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We Are 5M!: 5M, we are meteoric!

Sawasdee Pii Mai! 2014

Published Sunday, January 12, 2014.
Last updated: Friday, January 17, 2014


Monday -Literacy, migration story plan (notes or as an extension full story)

Tuesday - Maths  number sentences (23+73= 96 so 2.3+7.3=9.6 and 960-730=230 etc) AND Maths whizz

Wednesday - CL residential expectations and targets.


Particularly useful to follow when we are in Khao Yai!

I will be able to update the twitter feed a lot easier than the blog! Internet connectivity isn't great at the resort so I will rely on my phone!


I hope you all had terrific holidays, I missed you all and can't wait for this brilliant term to


a cat in a hat

Have you made any new year resolutions?

How about:

  •  I will drink reduced-fat milk and water every day, and drink soda and fruit drinks only at special times.
  •  I will put on  sunscreen before I go outdoors on bright, sunny days. I will try to stay in the shade whenever possible and wear a hat and sunglasses, especially when I’m playing sports.


  • I will try to find a sport (like basketball or soccer) or an activity (like playing tag, jumping rope, dancing or riding my bike) that I like and do it at least three times a week!  


  • I will always wear a helmet when riding a bike .


  •  I will wear my seat belt every time I get in a car. I’ll sit in the back seat and use a booster seat until I am tall enough to use a lap/shoulder seat belt.
  • I’ll be nice to other kids. I’ll be friendly to kids who need friends or who may have a hard time making friends – like someone who is shy, or is new to my school.
  • I’ll never give out private  information such as my name, home address, school name or telephone number on the Internet. Also, I’ll never send a picture of myself to someone I chat with on the computer without asking my parent if it is okay .


  •  I will try to talk with my parent or a trusted adult when I have a problem or feel stressed.




Your first PE lessons in Week 1 when we come back after the break will be “Try a new Sport Week”. There will be a water polo option in the 25m pool so if you would like to choose this please bring your swimming kit as well as your PE kit. Everyone should bring their PE kit and a hat to both lessons so that you can choose all of the activities available.

Please remember that you will all need football boots in Term 2 for your Tee Ball unit too.


After 28 years as a primary school teacher in Hong Kong, Gail Clarke retired with her husband to Italy in 2004. From one migration to another, Gail started writing about migrating animals (parrots and arctic terns) and now advocates passionately for environment preservation. Gail is a well-experienced planet ambassador and will be delighted to share her daring stories with Year 1 to 4 students.


Gail Clarke, an illustrator and author came to visit today.

She was inspiring and we found out that it takes her 5-6 weeks to write a book (before editing) and 5-6 MONTHS to illustrate it!

She shared her knowledge of genres, settings, problems, characters and resolutions

She uses migratory animals to tell stories

The Artic Tern has an interesting flight route, and it is different on the way back to catch the wind


I loved Cosmos the whale

What do you think happened next?

We are on residential NEXT week, have you packed, labelled your belongings and practised your talent show act?

Visit this site


 This week we have an author visit on Monday, Rivers learning to enjoy and we are appreciating the writing of Kenneth Grahame

Wind in the Willows children's book

My maths group have been really busy on mathswhizz and we are learning about brackets and BODMASS!
Let's get the party started!


We were first on!

Remember the rules!

Main rule – same as Y3/4 – no child is allowed to climb until an adult is there on duty.

Any child who climbs unsupervised is automatically banned for three days.

No children are to access the CF before the start of the school day 

Main rule – same as Y3/4 – no child is allowed to climb until an adult is there on duty. 

Any child who climbs unsupervised is automatically banned for three days.

No children are to access the CF before the start of the school day



What is a mouth, tributary, ox bow lake and what does it do when it meanders?

We will find out this week.

Watch the beginning of the Olympics clip...can you spot Mole and Ratty? 

Which way does the river flow?


We loved Literacy today, a mirror walk, show and not tell and delving into Mole's character!
What animal best describes you and why?
Homer is a panda! Why?
Just a blastic bag?
How does it move, use personification!

