Sophie The Dancer - Anais & Jamie
Anais' Personal Website
We have been working hard creating our own websites. Anais has finished her site and it is fantastic. If you want to check it out use the link below but please leave some feedback.
Fairtrade - Class Presentations
Today we prepared and presented our Fairtrade presentations based on the point of views suggested in the Fairtrade post below.
It was very interesting to see how we worked together to produce our final presentation. Each group has a presentation creator, a researcher, a blogger and a motivator all with different roles to help achieve the end result. I was very impressed with how some groups used each role to support another and produce some high quality research. We ended up with:
3 power points, 2 iMovies and 2 piccollages. Some presentations were supported with additional posters as well.
It was an excellent way for us to share what we had found and to help us understand the concept of Fairtrade.
Well done everyone!
Here is a short video showing our afternoon's efforts:
Creatures Up Close.
Thanks to the School Council, we were able to see and touch some interesting creatures. As you can see from our faces, we had an interesting (and sometimes scary) time.
33 out of 33!
A superb effort from Year 5 last week! Every single one of us achieved our weekly certificate from Mathletics including 7 silver!
Last week saw a fantasitc performance from the whole of Year 5. 31 of us achievled our Mathletics Bronze award for the week, and we also had one Silver award as well (for achieving 5 Bronze certificates)
Today we have had some visitors in school from Spain, France, Sweden and Turkey. They have been teaching us about their country.
In year 5 we made a traditional Turkish dip called cacik.
First we chopped some cucumber, added some mint sauce and garlic paste. Then we mixed this together with natural yoghurt. It was delicious!
You could make this at home.
Anais - Theme Park Trailer
Map reading skills around Tanfield Lea.
We have been learning how to read grid references in our topic work recently. This week, we decided to put our skills to the test by taking a walk around the local area. Equipped with an OS Map and a handful of 6-figure grid references we set off on our quest to find out exactly what was at our referenced points. Working in small groups, we were successful and, as you can see from some of the photographs, had a great time in the process.
Mean is average ... The song!
Use this fantastic song, performed by Year 5, to help you remember what mean, mode, median and range are.
Thankyou to Mrs Ovington for the suggestion.
X-Factor here we come!
This week we were writing an extra diary entry for Laura based on our knowledge of the events in 'The Wreck of the Zanzibar'.
Check out these 'super sentences' from this week's Big Writing!.
Can you spot why I like them so much?
"Eventhough I have lost faith in him ever coming back, I still think he will come Back." (Drew)
Description can be very powerful and is an excellent way to build up an image in your reader's minds. This superb advert from Sky TV is full of wonderful descriptive language, that builds up the image of a journey through the woods.
Can you write your own description?
Here are some ideas.
1. Describe a journey through the woods (as in the advert).
2. Describe a storm (either on a ship or an island).
3. Describe a haunted house, graveyard or both.
You could try writing your piece in Microsoft Word first and then copying it to the blog.
The path slowly disappears as we descend deeper into the woods. The gnarled and twisted trees groan as an icy wind tears away the last of autumn's golden leaves. As night falls, the forest comes to life. All around there is a chorus as creatures awaken. Chittering in the trees, rustling in the bracken. Inky black eyes glisten in the shadows.
Year 5's fantastic storm poem!
As part of literacy this week, we have been preparing storm poems based on 'The Wreck of the Zanzibar'. There have been a lot of fantastic ideas in our writing including similes, metaphors and alliteration. Below is an example poem using only the ideas from Year 5's work!
Anais' - Super Sentence!
Can you use openers, punctuation and connectives to create a sentence as excellent as the one Anais used in science this week?
Remember capital letters and full stops are still needed online.
"In addition to this, your plant will need sunlight to make the food therefore sunlight is very important." Anais Little.