As part of our World Book Day celebrations last week, 30 year 5 and 6 children attended an event hosted by the Tower Hamlets Schools Library Services!
At Thomas Buxton, we held a short-story writing competition: the challenge was to write a short story in 500 words or under. There were 30 deserving winners; they won the opportunity to see Michael Rosen performing – some of the children even got to meet him!
Michael recited some of his poetry and told us a little more about himself. As ever, he was entertaining, humorous and above all else: inspiring!
After the performance, he was kind enough to sign some of his books for us.
In year 5, we’ve been lucky enough to have Yvonne from England Netball come in to teach us over the past few weeks!
We’ve really enjoyed developing our netball skills – most of us hadn’t played the sport before!
We’ve been learning about the rules of netball, passing and receiving the ball, and how it is vital to work well as a team.
We had to really focus on our hand-eye coordination skills – it’s not as easy as it looks!
Our topic this half term has been the Anglo-Saxons!
We started our learning journey by taking part in an archaeological dig! Our brief was to find replica tools, armour and currency.
Ask us what we found!
Year 5 would like to wish you a happy new year!
We’ve started off the year in a VERY positive mood in year 5!
We spent some time creating our own positive mantras to help us deal with challenging situations, whether they’re in the playground, in the classroom or elsewhere.
Every time we find something difficult or challenging we are going to think about our mantra – it’s one way we have found that we can tackle problems with positivity!
Mr Hodges’ favourite is ‘Persistence is key…’ – this is vital for us to remember when we find something difficult or challenging!
Our topic this half term has been all things Space-related.
During our science lessons we have investigated how the sun’s light affects us on Earth. We used a torch to simulate the sun and discussed how the axis of the Earth impacts on how we experience seasons.