Look at things from a different perspective

How can you show and not tell the sky?


tangled, broken, festering noodles

Nice tails :)

Ohhh rich sentences full of WOW

crispy leaves that have died cackling like witches

Remember if you don't mention the noun (leaves) it is showing and not telling!

sprouting leaves and tangled vines compete for sunlight

damp carpet that caresses dainty toes

The water stealing the reflections

We wrote character descriptions


Loved the 'Despite.....' and comparing the size of mole to a tree stump!


Come and independently find out about rivers!

iTime raindrops

To research you must

  1. Plan
  2. locate
  3. judge
  4. organise
  5. share
  6. evaluate


researching for a purpose

Will we see any of these vulnerable or endangered species?

Open questions have more than one short answer.

They often start with Why....? or How...?

Play with the meander, waterfall and mouth!

Against the bomb did you find all the rivers?

Did you collaborate?

Why was the Yangtzee River a challenge?


Can you label and describe the features of a river?

How communicative were your team with the matching puzzle?

Correct order? Correct explanations?

Did you use tools around the room to help you?


Comment By Aiden 5M 

Using the mrrors durning literacy kind of helped me.

Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Comment By Praccho 

I realy engoyed term 1, i remember eating all that chocolate on the last day :).I cant wait for residential.

Published on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Comment By kat 

my high score was 5

Published on Friday, January 17, 2014
Comment By Aimee 

i have enjoyed the game and got up to question 8.

Published on Friday, January 17, 2014
Comment By Fee 

I found this hard

Published on Friday, January 17, 2014

Christmas, Chico Mendes and column multiplication!

Published Monday, December 16, 2013.
Last updated: Friday, December 20, 2013

Don't cry, I am dreadfully sorry but there is NO home learning this week due to excessive brilliance this term!

Animated Santa Clause dancing with reindeer unwinding after a hard nights work

Monday: Recording the Piano narratives. Column multiplication

Tuesday: Recording the piano, practice class assembly, maths whizz

Wednesday: BRING and BUY, column multiplication,assembly and Chico Mendes

Thursday: Christmas maths and the murder mystery of Chico Mendes

Friday: Campus assembly, how will Father Christmas arrive? Normal school uniform BUT christmas accessories permitted! Class party, board games and Secret Santa

Snow people dancing in the snow 

As you all know, Wednesday is the Bring, Buy and Bake Sale and we need YOU to make it a success. It was brilliant last year and we want it to be even better this year. Here are some pictures from last year...

It is up to you

Please can you bring in as many old games, books, toys, DVDs and cakes as possible. Let's see which class can make the most money for our charities!

Make it happen Year 5.

animated gif

animated gif
How will he arrive this year?
A couple of Santa's elves entertaining the gang after a hard year of work getting ready for the big day

Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas
Cos' turkeys just wanna hav fun 
Turkeys are cool, turkeys are wicked
An every turkey has a Mum. 
Be nice to yu turkeys dis christmas, 
Don't eat it, keep it alive, 
It could be yu mate, an not on your plate 
Say, Yo! Turkey I'm on your side. 

I got lots of friends who are turkeys 
An all of dem fear christmas time, 
Dey wanna enjoy it, dey say humans destroyed it 
An humans are out of dere mind, 
Yeah, I got lots of friends who are turkeys 
Dey all hav a right to a life, 
Not to be caged up an genetically made up 
By any farmer an his wife. 

Turkeys just wanna play reggae 
Turkeys just wanna hip-hop 
Can yu imagine a nice young turkey saying, 
'I cannot wait for de chop', 
Turkeys like getting presents,

dey wanna watch christmas TV, 
Turkeys hav brains an turkeys feel pain 
In many ways like yu an me. 

I once knew a turkey called...Turkey 
He said "Benji explain to me please, 
Who put de turkey in christmas 
An what happens to christmas trees?", 
I said "I am not too sure turkey 
But it's nothing to do wid Christ Mass 
Humans get greedy an waste more dan need be
An business men mek loadsa cash". 

Be nice to yu turkey dis christmas 
Invite dem indoors fe sum greens 
Let dem eat cake an let dem partake 
In a plate of organic grown beans, 
Be nice to yu turkey dis christmas 
An spare dem de cut of de knife, 
Join Turkeys United an dey'll be delighted 
An yu will mek new friends 'FOR LIFE'. 





Listen carefully to our narrations.

Successful writing but the recording was a challenge!





















A huge success

Lots on offer at great prices

How much did you make?

