Our own Kensuke’s Kingdom

Today Class 5B used a variety of apps to create their own version of Kensuke’s kingdom! After reading an extract from the book, the children worked in groups to create their own islands in Minecraft. They then labelled parts of the island as well as add descriptive paragraphs using Thinglink. Here are their finished effort -

 Our own Kensukes Kingdom

Our Digital Remembrance Sunday Wall

We are looking for parents to help contribute to our school digital remembrance wall so we can share memories of people close to us who have lost their lives in past wars.

All you need to do is double click anywhere on the wall, add the name of the fallen soldier along with any information including pictures or web links.

We are hoping this will demonstrate to the children how important the day is and make it more personal to them. 

Letters to Morelia Zoo

Last week, Mr Parkinson’s literacy group created a video to raise awareness about Yupi the Polar Bear who lives in Mexico. Here is what they created -

After showing the wonderful reaction they received, which you can read here, they wrote some letters to Morelia Zoo, where Yupi lives, to try and convince them to allow Yupi to move to a more suitable environment.

We structured our letters using a combination of Slow Writing by David Didau and Exciting Sentences by Alan Peat and Mat Sullivan. The results were fantastic! We would love to hear your thoughts on our writing so please leave us a comment.

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Gymnastics

This week Year 5 have been looking at how they can use their bodies to make a bridge shape. They then had a go at putting their bridge shapes in to a sequence.

IMG 0273 Gymnastics

Save Yupi and Arturo!

Today, Mr Parkinson’s Year 5 group were learning all about Polar Bears. During the research we discovered stories about two polar bears – Yupi and Arturo. Both these polar bears live in South America where the weather and other conditions are harmful to them.

Once we had researched different websites, including saveyupi.com, we did some shared writing using as many Alan Peat and Mat Sullivan’s Exciting Sentences as possible.

Using our writing, we created a video to share our ideas with as many people as possible. We used the app Doink Greenscreen and also chose music and images to creative an emotive atmosphere.

We will be writing a lot over the next few weeks about this topic so please come back and comment on our work!

100 WC by Abbie 5A

Sometimes I wonder why I was stupid enough to climb to the top of a tree just to get a ball. I must have been in this coma for about a month now. My parents were distraught but my brother was traumatised through coming to the hospital every day . I could tell all this because I could still hear everything, even though I could not move. I could also smell the chocolate my brother teased me with. It’s both distressing and terrifying being unable to see their faces. The weeks passed by  slowly and suddenly I could see again. My Family were overjoyed and I was soooo relieved.