This term in Maple class we have been learning about World War II with a special focus on the Battle of Britain. For homework, we researched different aspects of the war and created a variety of different projects. Here are some of the projects we made:
Last term, we were exceptionally lucky in Year 5 to be visited by children from Guangzhou in China. We had 26 guests aged between 8 and 11 who spent time in and amongst our class, learning with us and even teaching us a little about their school and language.
We took on a variety of different tasks throughout the week including maths investigations, reading comprehensions, research tasks, sketching and lots of PE!
We also had a chance to go to the woods and see bluebells in bloom (very British!) and we even walked down to St Leonard's church to show our guests some of our older buildings.
We had a fantastic couple of weeks and were really sad to say goodbye!
TOPIC - Rationing during World War II
Here are links to some websites that may help in your research:
Rationing Information - http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/rationing2.html
Rationing Information - https://www.cooksinfo.com/british-wartime-food/
WW2 Recipes - https://the1940sexperiment.com/100-wartime-recipes/
You can also search for more information online.
LITERACY - Viking Gods and Goddesses Links
Here are some websites you might want to check out for use in our Literacy lessons this week. Feel free to investigate further at home:
KidsConnect - this website will give you some brief information on the different Norse gods / goddesses
MrDonn - this website will give you some more information about each of the gods / goddesses
DKFindOut - this website will tell you a little more about how the Vikings worshipped their gods / goddesses
Fun-Facts - this website will (unsurprisingly) give you some fun facts about the gods / goddesses
Kiddle - list of all the gods
UltraCulture - family tree
We’re watching a video series about how students can develop a growth mindset! Watch it at: www.classdojo.com/BigIdeas, and ask your child these questions tonight.
1. What was the biggest challenge you faced today?
(Ask your child, and then have them ask the question back!)
2. How can you and I think about these challenges in a new way?
3. What can we do differently tomorrow if we face similar challenges?