Happy Friday everybody! We have had an exciting week in Birch Class. I was delighted to see some of your at parents' evenings this week and look forward to speaking to some of you next week.
In English, we have started writing our myths. Every child has created a hero, picked a god or goddess to help them and chosen a monster for their hero to defeat. While most have stayed with Greek mythology, using the creatures we've met in our current Class Novel (Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief), others have decided to write myths inspired by Norse, Japanese, Celtic and Native American cultures. They are well under way now!
We are just about finished with our maths topic of multiplication and division and I am excited to move onto fractions next week!
In geography, we continued to look at informal settlements and saw what life was like in them in different parts of the world including Brazil, India and Kenya. In science, we compared physical and chemical changes by looking at our similarities and differences. We continued our Islam topic in RE by creating informational posters about Eid ul-Adha, one of the most important dates in their calendar. In design and technology, they also continued their unit on pop up books with Mr Finch.
This morning, they also got another Woodland School experience with Kael. In small groups, they worked to design and create a 3D map of the forest schools area using only what they could find in forest schools. Take a look at the pictures below to see some of the designs.
Welcome to the class blog for Year 5 - Birch Class at Chagford Primary School