:
Here is Anya’s work of someone aging through their life:
Ben has been exploring the local area with his family. They used to an app to spot how many boats were out at sea and compared their width and length.
Year 5 have been very busy this first week back and have been getting stuck in with our new topic; Time Traveller.
As part of SOLE, we have asked year 5 to create pieces of art work in the style of Andy Warhol, here are some of the amazing work they created.
We are coming to an end in our literacy topic and the pupils have been busy writing a balanced argument on ‘Should humans take holidays in space?’ It has been very interesting to read their arguments.
Here is a ‘for’ point from Dora
Here is another ‘for’ point from Lucas
Here is a ‘against’ point from Ellisha
Year 5 have been working really hard on their argument and Miss Halloway and Miss Franks can’t wait to read the finished pieces.
Mia has been keeping fit by going on a bike ride with her Nanna and Mum. She found it very tiring going up the hills but she felt proud when she had finished. Well done Mia!
In addition to all of this hard work, year 5 have been interviewing family members and friends on how life has changed for them and how they have changed as they have grown up.
Keep up all the hard work year 5!
As half term approaches Monkey Puzzle have given a final push producing some great work this week.
Joselyn has written a brilliant poem about Saturn, this is one of her verses.
I’ve been studying Saturn all these years
Just heard I can go, can’t believe my ears
I wonder what will arise
When I finally go up to the skies
Time to pack my bag of supplies
Into the rocket and up it flies!
Alex has been busy designing space helmets and he also produced a drawing of Neil Armstrong. I think you’ll agree his art skills are fabulous!
Frankie has been busy this week, she has written a job application to be an astronaut as well as researching a number of different astronauts. She has also produced a detailed film review about a space film. This was one of our SOLE musts.
Evelyn has produced a fantastic PowerPoint presentation about famous Astronauts. I have put a picture of just one of the slides below for you to have a look.
Thomas has created an excellent model the Solar System. He has also been busy learning new skill such as map reading.
Harry H has written a great Space story and drawn an interesting looking alien – I definitely wouldn’t want to come across him!
Thank you for producing such amazing work at home, and please thank your parents for helping you!
Make sure you have a well deserved break and enjoy half term!
Monkey Puzzle have been doing even more fabulous work I had to blog again! You are all doing so well and I hope you are all really proud of yourselves.
Thomas has written an excellent description of his alien. I think you’ll agree they sound quite vile! Thomas assures me they are the most evil creatures ever!
Normal vermicious knids:
They are large, egg shaped and dark coloured in green, grey, and black colours. They have a colossal red eye with a large, square, black pupil like the darkest black hole. They flip their microscopic pinprick brain and their yellow liver upside-down to turn into:
Transformed vermicious knids:
They are now a green blob made of Vermes (not the delivery service Hermes, the planet further than Pluto) slime. They generate new slime by flipping their stomach as they generate new slime, the old slime at the bottom falls away as they move, like snail slime. The newest slime is the lightest in colour, as green as a pea that has been painted the brightest green that you can buy from B&Q, so they look as if they are getting darker the further you look down. The square black pupil shrinks so the red eye is even brighter than a pot of crimson paint with a dollop of vicious oil.
Alex has been busy designing a poster about life on earth.
Oscar has created a scary looking Alien.
Thomas has also been very busy creating Space Shuttles
Lottie has come up with some fantastic reasons for her balanced argument of for and against Space travel here are a few of her examples:
- We have a greater understanding of space and our planet, by travelling to space.
- It will inspire a new generation of engineers. A spaceport looks like a college campus, rather than a space centre like NASA.
- The cost of reaching space would go down.
- It will provide a new view of our planet. It could give world leaders a different view of our planet, would that influence their decisions on the environment?
- Realistically the cost of space travel is still expensive through a private company. Unless you are a millionaire, would you be able to afford it?
- It’s great that a new generation of engineers are inspired by the prospect of space travel, but if a spaceport looks like a college campus are they going to be taking the task seriously?
- It would be really great if world leaders could view the world differently. But if that involves sending them to space, who would pay for them to go?
- If a space plane is used over and over again, how safe would it be?
Joselyn has been busy creating her own rocket with her brother Freddie.
Please remember to keep the excellent work and photographs coming!
Have a lovely weekend – Enjoy the sunshine!
Monkey Puzzle have once again been very busy producing some amazing work and having a go at a variety of activities. Here are just a few examples of things they have been up to.
