Year 5 – 08/12/23

On Monday, Year 5 had a wonderful day out to the British Library. We took part in 2 workshops: Fantasy: Realms of Imagination and Malorie Blackman: The Power of Stories.

Julia writes:

When we went to the British Library, it was very fun. First, we went to the Fantasy section. We got to make up our own heroes and villains. We could see unusual creatures, heroes and lands in the exhibition. There was a mission we had to accomplish: the evil queen fairy made an agreement with the devil and took an enchanted book and we had to get it back. We also made our own mythical islands. We used a lot of our imagination making mythical creatures, islands and heroes.

In the afternoon, we went to the Malorie Blackman exhibition and saw lots of her different books like Pig Heart Boy, Hacker and A Dangerous Game. We learnt about her childhood, and that she wanted to become an author because she didn’t see black people represented in the fiction she read as a child, and wanted to change that. It was inspiring to learn that Malorie Blackman was rejected by publishers over 82 times, but never gave up on her dream of becoming an author.

The children were so engaged, participant and enthused, and the facilitators at the British Library commented on how impressed they were with the class’s input and ideas. You were also fantastic on the journey to and from the library. It was such a pleasure Year 5 and I was so proud of you. Thank you very much to Gene’s mum and Charlie’s dad who helped us on the trip.

Wednesday’s Advent Service was another highlight of the week. Your reading, acting, singing, drumming and dancing brought such joy to the service – well done!

Here is your home learning for this week:

Next week (probably Thursday), we will be having auditions in class for the talent show, so if you want to enter, make sure you prepare you act for then.

Enjoy your weekend!

Miss Donatantonio

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