It has been the usual busy week in 5/6B and the children have continued to impress with their hard working attitude. In English we have been getting further into The Arrival and this week have focussed on chapter 3 of the book. We have found out more about the mysterious city and have examined the strange creatures that seem to inhabit there. The children have drawn their own 'spirit animal' with focus on both its internal and external characteristics. The children then wrote a description of their creature and spent a lot of time working on their editing and improving skills. To support this in shared reading we looked at some examples of descriptions of strange creatures written by JK Rowling. The children looked at distinctive language and then answered questions based on what they had read. In maths we have been working hard on our knowledge of fractions and have been focussing on ordering, simplifying and finding equivalent fractions. There has been some fabulous work and it is great to see several children grow in confidence. In science the children put together a fact file about something that interested them that was linked to our space topic. In geography the children used a local Ordnance Survey map to plot routes using the eight compass points and four and six-figure grid references. In PE we continued to develop our indoor athletics skilled and revisited some of the events we have tried to see if we could improve our 'PBs'. In art the children drew self-portraits in the style of Pablo Picasso, specifically using techniques that Picasso used during his 'cubist' stage. Finally in RE the children have been learning about the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca known as the Hajj.
Ollie's fantastic description of his 'spirit animal'.
Eleni's beautifully written description of her 'spirit animal'.
Diarnae's reading comprehension based off JK Rowling's book Magical Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Owen's brilliantly presented work on ordering and simplifying fractions.
Jacob's detailed fact sheer all about the planet Saturn.
Grace's work on giving directions using compass points and grid references.
Giselle's Picasso inspired self-portrait using cubist techniques.
Diarnae's Pablo Picasso style cubist self-portrait.