Book list for summer reading for Year 5
16/6/16 Haiku poems inspired by the myth 'Beowulf'
9/6/16 Year 5 Families Celebrate the Queen's Birthday Together
27/5/16 Two teams from Year 5 competed in the Colchester Tag-Rugby Tournament
3/5/16 Year 5 organised and ran a book sale to raise money for library books; they raised over £240.00. WELL DONE
15/4/16 Visit to Pipers Vale Gymnastics Centre
21/3/16 Experience Easter at the Church
4/3/16 Homework Help: Instructions for polystyrene print using layers of different colours
26/2/16 More Football with Rosie
12/2/16 Bassistry Arts Visit
4/2/16 Working together to understand scientific principles
30/1/16 County Football Finals: First Place
30/1/16 We enjoyed 'Golden Time' on Monday
14/1/16 Year 5 art work inspired by Georgia O' Keeffe
8/1/16 Please enjoy the final draft of our stories. Are you sitting comfortably?
10/12/15 We are learning to edit and improve our work
10/ 12/15 Extracts of pupils' creative writing from this week:
"Alice Brent was the new girl, she had long red hair, blue eyes, a freckled nose and a perfect smile. The golden summer sun, peeped through the window at the desk of the working children. Suddenly, the bell in the hall let out an ear-piercing ring and a herd of children stampeded down the corridors like elephants." Written by Kitty
'Lights and colours flashed, and noise was blocked out. Salim opened his mouth to scream but before he could generate any sound he felt the air being knocked out of him. There he lay, shrunken, still and staring into space. Towering above him, the conspicuous lady stared down on him, her eyes balls of fire, melting him to nothing.' Written by Emma
NP: As the children in Year 5 mature, they will begin to show an increasing wisdom and awareness of life in their writing; as you can see below one pupil has started to wrestle with the tricky subject of death in his narrative.
"Salim's funeral was a depressing day for Ted and Kat. They watched their cousin being buried in shame. The candle, dripping wet wax in their hearts was blown out, no more would they ride the Eye; the memories were too tragic. Everyday, after that, they visited his grave, remembering that whatever Salim was put through, he came out the hero, vanquished, as he made the ultimate sacrifice to save his cousins." Written by Toby