Did you have a lot of fun?

How many cakes did you polish off?

Who were your best customers?

Who said please and thank you?

 How much?

2 for the price of 1?

Persuasive techniques?



You are awesome :)

87,000 BAHT


cutting down trees for farming purposes

Why do humans clear forest lands?

Trees are cut down (deforestation) for many reasons including
forest pointTo be used, sold or exported as timber, wood or fuel (charcoal). This is called logging.
forest pointTo be used for farming purposes (grazing fields for livestock, or large scale farming activities)
forest pointTo make room for human settlement and urbanization (these include making space for shelter, industries and roads)
forest pointTo make room for mining.

Who was Chico Mendes and why was he murdered?

Who Killed Chico Mendez – The Suspects


Darley Alves (Cattle Rancher) made money by destroying the rainforest to make space to rear cattle. The beef from the cattle was then exported all over the world as beef burgers.

Chico protested and was successful in preventing cattle ranchers from continuing to deforest areas to graze cattle.  One of his campaigns stopped Darley Alves, among others, from logging an area and as a result Darley lost a lot of money that he would have raised from exporting beef around the world.

 Aldebio da Silva (Owner of logging company)  was illegally selling Mahogany wood to the UK.  80% of the Mahogany wood sold in the UK comes from the Amazon Rainforest.

Aldebio da Silva was starting to get concerned that Chico may find out about his illegal logging of mahogany wood, which he sells to the UK.  He was worried about the trouble that he would get in if this news was made public.

Ovido Roberto (Dam builder)

A multi-million pound dam was in the planning stages on the Rio Grande which would power a hydroelectric power station.  If the plans went ahead Ovido could make a lot of money.

Dams destroy ecosystems as they hold back valuable nutrients causing erosion.  Chico gave a lot of publicity to the negative affects the dam would have on the rainforest and prevented the plans from going ahead.  Ovido therefore lost money.

Francisco de Sousa (Peasant Farmer)

Francisco had been forced to move by the government when a logging company had taken his land; he had resettled in another part of the rainforest.  He was not very successful on his new small farm and knew he would have to move to another area after a few years.  This was called ‘shifting cultivation’ – ranchers kept having to move to new areas and clear more rainforest. 

Chico has highlighted the problems of shifting cultivators and how they were destroying the forest.  He managed to protect much of the rainforest preventing the farmers from getting anymore land to farm.  This meant that many farmers lost their jobs and struggled to get an income to feed their families.

Jose Fernandez (Minister for Brazil’s Economy)

Jose was a very successful member of the government who was known to be cruel when dealing with people who got in his way.  He wanted to build a road across the rainforest to encourage people to settle there and use the land for industry.  Brazil had huge international debts and a severe unemployment problem at the time.  Industries that use resources from the rainforest would provide jobs for people in Brazil and make the country richer. Jose knew that in order to stay in power he would have to improve Brazil’s economy.  

Chico got support from America to slow down the government’s attempts to open up the Rainforest for industry.  He prevented the government from making money for the country and providing jobs for the people.



Luis Franco (Road Construction Worker)

Luis had 6 children and lives in a wooden shack.  He had not worked for 5 years until he got the job of building a road through the rainforest so lorries could get to the mines and logs transported out. 

Luis Franco was worried that the road building may be halted as Chico was arguing that the road destroyed too much forest.  Franco couldn’t afford to lose his job as his children were sick and he couldn’t afford the medical bills.

Franco Quadros (Owner of Bauxite Mining Company)

Franco owned a mine in the rainforest for bauxite, (the raw material used to make aluminium).  In order to mine the bauxite, some of the rainforest needed to be cut down and Franco kept helping himself to more and more land from the rainforest.

Franco Quadros has friends in high places and often has Jose Fernandez, the minister for the economy to pool parties at his mansion.  Chico had complained that the mine was expanding and using too much of the rainforest.  He also noticed that it was polluting the surrounding rivers.

Fernando Gonzales (Brazilian Medical Researcher)

Fernando devoted his life to studying the plants and the trees in the Amazon to inform his medical research.  He continued to find many benefits from the many different species of plants in the Amazon Rainforest.


Fernando worried that a cure for AIDS and cancer may already have been destroyed through deforestation.  He wanted to prevent more deforestation in order to continue his study of the rainforest biodiversity for medical research.

