Monthly Archives: October 2015

Our Anglo Saxon Feast

Lime N and C were taken back in time today. To round off our Anglo Saxon topic we decided to have an Anglo Saxon feast and dress up as Anglo Saxons. In the morning we all had a go at making the chicken stew. Once again Mrs Redpath and Mrs Taylor showed us how.

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We also completed our banners and put on our broaches.

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Thank you everyone who helped and attended our Saxon Feast: it was fantastic to see pupils, parents and staff tucking into chicken stew and apple cake.

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We were entertained by lyre players and performance poetry.

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We also shared our banners…

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What an exciting and busy day!

Thank you once again to everyone that joined us. We have really enjoyed sharing our work with you.

Have a wonderful break and I will see you all next term.

Mrs Chapman

Thursday-World Science Day

This morning we based our research around this website:

www.famousscientists.org/25-famous-australian-scientists-contributions

We found out about scientists like-

Dr Isobel Eliza Toom Bennett was one of the most famous Australian marine biologists. In 1933 she became the secretary of the University of Sydney Professor of Zoology, William John Dakin. Consequently, as a research assistant she participated with Professor Dakin and Professor P.D.F. Murray in numerous research projects all around the world and became an expert on Australian marine life and the ecology of the Great Barrier Reef. Dr Bennett took part in the first study of plankton in Australian waters.

  
  
 
We also talked to a friend of Mrs Chapman who lives in Sydney Australia. We asked her questions that we had prepared on Monday.

It was 8pm Thursday and it was 29c… Very hot! She lives near Harbour Bridge and she is also near the Opera House.

She lives right next to a beach!

She also told us about poisonous animals. 

    
 
Most of the year 5’s have been out at a football tournament where they all had a good time.

In the afternoon we looked at Australian Native Plants and Animals and made these Poplets on the iPad… 

   

   
 
We have also been compiling all this information in word documents on the laptops and keeping notes in our morning activity books. Mrs Chapman is going to try to put this all together in a Global Week Book!

We are looking forward to Friday…

Wednesday 14th-World Maths Day

Today we had to solve Rugby World Cup related problems.

“How could they have scored their points?” 

  

 
We then had our first Multiplication Awards of the year…

Congratulations Rjay for getting your Super Bronze!

Everyone else tried their hardest.
After lunch we had the iPads so we went on Mathletics. 

    
    
    
 
Then we used Telegarmi to record our versions of Window. 

    
 
Finally we looked at the teams National Flags and spotted lines of symmetry. 

 

Global Week

In Collective Worship today we were told about The World Education Games and how we could take part using our Mathletics passwords. Tomorrow is World Literacy Day and we can compete in Spelladrome, against children all over the world. We will also be looking at Australia and reading ‘Window’ by Jeannie Baker. Wednesday is World Maths Day and again we can sign on to Mathletics and challenge children around the world to earn points for our school. Thursday is World Science day and we will be looking at famous scientists from Australia. On Friday we will be looking at sport and the Rugby World Cup. We are also holding our first Sports Interhouse competition of the year- Dodgeball!

Today we used the laptops to find and record information about Australia. 

    
    
    
    
 
We also had our first look at WINDOW… 

    
   
We immediately noticed there were no words.