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Friday 7th February 2020

What a great week the children have had!

In Literacy this week the children have carried on looking at the book 'The Lost Thing'. They wrote setting descriptions about the text and then created their own dialogue of the text. We then finished 'The Lost Thing' and the children were able to use their own opinions of the book to write a book talk, discussing what they enjoyed, what surprised them and any questions they had for the author. The children enjoyed this book and found it really interesting!

In Maths, the children revisited rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. They then looked at negative numbers and found how they relate to everyday life such as temperatures. The children then looked at problems involving these to challenge them further. The children were really engaged and tried really hard in their Maths this week.

In Science this week the children looked at the history of space exploration and the first people to do this, Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova, they then wrote diary entries as if they were Yuri or Valentina thinking about how they would have been feeling on their first space exploration. In History, the children learned about Danegeld, a way of paying to get out of being invaded and attacked, and a poem wrote by Rudyard Kipling. The children then had fun creating their own poems inspired by Rudyard about Danegeld. 

To finish our week off, during our awards assembly, the wonderful year 5 and 6 choir sang us a song they performed at the O2 during the week. It was fantastic and they should be extremely proud of themselves.

We hope you have a great weekend!

The Year 5 Team.