20 Jun 2014

Year 5 Week 25 2014

Drama and Literacy -
exploring poverty, hierarchy, law and order and heroism
It’s the end of yet another hard-working week in Year 5!

This week the children have completed assessments in reading and maths.  The children all tried their very best and should be proud of what they have achieved, especially when they think back to the start of the year, have a look through their books and can see the progress that they have made. 


Drama - this week
In Literacy, we have focussed on some of the main characters in Robin Hood.  As well as Robin Hood, we explored the characters of Little John, the Sheriff of Nottingham, Maid Marian and Friar Tuck. The children used extracts of text from a variety of different versions of the story and were able to deduce information about these characters’ appearances and personality from what they had read.  The children also explored synonyms of adjectives to describe a character, making sets ‘matching’ adjectives.

In our Drama with Literacy session this week, the children had a fantastic time exploring the theme of ‘heroes and villains’ within Robin Hood.  We then moved onto creating our own superhero and thought very carefully about what superhero powers they might have.  The children have some homework to complete, please see note in journals and also below.

During PE this week, the children have continued to develop the throwing, catching and batting skills involved in rounders.  We also tested our reaction times and starting positions for sprinting in athletics.  There are very quick reaction times, Usain Bolt should be worried!!!

Homework
  • Reading daily – Please jot down and sign what your child is reading while at home.
  • Times table challenges can continue to be worked on, in light of the maths assessments this week.
  • Creative homework projects are due in next Friday – 27th June.  Some completed projects have already been brought into school and look great!  I’m excited about what else is to come.
  • Drama/Literacy – Design your own superhero! The children need to design their own superhero, giving him/her a superhero name.  Drawings need to be annotated with notes/descriptions about their superhero – What are they wearing and why; what their superhero powers are with reasons for them.  This needs to completed and brought back to school by Wednesday 25th June.
Thank you for your continued support. Have a lovely weekend! Mrs Pond-Barrett