Autumn 2 Week 5

In RE this week, we have looked at how Mathew tells the story of the Nativity. Year 5 made comparisons to Luke’s account and thought about why they were different. With the knowledge that Mathew was writing for a Jewish audience, the children could understand his choices as an author.

In English, the children received a reply from Ernest Shackleton based on their letters of application from last week. The children were assigned a role on the ship and have been given a new name. Year 5 then considered what their character might have been like and who he would have been leaving behind. With a focus of dialogue punctuation, they wrote diary entries based on how they felt to receive their acceptance letter. Next week, we will arrive on Antarctica and will need to explain our new home. In preparation for this, we have been creating word banks.

In PE, Harry visited for his penultimate session. We will have one more but this may be after Christmas.

Year 5 have been busy preparing for the Advent service. I have been really proud of how well they have learnt their lines and remembered their cues. This week for home learning, I am sending home some song words to make sure we are ready.

As Mrs Heymoz mentioned in assembly this morning, we will be supporting Caritas in completing reverse Advent calendars. Your child has been assigned an item to bring in so that we can make a hamper. If your child was absent today, please chose any item from the list.

Have a wonderful weekend


Mrs Lines


Home learning: Song words and spellings

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