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Dosbarth 5

We had an amazing day yesterday.  We became crime scene investigators, in order to help us to write our crime reports next week in English for the class text 'Awful Auntie'

This week in Science we have become 'Habitat Detectives'. The children have enjoyed looking around the local environment to find and explore insects in their natural habitats as part of their learning about the seven characteristics of living things.

 Welcome back, I hope everyone had a wonderful summer holiday.

The children this term are studying the topic:




They have decided that they want to split the topic into two halves. The first half of the term the class would like to learn about and experience activities linked to the Amazon Rainforest. 


The children have planned for the second half of the term based on Brazil.  They would like to design and create carnival hats for their show case, plan a trip to Brazil and write a trip review.


The children have asked to create Batik pieces of art work, make clay animals from the Amazon, design a home for a tribe who live in the rainforest and hold a charity event. Watch this space for further details about the event. 


The children are also reading the David Walliams novel 'The Awful Auntie'. They will be writing stories from different cultures, a non-chronological report and creating emotive poetry.


We cannot wait for Friday 16th November to watch the theatre performance of Awful Auntie. 


PE is on a Monday.


Reading books and Homework will be given to the children on a Thursday and must be returned to school on the following Monday.


Once the reading books have been checked in class, the children are free to take them home should you wish to listen to them read through the week.


Spelling lists will be given to children on a Friday and the class are tested on the following Friday.


Maths homework can be found on the 'My Maths' website using their personal log in details. 


Please don't forget to sign up to Seesaw as the class will be putting examples of their work on there to show you.


Fruit tuck - 20p per day or a £1 per week.