A must on this weeks SOLE was to use imagination and images from books and films such as Doctor Who, Star Wars, E.T, Toy Story and life on mars to design an alien creature. Here are a few examples:
Leia has produced a detailed pencil sketch
Alex designed his out ok Knex first and then drew it adding labels.
Thomas has also been very creative with his Alien creation.
Lexie has also created an imaginative Alien.
Thomas has been very busy running a 10k around his garden. He wrote a letter to family and friends asking for donations to the NHS charity. He also set up the just giving page, on his own. With the help of his parents he measured the garden and worked out he had to do 170 laps around the garden and house, up steps and down slopes. He did 57 laps on day 1, he did 67 laps with him on day 2 and he then finished it off on day 3 with 46 laps. So far he has raised around £450 for the NHS. Well done Thomas, we are very proud of you!
Lexie has attempted the PE challenge for last week, seeing how many times she can bounce a ball onto a tennis racket in 1 minute, she found this very challenging but managed 21 bounces in 60 seconds. She has also created a leaflet about the race to space between America and the Soviet Union. I think you’ll agree it is exceptionally presented.
Seb has been very busy conducting his Gravity experiment in the sunshine. He dropped many different items in his experiment, here is an example:
Don’t forget if you would like your work featured on the blog send me some photographs and continue to share your work.
Keep up the hard work Monkey Puzzle.
Monkey Puzzle have yet again been producing some amazing work. I just had to share it with you.
Seb has been busy learning about the Phases of the Moon. He has been very creative using clay and some bottle tops as stencils.
Year 5 have been busy writing poems about Space this week. here are Leia and Lyla who were brave enough to perform their poems.
Keep up the amazing work Monkey Puzzle.
Once again Monkey Puzzle have been very busy this week. I have received some excellent work. Here is just a taster.
Seb has been very busy learning about space and the moon. Here he has drawn an Astronaut and created a fact file about the moon.
Thomas has been very busy learning about Gravity. He has written down the most important facts below. He has also been leanring about the phases of the moon with the help of some Rich Tea biscuits. Thomas has also really been developing his ICT skills as well as leanring how to use vimeo.
Frankie has been very busy leanring about gravity as well. She has conducted an experiment with her sister. Below is a table of their predictions and then the actual results. Great work girls!
Frankie also did a great slide about what would happen to us humans if there was no such thing as gravity.
Oliver devised a dramatic performance where his toy giraffe became Sir Isaac Newton. Here is a screen shot from the video.
Alex has made a great start to his space poem in Literacy.
“Sometimes you are full and round
Your light shines out like a torch to the ground.
Other times you are narrow, shaped like a crescent
Like a half unwrapped birthday present”
Violet has come up with some great similes and metaphors for her poem about Pluto.
1.The light from the frozen ice ball danced on the icy water.
2.The blue planet completed its orbit like a glove to a hand.
3.I heard the groans of the planet as I stepped my foot on its surface of ice.
4.I felt my heart of steel start to soften as I left the icy planet.
5.It felt like slow motion as I made my way across the planet.
Remember to keep working hard and send me any photos for the things you get up to. I am very proud of all of your hard work and I hope you are too.
Once again Monkey Puzzle have been very busy this week creating lots of fantastic work. Here are some examples of just a few.
Oliver did his Gravity investigation writing a great prediction and hypothesis. The objects were his sister Caitlin, a cushion, my cuddly toy George and a toilet roll. Poor Caitlin! Oliver also learnt about the phases of the moon Oreo style! What a great idea! I am sure many Oreos were enjoyed in the making of this activity!
I have received lots of photos from Josh who has been busy practising his maths skills including subtraction, times tables and fractions. He also sent me an excellent piece that he did a few weeks ago when we were learning about the Egyptians.
Thomas created a great video about Size and scale – it was a really inventive way of presenting his SOLE work.
Alex has been busy doing some great Literacy work, identifying Similes and also creating some of his own in preparation for writing his Planet Poem later this week.
Leia has been busy learning about the Solar System using everything from footballs to oranges and apples to Easter Eggs (how have you still got some left?). Leia has also been learning about the phases of the moon using party rings – how yummy!
Lexie extremely busy over the past few weeks! She has made an ancient Egyptian spell to help her in the afterlife, she’s completed her ancient Egyptian myth, she made a fact file about space, a fact file about Galileo, a leaflet about the moon, she’s made her very own mnemonic poem about the planets in order of the sun, she laid out spherical objects onto the driveway to represent the different planets in order of the sun and labelled them using chalk and today she conducted her very own science experiment to investigate if weight affects the gravitational pull. She has been doing lots of other activities such as making cakes, making fruit smoothies, riding her bike and using a sewing machine.
