Year 5A - Super Work from Bonnie McKay-Smith
Miss Lynam ahs been very impressed with Bonnie’s work on The Highway Man. Wow, Bonnie, it makes me want to read the poem! What do you think to it?
Assessment for Learning
You might be asking why the mysterious highwayman road to his death or why Bess warned him not to come back to the house? Well this is the heart breaking story of: Bess, Tim and the Highwayman.
While the roaring swiped itself into the highlighted, glimmering sky like an invisible eagle souring ,a mysterious rider came riding-riding up to the old in-door .to who answered the door, but jaw-dropping , wonderful Bess (the land lord black eyed daughter)As lucky as that was Tim the stable boy was slyly cleaning the barn at that exact moment in time! Cautious Tim hurried anxiously behind the ragged door spying up at the window on the cream wall.
I will come in the early darning with yellow-golden coins by my side, oh for just one kiss my pretty sweet heart! Implied the highwayman. Tim was so seriously furious. He was hopefully going to get cold-revenge …
As 5.00 went, no-sight of him, but as 5.15 came something or someone was here ‘creak’ the well-used door slowly opened! Mortified Bess hid in a small empty closet. Did they know she was there? Her cold cell was exposed .The cold hard door closed. There was no escape! Suddenly light peered through the closet door began to opened with a gust of wind blowing through like ghostly water. Lifeless -less like Bess sat still a moment… Silence.
By Bonnie McKay-Smith
Year 5A Tanka Poems - 短歌の詩
Year 5A have been very busy this week writing some fantastic Tanka poems. What is a Tanka poem? Tanka is a classic form of Japanese poetry related to the haiku with five unrhymed lines of five, seven, five, seven, and seven syllables A Tanka poem is similar to a haiku but has two additional lines.
What do you think to them?
The calm waves flow by
Drifting away into dark
As it gets close to the mouth
As sundown goes to meet night.
By Blythe and Patrick
Sounds of the Sea
The angelic sounds
Are so beautiful and calm
As the gentle waves
Flow over the shining sea
A beautiful sight it is
By Molly McKay-Smith and Alex Shaw
The moon’s reflection, 5
Shines brightly on the ocean, 7
Creatures lurk below, 5
The waves roar like a lion, 7
What a magnificent sight. 7
By Ryan C
Journey to the afterlife
Calm transparent waves
Peacefully floating away
Splashing in the ocean blue.
By Carter and Kaitlin
Year 5 will be finding out all about Alaska in their learning this half term. They will be studying the geography of the state of America and will study Classic literature of the area in Literacy. They will also create non-fiction pieces of writing and will design and make a patchwork quilt with a specific design brief.
FIRST AID TRAINING
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Our topic this half term is called
'The Mystery of the Maya'
The Mayans were an ancient civilisation dating back thousands of years.
Nobody knows where they came from, but about 2,400 years ago, a new tribe appeared in Central America. They settled in the rainforests of the Yucatan Peninsula. They were very clever people. They set about making cities in the rainforest, many beautiful cities. They did not use metal tools. They built huge cities using stone tools and wood tools, and tools made from shells. Before very long, the Maya had built hundreds of cities. The cities were connected with well built roads that run through the rainforests and jungles on the Yucatan Peninsula.
The Mayans were very interested in the stars, moon and planets so our science topic is centred around 'earth and space' and finding out about the earth's orbit. We are even going on a visit to the National Space Centre!
Frederick Catherwood was an artist who drew meticulous drawings on the ancient Mayan cities. he will form the basis of our work in art and we will be sketching and painting based on his original works of art.
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