Manor Leas Junior Academy
English: Writing a biography for Alexander the Great!
Linking our writing to our topic of the Greeks, students reviewed some WAGOLLs and examples of biographies, before researching Alexander the Great and writing some fantastic biographies for him!
We then edited and improved one anothers' work across the classes. After this, some students even made it on to Pobble! (This was also on our 'Trainers for Chocolate' day to raise money for our Friends.Of.School.Association)
As part of our PSHE Curriculum and addressing the importance of Anti-Bullying, students learnt about how to recognise different types of bullying, either as a victim or a peer in the playground. Year 5 also learnt about how to stay safe-online, as well as creating letters with advice for students as a part of the #ChooseRespectoverBullying campaign.
In Year 5, we've been using our incredible resource of Now>Press>Play to delve into Ancient Athens during the time of the Spartan invasion! We followed the story of a young girl, as she traveled to Sparta to save the Athenian population! This really helped us to step into our topic of Ancient Greece!
In Year 5, we've been using our TAGTIV8 kit to discuss number facts.
From addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, we've also ordered and compared numbers!
To find out more about this, visit: https://tagtiv8.com/
In Year 5, we've been using Developing Experts, learning all about experiments to discuss materials. We've looked a strength & toughness, through to irreversible and reversible changes!
We've also written up all of our findings using our rocket words such as 'absorbent'.
In Year 5, students were given the opportunity to apply for our new Mini-Police scheme, which Lincolnshire Police are supporting us with. We were all given the opportunity to vote for five students in Year 6, whilst they voted for us!
We'll have five officers from Year 5 supporting patrols in school & the local community from the beginning of October 2018!
Global Goals for Sustainable Development
In Year 5, we've been learning all about Global Goals for Sustainable Development!
We created our own map of the UK, inputting our own goal-related projects such as affordable housing, hospitals, protected nature sites & sources of renewable energy, before creating personal pledges to be the change in the world!
Shakespeare - The Tempest
To kick-start the new year, we are learning 'The Tempest' by Shakespeare. We are currently learning 'all things Shakespeare' and rehearsing to prepare for a performance at The Lincoln Drill Hall - part of the Shakespeare for Schools Festival!
We've held auditions and will soon be announcing the cast!
Our weekly homework is:
Additional home learning can be found here at: