In English, we will be writing film reviews.
Maths will focus upon problem solving and reasoning skills.
Topic work will look at the RE unit of ‘Christmas’.
As it is coming up to Christmas, rehearsals for the KS2 Christmas performance are also well underway and will continue into next week. Please do help your child to know the song lyrics – it would be much appreciated!
Today we found out more about the wives of Henry VIII.
A group thought about Henry’s Wife, Anne of Cleves, and how Henry had only seen a portrait of her when he asked her to marry him. We wrote letters, as Henry, to Anne trying to persuade her to come to England and marry him.
I’m sure you’ll agree, they’re very believable and engaging to read!
It’s just a shame that the marriage only lasted 6 months!
This morning, Year 5 and Year 6 visited Golborne St Thomas Church to take part in the Eucharist service.
We were reminded about the important season of Advent and how at this time of year, we are thinking about the wonderful events that happened that first Christmas.
It was great to meet Rector Jonathan and to take part in the service with him.
This morning, we welcomed Hope Church into our whole-school worship.
The story from Open The Book today was all about the story of Moses.
After hearing how God had rescued them from the hands of the Egyptians last week, we heard about how the Israelites wandered in the wilderness.
They moaned, they complained and they were not very happy! Moses prayed to God apologising for the Israelites behaviour and once again for His help.
God even made water flow from a rock for them to drink, as well as providing quail and manna for them to eat!
The Israelites still weren’t happy though! Moses needed to remind them of God’s promises to them.
He showed His people through the wilderness and told Moses to go to the top of Mount Sinai. There He gave Moses 10 important rules to show His people how they should live their lives. God also gave Moses plans for how a build the tabernacle, a place where His people could worship Him. Wow!
Still His people were not happy- they still even worshiped another God!
In this story today, there was a lot of moaning despite God providing for their needs.
We were encouraged to think about the good things that God gives us and how we have so much to be thankful for. A great reminder!
Next week is our whole-school ‘Assessment Week’, so the children will be completing assessments in the following subjects:
- Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG).
- Maths Reasoning
- Maths Arithmetic
Our topic lessons will continue to look at answering the question, ‘Why should Henry VIII be remembered?’
On Wednesday morning, Year 5 will be going to church to participate in the Eucharist service, along with Year 6.
This afternoon, in connection with our topic question ‘Why should Henry VIII be remembered?’, we thought about who Henry VIII was.
Here are some of the information that we know about him:
* Henry married six times. One of his wives was named Catherine of Aragon.
* As king, Henry VIII was ruthless and cruel as he executed over 70,000 during his reign.
* Henry VIII was the second Tudor king of England.
* During his reign, Henry desperately wanted a son so he ended up getting married multiple times.
* Henry only became king as his older brother, Arthur, died in 1509.
We’ve had such a great day out today exploring Speke Hall in Liverpool, as part of our Tudor topic. As you can see from the photos, we’ve loved seeing a Tudor house and learning all about how they lived, ate and even danced!