Silvio Perez (Rubber Tapper)

Silvio was dependent on his trees in order to feed his family.  He has been a rubber tapper for many years and it was the only was that he could make any money.  He used the trees in a sustainable way so that he could take and sell the rubber without killing the trees. 

Rubber trees in the Amazon were being cut down as the value of rubber went down and companies wanted to make money quicker in other ways.  Silvio’s livelihood depended on the rubber trees as without them he would not have a job.


Frederico Diaz (Environmental Scientist)

Frederico was concerned about Global Warming and spent his lifetime doing research about the growing threat it faced.  Cutting down and burning the forest puts more carbon dioxide in to the air which absorbs the heat from the sun and makes the temperature rise.

Global warming makes ice all over the world melt, putting more water into the seas and oceans.  As the seas rise places near the coast may disappear under water.  Frederico was studying the impact of rainforest destruction for the future and was desperately trying to make other people understand the importance of saving the forests.


Roberto Perez (Amazonian Tribal Member)

Roberto had lived peacefully in the rainforest for generations.  He and his family had lived without harming their habitat. They had their own system of land management for thousands of years before people moved to the rainforest.

Although the Amazonian tribal people had lived on the Rainforest land for many generations, others did not think that they had the right to the land and so they were forced to move from their home when the forests are cut down.  They found it increasingly difficult to survive in new places that were strange to them.


Francesco Torres ( Biologist)

Francesco devoted his life to studying biodiversity in the Amazon Rainforest. He writes numerous books from his research in the Rainforest to educate others about plant life.


The Amazon is home to 30% of the world’s animals and plant life.  Much of this was being destroyed and lost forever and biologists were desperate to protect it.


What do you already know about rivers?

Where are big ones?

Where do they start and finish?

How many can you name?

Where are the longest ones?

Let's PARTY!

We'll play the chocolate game!

Get a 6, dress up and EAT! With a knife and fork

We'll make snow!

Happy Christmas from me xxx

We haven't forgotten you!


We participated on stage!

Tom and the penguin were funny

The choirs were awesome


Making snow was awesome










And unwrap!

A fedora!


Christmas is about giving!

Ahhh :)



Comment By Parima 

My High Score is 128

Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Comment By Kat 

so far my high score for the santa game is 148 meters

Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Comment By Kat 

My high score for the santa game has changed to 162 meters

Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Comment By Dominic Chia 


Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Comment By seth122 

high score 218

Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Comment By Aim  

I got a dragon for 1000

Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Comment By Popurn  

my highest score is 90

Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Comment By Matt 5B 

In mathh whizz i got a toy penguin!!!
i like math whizz!

Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Comment By ryaan 


Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Comment By ryaan 


Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Mandela, The Piano and decimal place value

Published Monday, December 09, 2013.
Last updated: Friday, December 13, 2013

Check Twitter to see the winner of the class painting!






Tuesday and Wednesday

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the World." Nelson Mandela.

Please look at the links below. He was an incredibly inspiring man who lived a very hard life and you should learn about the things he fought for and what he achieved in his lifetime.

Which IB Learner attitudes and attributes did Nelson Mandela display and how did he show these? Present your findings in a mind map, the centre being the picture of him I will give you.


  • How was he caring?
  • He was certainly open -minded but justify this
  • How was he a skilled communicator?
  • Did he take risks?
  • Was he principled?
  • Was he a thinker?
  • When was he reflective?
  • A balanced man?


Don't forget our Bring and Buy on the 18th December. How will you raise money?
  • Any toys you no longer play with or want? Are they in good condition? If you have been a good boy or girl maybe santa will bring you newer toys to play with!
  • Bake some cookies or cupcakes, add toppings for extra money!
  • Old clothes that don't quite fit?
  • CLEAR YOUR ROOMS but check with your mums before bringing your collections to school (particularly if the items once belonged to siblings!)


We have begun our narration to be read over the Piano animation.

With gnarled fingers he tenderly strokes the ivory keys. Solemnly, he plays his memories to a beautiful melody. The nostalgic notes bring a faint twinkle and smile to his wrinkled face. Every harmony symbolises his life and is heavy with romance, respect and anguish. From the shadows of his mind, his wife joins him, and their duet is a moving crescendo of love.

