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Blwyddyn 5 & 6 - Dosbarth Gwyrch - Mr Szymura

We have been writing biography’s.

We have been researching famous explorers as part of our topic ‘Journeys’.

We have been writing in 3rd person in Welsh

We have been thinking from a refugees perspective, to help us create a version of ‘The Magic Box’.

Today, we were visited by Refugee Kindness and Rokaya (a refugee from Syria). We were able to ask some questions during the talk that we had put together.

We have been thinking of questions, which we could ask during our talk with Refugee Kindness and Rokaya.

We’ve been learning about microbes and how viruses spread!

We have been exploring and discovering journeys

We have been analysing and responding to a poem!

Our first timed activity in our discovery day for our new topic ‘Journeys’. The children have 10 minutes to plan what they would take if they had to leave home quickly. They are limited to 6 items. What will they choose?

On Monday 24th January, we will be starting our new 'Teithiau Pwysig' topic.

This morning we have started our STEM project ‘Formula 1 in Schools’. Over the coming weeks we will be working on Mondays to design a car that we will race in a school championship. The winners will then go on to regional finals and then nationals.

We’ve been looking at rhetorical questions and emotive language in literacy.

The children have been sketching maps and identifying features & risks in our local area.

The children have been reflecting on images and the impact of Climate change.

In RE, we have been able to discussing how we can make others feel welcome if they are new to the area and our school.

We have carried out our Science investigation and documented our results in our books!

We have been planning our investigation on ‘Which jar holds the most heat?’

We have been discussing and identifying Rights!

We have created Infograph’s based on Climate Change facts!

In Science & Technology, we’ve been discussing the Greenhouse Effect and putting together a poster.

The children discussed the importance of advent and the different emotions felt throughout the journey.

We’ve been continuing with practising our Alan Peat sentences.

The children have been discussing and putting together facts about ‘What is Climate Change?’.

The children watched a video about the effects of Climate Change around the World. They put the information which they noted down from the video onto a map of the World.

We have been working on our Alan Peat sentences, we have focused on our Some;Others and De:De sentences. Which we can use to make our text more interesting to read

We have carried out a fair investigation for Science experiment and concluded our findings.

The children have been working on understanding the messages of Laudato Si “Care for our Common Home”

We have been looking at identifying structures and tools, which are used by a writer in our literacy lesson.

The children have been analysing features of a persuasive letter. The highlighted the text and created a key to show their findings.

The children were given the task of writing a letter regarding Climate Change, this was a cold task which meant they set the work out including everything which they thought they needed to.

The children have been learning about resisting temptation and how they can contribute towards Climate Change!

The children have been creating some work about Remembrance. They created some beautiful poems and art work.

We have been busy in Science planning our investigation. Which material works best as a filter?

We have been singing along in music to Bon Jovi - Livin on a prayer!

Year 5 had a fantastic day at Dangerpoint in Talacre learning all about how to be safe in the home and the wider community.

Here is a copy of our overview for the Climate Change topic we are completing this term.

We have discussed our Christian values and how the church spreads the values of God around.

We have summarised and produced information graphs using our findings from our parents questionnaire of the Flash.

We are really enjoying our new class book - The Nowhere Emporium.

We have been researching and mapping out physical features in Patagonia.

The children have been planning, drafting and editing to complete their diary entries based on the journey of the Mimosa to Patagonia.

Last Friday, the children enjoyed completing different outdoor activities which related to our areas of the curriculum. Fun was had by all involved!

Yesterday the children had a visit from PC Stuart. He talked to us about ‘Harmful Online Behaviour’. The children talked about their experiences of the issue and learned what to do to stay safe and importantly what to do if it happens to them!

The children have been working on ‘show not tell’ when doing creative writing in their literacy work last week. Here are some examples of their brilliant work!

The children have been using Adobe Spark to begin to ad content to their own Websites based upon Patagonia. As the term progresses and children develop a greater knowledge and understanding we will add to these over time. I think you will agree there are some fabulous examples. 

Click on the links to take a look.

 

https://spark.adobe.com/page/hYathQ11uD5LC/ 

 

https://spark.adobe.com/page/Bz5pH2QxS1aoG/ 

 

https://spark.adobe.com/page/DjqIsHNFQaLJt/

 

https://spark.adobe.com/page/FmnOmJUoCCdLy/

 

Tafell o wales yn Ne America (adobe.com)

 

Salvador Dali - Exploring the Artist. In our creative arts we have explored the work, life and times of Salvador Dali. We have looked at his work and attempted to recreate some of our own masterpieces.

We then went onto look at the Human features of our locality. We walked and found as many features as we could. We even tweeted our understanding. Next stop Patagonia!

As part of our Humanities we have learned about the Physical features of North Wales. We went for walks to locate and identify such features in our locality. We will then do something similar for Patagonia.

Science & Maths though Humanities. We have collected data and produced graphs comparing conditions in Patagonia and North Wales. We used our line graph skills to present the data.

Science & Literacy. In ur Science and Literacy lessons we have been following instructions to make rain gauges. We will then use them to collect data to compare the rainfall in Wales and Patagonia as part of our Humanities work.

Here is the overview of planned lessons for the week commencing Monday 8th March.

Here is the overview of planned lessons for the week commencing Monday 1st March.

