Welcome to the class page of 5L.
We will be updating this page regularly with information for parents and carers and activities for children.
Miss Loftus and Mrs Greenhalgh.
During our fourth week of Autumn 2, we have started to write a recount of Jim’s journey after escaping the workhouse. We are inventing an alternative ending. Will it be a happy ending or not? We’ll keep you posted.
Based on our challenge set at Our Lady’s, we have been busy inventing an object that either solves a problem or makes our lives easier. We’ve have some funny entries so far; a robot that completes homework, a z-ray that shows up muscles and even a collar that interprets what your pet is saying.
Pawel brought in his own paper inventions this week, which included a 3D figure of Queen Victoria.
On Friday, several members of our class presented a debate. Miss Loftus allows a treat afternoon each half term, and it was suggested that slime making might be our next activity. After being set the task of presenting a convincing argument as to why slime making would be a good option, the ladies of 5L rose to the challenge and really impressed the class. Each eventuality was covered! Well done ladies!
Over the past few weeks, we have visited Our Lady’s secondary school to learn about Victorian Inventions and made sweet potato pancakes PLUS our own healthy pot noodles!
Our grammar focus’s have been possessive apostrophes and parenthesis (which is super fun to use).
We have now completed two weeks of our second half term. Although it’s only November, 5L have been hard at work learning lines and songs for our carol concert in December. We hope you can join us there. Dates to be announced soon!
Over the past two weeks, 5L have been visited by Nikki from ‘Kiddy Cooks’. So far, we have made cheese scones and sweet potato pancakes. Everyone is enjoying learning new cookery skills – Ese and Callum have been our star bakers so far!
On Friday, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI. We really enjoyed making our own poppies, learning ‘In Flanders Fields’ and observing a 2 minute silence. Watch the videos to hear the Drama club’s poetry recital of ‘Never to Grow Old’.
Our first half term has flown by!
As promised, if you find yourself at a loose end this holiday, check out these online games to practise learned skills.
... and don’t forget Miss Loftus’ favourite!
We visited Paul in the garden to learn about all things water related in the Victorian era. Did you know that Broughton was considered a lot ‘posher’ than central Manchester? This was because the air was clearer than the factory laden city centre.
Paul demonstrated how goods were transported via the canals. He used drainpipes to show how locks work. Amusingly, Miss Loftus got drenched as Paul hadn’t blocked up one of the drainpipes! We also used these drainpipes to transport tennis balls from one end of the garden to the other – we had to use teamwork to manoeuvre the balls successfully.
Pizza Express, 2.10.18
We visited Pizza Express in Prestwich this week where we stretched dough, sprinkled cheese and took in the atmosphere of a busy restaurant. Each child took a pizza home, and so did the three adults!
Within our mathematic lessons, we have focused on time and place value. Each child is now able to confidently read and write seven digit numbers using concrete materials. We are very proud of the determination shown by everyone to master this.
Some of us have been problem solving as well as creating our own problems for peers – we know this skill will help us progress as mathematicians.
In the mere blink of an eye, we’re 5 weeks into the autumn term! Where has the time gone?
This half term has seen the children move into their penultimate year of primary school and each child has risen to the challenge with aplomb!
Our novel this half term is Street Child which centres around a young boy, Jim, who loses his family through poverty. We follow Jim on his journey through the dark, tumultuous Victorian times. This novel will stir emotions, raise questions and support the children’s knowledge of life in the Victorian era.
In our writing, we have used our novel to compose a setting description and character description.