His memories take him back to the second world war and he charges to give orders to his comrade. An unforgivable nod, a fatal bullet and heart loaded with remorse. Trembling regretfully he caressed his dying friend, did a tear of guilt fall?

The elderly man continues to play his memories, reflecting deeper, the song takes him back further to his childhood. Wide, naive eyes sparkle. Wearing breeches and a flat cap he is given a gift and a delighted smile spreads across his innocent face. Opened with great anticipation it is a hobby horse which he joyfully rides like jockey.


Galloping through the past, the hobby horse is passed down to his grandson who cherishes it as much as the original owner. His grandson brings him back to reality and climbs up and joins him in the closing bars of the melody. They look at each other bursting with admiration and pride.

Grandad plays the notes of the past and his grandson the note of the future.


We are collaborating and finding out WHY rainforests are important.

We used books to research different areas

Rainforests are essential to our planet as they:

  • provide unique habitats for flora and fauna ( we were impressed with the frog)
  • Help climate control (carbon dioxide)
  • Prevent soil erosion
  • Give us medicines (like tea tree oil)
  • Home for the indiginous people (1000 tribes!)
  • Foods come from there (even chocolate and latex rubber!)

Discovering in a small group was good and recording our learning was challenging

We agreed most of the time



We loved the formal and old fashioned language, once understood we appreciated the text.

It was quite different to the film

Our reading garden is lovely

We can quiz and carry out activities

We can take shelter under the branches

We can check our targets

We can be passionate about reading!


Can you add and subtract?

Can you multiply your tenths and hundredths?

Practice with these flash files.
Our new word from Shared reading the 'Firework-maker's Daughter" by Philip Pullman.
We used 2 strategies to work out what it meant.
1) we covered it and tried to think of a word that would fit.
2) After this, we looked at the formation of the word...dis = not, consolate = look after
Then Aarav checked!


Comment By Aiden 5M 

YAY!!! A day off. I'm going to relax!!!

Published on Monday, December 09, 2013
Comment By aeshna 

Run santa run score 210 meters

Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Comment By aeshna 

Run santa run score 210 meters

Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Comment By aeshna 

Run santa run score 210 meters

Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Comment By Didi 

i got 109 meters!

Published on Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Comment By Matt 

It was very Fun!!!

Published on Friday, January 17, 2014

Rainforests, apostrophes and the King's Birthday

Published Monday, December 02, 2013.
Last updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Phase II of Term 2 ECA sign-ups closes at 12 noon on Wednesday Dec 4.


Monday: Maths groups - Can I calculate division answers using a long division method? (chunking, DMSB)


Tuesday: Literacy - Apostrophes (possession and contractions)

SHEET, but try this if you are unsure!


Have fun with this too!


Connected Learning - Animals in the rainforest, fish in 5M? Can I persuade Mrs Measures why we should have class fish? To purchase equipment I will need strong reasons for getting a fish!



As we have been learning about layers of the rainforest, I would like you to research one animal or one plant from one of the areas.  
Please draw the animal/plant neatly onto the card provided and write at least 3-5 facts about it.This information will then be used as a display in class! Stunning!
Click, explore and learn!
Which activity is your favourite?
Twitter @bpsmeasures
Links to the auction, display and
quick responses!
We looked at this incredibly powerful movie this morning. Whilst at first there was a little immature sniggering but then from this grew so delicious understanding.
You also could think of many synonyms connected to the old man's emotions.
You could empathise and tell us how and why he felt as he did.
You used SHOW not TELL and your AF7 vocabulary was gorgeous and rich.
What would you ask the elderly man?

Micheal Rosen tweeted this morning:

'trees shivered'

What does this infer? Are you a corking detective?

Where do you think he is?

Year 5, it's time to get ready for our spectacular Bring Buy and Bake sale on Wednesday 18th December.

It is REALLY important that you start collecting items to sell so that we can raise a lot of money for our chosen charity.

Please can you start bringing in all of your unwanted toys, games, books and magazines so we can have a MAGNIFICENT sale and collect as much cash as we can! It's an important cause, helping women and their families, at risk in their community, to break free from the poverty cycle.

Closer to the date, we would also like you to bake cupcakes or cookies to sell at this very important fund raising event.

