As part of our DT topic, we had Gail, from Warburtons, come to visit us and show us how to make healthy sandwiches! We had lots of fun learning about keeping healthy and making the right choices - we even got to actually make and eat our recipes!
Our Class Assembly
We presented an amazing assembly at the end of half term and showed the whole school and our parents and carers about what we've been learning since the beginning of January - all about the USA! We took on the roles of politicians from four states (Florida, Texas, California and New York) and had a debate about which state was the best. The rest of the school got to vote and Texas won! Here are some photos which capture our presentation - can you spot Donald Trump?
We are continuing to create some fantastic pieces of homework and have fun with our USA topic outside of school too! Here are another two amazing examples (from Tammy and Olivia) who have made fruit kebabs and cake - can you guess who the cake is supposed to be?
Amazing Diary Entries
Last week, Year 5 wrote a diary entry about being the first to discover the USA. We thought about being on the boat and a storm brewing before we reached the hopefully undiscovered land. This week however, we knew we could do better so Miss Wall gave us the chance to edit and improve our work and she was blown away with the dramatic improvement! Below are some examples of work which made Miss Wall smile!
The weather was horrible. The sea was crashing against my trusty boat while the thunder was making a Brazilian drumming tune. Rain fell in pellets like the sky was crying. A dreadful mist covered my boat and it was opaque. The lightning was terrifying and the wind was singing a wonderful tune.
I was petrified, the sky was moody, dull and miserable. As soon as I stepped on that boat, I knew that today would be the most haunting boat trip we had ever been on. Shivers and chills surrounded my body with the bitter cold wind, it thundered like someone banging on a door. Strikes of lightning appeared out of nowhere, I'm surprised I didn't get hit. Waves crashed against my handy boat. I'm scared, even terrified. I miss home, my family and my friends. I'm homesick!
Today was chaotic, the lashing waves encroached their way onto the boat. Vicious winds almost swept me up off my feet into the atmosphere. Droplets of hail damaged the edges of my trustworthy boat. As the toxic mist started to vanish, I could see through a microscopic hole in between the cloudy fog. It was turning colder and colder, I could barely feel my fingers. It had started to spread up my arms and down my shivering spine.
As part of our 'Party in the USA' topic, we are planning to make our own submarine sandwiches! So far, we have investigated what a sub actually is, how it got the name and what the traditional ingredients are. We have been tasting breads this week, to test out different flavours. We tried submarine rolls, olive loaf, sourdough and honey with sesame seeds. Our class favourite was definitely the submarine rolls and we can't wait to make our final sandwiches!
Judo Joe at Newburn
On Monday Judo Joe gave a demonstration lesson. It was great fun to see everyone having a go.
Party in the USA!
In our first week back after Christmas, we have been exploring our new topic - the United States. Thinking about what we already know, we have started to ask questions about what we want to find out over the Spring term. Miss Wall has lots of exciting things planned for us, like making sub sandwiches, learning about some of the most famous states and some of America's most intriguing attractions! Here are some of the questions we really want to research:
We've also had some fantastic homework brought in since the beginning of this topic. Miss Wall can't wait to see what else we can do!