Kali Mera Year 5!
So we have finally reached the end of the year. Today is our last day at virtual school. This will be my final blog post and after today the Purple Mash blog will also end. You will still be about to use Purple Mash and all the apps. Please ask your parents to set up video chats with each other and socially distanced meet ups so that you can all still chat and see each other. Be safe online and always look out for each other.
I have been so proud of every single one of you this year. For being role models in school and being role models at home. Your learning has been fantastic and your growth mindsets are amazing. You have achieved so much and you have challenged yourselves through the whole year. You are all ready to be our Virginia Primary Year 6! Remember that you will need to show the whole school the best example of behaviour, resilience and attitude towards learning. I can't wait to see you guys leading our school. Salma and Emily are so lucky. It has been a pleasure to be your teacher this year and I am going to miss you all loads and loads. If you ever need anything or want a chat, I will only be next door so you can always ask to see me.
For the last time this year, here is our learning for the day.
Our Learning Today
Lo: to publish an alternative narrative
Today I would like you to log into Purple Mash. I have set a 2do. It is called Alternative Narrative. Please type up your story and hand it in to me. I can't wait to read all your creative, exciting stories.
Lo: to problem solve
Let's start off with some CLIC questions:
64,738,921 + 42,902,745
58,001,345 - 51,463,974
2416 x 137
7537 ÷ 39
Let's use all of our square and cube number knowledge to do some challenges. Please try them all.
Lo: to reflect on the year and the next
For our last session of the year, I would like you to write reflection. Be honest with yourselves and think carefully about my questions. Answer these in your books:
What was your favourite thing you did?
What was your favourite thing you learnt?
What was your favourite topic?
What was the hardest thing you tried?
What was the biggest challenge you overcame?
How have you grown and changed?
Now let's think about next year:
What are you looking forward to?
What questions do you have?
What are you worried about?
How do you think you can overcome your worries?
Please email your thoughts to me and I can pass them on to Salma as well.
That's it guys. Year 5 has been a roller coaster of a year for us all and here we are at the end. Thank you for being wonderful human beings and learners in class and virtually. I would like to wish you and your families amazing summer holidays. I hope you have lots of fun, adventure, excitement and rest. Come back to school in September ready to be brave learners again. Be yourselves, show your personality and achieve great things with your growth mindset.
I want to leave you with a quote I found on the ELSA blog. 'Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened!' 😁
Have a lovely day, weekend and summer holiday. Theo :)