The money you help bring in will:

  • keep these people safe
  • help them learn
  • give them new skills so they can get jobs to make their own living
  • provide medical care for pregnancies and little babies.


Why is this musiac so apt?!

What does biodiversity mean? 

Are you excited? Packed yet?!
Remember there will be a talent show




Hamsters in the Year 5 talent show?!
Hamsters, badgers...

Bertie joined us for BADGER TIME

He is Badger-tastic at apostrophes

He knows his contractions form his possessions!

Our GENEROUS donations for the 1000 THAI book challenge. THANK YOU.

Give someone a great gift this year

Code breaking in the library!


What do you already know?

Did you sticky?

Did you explore the activities?

WOW! What a birthday celebration for the king!

We loved the assembly and were astounded by the skill and talent from the last act.

Thank you to the Thai department for putting this on for us.


Comment By Hari 

When is bring and bye bake sale

Published on Monday, December 02, 2013
Comment By Nicolas 

please can you get us a class fish this will show how responsible we are .With out a class fish it will be so dull and boring pleae.

Published on Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Comment By sophie 

the reason we should have a class pet is so we will be able to bond with the and NOT be afaid of them

Published on Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Comment By Karoline 5m 

If you get us a gold fish i will get you the food,Maia will get the fish tank and Emily will try get you the fish. pritty please with cherrys on top.YOUR THE BEST TEACHER EVER!!!!????We will never bugg you again!!!!!;]Think about it!!

Published on Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Comment By Anthony 

Please don't get us class fish because it will smell like fish and you have to buy a tank and the food and when we finish the we can't reflect instead we just stare at it. and its so boring all you do is just look at it . please don't get a fish .


Published on Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Comment By goldfish 5...........M!!!??????........karoline 

Pretty please with cherrys on top;}

Published on Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Comment By Aarav 

+ Pretty PLease with cherrys on top!! We all would like to have a class fish because it could make our classroom even cooler + One person could take care of the fish for one day and then another could take care of it again.


Published on Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Comment By krishay 

Please can we have a pet fish.we will not bug you and we will learn properly and won't trouble.

Please I say please can we have a pet fish please pretty please.

Published on Thursday, December 05, 2013
Comment By Emily 

do we have to do all the pyp profiles?????

Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Comment By Mrs Measures 

@ Emily
No just do 3 or 4...Quality not quantity!!!!


Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Comment By Mrs Measures 

Thank you Adam for all your Bring and Buy donations :)

Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Comment By VyomPLEASE 

P................L.....................E.............................A..................E CAN WE HAVE A CLASS FISH MRS M LEAVE IT ALL TO US WE WILL FEED IT EVARY DAY ,TAKE CARE OF IT AND PLAY WITH IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Comment By Mrs Measures 

@ Vyom ha ha ha how exactly are you going to play with the fish?

Published on Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Piano, Sports day and DIVISION!

Published Monday, November 25, 2013.
Last updated: Friday, November 29, 2013   Farewell Space learning!
SPORTS DAY THURSDAY, suncream + hat.
Have you donated a Thai book for the donation box?
Give a gift of joy :)
There are differentiated co-ordinate challenges on your H/L sheet, or you can choose to create a T-Rex.

T-Rex by Plotting Coordinates


You can draw a Tyrannosaurus Rex like this one.

Once you have your materials draw an x and y axis on the squared paper.

Be careful - this picture uses negative coordinates!

The x axis should go from -10 to 9
The y axis should go from -14 to 14

If you use the downloaded grid it will have to be in landscape layout.

Now plot these coordinates and join them up like dot to dot as you go:

T-Rex Body:

(6,8) (5,6) (6,4) (2, -4) (0,-5) (-1,-6) (-2,-9) (-1,-11) (0,-12)

(0,-13) (-3,-12) (-3,-11) (-4,-9) (-4,-6) (-6,-9) (-8,-11) (-8,-12)

(-1,-14) (-7,-14) (-10,-13) (-10,-11) (-8,-9) (-6,-3) (-5,1) (-3,3)

(2,6) (2,10) (3,11) (5,12) (9,10) (9,9) (6,9) (9,8) (8,7) (4,8)

T-Rex Arm 1:

(6,3) (7,3) (7,2) (5,2)

T-Rex Arm 2:

(3,3) (5,1) (7,1) (7,0) (4,0) (2,2)

T-Rex Front Leg:

(2,-4) (3,-11) (4,-12) (4,-13) (1,-12) (1,-11) (0,-5)


 Have some fun first!

