On the afternoon of 2nd December, all classes across school took part in our Christmas Door Decorating Afternoon. All the children (and staff!) had a fantastically festive afternoon, listening to Christmas songs and making decorations to display on their classroom doors. The end results look amazing and have definitely made Kexborough Primary look a little more festive!
A big thankyou to all the staff and children for their hard work and ambitious designs!
As part of our Vikings topic we have been learning about a King known as Alfred the Great. The children in Year 5 gathered information about him and produced some fantastic fact files as part of their topic work.
Here are some of the pictures from Children in Need day on Friday. Well done to all of you for making such an effort with your outfits and for your help in raising as much money as possible to help others!
During the last week of school before the October half term the children created Halloween poems. We discussed the various techniques used in poetry such as rhyme, alliteration and syllable patterns. The children then had the freedom to design their own spooky Halloween poems! Here are some examples below. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did.
Year 5 were tasked with the problem of separating a number of mixtures. They were given a wide range of apparatus and resources that they had to select and then use to separate the mixtures. There were many successes but also some incidents where children had to go back to the ‘drawing board’ and think again as their first attempts had not worked.
The children worked in teams to discuss the most appropriate method based on prior learning and had to think carefully about the apparatus most suitable for the task. We will be learning more about reversible and irreversible changes in our science lesson this week.
Today, our year 5 children were very fortunate enough to visit Murton Park and spend the day being Viking settlers. It was an outdoor, hands on day full of physical tasks and team building opportunities.
We learnt all about the Vikings and how they used to live.
We learnt how to be farmers and had a go at ploughing the fields! It was hard work!
We made our very own oil lamps out of clay…
We even learnt how to make our own bread out of wheat!
And finally, the most fun part of the day (although it was a tough choice) had to be when we all got the opportunity to be Viking warriors! We were given spears and shields and we had to defend our settlement from intruders.
We have had such a fantastic day being Viking settlers. Some of the children even said they didn’t want to leave and they wanted to stay living as Vikings! We can’t wait to learn more about the Vikings in our topic lessons next half term.
In topic, we have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons and the role they played during their time in Great Britain. Today we have been learning about the discovery of Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, where several artefacts from the Anglo Saxon times were excavated. We discussed how artefacts can tell us a lot about the way people lived. We gathered evidence to draw our own conclusions about the Anglo Saxons before going back in time to 1939 and writing our very own ‘breaking news’ newspaper articles about one of the richest discoveries of all time!
Over the last 4 weeks, Year 5 have been busy writing their very own narratives. We based our stories on an animation called ‘A Shadow of Blue’. The animation is about a little girl in a wheelchair who uses her imagination to take her shadow on adventures. We used the animation to plan our paragraphs and followed the structure of the story, adding our own individual ideas in along the way.
Some of the writing produced by Year 5 has been absolutely outstanding. We started with a setting description and carefully planned each following paragraph with specific vocabulary, particularly working on our sentence structure. Here are some snippets of our stories below. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did!