February already! It only seems five minutes since we were all wishing each other happy new year. Time might be passing at the speed of light but 5M are definitely moving forwards at a wonderfully productive learning pace.
The children quickly got back into their working mindset following the Christmas holidays and were soon producing good quality work across the curriculum. The pace of our learning has really picked up this term and the children are keen to get involved in whatever learning is presented to them.
We all had a wonderful time during Poetry Week (21st to 25th January 2019). The children spent the week writing and performing poems for audiences. Everyone was very excited because for the first three days of the week a poet called James Carter was in school helping all the classes write poems. On Wednesday 23rd January at 2.30 pm all our parents and carers were invited into school to see the children in KS2 perform the poems they had written under the guidance of James. It was an excellent show and we all enjoyed ourselves.
Our Topic Earth and Space is progressing well and the children are very keen to learn as much as possible about this fascinating topic. In the last week of this half term we will be using the computer program Movie Maker to make our own information films about the Solar System. It gives the children the opportunity to present information in a different way.
Our own versions of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So stories are nearly finished and we are going to enter some of them in the Kipling Society’s Just So Stories competition. It is a national writing competition open to all children in Year 5. We will let you know how we do.
Once again, a big thank you for the support you give your children with their education, it makes teaching them a pleasure.