Roald Dahl Week

Tuesday 13th September would have been Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday and is Roald Dahl day across the country. To celebrate, we will be having a week dedicated to one of the most popular authors, beginning with a viewing of the BFG on Monday at Lings Forum and ending in a dressing up day on the 16th.

What are your favourite Roald Dahl books? Which are your favourite characters? What do you know about Roald Dahl? Where did he get his ideas from for his stories? What other things has he done in his life?

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Lings Talks!

Here you go Year 5 and 6.

Your task is to give a talk of between 1 and 2 minutes on a subject of your choice. You can talk about anything at all—a hobby, a place, a person—absolutely anything! It is probably best to choose a subject that you feel passionate about.

You will need to research your subject, prepare your talk and practise delivering it. You will be allowed to bring in one prop to help you in presenting your talk. You will not be allowed to read your talk directly but will be able to bring in notes to help remind you of key points. You will also not be able to use programs such as Powerpoint. We just want you to talk about something that really engages you.

Over the next week we will be watching a number of people give talks of their own and will be developing a list of qualities that a speaker needs to be successful. This will help you to deliver your talk at the end.

You have until the start of Autumn 2 in November to prepare this. We will be presenting them to a selected audience anytime from the week beginning 2nd November onwards.

If you need any help then just ask. Feel free to pose questions on the class blog where this homework is also posted.

Good luck. Show us how good you are!


Number Hunt!

This term in Maths, Year Five and Six will be focussing on the question: “How does the number system work?” They will be looking in depth at this in order to establish a strong mathematical base on which to develop other skills.

Homework for this week is to look for “big” numbers and examples of decimal numbers. Collect pictures, write them down, blog them here… it doesn’t matter as long as you are looking for and finding examples.

Happy hunting!

Meet the Team

Calling all parents and carers of Year 5 and Year 6 children!

Wednesday 23rd September will be your opportunity to meet the people who work with your children on a daily basis. Feel free to come to the Year 6 classroom at 3:15 to find out about the year ahead and ask us any questions that you need to.

See you then.

Fairy Tales

Our production at the end of the school year will be based around fairy tales (but with a twist). We will be writing it over the next term, so, as preparation, we would like you to find out anything you can about fairy tales. Find some, read some, think about the characters, settings and storylines, and come back to school ready to be immersed in them.

Have a great Easter and see you on Tuesday 14th April.

Cake Heaven!

Well done Year 5! Today you raised £142 for The Cynthia Spencer Hospice in Northampton. Wow! Your cakes were amazing and looked beautiful. I’m sure that they tasted good too! Thank you for your efforts today in buying and selling the cakes, and a massive thank you to all the parents and carers who have supported you with this worthwhile project. You are all a credit to Lings! Thank you again and have a great Christmas!