Miss Ingham and Mrs Matthews welcome you to the Silver Birch Class webpage!
In Silver Birch Class our power of reading book is the Jolly Postman by Allan and Janet Alburg. We have been looking at letters, postcards, newspapers and different fairy tale stories. We are loving our book!
In English last week we wrote postcards from a character called Jim to a giant, thanking him for a gold coin. We used our imaginations to visit different places. We visited; space, the Amazon Rainforest, an underwater city, a deserted island, Lapland and the desert. We used our knowledge of past and present tense to write these postcards.
Within our topic, we have been looking at different methods of communication. We found out about all different types of communication through history and how communication has evolved. We were all amazed!
Last term our Power of Reading book was Halibut Jackson by David Lucas. What a fantastic book! We designed and created our own Halibut Jackson puppets. They took a while to make but we eventually got there with lots of resilience being shown. Well done Silver Birch Class!
PSHE in Silver Birch Class...
In Silver Birch Class we have been looking at celebrating differences. We also recognised that it was Anti-Bullying week and we all wore odd socks to support this.
As you are all probably well aware in Silver Birch Class and Beech Class we are practising really hard at the moment for our Nativity 'Baubles'. We are all really busy learning our lines and singing our songs at the moment. We are looking forward to showing you the real thing soon!
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Books to Compliment Year 5 Power of Reading Texts
Books linked to our Autumn learning:
‘The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems’, ed. June Crebbin;
The Dragon with a Big Nose’ by Kathy Henderson
All the Best. The Selected Poems’ by Roger McGough (Poetryline)
Caribbean Playground Song’ read by James Berry (Poetryline)
Dog in the Playground’ read by Allan Ahlberg (Poetryline) from his ‘Collected Poems’
Everybody’s Got a Gift’ by Grace Nichols (Poetryline)
A letter for a bear – David Lucas
The robot and the blue bear – David Lucas
Peepo! – Janet and Allan Alberg
Burglar Bill – Janet and Allan Alberg