African Poetry

Hello Year 5

We have been having a great time learning about the culture, history, music and climate of Johannesburg and South Africa this term. Today I would like you to combine all this knowledge with your descriptive skills to write a poem about South Africa. Remember to use: similes, metaphors, personification, onomatopoeia and extended noun phrases to create clear images in your writing.

I am really looking forward to reading your poems.

Good luck,

Miss Cartwright

Den Day

Hi Year 5

A couple of weeks ago we had an exciting day going down to the outdoor garden and creating a Den to raise money for Save The Children. We created a fantastic Den and I saw some really good examples of teamwork.

I would like you to write a recount of the day to tell me what happened, remember to include the features of recount texts and to include your writing targets. I would like to know your thoughts and feelings as well throughout the day.

I’m looking forward to reading your comments.

Miss Cartwright

How did the Vikings acquire goods?

Hello Year 5,

I can’t believe we are coming towards the end of our unit learning all about the Vikings! You have produced some fantastic work this term and I have been really impressed with your ideas and reflections when we have been answering our learning challenges.

Today I would like you to write an information paragraph to tell me how the Vikings acquired goods – please make sure you include all the different methods we have learned about. Remember to think about your targets for writing and to include the correct punctuation.

I’m looking forward to reading your posts,

Miss Cartwright.

Viking childhood – advantages and disadvantages

Hello Year 5,

As we have been learning about the daily life of children in the Viking times I would like to know about your opinions. What are the advantages of being a child in the Viking period? What are the disadvantages? Would you  enjoy life as a Viking child? Please include your reasons linking to your historical knowledge.

I’m looking forward to reading your answers,

Miss Cartwright.

Viking Longboats

Hello Year 5,

I want to say a really big WELL DONE to you all for creating fantastic long boats as part of our DT project! In addition to this, I am really impressed with the evaluations you have written about them, you have shown me that not only can you work really hard to meet a design brief, you can also think about how to improve your product and you are aware of your next steps! I know Miss D was really impressed with the questions you have been answering in your evaluations. I have posted the photos of your long boats on the blog for others to see!

Thanks for all your hard work,

Miss Cartwright

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Hello Year 5,

I have started to write a poem about a Viking battle. I’ve tried to make it sound scary and fierce to represent the atmosphere of a battle. Can you help me by improving my first verse and completing the poem?

Please include the features of poetry that we have been learning about. I will be looking for alliteration, similes, metaphors, repetition, personification and onomatopoeia!

Fierce, gruesome, ferocious,

The air is filled with gun shots and thunder,

As fast as lightening, the shields dive to protect their warrior,

Bang! Crash!

The battle rages on.

I’m really looking forward to reading your poems.

Miss Cartwright

Viking Visit!

Hello Year 5,

I hope you are all excited for our Viking visit! I can’t wait to meet the Viking warrior to learn all about daily life and investigate some exciting artefacts!

I would like to know what you would like to know more about in our history learning. Your task is to think of some questions that you could ask the Viking warrior when he comes to visit.

I’m looking forward to finding out what you’re interested in within the Viking topic and what you’re excited to find out.

Miss Cartwright

Which Viking weapon would you use if you were a Viking in battle?

Hello Year 5

What an exciting morning we’ve had discovering all about Viking weapons! Now we’ve had a chance to look at the different weapons that were used during the Viking times I would like to know which weapon you would choose to use if you were a Viking in battle and why. I would also like to know all about the weapon you choose.

I’m looking forward to your replies…

Miss Cartwright