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Another busy week in 5W!

We have done a lot of writing linking with our Anglo-Saxon story, Beowulf, this week. The children have put themselves into the characters’ shoes and written some brilliant things. First, the children became the evil monster, Grendel. They wrote a diary entry from the perspective of this cruel creature, describing the attack on Heorot in great, gruesome detail. In contrast, they then wrote from Beowulf’s perspective, writing a setting description of Heorot using some brilliant expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials to give the reader lots of detail.

Have a look at some snippets of writing from this week:

In maths, we have been working really hard on formal multiplication methods. At the start of the week, many children found this very challenging (and rightly so!) but I am so impressed with their perseverance and determination to understand it! I have seen a huge improvement in their understanding throughout the week and with continued practise throughout the year, they will only get better and better!

We have continued looking at Anglo-Saxon Britain in history, this week comparing timelines of the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. The children needed their super chronology skills to create a scaled timeline of events from 450AD (when Anglo-Saxon Britain began) to 1066, when the Viking reign ended. We were surprised to see how much overlap there was between the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and how much battle for territory there was too.

Maths homework this week is to practise formal multiplication methods. As usual, if there are any issues please don’t hesitate to contact me. There is no learning log homework this week as the children still have a few weeks to complete their 500 word stories, which I am very much looking forward to reading!

Have a restful weekend,

Miss Wetherill

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