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Beacon
Primary Academy

Year 5 (The Leopards)

7th October 2020
 

We have been really enjoying reading our class text, Beowulf, as part of our Anglo-Saxon topic. It has had some great cliff-hanger moments where we have stopped reading and made our own predictions about what might happen next, writing in the style of Michael Morpurgo. The children have amazed us with their use of vocabulary and technical skills to keep the reader interested. In the past two weeks, we have been looking in depth at newspaper reports, looking at their features and how they keep their audience engaged and informed. We are now writing our own, based on the battle between Beowulf and Grendel. We are now working with numbers to one million in maths, which the children are showing great understanding of and we now using these in our problem solving too!

We are very lucky to have new laptops in school and the children have been completing some of their work online. They are enjoying this new way of learning and it is giving us the opportunity to learn in new ways, including exciting live quizzes in class.

Our ‘Stars of the Week’ so far in Leopard Class are Maisie, Ryan, Lyle, Oliver and Fairly.

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21st October 2020
 

Year 5 have been showing their resilience and perseverance, learning a new method for multiplying. This means that we can now multiply numbers in their thousands! We have been so proud at the positive ‘can do’ attitude that the children have demonstrated – even when they have found it really tricky. Great work Leopards!

We have now completed our art work for the term. Our Leopard faces have needed lots of different skills over the weeks, which have cumulated in a fantastic effect. These are displayed outside our classroom for all to see.

Well Done to Ashlee and Zac for being ‘Star of the Week’.