This week, we are learning eight words from the Year 5/6 word list which we chose in class. These will be tested in a dictation on Monday 15th October:
Class 5 expanded their knowledge of the Ancient Greek gods Zeus, Poseidon, Hades and Aphrodite as they carried out a learning ‘marketplace’. This involved working in groups to create a learning poster based on one of the gods, then entering the marketplace to trade their new knowledge! A very active and enjoyable way to learn, there was a terrific buzz and work ethic in the classroom.
Congratulations to our latest Learner of the Week, who is a very focused pupil, listening intently and then offering great ideas to the class.
Words for the next dictation on Monday 8th October:
Another terrific week in Class 5 – the pupils have really impressed as they continue to enjoy their Maths No Problem lessons. We have reached the end of the first chapter of lessons; there was the opportunity to use our Maths Journals to demonstrate our learning on place value and rounding through the language of reasoning. We also tackled an incredibly challenging problem using bar modelling.
We have enjoyed composing our own Ancient Greek myths as we entered the ‘invention’ phase of our unit. Pupils wrote their myths on yellow paper so that it can be directly compared to the ‘cold task’ they did in the first week of term (blue paper). The difference is incredible and demonstrates what terrific progress we have all made as writers in just three weeks. We cannot wait to show you our English books at parents evening!
Below are some pictures of our writing journey board, as well as the class hard at work writing their myths!
‘ible’/’able’ endings – to be tested on Monday 1st October:
In Class 5 this week, we have been writing an innovated Greek myth called Zeus and the Cerberus and honing our editing skills. There has been some impressive descriptive writing and it has been great to see the pupils taking responsibility for improving their work. We got some good advice from Steve, the author who visited us on Wednesday!
In Maths, we have been working on number patterns and rounding, whilst during guided reading the children have been trained in the reciprocal reading strategy. In topic we have been learning more about life in Ancient Greece, focusing on home life, politics, slavery, the sea & ships and work & school. The pupils showed excellent teamship as they researched one of these areas and then produced a learning poster to present to the rest of the class. We then used a mindmap to record our new knowledge.
Below are the spellings which will be tested on Monday 24th September: