The Magnificent Stonehenge Class
Welcome to Stonehenge Class
Year 5 and Year 6
A big hello to our new Stonehenge class. Our class teacher is Mrs Orr and our wonderful TA is Miss Coakley. We are always here to help and support our pupils and their families so if you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to come and talk to Mrs Orr.
Our children have succeeded in understanding and learning in all areas of our Maths curriculum. They have made us very proud with what they now know and understand. We have been investigating lots of Maths reasoning problems as well as brushing up on our arithmetic skills. We have been focusing on developing our understanding of place value and the four number operations. We have been working on learning our times tables. It is always useful if the children could spend time learning their times tables at home.
Talk for Writing
Our writing this term is based on an extract from The Wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo. We have been reading all about the experiences of Laura and her family as they battle ferocious storms on their island of Bryher. We have been using our senses to describe what the family feel, think and experience. The children have successfully used expanded noun phrases, personification and a range of sentence starters to describe the great, grey storm. The children have successfully used their settings toolkits to write descriptive and interesting narratives.
Here are examples of our descriptive writing
Class Text- The Wreck of the Zanzibar
We are currently reading the Wreck of the Zanzibar. It is one of my absolute favourite Michael Morpurgo books and we can't wait to find out what happens to Laura and her family. So far, we have met Laura, Billy, her parents and Granny May. We have discussed their relationship and the children have made predictions about what they think will happen next. We recently also saw Laura's reaction to meeting a stranded turtle!
Science Knowledge Organisers
This term, we have been learning about the concept of classification. The children have been building on their prior knowledge of vertebrates and invertebrates to understand how animals can be classified. They are also developing a great knowledge of biodiversity and are beginning to understand the threats to biodiversity. We have loved learning about the father of classification, Carl Linnaeus. He developed a two-word classification system to name all animals and plants. It is the same classification system that we use today!