Welcome to Volans’ class page! I am looking forward to an exciting year with lots of fun learning. Keep checking back for updates to find out what we have been getting up to in school.
It’s nice to see everybody relaxed after the half term holiday! I have enjoyed hearing lots of stories from children about all the exciting things they got up to over the week.
This term, our topic is the Vikings. We’ll be learning all about where they came from, how they lived and why they were famous for raiding and invading. I’ve already had lots of children telling me bits of information that they know about the Vikings – it’s nice to see them so enthusiastic!
We’ll be spending the first few weeks looking at Macbeth and then moving on to Kensuke’s Kingdom in English. This is a fantastic story, full of adventure, desert islands and lots and lots of monkeys! I can’t wait to get started on it and I hope the children enjoy it as much as I do.
Christmas has started in Year 5 as we have started rehearsing for our Christmas show today. We’ve begun reading through the script and have learnt a few of the songs. The children are really excited to get on the stage and start performing!
English in Volans
This half term, we have been reading Kensuke’s Kingdom and learning all about how to write a good adventure story. So far, the children have practised writing some enticing story openings, some dramatic action scenes and have kept me on the edge of my seat with some cliffhanger endings. I am looking forward to reading their finished stories when they write their whole story.
Over the next few days, there will be lots of fun activities going on in school in the run up to the Christmas holidays! There are a couple of non-uniform days and also some days where children can bring in toys and games if they wish. Here is an overview so you know what’s going on on each day:
Friday 15th – Non uniform with a Christmas jumper (£1 for save the children)
Monday 18th – Normal school uniform and behaviour reward afternoon.
Tuesday 19th – Normal school uniform in the morning. Bring party clothes to change into in the afternoon for Christmas party afternoon.
Wednesday 20th – Normal school uniform. You can bring in toys and games to play but nothing electronic please.