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Welcome to the Spring Term in Olive Class.

This term our Topic is...

Our Changing World!

We will be looking at our world, in particular the U.K, and studying the manyways in which the land and it's uses have changed over time.

 

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The new author of the half term is ....

Michael Morpurgo!

Have you read any of his books?

If so which one was your favourite and would you recommend his books to your friends?

You might recall we read Out of the Ashes in Year 5?

Visit the classroom library and choose a free reader from our special Michael Morpurgo box.

Let us know what you think!

 

 

Here are 15 facts about Michael Morpurgo, the famous English children’s author.

  • Michael Morpurgo was born on 5th October 1943 in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
  • He has written over 100 books. Private Peaceful was his 100th title.
  • After graduating from university, Michael became a primary school teacher in Kent.
  • He writes all of his books in exercise books. He doesn’t work on a desk, instead he sits on his bed, propped up with pillows.
  • His favourite animals are elephants.
  • Some of his favourite authors include: Robert Louis Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling and Ted Hughes.
  • He dislikes the process of editing and rewriting.
  • Michael Morpurgo enjoys watching TV. He particularly likes documentaries.
  • Michael set up the Farms for City Children project with his wife, Clare. It gives deprived urban children a chance to work on a farm and enjoy the benefits of being outdoors in the countryside.
  • Michael was given an OBE in 2006.
  • In 2003 he became the Children’s Laureate, becoming the third person to fulfill the role.
  • He has three children: Sebastian, Horatio and Rosalind, and several grandchildren.
  • He likes listening to Mozart, but he can only write in a silent room.
  • Michael loved French at school and he went on to study this subject at university.
  • He likes eating prawns.

Author of the half term (Autumn term)

This half term we have been looking at the work of the author Eoin Colfer. Have you read any of his books? If so what was your favourite?

Eoin Colfer (born 14 May 1965) is an Irish author. He is most well known as the author of the Artemis Fowl books. Colfer was born in Wexford in Ireland and still lives there with his wife and children.

Take a look at our classroom!

Parent Information Meeting

Here is our end of term virtual assembly videos. We hope you enjoy them!

Music Performance

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We have been learning to sing a Motown classic: Dancing in the street. We hope you enjoy our performance.

Computing

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We used iMovie to create film trailers. We have uploaded a few examples for you to view. Apologies if the sound is a little quiet.

Trailer 1

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Trailer 2

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Trailer 3

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Trailer 4

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Art

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Science

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World Music Day

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English

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For our persuasive letters, Olive class were planning ahead and wanted to persuade Mrs Branton to organise a trip for their end of year 6 reward.
I wonder if Mrs Branton will write a reply...

DT

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In DT, we have learnt about nutrition, seasonality and how to make a healthy cheesecake.

PE

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Welcome back Olive Class!

We hope you enjoyed your Christmas break 😊 We’re sad that we can’t be together as a class yet but are looking forward to being able to see you soon.

Below are the instructions for your homelearning tasks for today and the resources that you will need. If you have any questions, don’t forget your parents can e-mail us at: oliveclass@willowbrook.essex.sch.uk

Love from

Miss Fenuga & Mrs Gardner

Dear Olive class and parents,

We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you so much for the Christmas gifts, we really do appreciate the thoughtful gestures. We look forward to seeing you all in January. Attached below are two special performances that Olive class have planned and rehearsed as a little Christmas gift for parents.

Take care

Love from

Miss Fenuga, Mrs Gardner, Mrs Jassy-Catton, Mrs Barker=Moore and Mrs Chambers

Olive’s Christmas gift to parents

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We are performing a parody of T’was the night before Christmas. We hope you enjoy it!

Olive's Christmas Gift to parents

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We are performing a dance to Mariah Carey's popular song, 'All I want for Christmas.' We hope you enjoy it :)

Homework

Homework for Friday 18th December will be posted below. 

 

There will be a termly menu of themes for you to choose from. You will need to complete two themes from each heading and can either take a photograph to upload to class dojo or you can upload a film clip or use the journal function.

You will be assigned an arithmetic test and a maths activity to complete each week too.

 

Don't forget to read every day and record it in your reading record and practise your spellings from your word cards.

REMINDERS

 

PE is on a Monday and Thursday each week. Remember to come into school wearing your red PE shorts and school PE t-shirt. Over the top you can wear the school PE tracksuit or plain jogging bottoms with the school jumper. Everyday, you’ll need to remember to bring in your water bottle, spelling cards, reading record and reading book.

                                        

Author of the half-term: Anthony Horowitz

 

                                                                                                   

 

Who is Anthony Horowitz?

When was he born?

How old was he when he started writing?

What are some of the challenges that he faced as an author?

When was his first book published?

How many books has he written altogether?

What is his favourite book?

Who is his source of inspiration?

 

 

Autumn Term

 

Our topic is... 

 

 

What do you know about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings?

What would you like to find out?

Can you find the answers to these questions:

Where in the world did the Angles, Saxons and Vikings come from?

What language did they speak during that era?

What did they eat?

What did they wear?

What were their beliefs?

Use the links below to find out more about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.

We love reading!

 

                                                        

We have a lot of great books for you to choose from.

Have you read a good book recently that you would like to recommend? Why not let Miss Fenuga or Mrs Gardner know so we can share it on our class page.

Do you want to revise some of the maths we have covered so far this term? Click on the picture to go onto the white rose maths website where you can watch home learning clips.

                                           

TTRS

How well do you know your times tables? Can you beat your teacher?

Click on the image below to go onto TTRS.

 

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