As we come to the end of our remote learning period and get ready for our return to the classroom we’ve started to reflect on how it has all gone. We’ve become quite accustomed to spending more time with our computers than we have with our families, repeating the phrase “can you un mute” more than anything else in the world and staring back at our reflections on zoom (whilst wondering whether we could have done more to sort out the early morning bed hair). On the up side it has given the children a chance to develop their computing skills and learn to navigate their ways around the internet! The year 5 children have become expert internet users and have been able to independently research a whole range of interesting topics.
They have recently been writing their own poems with a current affairs twist! The children had been learning about some of the language and structural features of a poem and were given a chance to incorporate these features into their own poem based on a current affairs story. Harry in Tanzanite class wrote a fascinating poem about the recent discovery of mummies in Egypt. The mummies dated back over 3000 years! Even Mr Hannigan isn’t old enough to remember that…
In English this week the children have been looking at a range of non-chronological reports and unpicking some of the key features of a fact file. They are now preparing to write their own fact files and Oscar and Griff in Indigo class have been finding out information about WWI. They then created their own website to showcase their research. Amazing!
You can check out the whole website here – https://ww1-facts.webador.co.uk/ww1-facts
In their Topic lesson the children have been exploring wild waters and this week looked more closely at how waterfalls are formed. Arabella in Tanzanite class made her own presentation, talking through the process clearly and concisely. Check it out here –