Monday, 12 November 2018

Year 6 spellings week commencing 12/11/18



Below are the Year 6 Spellings for this week. The weekly test will be on Friday and children should hand their spelling books in on this day. Pupils are expected to practice their spellings for 15 minutes per day as well as practice their times tables and read at home. Children are encouraged to search for the definitions of the words and use them in sentences.


A
B
C
WOW
courageous
courageous
arrive
1
misbehave
young
speak
2
misspell
mislead
tweak
3
illegible
autograph
tweet
4
reappear
usually
small
5
preparation
measure
crawl
6
submerge
submerge
fallen
7
comically
comically
trying
8
enclosure
enclosure
flying
9
adventure
adventure
dying
10
glamorous
glamorous
crying
11
humorous
injection

12
courteous
chemist

13
hideous
machine

14
brochure
unique

15
admission
purpose

16
discipline
discipline

17
neighbour
neighbour

 18
electrician
electrician

19
obedience
obedience

20
Independent
Independent

Friday, 9 November 2018

Y5: Marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Senses

The first Remembrance Day, which took place in 1919, was observed by a great many people. Church bells rang to announce the commemoration, people stopped their work and stood quietly. Electricity supplies were even cut off to stop trams so that traffic fell silent.

In Year 5 pupils considered why they thought the whole country seemed to come to a standstill in 1919 for the two-minute silence? They imagined it was 1919 and were part of the first two-minute silence for Remembrance Sunday. Everybody paused and stopped what they were doing. 

This is your moment that you say goodbye to everyone who died in the First World War. This is a moment to share others’ grief. Describe what you see. Describe what you feel. Use the five senses in your description so people can see the scene in their mind. What can you see, hear, smell, feel and taste?

Read some of their thoughts:

 Dear Diary,
Today, I had the saddest day of my life.

As soon as I arrived at the Cenotaph, I could see people placing fresh floral wreaths and the wind was whistling north. I could smell the dust on the floor and deep inside I felt the spirits of the soldiers that had passed away.

When the clock struck 11.00am, there was an eerie two minute silence. Noiseless. Tears were rolling down people’s cheeks. Children were sobbing and distraught at the thought of their father never returning. I could hear autumn leaves rustling in the distance from the nearly bare trees. But for the entire two minutes nobody spoke a word. This was our chance to remember everyone who fought for our country and lost their lives at war. It was our chance to be grateful that we had survived.

As I stepped away from the memorial, I watched the sorrowful mothers collapse to my feet and people were quickly barging through the crowd to lay their own flowers. Families were heartbroken. I could hear people screaming goodbye to their loved ones and an elderly couple nearby were praying for the loss of their sons.

By Joshua, Arya and Molly-May

 

Year 5 Certificates!

Congratulations to Georgie and Deborah for being awarded the Reflectiveness certificate!
 
(Image to follow)
 
Congratulations to Chloe Rose and R'kye for being awarded the Resilience certificate!
 
Congratulations to Arya and Oliver for being awarded the Reciprocity certificate!
 
Congratulations to Aaliyah, Charis and Nathan for being awarded the Resourcefulness certificate!
 
Also, this week we want to say an extra special congratulations to Charlie, who has been awarded the 'I have made my teacher happy' certificate.
 
 

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Year 5 - Remembrance Day

Today, in honour of upcoming Remembrance Sunday and the centenary of the First World War, Year 5 pupils produced decorative poppies.

The children put facts about WW1 on the back of their poppies and these will be used as part of a school display.

We also watched several videos discussing the importance of remembering and reflecting upon WW1 in which so many men and women gave their lives.

In the coming days Year 5 will carry out an in-depth study regarding the senses; what might someone see, feel, hear, smell and taste during the first two-minute held in 1919 for Remembrance Sunday.


Year 5- Prime number detectives!

On Tuesday in maths we became prime number detectives. All week we have been learning about prime numbers and using our problem solving skills.

This is the information year 5 were given:

Sing-Song Aloud is a very popular competition for singing. Every year, thousands of people enter the competition in search of fame.
This year is no different... but there has been a crime committed!
Somebody has sabotaged the equipment and they have broken the microphones, with only pig-like sounds being emitted!
The police have been investigating exactly what happened.
As the Detective Chief Inspector, it is your job to work out who the saboteur is.
Your officers have taken down the names and descriptions of the people on set that day. Your task is to solve the clues and work out who has sabotaged the equipment!


We all worked incredibly hard using our resilience skills to decipher the code to find out who committed the crime.

We also all used our resourcefulness skills to identify the prime numbers and our reciprocity skills to work as a team.

Year 5- Maths Stay and Learn

Firstly we wanted to say a huge thank you to all of the parents, carers and family members who attended the session on Tuesday.

We started the session with a battle of the times tables with our Rockstars worksheets. It was great to see some of the children competing against their parents with their times tables against the clock.

Next we discussed our ‘Starter for 5’ activity, which the children complete at the start of every lesson in order to recap and consolidate previous learning.

Developing reasoning skills in maths at (and before) ks2 is crucial to succeeding in the new curriculum SATs. This is why at Broadford we think that mathematics should be about exploring, reasoning and problem solving.
 
In Year 5 we have been encouraging all of the children to be able to identify what is the problem and to explain/ justify the solution.

We really appreciate all of your continued support.

Thank you again from the Broadford Year 5 team!

Year 5 cinema trip!

Today in Year 5 we were fortunate enough to visit the cinema to see Hotel Transylvania 3- Monster vacation.

We all travelled on the bus and all the children showed their reciprocity skills. The year 5 pupils were fantastic role models for Broadford primary school.

The film was fantastic and all of Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed their morning at Vue cinemas. The moral of the story was even though we may look and act different (monsters and humans) ‘we are all the same’.

Fayo ' I loved when they did the Macarena at the end and Dracula was my favourite character!'

All of year 5 have been given a free child/ teen cinema voucher for Vue.


Miss Daly, Miss Breen, Mrs Johnston, Mrs Pike and Mrs Stallard were all incredibly impressed with the children’s behaviour throughout the morning.