We have been listening to a variety of authors virtually telling us about the books they write and what gives them inspiration. We also had our own masterclass with illustrator Thiago de Moraes for an interactive live drawing session full of festive fun.
This week in Year 5 we have been travelling around the world. On Monday we learnt about the festival of St Lucia which is celebrated in Sweden.
The next day we found out how the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates Christmas. Did you know it is celebrated on January 7th?
The next day we chose a country and found out how they celebrated Christmas.
Some of the countries the children chose were Germany, Spain, Botswana, Mongolia and Japan. We used the laptops to carry out our research and wrote our fact files.
The children have been busy in this first week back discussing a team name for their class. The name had to be that of someone who has made a positive impact or contribution either recently or in the past. They chose David Attenborough for their team name because of his huge achievements in the natural world - his countless televison programmes which bring the wonders of the world into our lives and his determination to raise awareness of the impact of climate change on those delicate and diverse habitats which he has spent so many years studying.
Each class made a team flag which will be displayed in class throughout the year and illustrated it with what they agreed were the characteristics of a good team.