Welcome to Years 5 and 6!
E-SAFETY DAY 2017
Tuesday 7th February was E-safety day and the children were reminded about why it is important, and how to stay safe online and on mobile devices. Here is the PowerPoint the children were shown:
Welcome back to our new topic of Ancient Greece. This term we will be thinking about Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses, as well as Greek theatre and we will being reading some Greek myths.
During this term, we will be reading different Greek Myths and Legends retold by Anthony Horowitz:
If you would like to find out more, the BBC bitesize page has lots of information on this topic:
Last term we ran a competition to create an artwork inspired by books. The winners made fantastic pictures and won some art equipment to continue with their interest in art.
This term we are thinking about
World War 1
We hope to learn all about when the war started and finished, who our allies were during this time and why it began.
Each class has visited the War Memorial in Hinckley and soon we will be visiting the National Memorial Arboretum.
Who likes football?
Watch a funny clip of 'WW1' football by clicking the link below which will take you to the Horrible Histories website.
A fan of music?
Click the link below to listen to this song about WW1 leaders - it's hilarious.
(It will open up a new tab to the Horrible Histories website)
This term we are reading:
Thomas 'Tommo' Peaceful and his elder brother Charlie do everything together. They used to go to school together, face their problems together, sleep and eat together; they even loved the same girl… but now they have to face the many facets of war together. Can a bond and loyalty between brothers overcome the brutality of the front lines and bring them safely home? When the lines of heroism and cowardice collide, what can one man or even a brother do to fight the injustices of it all?
We are learning all about Mexico. During this topic we will be learning all about the human and physical geography of Mexico. We will also be thinking about Mexico's past and the Mayan civilisation.
Furthermore, we will be investigating Mexican food and drink!
We are currently reading a fantastic book called Holes by Louis Sachar:
Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck going back generations,
so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to
Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre.
Nor is he very surprised when he is told that his daily labour at the camp is to dig a hole,
five foot wide by five foot deep, and report anything that he finds in that hole.
The warden claims that it is character building, but this is a lie and Stanley must dig up the truth.