End of Dyson’s Writing

Recently we have been writing flashbacks. Everyone has managed to write a story that includes a flashback and they all work well.

Sadly this is the last piece of extended writing that Dyson will do this year!

Every member of the class chose a phrase or a sentence that they thought was particularly good from their writing over the last few days. They are below:

Thomas: They were as angry as a lion in his cage. Thomas describing the crowd at a football game. 

Ayisha: It was only when they were about to land, she started to complain; Shannon flumped down to her seat with power. Pulling a face at her mum, she sighed. Ayisha has described the feelings of Shannon without directly mentioning them, a really complex skill! 

Rohan: When he’s lovely, he’s a cute teddy bear. When he’s cranky, he’s like a woman crying because she lost her soulful boyfriend. When he’s angry, he’s a ravenous hyena eating flesh. Rohan introducing his character (Rohan) to his story. 

Radu: Suddenly, a crystal sad tear escaped from my eye and carefully rolled down my round and soft cheek; I just couldn’t stop it. Radu explaining how his character was sad. 

Courtney: Suddenly he got his gargantuan water gun and chased me down the bumpy slippery hill until I was out of breath! Great description Courtney!

Tilli: It was the day, the day when… Tilli’s opener to her flashback. 

Dan: Suddenly, Zaz, the crazy man, took out his daggers then… Squirt! Splat! Squelch! Dan describing Batman’s arch nemesis committing murder. 

Luke: We came third; we did really well but inside we won. Luke explaining their wonderful efforts at the cricket tournament at Horton House. 

William: Due to the fact of him driving down the longest street in the world, he had a flashback from when he was on a (four hour) high speed chase, when he was a police officer. William’s in depth description of the beginning of his flashback. 

Jack: Don’t mention it to him. A great short sentence showing how much Jack hates football. 

Tianna: She was walking through a forest, it was lovely, there were flowers, little reindeer, butterflies and bees, they were beautiful. A lovely description of the forest! 

Jamie: Then he went home and sat on his bed with no friends by his side. Jamie summarising his story well by explaining how the main character had lost all of his friends. 

Cynthia: As we re-welcomed ourselves back into the present day, we felt sad and emotional. Really emotional. A lovely transition from flashback to present day! Great description of the emotion too. 

Dzesmina: After the competition had finished, we went back home and we had a surprise. Some clear description from Dzesmina. 

Celina: I could feel a dark chill down my back, then I knew something was calling me from the shadows. Really good description from Celina! Very spooky. 

Tyla: To be added. 

Lily: A waterfall came from my right eye, the same as my left. Lovely description of the emotion by Lily!

Evie: Greeted by Michael’s music, face planted on her Michael pillow, tears came flying down the soft, fine skin on her rosy cheek, which sit above a wonderfully defined jawline. Evie’s great description of not only her character’s emotion, but her appearance too! 

Paris: Before I could cuddle Ivory to death, she gave one last yowl to end this sorrowful story, and I gave one last tear to end this painful paragraph. Really good description of emotion and linking it well to the progression of the story. 

Alicia: Although the volume of the emotion ascended hurriedly, rushing to flood, Jessie’s ‘guardians’ did not even sense the anxiety. Really good description of how Jessie’s foster parents did not care for her whatsoever. 

Kevin: People started to back away, even his own hair retreated. Brilliant emphasis on how, “everyone was staring at him with bewildering thoughts in their head”. 

Kansi: He saw himself. Laying in pain, screaming in pain. Neymar reliving his injury against Colombia. Written with good short sentences for effect and a good repeated adverbial phrase! 

Lucy: After a while it came to her, today was the last day of the innocent Year 5. Goodbye Mr Prosser, goodbye class mates and last, but not least, goodbye freedom! Lucy’s story contained flashbacks from the events of Year 5. This emotional piece worked really well as her story drew to a close. 

