First Week Celebrations!

Hello Class Chanel!


So, we have come to the end of our first full week of remote learning and I'm sure it is safe to say that it has been a tiring one! Everyone has worked incredibly hard and shown great resilience towards their learning this week and you have made me very proud!


Over the course of this week, the children have drafted, edited and published a setting description, linked to our reading of the Michael Morpurgo novel, 'King of Cloud Forests'. Each piece of writing had adverbials of place, figurative language and even pathetic fallacy, which we learnt about for the very first time! Editing at home is brand new for everyone but it was lovely to see that you still gave the same amount of commitment to it as you would if we were in school. Well done, Year 5!


In Maths, we have been developing our multiplying skills and have been exploring different methods to multiply 2 and 3-digit numbers by 2-digit numbers, including the grid method (area model), short multiplication and long multiplication! We have also been applying our knowledge of calculating the area in order to solve multi-step reasoning and problem solving questions. Keep up the hard work, Year 5!


This week, the children have been learning about the 5 Pillars of Islam and have been comparing the traditions of Muslim prayer with those of Christians. Everybody has shown great respect and understanding towards these new and different traditions and have produced very good descriptions and comparisons on this topic. We've also been learning about the prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and his importance to the Islamic religion. Many of you have been seeing the similarities and differences between Mohammed (PBUH) and Jesus as well, which is a great skill!


We have also started our new Science unit on Earth and Space and the children have researched their own planet and presented their findings in their own creative way. I was blown away by the beautiful presentation and thorough research conducted in this lesson - well done, everyone! We also had a little giggle on our Teams meeting whilst reading out our mnemonics to help us remember the order of the planets! They were all excellent!


Please see the attached image to see some examples of the children's excellent remote learning tasks from this week.


Well done, Class Chanel! Keep up the hard work!

Miss Blenkin




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Tuesday, 11 May 2021