Y5 2011 - 2012
In literacy this half term, Kelly Holmes Class have been exploring persuasive writing. We have discovered there are many ways to be persuasive such as leaflets, posters, letters and brochures. Take a look at our adverts. Could you be persuaded to buy our product?
Click on the letters to watch our adverts.
The children in Kelly Holmes class have been writing play scripts. They have written two scenes depicting a modern day version of Macbeth. Take a look at their performances re-telling the section of the play when the 3 witches predict that Macbeth will be King!
Click on the Oscar to watch some of their fantastic 'drama skills'!
In our SEAL (Social Emotional Aspects of Learning) lessons this half term, Kelly Holmes class have been working on the theme ‘Good To Be Me’. We discovered that we can sometimes feel jealous of the achievements of others or be made to feel envious when others boast. We explored the difference between proud and boastful behaviour using role play and considered the possible consequences of boasting. Click on the words below to watch some of our performances.
Kelly Holmes class have been drawing portraits of Mrs Halliwell.
Which portrait do you think is a true likeness?
The children in Kelly Holmes class have been performing poems written by Charles Causley and Michael Rosen. We have written a poem in the style of Michael Rosen’s ‘If You Don’t Put Your Shoes on...’ Our class poem is called ‘If You Don’t Eat Your Sprouts’.
Click on the sprouts to see who is performing 'If You Don't Eat Your Sprouts'.
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Year 5 teachers – Miss Ruth Helliwell and Miss Hazel Scott
In anticipation of the 2012 Olympics in London, we have named our year 5 classes Linford Christie and Kelly Holmes in honour of athletes who have previously won gold medals.
Having fulfilled their dreams of becoming Olympic Champions, despite several setbacks due to injury and difficult upbringings, Linford Christie and Kelly Holmes are an inspiration to others and demonstrate what can be achieved through sheer determination and hard work. Both athletes have received Honours from the Queen for their services to athletics on a national level and continue to work tirelessly mentoring young people and supporting a variety of charities.
Throughout the year we will be exploring many topics. These include: Out of Africa; River Deep Mountain High; World War Two; Keeping Healthy; Big Fish and Butterflies; the Greeks and the Olympics. Through our topics we aim to capture the children’s imagination and bring learning to life.
There will be several opportunities throughout the year for the children to meet and work with visitors to the school in support of the topics planned. One such visit from the author and illustrator Curtis Jobling, will develop the children’s literacy skills using animation techniques to support character creation and storytelling. Another planned visit will involve hands on den building in the style of air raid shelters. This will allow the children to experience the perils of living through World War Two.
Watch this space for further information about Year 5 as the year progresses.