Welcome to Years 5 and 6!
World War 1
All of the classes in years 5 and 6 contain immersive drama areas based on Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo, which is set in World War 1.
Sugar skulls are a traditional mask that are worn during Mexico's Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos). Many people who are celebrating will paint their faces and dress up to represent the sugar skull. We created our own sugar skulls using black card and sticky paper. The children worked hard to create symmetrical patterns to decorate the skulls.
In computing, we have been looking at a unit of study called: 'We are Cryptographers'.
We have been thinking about different ways to send secret messages to people.
At first, we used semaphore to try and send messages - we found this tricky.
Then, we looked at Morse code.
Finally, we looked at using the Caesar cipher to send message to one another.
Here is a few examples of our work:
This half term, we are reading Holes by Louis Sachar.
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep.
There is no lake at Camp Green Lake.
But there are an awful lot of holes.
It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake?
Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption.