Shakespeare
 
Following our exciting English topic 'Shakespeare' last term, we were overjoyed to be able to provide the children with a live action version of the play 'The Tempest' last week, performed by The Rubbish Shakespeare Company! We were lucky enough to have actually studied that exact play in our lessons, so we already had a great understanding of the plot and the characters. It was fantastic to see the words come to life, and we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the play- we spent the whole time laughing and having fun. We hope we get the opportunity to watch them again next year, when they perform a different Shakespeare play!
 
Year 5
 
Thank you parents for providing your children with some junk modelling material.  We have had a fun week in class during our science lessons using them to make boats! We had a think about the different materials, and then decided on what we thought would float the best. Once the boats had been made, we ventured outside to test whether our masterpieces really would float on water. Take a look at some of our creations below...
 
                    
      
Wow, what an incredible trip Year 5 had to the West Stow Anglo Saxon village! Despite a little chill in the air, the sun was shining and we were all raring to go!
First of all we spent some time in the Museum exploring and interacting with artefacts that archaeologists found at the West Stow site. Some of us tried on an Anglo Saxon helmet. After that we met our guide Joe and played Top Trumps using Anglo Saxon jewellery, pots and other small items. This was a lot of fun!
In the afternoon we got to explore the Anglo Saxon village! Chickens were roaming, and a fire was roaring which definitely helped us get into the Saxon spirit. Most of us put Anglo Saxon cloaks on too! To end our trip, we met in ‘The Hall’ (the largest Saxon house) for music and storytelling. Joe played the lyre for us and told us a tale of King Ida, a frog and a dragon. It was a great end to a fantastic day.
‘Stow’ means ‘special place’, and it definitely was! We would like to thank our volunteers Mrs Coe, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Jones & Mrs Brewster for making the trip so brilliant! 
Year 5 have had a fantastic Autumn term!
We have enjoyed Greek Day, the Art Exhibition and lots of exciting learning the classroom.
In Maths Mastery we have been exploring perimeter, area and volume. We also spent some time revisiting addition, multiplication, subtraction and division strategies. In the New Year we are starting a Unit on fractions, decimals and percentages.
Year 5 have really engaged with Talk 4 Writing in our English lessons. We have completed two poems; one about winter and one about the senses, and a non-chronological report about dragons! After the Christmas break, we are reading The Hobbit and focusing on character profiles and setting descriptions. We will be watching some clips from the film 'The Hobbit', so please let us know if you would not like your child to participate in these viewings.
We have been so impressed with all the hard work and dedication the Year 5 children have shown this term; especially with their homework.
We hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you on Wednesday 4th January 2017
Miss Pilsworth and Miss Brewster