With nearly all of our children now accessing work on Seesaw, it's been a busy one for Miss Gallagher and myself! The standard of the work has been fabulous, as you can see from the number of photos we have to share with you!
This week's text was The Tin Forest. Throughout the week, the children completed various reading activities based on the text.
In writing, the children wrote beautiful descriptions of their version of paradise! We started by drawing pictures of our paradise (or creating them in Minecraft!), looking at vocabulary, synonyms and expanded noun phrases, before planning, writing and editing.
Here are two of our favourite descriptions:
In a place not too far from home, high in the clouds where the air is refreshing and the sun often peeps from cotton candy clouds, you'll find me.
From the vast glass windows I can glimpse the rocky mountains and on the Southern side there is what looks like a small village with animals nibbling emerald green grass. Sky blue glistening water flows through the nearby river where occasionally bluetits hop in to drink.
The grassy garden with colourful wild flowers is home to my fleecy Cats delicately purring in the sun shine. Handsome Foxes awake from dozing yawning loudly. The chattering sleek silky dolphins swiftly paddling through the coral reefs can be heard below. If you listen quietly you can hear the rustling of autumn leaves and smell the scent of fresh cut grass.
If you would like to visit me the invite is always open.
The tranquil, tropical sands, rainbow in colour, are struck by a prism of light giving them colour, through day and night. The only sounds around are those of the birds, fish and crabs. No-one is there to hear them but still their song remains. In my paradise near the ocean.
In the deep, warm ocean the sun reflects on the waves and civilisation can not touch them. There are beautiful, aquatic creatures as far as the eye can see. The sky of pink, red, yellow and orange is dappled with sunlight and by night with stars. All around, seagulls squawk their harmonious yet eerie melody. In my paradise near the sea.
You sometimes hear the rustling of the wind against the birds and it is so quiet you can hear the coral creak. You always taste salt and coconuts in my paradise by the bay.
In maths, we've been learning about percentages. We've been wowed by how well the children have picked up this new understanding at home!
In Science, the children learnt different ways of separating mixtures into their different components by completing experiments at home.
For Art / Design Technology, they recycled junk from around their houses into animals!
Geography - we are currently working on a local area study. This week we learnt about the distribution of natural resources, focusing on coal. We thought about why Wombwell may have been built and then grown where it is.
Finally, there were the "optional extras"! Making bird feeders went down really well...especially with the squirrel population of Wombwell!
Year 5 Blog
Miss Levitt, Mrs Mundy, Mrs Tadajewski, Mrs Alcock, Mrs Joyce and Mrs Bailey make up the Year 5 team.