(ALONG the corridor, UP the stairs)
When the axis involve negative numbers it gets tough, BE CAREFUL!
Division chunking practice!


Tuesday and Wednesday: Complete your non-chronological report booklet.

Carefully, you took notes and turned your notes into rich, detailed and factual paragraphs. Now in pairs you have edited, reflected and refined!

Copy your paragraphs into your ISS booklet. Remember presentation is essential and it is QUALITY not QUANTITY!


Where? What? Why? How?  


What's your score?

The Traveler IQ Challenge ranks your geographic knowledge. What's your TIQ?
Leave your wonders on this wonderwall!

Political maps, climate maps, cancer and capricorn.

How are they linked?

Where are the rainforests?

Rainforests wrap around the tropics, they are near the hot equator and need a lot of rain.

A tough A-Z challenge!

How many did you find?

We looked at how music can shape a narrative and create atmosphere, some music was gentle and elegant and reminded us of snow.

Other pieces were loud and we thought of fireworks or wars. We heard heartbeats and anger, loneliness, rhythmic rain and triumph. Praccho came up with some beautiful similes.

We concluded that words weren't equal and some were stronger than others.

SHOW not TELL was an imprtant learning opportunity this morning and we spoke about inference.

We can SHOW age by writing clues such as

  • wrinkled like a delicious prune
  • cracked skin
  • hunched like a question mark
  • squashed and shrivelled with wisdom

It is better than TELLING us he was old.

Tell: She's nervous.

Show: She took a deep breath, gulped and bit her lip.

 We are finding the RAINFOREST and its BIODIVERSITY fascinating!


ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa




Kipper cheering

Cover winner!

We cheered each other on!

Mystery winner!














Will you bid in the SILENT auction?


Kipper was proud! 

What was the most challenging event? 

Did you support your peers?

5M are awesome

Which event was your strongest?


Thanks Monique!!!!!

How much have you improved since last year?

Chest pass, Basketball, high jump, hurdles, quoit throw.....



Sports day on PhotoPeach
Where did the frog go?
Daddy, Mummy, Sister, Brother.
Divide, Multiply, Subtract and Bring down

Comment By Mrs Measures 

I got 5 aliens in the alien coordinates game...beat me?

Published on Monday, November 25, 2013
Comment By Mrs Measures 

At the end of Level 3 I achieved
85368 points....can you beat that?

Published on Monday, November 25, 2013
Comment By Melanie Marcar 

I got five on the alien game

Published on Monday, November 25, 2013
Comment By edward 


Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Comment By Anthony 


Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Comment By Molly 

I got 50539 did I beat you?

Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Comment By Edward 

I got 50732 in the country game

Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Comment By Edward 

I got 60675

Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Comment By Edward 

Hooray!!!!!!!!! i got 114830!! I beat Mrs measures.

Published on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Comment By hari 

my points is 129417

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Comment By Aarav 

I got 399256

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Comment By Emily  

i love learning about the rainforset

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Comment By Molly 

93099 was my score

Published on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Comment By Aiden 5M 

Sports Day was fun. It was very hot when we were outdoors.

Published on Friday, November 29, 2013
Comment By krishay 

My score was 54185

Published on Sunday, December 01, 2013
Comment By krishay 

my score was 9635

Published on Sunday, December 01, 2013

Loy Krathong an Art Gallery and Research skills

Published Friday, November 15, 2013.
Last updated: Friday, November 22, 2013


Enjoy Sophie, Maia and Molly's own fun blog, I have!



Fractions revision. Can I calculate fractions of a number? Differentiated so pick your best fit! Challenge yourself and take a risk!


Definitions of ISS space vocabulary. Use short, sharp sentences to explain the meaning of the word as clearly as you can. It is tougher than you think!

Glossary words should be in bold and alphabetical order.  

Can I define ISS technical vocabulary? EXTENSION add 4 more of your own terms.

  • satellites
  • Robotic arm
  • module
  • dock
  • space suit
  • dehydrated
  • EVA
  • Solar arrays
  • crew
  • laboratory

Connected Learning

Expo + Gallery reflection.

