: May 2016
A fantastic week in Base 4!
We started our week outside with children from Sound Primary School. We were having a go at all the sports that are part of the Town Sports competition. It was a great morning and everyone had fun, but we also got to learn new skills and develop our existing skills. I would like to say a big thank you to Sound Primary School and the Sportscape coaches that came along to support and set up the activities. All the children that took part from Wrenbury represented our school extremely well.
In maths this week we have been focusing on multiplication and division trying to ensure we are consistently applying our skills and knowledge. We have applied to a range of problems and tried hard to make sure we read the question carefully and answer it accurately. Next week we are moving onto fractions, decimals and percentages — you will definitely need your thinking caps!
In literacy we have started to write a short story based on a journey through the Amazon Rainforest. To get our ideas flowing we put our imagination hats on and went on an adventure through the forest area outside. We thought about what it would be like to travel through a forest, we discovered over grown paths, branches hanging in our faces, insects flying past and ditches (Xander discovered this when he slipped down the hill). We went on to create word/phrase banks to be used within our writing, followed by a detailed plan, developing the characters, setting and plot. Next week we will look at examples of writing to support our own writing and finish our story.
On Wednesday we had a fantastic trip to Chester Zoo and we didn't get rained on, we even managed to take our coats off! We explored a range of animals that lived within rainforests around the world. In the Tropical Realm we were fortunate to receive a talk from a member of staff about the Komodo Dragons, the children listened well and responded with plenty of interesting questions. We then made our way to the butterfly house, they all flew around our heads, almost landing on us. We got to see the Morpho Blue butterfly, which links directly to our class text. During our journey around the zoo we also got to see the giraffes, the jaguars, two sloths (hanging above our heads), orangutans, gibbons, penguins, flamingos, lions, the bats (definitely not my favourite), cheetahs, zebras, meerkats and the rhinos. It was lovely to see the children all engaging with the information provided and finding out new facts about the various animals. I hope all of year 5 enjoyed their visit to the zoo, I know that I did and now we can utilise our new knowledge in writing for our learning Journey books.
The 3D river projects that have come into school are fantastic, clearly a lot of time and care has been taken to complete these. They already look great in the classroom and some will be put up onto the wall. Jasmine took her homework project one step further and made an edible river model using cake, icing, chocolate and marshamllows — the best part was that we got to eat it!!
An excellent week in Base 4, keep it up for one more week and then you can rest over the half term!
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