Honeybourne Primary Academy
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Jaguars – Year 5

Welcome to Year 5 and
Jaguar Class!

 

 

Spring 2 2022

Our class text is Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. We have enjoyed reading the book and have created some excellent pieces of writing based on aspects of ancient Greek life and culture. We wrote character descriptions of Hades, god of the Underworld, and newspaper reports about the Battle of Troy.

      Percy Jackson        Character description      Newspaper report

We also had a visit from Discover History, who delivered a workshop for us about the Battle of Evesham. We looked at the key figures involved in the battle, the weapons used and how the battle was fought. What a fantastic day!

                                      Battle of Evesham workshop

 

Spring 1 2022

Our topic for this term is the ancient Greeks. We jumped right in with an experience day with 'Aegeus'! Aegeus was a Spartan warrior and he came to visit us, all the way from ancient Greece to tell us about life and culture in ancient Greece. He also had some requests: we made tiles, charms, medicine bags, mosaics and more.

                               Greeks day 1              Greeks day 2

 

Autumn 2 2021

Our main topic in Autumn 2 is Earth and Space and our class text is 'Cosmic' by Frank Cottrell-Boyce. We really recommend it!

                                                                                                  Cosmic book       

At the start of Autumn 2 we read The Last Post by Keith Campion. It is a book consisting of letters between a son and his father who is at war. We wrote letters from the perspective of the father and described his living conditions. 

                                             The Last Post display

Autumn 1 2021

To start off our year in Jaguar Class, we researched jaguars. We found out that they are the third largest big cat in the world and have the most powerful bite in the big cat family! These majestic creatures inspired us to create some art. What do you think?

                                      Jaguars Jaguar sketches

We enjoyed reading 'Wisp: A Story of Hope' as a class book. We retold the story from the perspective of the wisp and produced some beautiful writing. Take a look! 

        Jaguars Wisp book front cover                Jaguars Wisp writing no names