Our first topic in Year 5 is …

We have been studying parrots in art and wowed ourselves with our amazing Quentin Blake inspired oil pastel parrots.

Our first text in English has been the Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry.

We used the text to investigate “show and not tell” to describe characters emotions and to write narrative speech and description, diary entries and discursive texts.

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We also had a class debate about deforestation.

In science we have been investigating the properties of materials, as well as investigating forces.

With the upcoming centenary of the end of World War I, we have been investigating life in the trenches. As part of this we wrote letters home from the trenches.

We have also completed a WWI “unhomework”, creating our own WWI projects.

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