Here is our Spring Term overview for our new Patagonia topic.

Here is the overview of planned lessons for the week commencing Monday 22nd February.

A WWII Dilemma story opening.

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We worked hard to produce these story openings based upon a WAGOLL constructed from a video. We hope you enjoy listening to our stories.

WWII Dilemma story opening.

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WWII Our reflections of learning.

WWII reflecting upon our learning.

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Some of our reflections of learning and art work based on Banksy.

A WWII Dilemma story opening.

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We worked hard to produce these story openings based upon a WAGOLL constructed from a video. We hope you enjoy listening to our stories.

A WWII Dilemma story opening.

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We worked hard to produce these story openings based upon a WAGOLL constructed from a video. We hope you enjoy listening to our stories.

In our Literacy we have been focussing upon writing stories with a dilemma set in WWII. Here are some of our opening paragraphs. When we have finished our first few paragraphs we will be turning our stories starters into audiobooks to share.

In our Literacy we have been focussing upon writing stories with a dilemma set in WWII. Here are some of our opening paragraphs. When we have finished our first few paragraphs we will be turning our stories starters into audiobooks to share.

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In our Literacy we have been focussing upon writing stories with a dilemma set in WWII. Here are some of our opening paragraphs. When we have finished our first few paragraphs we will be turning our stories starters into audiobooks to share.

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In our Literacy we have been focussing upon writing stories with a dilemma set in WWII. Here are some of our opening paragraphs. When we have finished our first few paragraphs we will be turning our stories starters into audiobooks to share.

In Art we learned about the life and works of Frida Kahlo. Here are some of our fabulous pieces of Art work that we enjoyed creating.

In our Humanities we were asked to build our own timelines of key events of WWII. We could choose how we chose to present the information. We have been very creative and used lots of different skills!

Here is a selection of the 'Forgiveness boxes' we have produced as part of our RE work. They show forgiveness is a gift to be shared. I think you can see the efforts that must have gone in to producing such stunning pieces. Da iawn pawb.

Here is the overview of planned lessons for the week commencing Monday 8th February.

Here is the overview of planned lessons for the week commencing Monday 1st February.

We are so proud of the home learning that is taking place in Years 5 & 6!

Here is the overview of planned lessons for the week commencing Monday 25th January.

Friday Fun!

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We were challenged today to share some of the things we have been doing during lockdown to keep us happy.

Local_Defense_Volunteers.mp4

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Our WWII Home Guard recruitment drive.

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We have been learning about the important role of the Home Guard and how they started out. We were challenges to research the local home guard and then put together an advert to persuade people to sign up for the home guard.

Data Collection - Impact of exercise on our heartrate.

An interview with Anne Frank.

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As part of our home learning tasks we have been creating scripts based upon the life of Anne Frank. We carried out research prior to drafting a script and collaborating remotely with our peers to produce a video / audio interview. We have had some splendid examples.

An interview with Anne Frank

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As part of our home learning tasks we have been creating scripts based upon the life of Anne Frank. We carried out research prior to drafting a script and collaborating remotely with our peers to produce a video / audio interview. We have had some splendid examples.

Here is the overview of planned lessons for the week commencing Monday 18th January.

Our Autumn Term WWII Ein pentref, ein gwlad, ein byd.

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We have had a great outdoor day! The children have work so hard to make our outdoor areas tidier and thoroughly deserved their hot chocolate and marshmallows around the camp fire!

Pupils have been sharing the history of their ancestors during WW2.

Autumn Term 2020 - Please take a look at our overview for this term. We are excited to be learning about a new topic in Yr 5/6

Week Commencing Monday 11th May

After Easter Home Learning Overview

Home Learning work documents

 

Please find copies of the documents you will need to complete the home learning with your child. The most important document is the Overview which outlines our ideas of work for the children to complete. Remember, please do not worry about this and if you have any questions message me on Class Dojo.

 

These have all been emailed to the children using their individual HWB email.

 

I hope you are all well and are staying safe,

Mr Szymura

 

Please find the Nandos home learning menu here. Diolch and keep checking the page for updates.

Tymor Gwanwyn

CAFOD: Climate Change Animation for Primary Schools

CAFOD resources for children and young people: http://cafod.org.uk/Education/Education-resources --- Learn all about climate change through our animation for primary school children. Find out what climate change is, why it is happening and the impact it has. More resources for primary schools: http://cafod.org.uk/Education/Primary-schools --- CAFOD works in communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America, helping people to tackle the poverty and injustice they face.

CBBC Climate Change

BBC Newsround

Investigating the effects of the greenhouse effect using a heat lamp and jam jars in Science!

Working together as a team to develop life saving skills. #healthyconfidentindividuals

Exploring circuits in Science to meet given criteria. #enterprisingcreativecontributors #becreativetosolveproblems

An advert for Ruthin Gaol! #ambitiouscapablelearners #usingdigitaltechnologiescreatively

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Ruthin Gaol adverts. #enterprisingcreativecontributors #workingasateam

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Getting hands on in History. Exploring artefacts from the Victorian period!

The items collected for the homeless in Wrexham following our class service. #ethicalinformedcitizens

Illustration of Children playing infront of All Saints School building

With respect, friendship and care, we learn here and succeed anywhere.

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