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Great things are happening in Y5.

The children have had another great week, working hard as always, writing stories independently, learning to play jingle bells in brass and creating some excellent colour wheels in art.

The children started the week by finishing an independent plan for their own extra chapter for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We revisited the use of speech marks in preparation for our story writing and thought about the layout and presentation when introducing a new speaker. The children spent most of the week writing their chapter and then editing. Having a sneaky read, I can see the children have created some amazing characters and unusually sticky accidents!

The children have begun work on division methods which we call “finding then biggest hunk.” This is an informal method we introduce before doing the formal “bus stop” method that you may remember from your own schooling. If you’re curious to know more about this, you can always pop in for a quick lesson!

On Tuesday afternoon, the children began learning to play Jingle Bells on their brass instruments.  After a few attempts the children were soon filling the junior corridor with the festive tune.  Watch out guys, Christmas is coming!

We ended the week with thinking about our learning in Geography and considering ways to present this using our own ideas. We had a fun Friday afternoon creating some great models, PowerPoint presentations and even slide shows to demonstrate our knowledge on the Arctic. You can always follow us on Twitter and have a look at some of the great creations from the session.

What a jam packed week Year 5, impressed as always!

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