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Class News (27.1.23)

It’s been a great week in Year 5 for all kinds of reasons!  On Thursday we went to visit a Hindu Temple (or Mandir) as part of our RE learning.  The Hindu priest (or Pandit) was called Jason and he told us all about one of the Hindu sacred texts called The Ramayana and re-enacted a very famous story from it. It was the story of Rama and Sita which is linked to Divali, the Festival of Lights.  We finished the morning with an amazing drum exhibition by Jason on a very large drum called a Dhol. I think it was a very inspirational visit because you could remember a great deal about it and then write about it too today.  Well done!


You’ve worked hard for me in other subjects too this week especially in Maths where we’ve been doing more work on fractions. We’ve added and subtracted fractions with the same denominator and those with denominators that are all multiples of the same number. We’re finishing this unit off next week and then moving onto multiplying fractions. 


In English we’re reading the exciting ‘Boy in the Tower’ by Polly Ho-Yen – a book that’s full of mystery and suspense and has already got everyone wondering what the outcome will be! We’ve been discussing and writing down our ideas about the main characters and how they react to the strange and mysterious events in the book.


In Science we’ve continued with looking at the properties and changes of materials and this week we tested different materials (cotton wool, foil, cling film, paper towel and bubble wrap) to see if they were suitable for the inner lining of a lunch bag and would keep food cool and fresh.


Today you all looked fantastic dressing in rainbow colours to raise money for our class charity – The Rainbow Trust for seriously ill children.  Your enthusiasm and generosity was lovely and I’m delighted with how much money we raised!


Many congratulations to our Writer and Stars of the Week. Have a good weekend and I’ll see you back in school on Monday.  Take care and stay safe.


Best wishes

Mrs Howard