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Spring Term

Teaching in Olive class this year is Ms McNulty and Miss Coulson 

If you need to speak to Ms McNulty, please feel free to use the email function on the class page, or arrange to meet before or after school at a mutually convenient time.

Homework is sent home every Thursday or Friday and is due on Tuesday of each week.

This term our value is respect

Our new topic is the Ancient Greeks!  We will be reading, writing about and discussing these facinating myths as well as finding out about the geography and history of this country. We are starting our topic with some Greek food tasting.

 

In guided reading this term we will be looking at poetry, information text and Stories from  Ancient Greece.  We have a large range of texts this term, but we hope that they will be as exciting as Stig of the Dump!

Maths will focus on Fractions, decimals, percentages and statistics. We will be learning the 9 x table as well as reminding ourselves of the 7 and 8s.   Chanting of x tables at home and online games, would support this work.  We carry out the big maths rapid recall test on a Friday so keep working on your speed of X tables facts.  Every morning your child will be carrying out a new x tables knowledge initiative. Ask them about it. 

In science we are looking at forces. We will be investigating newtons, friction, air resistance, propulsion and gravity. 

Please do ensure that your child has their PE kit on a Monday and Thursday.  Our other PE slots will be running and traditional Greek dance.  Again, please ensure that you have the correct kit. 

It should be another exciting term!

 

 

Flint workshop - the flints were very sharp.
A spear head made from flint.
Exploring flints - the stone age tool of choice
Flint knapping

Miss Monkley visited our class last week and told us all about the stone age skill of flint knapping. We handled large pieces of flint and learnt how they were turned into working tools. It was very interesting.

Today year 5 went to Hill End Camp for an outdoor Stone Age experience. It was fantastic! The sun shone and we lived as Stone Age children for the day. Have a look at what we did in the photos.  After lunch, we worked on our team buidling skills in the outdoor challenge area. We found out that we needed to show lots of our values including unity, perseverance and courage.  Well done Olive class for a great day out.

The Stone Age Neolithic house at Hill End Camp
We learnt how to make spears.
We cooked bread on the open fire and gathered fruits.
The stone age people would have hunted wild boar
We learnt about how they ground wheat to make bread
We worked together in unity on team challenges.
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