This week's work has been based around 'Thud' by Nick Butterworth, and 'Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll. 'Jabberwocky' includes lots of nonsense words, but many of them are also portmanteau words (they are made from two real words put together, like 'chillax'). Y5 learnt that they didn't need to understand every word in order to understand a story / narrative poem.
Following instructions on YouTube, the children started the week by drawing and / or designing monsters that they would use to inform their writing later in the week. Don't forget to click on the pictures to see them in their full glory!
After experimenting with powerful word choices, fronted adverbials and similes, the children wrote truly terrifying descriptions of their monsters!
Instead of a speed read this week, the children recorded themselves performing 'Jabberwocky'!
As part of their science work on Life Cycles, they produced diagrams of flowers, labelling the different parts and their roles. Some even used real flowers!
Year 5 Blog
Miss Gallagher, Mrs Mundy, Mrs Tadajewski, Mrs Alcock, Mrs Fowler and Mrs Charlesworth make up the Year 5 team.