Today the children were asked to make a prediction about what happens next in a very tense part of our class novel. Many children made lovely and accurate prediction but one child's work stood out as she was the only one to fully explain and give evidence to support her prediction. A huge well done to Lexie for this fantastic work, you should feel very proud of your hard work!
This afternoon, the class were given an incredibly tricky task in Computing. We are currently working on Scratch which allows us to program characters and backgrounds. Today the children were asked to begin working with variables, very new and tricky. The class as a whole were outstanding and produced some excellent programs. They showed resilience and debugged any problems in their algorithm. I am incredibly impressed and proud of their achievement today.
We are up to chapter 3 in the class novel, Kensuke's Kingdom. In this chapter Michael, the main character, write logs for the ship. He talks about the destinations they reached, the people they met and the animals they saw. The children were given the task of writing their own log entry. I have chosen 3 fantastic logs, written by Halima, Maria and Ellie. All the children produced great work but these 3 stood out in particular. Luke also showed a huge improvement and it was clear how hard he had worked today.
5C will have PE every Thursday in the afternoon. They will swim also on a Thursday afternoon up until February half term. After Febuary half term, PE will be the same but the children will no longer swim.
Yesterday the class read chapter two of the class novel, Kensuke's Kingdom. The children used this chapter as inspiration to write their own setting description of Michael, the main character, on board the family's boat at night. Here you can see the fantastic imagination and excellent language Ella has used in her writing. Many children wrote fantastic pieces but this writing stood out for the emotion and beauty it portrays.
Homework and spellings will be handed out on a Monday. It is expected that children hand their homework in by Friday. As the children are now in Upper Key Stage 2, they will get one piece of English homework and one piece of Maths homework. Spellings will be tested on Friday.
It is a whole school expectation that children read 3 times at home and get 3 comments by Friday. School books will be changed on a Friday. If children finish their book early, they are able to take a book from the class library or read their own, these should still be commented on in the reading record.
It is incredibly important that spelling, homework and reading is completed as it will support their learning.
5C have settled into the school year with great maturity. They are working exceptionally hard in all subjects. We had a new class member join us on the first day back and the whole class welcomed him with a caring and helpful attitude. The children are enjoying the start of their new class novel Kensuke's Kingdom, a Michael Morpurgo book. They are looking forward to starting our new topic, Rainforests, this Wednesday and I am sure there will be many rainforest facts coming home to share with family and friends.
Halima and Dylan received this week's Writing and Star Award. Halima produced an outstanding, high quality recount of the survival workshop. She included all the grammar and punctuation that was expected and I could see her own writing style coming through. Well done Halima.
Dylan received a Star Award for settling into his new class with confidence and enthusiasm. He has had a great week. Great work!