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Saturday 11th January | Comments are off for this post

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and is feeling rested and revitalised. It certainly seems as though the children of 5L feel this way as they have worked incredibly hard throughout this week.


In maths we started by finishing off our area and perimeter module. This involved finding the area of ‘composite rectilinear shapes’ (which is basically a fancy way of saying a shape made up of two or more rectangles) like the ones below.

This involved dividing these shapes into separate rectangles, finding the area of each and then adding the totals together. Though this can be a quite tricky concept to get your head around (especially when figuring out which measurements to work with) the children all did very well.


This half-term we are going to be looking at the Anglo-Saxon story Beowulf in our literacy sessions, exploring the idea of historical fiction and developing our story writing skills.

To kick things off, we started by exploring how the Anglo-Saxons told their stories, which is to say that they told them orally, often around a campfire to musical accompaniment. To this end, the children had a go at doing just that. We played a sample of some music, which the children wrote short stories based around. We then played the music again and some of the children shared their stories with the group.

Have a great weekend!

Miss Levett

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