“I am at Grenville and today I went raft building, we had to wear a wetsuit (they were really tight). After that we had to go to a storage room and get a helmet and a life jacket. Then we had to build the raft. We learnt to do two types of ties. The first one was a square knot and a reef knot. We had to sit on gigantic plastic bottles.” -Robbie
We woke to exceptional weather and everyone couldn’t wait to get to their activities. The ‘Rafters’ had great fun in the marina, the kayakers played ‘stuck in the mud’ and ‘swimmer rescue’, the shoppers checked out almost every shop in Brixham and the climbers met new heights on the high rope course – all under the most beautiful sunny skies!
After an amazing evening meal of sweet and sour chicken or chicken korma we headed to the harbour for an hour or so of crabbing. Great fun was had and we caught a grand total of four crabs which we entered for the famous crab race! Later we went onto Breakwater beach where we played throwing games and learnt to skim stones. It was a great end to the most amazing day.
Over the last few weeks, in art we have been using Africa as our influence for drawing and discovering facts that are typical of African artwork. In a few weeks, we will have a giant display of some of our work. We are also working hard on our African dancing, drumming and singing. By Lillie
In English, these last few weeks, we have started reading Kensuke’s Kingdom. It is such a good book that we all can’t wait for the next chapter. It’s got a really good story line about a boy who goes overboard whilst on a trip around the world with his family. Michael Morpurgo mentions Africa in this book, which links nicely to our topic. The vocabulary in this story is amazing, with words like ‘raucous’ and ‘intriguing. All in all, this is a great book and we are all on the edge of our seats waiting for the next chapter. By Jack’
This week in maths our topic is angles. We have learnt how to measure acute, right, obtuse and straight line angles. Also, we have looked at angles we see every day, for instance, on beds! Some learning points have been challenging, like measuring angles beyond 180 degrees. We have also done lots of work on using a protractor and measuring accurately. We have used our own knowledge to solve other angle problems. We love this maths topic and hope it continues. By Theo
Over the last few weeks we have been learning about our topic of Africa. We have been set a 4 week project to explore the continent further. So far, we have been looking closer into the habitats of animals. Also, we have extended our knowledge by making maps of Africa and it’s landscape. Our wonderful teachers have also questioned our knowledge by giving us a quiz in some classes! We hope we can discover Africa further in the next few weeks of school. By Amelie
Over the last few weeks, in guided reading we have been studying different books and looking deeper into the text to truly understand the meaning of the story and the choice of the authors words. Then, we have been answering questions about the text to explore it in greater depth. We have been learning to make a point, give evidence, and end, linking back to our first point. We can remember this by thinking ‘P.E.E.’ Every Friday we get a new text, and then 6-9 questions about it, we are becoming experts now. By Lily and Grace
CLEAN RECYCLING MATERIALS NEEDED!
For our upcoming DT project – building flood proof houses – we would appreciate any donations of the following items to support the children’s model making:
- Plastic bottles / tubs / pots
- Waterproof fabric (e.g. tarpaulen, plastic sheeting, rubber)
- Strong cardboard (boxes, crates)
Please ensure they are clean and dry before sending any materials in. Thank you!
The Year 5 Team