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SHARING MORNING

On Tuesday 17th December , Year 5 showcased all their hard work when then invited the parents to come to a Sharing Morning.

Children presented role play, demonstrations and read out examples of their work.

It was a wonderful opportunity for the children to share their learning and endless knowledge of space with parents.

Sycamore had some super feedback comments too

'Amazing presentation, Well done!'

'To infinity and beyond'

'Blew my mind. Well done guys'

'Amazing projects. Love them all'

 

This term we are developing our knowledge of Earth and Space. 

English

We have been exploring figurative language and using it to describe 'our imaginary world or planet'. In our descriptions. we have practised including :-

  • onomatopoeia
  • alliteration
  • personification
  • metaphors
  • similes

 

At first we worked in groups to brainstorm our ideas and to create sentences.

 

Following on from this , we worked independently to write individual ones.

Here are some of our examples :-

 

"The big shining star exploded loudly like a massive nuclear bomb, as it quickly fell to the dusty ground angrily" (Alesha, Tia Rose, Kyra, Dorian and Ayman)

 

" The sweet smell of freshly cut grass rushes rapidly through your nostrils" (Ella)

 

 "The happy fish swam rapidly, like a racing car, through the salty water" (Brooke)

 

"In the ancient forest, long thin skeletal trees reached over the thick slimy bog, slowly leaning over the long forgotten, moss covered boat" 

( Gordon)

 

"As quick as lightening, gold fish scattered around the filthy ocean, rubbing their shimmering scales against an underwater tree, which was dancing in the currents" (Alesha)

 

"The white fluffy polar bears shout for help at the top of their lungs, as the cool cold ice cracks slowly" (Justin)

 

 

 

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History

In our History lesson, we used our knowledge and understanding of chronology, to order significant dates of space travel and exploration.

We used the I pads to research extra interesting facts to add to those on the timeline.

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Amberley: "I have learnt that James E Hill won the space medal of honour"

 

 Daniel: "I have learnt that fruit flies were the first bugs to be sent to space"

 

Jacob :"The interesting fact that I have learnt is that lettuce was the first food grown and eaten in space"

 

Grace :"One fact that I found was that Sally Ride became the first American woman in space"

Art

In our Art sessions, we have been exploring the medium of coloured pencils. We have used different techniques, including stippling, hatching and scrumbling, to create our own picture of Jupiter.

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We have also been learning how to apply different pressure when using  pastels to blend colours. 

We created some wonderful images of the Sun

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