Once again I would like to thank all of Monkey Puzzle and your parents for your help and support. Please continue to send across any photographs and carry on sharing your work.
Continue to stay safe and well and I hope to see you all soon.
I have been hearing of some great things going on at home this week from Monkey Puzzle.
- Toby has been being an excellent role model to his younger brother.
- Alfie has built a pond in his garden (photos to follow).
- Rowan has been stargazing and searching for the Starlink Satellites.
- Joe has been busy gardening and building Hill Forts in the garden.
I have also heard about some children being really helpful around the house, cooking meals from scratch, and learning new songs on their instruments. Some are even participating in yoga classes!
Keep up the excellent work Monkey Puzzle, remember to send me any photos you have of your creations.
It has been great to see the wonderful work that has been going on at home this week. There is clearly some excellent work and activities going on. Plus a lot of you have been enjoying the sunshine, gardening and baking.
Please feel free to send across any photos you have of activities you have been up to so we can share and celebrate with everyone and for your chance to appear on the blog.
Here are just a few examples:
Ellisha has been making some Top trump cards for SOLE, this is just one of them.
Evelyn has been busy doing some research on Key Workers.
Frankie has written a paragraph for her myth. She also went back over and up levelled it pretending she had a purple pen.
Shella stepped towards the golden table, to eat her delicious breakfast, when suddenly she realised the guards had put a symbol of wealth on their table with a beetle to its right. Shella was confused though, no-one came rushing to her room or even made her breakfast so she made it herself. This was peculiar. Then suddenly, around the corner of the door, she saw two guards. Stella could not make out most sentences but she heard ‘should we tell her?‘ Obviously , this was bad news. As this peculiar day went on, a guard wanted to talk face to face. After the conversation was over Shella was in tears . No matter how many people tried comforting her it still wouldn’t stop her! The fatal news of her husband was bad enough . Shella’s husband, Clive, was going to be murdered tonight at a party . Of course Shella didn’t know even about a party because Clive kept it a ginormous secret! As the guards surrounded the palace, Shella got worried. Her darling husband was going to be murdered by his little sister because Tye was tired of waiting for the throne! She was evil since being born. She sobbed, how could his sister be so evil and ungrateful? No-one knew the answer. Little did she know Shella was one step ahead of them all. A guard came in screaming and whimpering. ‘S-she’s in t-the c-castle and disabled a-all the s-security’ her whispered in her ear ‘oh no she is closer than we think ‘ she shouted in disbelief as Tye heard all the commotion she started she sniggered to her self. ‘ WHAT WAS THAT NOISE? ‘ screeched Shella. Am I busted thought Tye? Then she thought ‘ nah they never find me’ as she stayed quietly in her hiding spot she heard every word the guards said about the defence so she had a GINORMOUS advantage!!! As everything happened in the palace Tye saw it . Then it was 8pm, when the party started, as she got ready to do her evil plan…
Seb made a great poster on what he knows about the solar system.
Joselyn was out enjoying the sunshine and made a great den in the garden with her brother.
If you would like the chance to have your photos shown on next weeks blog please make sure you send them to me. I’d love to see anything you have been up to!
Please also continue to share you work as some of that may appear too.
If you are doing your work in your book feel free to send photographs as well.
Monkey Puzzle were very lucky to have a music session with a specialist his afternoon composing their own Egyptian music pieces. They had to listen to pieces of music, try and identify what instruments they could hear and then re-create those pieces in groups. It was a very fun, but loud, afternoon.
This morning Monkey Puzzle had fun testing each other on the ‘ly’ suffix that we have been focussing on this week. They played a super suffix board game which allowed them to practice the ‘ly’ words and if they made a mistake they had to write them out and miss a go. I think great fun was had by all. Fantastic collaboration skills were shown and the morning flew by…time flies when you’re having fun!
This morning Monkey Puzzle were lucky to have a Tag Rugby session with a highly skilled coach. They worked really hard on their fitness and passing skills as well as team work. Some really good skills were shown when searching for space and intercepting the ball and they were all worn out after the session.
Monkey Puzzle had a great afternoon celebrating all the learning they have done about Allotments. They celebrated with family and friends, showcasing all of their hard work.
Everyone brought in food and drink where the main ingredient could have been grown on an allotment. We had everything from Apple Crumble to Fruit Jelly and Smoothies to Carrot Cake.
