5C Autumn 2 Week 7

What a busy last few weeks at school!

Amidst all the excitement of Advent, Reconciliation Service, Carol Concerts, Violin and Brass Concerts, Nativities, Spelling Bees, Christmas Lunch and a class party, 5C have continued to learn:

We have been writing diary entries as Mary at three different stages of her pregnancy.  We wrote about the initial, overwhelming feelings of joy Mary felt during the annunciation as well as how she felt after visiting her cousin Elizabeth, who was also expecting a baby. We discussed the ways the women could support each other whilst they waited for their important babies to arrive. Finally, we wrote about how Mary felt during the long journey to Bethlehem in the final days before the birth  of Jesus.  The diary entries were excellent and showed real sympathy for Mary going through such a life changing experience.

We reflected on the true meaning of Advent and thought of ways that we could prepare to welcome Jesus into our lives at this time of year.  Some of these ideas have been set as "Advent Homework". Please check your Homework Diary.

Work on fractions has progressed onto simplifying fractions and the class have been using their knowledge of factors and multiples to help them solve more challenging multiplication and division questions.

The class wrote some moving poetry about a caged bird dreaming of freedom and contrasted its feelings to those of a free bird. The class continue to make good progress by  answering comprehension questions in full sentences and quoting from the text.  Keep up the hard work by answering one of the questions at the back of your Reading Record as many times as you can, when you read at home.

The class transformed into a scientific hive of activity over the past fortnight as we undertook practical experiments investigating air and water resistance.  This week, using a small amount of plasticine and a test tube of water, we investigated whether the following statement was true: "The flatter the object, the less water resistance there will be."

Our knowledge of Iceland continues to develop as we learn more about Heimaey in the Westman Islands.  We wrote an imaginary account of a week's holiday in Iceland and compared the physical and human geographical features of Heimaey with Harpenden.

Art and Design
We have designed an alternative companion for 'The Snowman' instead of the snow dog and more "top secret" creativity is planned for Tuesday.

Next Monday is the Santa Fun Run so please remember your trainers and a Christmas hat.

Have a happy and peaceful Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in 2018.

Mrs Chisholm and Mrs Scamans


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