Hello Year Five! We have a big favour to ask you. We are collecting for harvest festival this Friday, as we let you know in the Green Un. The food donated will be given to a local foodbank that supplies our community. We are asking for any dried or tinned food, that does not require refrigeration or have a short expiration date. Anything you can donate will be much appreciated and your generosity will be well-received from those who benefit. Thank you!
Mrs Dwyer and Miss Eden have been so proud of how hard our class have worked to complete the home learning sent over the summer. Here is a photo of just some of it, and we have had even more emailed to us since it was taken! In addition, the children are currently doing fantastically with striving for their goals – passing handwriting and getting their 40 reads for Autumn already! Alongside this, many children are bringing back filled in WAGOLLs from their CLIC test or spelling or times table practice. Keep up the good work Y5GE!
Today has been fantastic! The Year Fives travelled by coach to York (which was otherwise called Eboracum in the Ancient Roman times). We have gained so much knowledge, but also shared some of the information we already knew – we were commended constantly by the people leading our workshops of what a well-informed, polite bunch we were! So well done, Y5.
The day was split into two halves, a workshop called ‘Exploring Eboracum’ and the other ‘Life of a Legionary’. In the first workshop we had to decide whether each character we were introduced to was a citizen or a slave of the Roman Empire. We had plenty of clues for us to work out, but also got to complete a number of activities to put ourselves in their shoes. We were dressed up as a Roman and did everything from grinding wheat to hairdressing (the boys were really good at this – we have some naturals!)
The second workshop was about being a Roman Legionary, which we have already learnt a lot about in Guided Reading. We handled artefacts and then got to dress up in their armour and carry their weapons – we were ferocious!
This week, all the Y5s have been introduced to their first spelling list and the spelling rule it is related to. The spelling rule is using the suffix ‘shun’. We revised that a suffix is a group of letters (or letter string) found at the end of a word. More common suffixes we already know are -ed, -ing and -able.
When learning about the suffix ‘shun’, we have found out that it can be spelt in 4 different ways! -tion, -sion, -ssion and -cian. Each version of the suffix can be found with different root words, dependent on their final letter. More details of this can be found on the photograph below:
We are doing well in our spelling lessons and have done investigational work, learning and using the definition of the word, practising in our spelling books and next week we will be using the Spellodrome games to help us!
It has a fantastic start to our journey in Y5. The children have settled in really well and we are already challenging them with their learning. A few highlights from the weeks include:
- receiving some home learning related to the 101 challenges
- learning about the volcanic eruption in Pompeii and writing about it
- completing our first indoor and outdoor PE lessons, as Y5s
- just being phenomenal!
Keep it up – you’re making us proud.