Home Learning – 11.7.19 – Persuasive Letter

We have been learning how to write persuasive letters over the last few weeks. Having completed your final piece, persuading the the King or Judge to punish or release The Highwayman, we would like you to use the skills you have learnt for a completely different task.

Using all of the techniques that you have practiced, write a letter to your teacher, persuading them that you should be allowed to finish school early on the last day of term. Use emotive language, formal language and sentence starters to link your ideas.

If you are convincing enough, you might convince us to let you go!

Year 5 Roman Museum

Year 5 were excited to welcome pupils, teachers and parents to the first day of their Roman Museum today as they were able to show off all of their learning from this terms topic. Visitors had the opportunity to dress as both soldiers and Roman citizens, dig for artefacts and test their knowledge of Roman numerals. The children were in hand to share all of their knowledge and give an insight into life in Roman times.

If you missed out today, be sure to pay a visit on our final day tomorrow.

Museum Visit

Today we went to the Year 5 Roman Museum.  There was lots to see, do and learn.

Here are some of the things we enjoyed.

Kashaan – I enjoyed drawing with pastels because it was fun and my picture turned out well.  The experts in Year 5 helped me too.

George – The bit I liked was when I put the armour on because it felt heavy on my shoulders.

Isaac – I liked riding the horse because it was really fun.

Sam M –  I liked the ipad experience.  You get the ipad and you focus on the picture of the Roman and the picture pops up and looks real and moves.  Then you click on test your knowledge and drag the words to the items and the words will be in the Roman language.  I learnt that “M” in Roman language is 1,000.

Rina – I liked looking at the sandals because I got to see my sisters sandals that she made.

Latishya – I liked when we cut out clothes to put on the Roman picture.  We got to colour them in too.

Thank you Year 5. We had a great time!

Home Learning – 27.6.19 – Still Life

It is Art week for our home learning this week and we would like you to think about the techniques you have been using for observational drawing throughout the year.

Most recently, we have been looking at still life compositions, based on the food and objects that would have been eaten at a Roman feast. for your home learning, we would like you to find similar food or objects (bowls, jugs, glasses and take your time over a pencil drawing of what you see. Try not to rush – think carefully about texture, tone and shape to really bring your drawing off the page.

Home Learning – 20.6.19 – The Highwayman

Your task for this week is to put yourself in the role of the cowardly character, Tim the ostler. You have just seen the highwayman chatting to Bess, the landlord’s daughter and are filled with jealousy. Write a letter to the King, informing him of what you have seen and what you think he should do about it. Think carefully about the vocabulary you use.