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Year 5 Class Update Term 2 Week 2

18 November 2019
Year 5 Class Update Term 2 Week 2

Wow, what a busy week we have had!

On Monday we spent the day reflecting and completing work based around Remembrance Day. We were very lucky to be invited to St Mary's Church to participate in 3 different workshops and to attend the memorial service held in the Walled Garden. Within her walls were a plethora of crosses to which we added our own. In class we started to write our own remembrance poems.

On Wednesday we joined an author’s workshop up at Lydiard Park Academy where we learnt all about Kita Mitchell and her series of Grandma books. We learnt about where she got the idea for her books from, what inspired her to become a writer and previous jobs she has had. We were surprised to learn that she used to work in animations, for : Postman Pat, Wallace and Gromit, Telly Tubbies, the list goes on. Many of us purchased one of her books which we then got signed.

In Maths we have really secured our addition and subtraction written methods which we are now using and applying to solve multi step problems. We have continued to develop our times tables through daily TT Rockstars and completing our 99 clubs,

On Friday we loved learning about the artist Kandinsky, how he enjoyed painting whilst listening to classical music, particularly Wagner. We were then challenged to paint whilst listening to a piece of music. We had to choose a shape for each instrument and think about different lines and colour to fit the mood of the music.

Finally we completed our natural disasters web page information and explanation page which we are in the process of publishing. We are now really getting our teeth in to the Street Child, life in the Victorian Workhouse and life on the streets for a child.

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