Overall, this is only a snippet of their writing… Everyone has done sensationally over the whole year; everyone’s writing has improved vastly! The best thing is that all of the work written recently continues with this high quality.

 

Our Trip to Benham Sports Arena

Our trip to Benham Sports Arena

On Thursday 10th July, year 5 took a trip to the Benham Sports Arena. During our trip, there were varies of exciting activities such as:
Roller-skating
Trampolining
Rock climbing
Also, for our topic we interviewed a lady from Sao Paulo (the biggest city in Brazil). At that moment, our group asked her interesting questions that subsequently helped us with our educational learning.

Rock climbing

photo 3photo 4photo 5photo 2photo 1rock climbing

Trampolining

Trampolining 1 photo (45)trampolining 2

Roller-skating

rollerskatin

Our Interview with Nicole

Nicole picture
And that’s it for all those interesting photos!

Here are some quotes about our trip:
Rock-climbing

Selin Hester- It was fun to do, no matter how high you got. It was truly cool.

William Pickering- I didn’t like it because it made my arms ache.

Trampolining

Mr Prosser – trampolining was great fun. I used to do it at Benham when I was at University (every Tuesday for a year). It was nice to go back; I found out that I am still not very good!

William Wright- It was awesome. But, I was leaning too far forward; I could have fell off!

Roller-Skating

Lucy Brooks- I loved roller sating but it was quads not blades so obviously I fell over a lot but I got up again (how brave).

Alicia Lam- Because roller-skating was the last activity that my group had, there wasn’t a better way to end the day.

Interview
Although it was not an energetic activity we ended it with dodge ball after the heaps of facts that we learnt:
Kevin- I liked the fact that she gave lots of facts: There were at least five schools went to the carnival.

Overall, each activity was equally extraordinary in their own little way!
We had lots of fun!

By Lucy Brooks, Evie Gribben, Alicia Lam, Kevin Guan and Kansi Chukwujekwu.

Majority of work continued after blog by: Lucy Brooks and Alicia Lam. 

Key Skills 11/07/14

Creative Curriculum:

Key Skills: 11/07/14

Next week in science we will be looking at our dietary needs and what we need to eat.

As a point for discussion, we want you to keep a log of what you have been eating and drinking over Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Try your best to include absolutely everything!

All of this information will lead to us classifying what we are eating.

How you record this information is entirely up to you! You could:

  • Create a PowerPoint.
  • Draw up a simple table.
  • Bullet point the information.
  • A poster.
  • Any other method would be fine! (probably).

Maths:

This was a sheet entitled “Mental Arithmetic Practice 3”. There are 32 questions on it, they range in difficulty throughout. If something confuses you, for example question 18 (gallons), either ask someone at home for help, research it or leave it for classroom discussion next week.

 

Have a good weekend!

04/07/14 Key Skills

Dyson Key Skills 04/07/14

Literacy:

Soon we are going to be writing our own flashbacks, similar to The Piano. This will be linked directly to our movies that we are going to film. By attempting (or succeeding) to write a flashback for key skills, we will have lots of ideas and strategies to writing them within in the classroom. Therefore for key skills this week:

Think of a moment or something that happened during your time in Year 5. You are to imagine you are going about your daily life… Maybe you are in Tesco, a literacy lesson or playing football. Then you will have a flashback back to the specific moment or event. Just like we saw in The Piano, there should be some emotion and the flashback should be an important event. 

Maths:

This was a sheet with 40 questions in total on it. Some are things that we have looked at lots (angles on straight lines) and some are ones we haven’t, such as: angles on an hour clock. But we all have the ability to do them! 

Next Year

Yesterday we had a lovely transition afternoon! We had fun, broke some ice (literally and physically) and did some drawing.

We also shared many things that we are proud of, these things really impressed the new teachers! Because we only had two hours, not everything was able to be shared. If anyone forgot to mention something, you can post it on here. As well as that, if you have any questions with regards to next year, please post them too.

Have a great end of Year 5!

Mr Prosser