Year 5 have been exploring how they look. They particularly enjoyed muddling up each other’s faces and trying to work out which part belonged to which person. It was amazing how challenging it became to recognise the people we see every day.
A few weeks ago, Year 5 attended a tag rugby festival at St Clement Dane’s School. Every child in Year 5 demonstrated outstanding resilience pushing themselves in every game to achieve their very best. At the end of each game, they reflected carefully and tried to improve for their next performance. I was so proud of their attitude and performance!
Thank you for a lovely World Book Day in the snow, Maple Cross. It has been a pleasure to see so much learning linked to reading today and our whole school story telling of The Three Little Pigs was a real highlight. Thank you to our visitors who came to read stories this afternoon. It was really special to share our love of books and reading with our wider Maple Cross community. Our library ambassadors from Year 6 did a fantastic job promoting a passion and curiosity for reading by first sharing story clues and then revealing the new book to each class in the school. A wonderful reading opportunity!
There are still books to be won as part of our special World Book Day raffle! Come and play tomorrow! Will you guess which books have been chosen by the teachers?
Year 5 invented their own aliens designing them to perfectly suit a particular planet. They then wrote about their first encounter with their alien. They should be so proud of the writing they have produced. They have used beautiful language and worked hard to include the cohesive elements we have focussed on.
To finish off their piece of alien writing, Year 5 voted on their favourite alien and piece of writing. The winning alien will feature in our next piece of writing.
This week, in Reading, Year 5 have been exploring their texts for clues about the setting. Today, they used all the clues they had discovered to draw their own versions of the setting using charcoals.
Today, Year 5 and 6 were lucky to have a visit from Mr Jenkins. He shared some of his interests with the children and then answered their many questions. I was so impressed with the quality of the questioning from the children and was fascinated by the responses. We all learnt a lot. After reflecting, we realised the answers we’d received had led to even more questions.
Today, Year 5 explored their new topic. They looked at the resources and began to ask questions. What would happen if there was no moon? What would happen if a planet disappeared? How do astronauts sleep? Who is Neil Armstrong? Why is there no gravity in space?
We can’t wait to investigate these questions now.