I would like to thank all the parents hard work and effort that went into producing this wonderful spread.
This morning Year 5 unlocked their imagination and dived into a world of Secret Gardens. They pushed down the heavy wooden door and discovered walled gardens, golden fruit trees and a variety of plants and flowers. Year 5 will be writing stories around what they saw and hopefully it will have set pathways in their imaginations for a spectacular, creative narrative.
This afternoon Year 5 had a visit from the local fire brigade to discuss their safety around fire. They were shown things such as what could happen if you left electrical devices on charge and how serious the consequences could be. Year 5 were also told about the importance of calling 999 in an emergency and how hoax calls can be detrimental to others who are in danger. They may be coming home tonight showing you the ‘stop, drop & roll’ and asking you to test your smoke alarms!
Monkey Puzzle were lucky enough to have a talk today from a gentleman who has vast experience in renting allotments. He spoke to the children about produce he grew, how it made him feel and also he spoke about the history of allotments as well.
Monkey Puzzle cam up with some great questions about crops and were really interested in the answers the speaker gave.
Today Monkey Puzzle had chance to prepare a vegetable soup using ingredients that can be grown in an allotment – our current learning journey.
They had the opportunity to peel, chop and taste the ingredients. they made some vegetable stock for the liquid and added mixed herbs for flavour. Miss Franks has taken the soup home and she will cook and blend it. Tomorrow the children will get a chance to taste their home made vegetable soup.
Monkey Puzzle used their knowledge of angles to become RAF Pilots and navigate their way across Europe. The children had to be collaborative and work together to understand the map and the task in hand. As well as finding all the bearings using a 360 degree protractor the children had to match up the city with a letter to unlock the code to rescue the troops.
Monkey Puzzle have been creating their own board games this afternoon based around Alchemy Island. They have had to work collaboratively to create a board game from scratch. They started by thinking of their ideas and then creating everything from the actual board games down to any resources they needed to be able to play. Some children created the characters, other magpied ideas and others were resourceful by using pieces from other games. Everyone had a great afternoon playing each others games – what a great way to end a Friday!
Monkey Puzzle have been busy finding out everything they can about Gold. Gold has been found on Alchemy Island and our researchers need to know lots about it to inform other islanders. They have been finding out any chemical reaction so that happen, what it can be used for, why it’s a sign of wealth along with many other facts. Everyone fold this really interesting and the class worked collaboratively together to help each other out.
Year 5 have had a go at CiP words in maths today to help them understand a variety of mathematical vocabulary that sometimes can confuse them. This will help then children when different vocabulary comes up in questions and will give them more confidence in what’s required of them to work out the question.
This morning Monkey Puzzle played Bonsai in a friendly netball tournament. We had 4 teams playing at any one time. If the children weren’t involved in the game that was being played they were practising their footwork, shooting skills and were building up their cardio endurance. Everyone seemed to have a great morning! A lot of our school values were showcased including collaboration and resilience. All thof children were excellent at supporting those less confident and working together to know when to pass the ball and cheer each other on.
Monkey Puzzle spent their Literacy lesson investigating ambitious, descriptive vocabulary to uplevel their sensentences. They worked really hard showing their understanding of learning values and how they can be used in all lesson to help them. We now have a great working wall of sentences that we can use in our narratives.
This afternoon Monkey Puzzle have been busy creating their own islands, using co-ordinates to find their way through Alchemy Island and writing detailed descriptions of their journey. A lot of the children have really thrown themselves into their new learning journey and have created excellent mystical islands full of imaginative creations.
Today Monkey Puzzle had fun in maths learning a song to help them with the 9x table and then applying it to their arithmetic.
Year 5 had an interesting afternoon looking at grand Tudor houses and finding the area of the rectangles they could find within the house. Some children really challenged themselves to estimate the irregular shape areas as well.
Year 5 have been working hard using a Thesaurus to uplevel their vocabulary. They then had to decide on a order for their selection of words from the least amount of impact to the most.
Some of the Year 5s worked hard today to order a range of decimals with 3 decimal places. They picked the numbers themselves so they challenged themselves appropriately. Great work was achieved and they showed really good collaboration figuring out the challenges with their partners.
Year 5 had an exciting Literacy lesson developing their dictionary skills and learning the definitions of complex words such as coronation and imprisonment.
Year 5 have had an interesting afternoon learning about how the brain works. They have been investigating words such as synapse, neurones and neural pathways. This week they are going to gain a further understating of how we learn and what happens to our brain when we do.