This Week in 5L
Friday 18th May | 3 comments
This week has been another fantastic one in 5L. With residential on the horizon, the children have all been counting down the days until we’re ready to go (only a couple more days!) but have still been working incredibly hard.
This week in Literacy, we have been looking at Roald Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’, a wonderfully “rotten” take on some traditional fairy-tales. The class were particularly fond of the poem versions of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and ‘The Three Little Pigs’, in which Red is a fierce fighter of wolves (with a fondness for fur coats).
‘The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers.
She whips a pistol from her knickers.
She aims it at the creature’s head
And bang bang bang, she shoots him dead.’
The children then had a go at creating their own poems in this style, with some fantastic results. Hopefully, we will be able to share these in the near future when the children perform them for each other.
In maths, we have been looking at reflecting and translating shapes – which can actually be quite tricky. Miss Bradley and I really tried to push the children with some very challenging patterns for them to translate from one position to another, but the children all did really well and persevered throughout.
Today the classroom was made a little bit brighter with the wide array of reds, whites and blues that the children arrived in to celebrate the Royal Wedding. Most of the class – myself included- ate lunch together out in the sun on the field, followed by some fun and games before dinnertime came to an end. The children seemed to really enjoy this, which was lovely to see!
Next week, both Year 5 classes will be heading off on residential. Keep an eye out for upcoming blog posts, in which we will be sharing updates about the activities and photographs taken during the day!