I have the A4 card for you and we will put in your portfolio.

Add as much detail as possible and PLEASE use the vocabulary list.



Watch our video, happy loy Krathong.

Kipper was properly attired too!

Happy Loy Krathong

We used natural resources to make our Krathongs

They looked superb, why does using organic materials show appreciation?

The University students were fabulous and knowledgeable

5M all of us were COSMIC COMETS this week

Reflecting :)

Special guest star Mr Mills!


ISS Research

You are using different media,

Here are some links

From VYOM :


We are taking notes using bullet points and abbrieviations.

To be successful we discovered you have to scan a lot of text for key information.

The best notes use a range of sources (internet sites, books and indexes and Kidrex for searching the finer details)

We started with a few questions and used the texts carefully to find detailed information.

 We are writing up our notes into paragraphs and including the topic sentence.

WOWsers Keith we are proud of you!

To be in the team is awesome but to be a winner is just outstanding.



The Gallery opens with you all singing at 8.00
You may then give your family a private tour of the exhibition and tell them all about the processes invovled in completing your pieces.
Remember to be confident communicators!
Can you share the techniques, skills, different media and tools you used?
Assembly is at 11.30
Gallery on PhotoPeach

THANK YOU to all the mums that helped mount pieces of art this week

We are the proudest teachers in the world!

What did you think?

Leave a comment!

Did you.....?


We will do one with you Sophie!

You're celebrities!

Look at all that social media!


I'll show you today how it is done!

WOW! Such excitement!

MRS Measures

My favourite!
Visualising or drawing may help.
Practice the vocabulary first
Try addition and subtraction
Then multiplication and division
These are harder!
Leave your scores in a comment

Comment By krishay 

ARTS WEEK WAS AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Comment By sam 

aurasma is soooooo cool!

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Comment By Nicolas 

I really liked yhe art expo it was really fun

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Comment By Maia 

web rebels is Maia's,sophie and Mollly's web site

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Comment By Praccho 5M 

I realy engoyed the expo because the meteors were cool and the aurasma app was realy cool.

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Comment By Anthony 

Aurasma is cool.

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Comment By Molly 

I really enjoyed Loy Khratong and the art expo i hope the assembly is as good.

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Comment By Adam 

Arts week was so fun. I never want it to end!!

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Comment By Hari 

aurasma was cooool i want download it at home!!!

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Comment By Aiden 5M 

I've enjoyed the art expo. Seeing different art & skils other classes done. But I wish we did more skils!!!

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Comment By daniel 

aurasma is so cool!!!!!!!!

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Comment By Lena 5M 

It is Maia's, Molly's and Sophie's blog.

I enjoyed the gallery and the blog (Maia's, Molly's and Sophie's)

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Comment By Emily 

i really enjoyed the gallery it was so amazing everyone is so talented i have never done art like that before everyone should be famous

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Comment By karoline 

it felt sooooo amaizing to show our learning from last week!!!!I LOVED ARTS WEEK!!!!!!

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Comment By Aiden 5M 

The art expo was soooo fun because you got to see different art & skils other classes used. It wasd hard finding my art!!!

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Comment By Evie Chalk 2A (Molly's sister) 

Wow 5M! Your expo was amazing! I loved the huge sun and all those shooting stars shooting around it! I loved your space assembly!

Published on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Comment By Maitri (5B) 

I past level B and i got it all correct!

Published on Friday, November 22, 2013
Comment By Midori 

I got a 100 out if a 100!

Published on Friday, November 22, 2013
Comment By Matt 5B  

I GOT 10/10 in Basball games!!!

Published on Friday, November 22, 2013
Comment By suhela 

Ya I got a A for dotor anker test but it was very hard

Published on Friday, November 22, 2013
Comment By kat 

i got an A for doctor anker and it was hard

Published on Friday, November 22, 2013

Fractions, Flag raising and Loy Krathong.

Published Monday, November 11, 2013.
Last updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Please wear the colours from the Philippines flag on THURSDAY and donate maybe 100 baht for the victims of the world's most awful typhoon.


Please wear Loy Krathong dress on FRIDAY. You will be making Krathongs at 9.20 and we shall float them at the sala later.

Wednesday will be MESSY, come ready for acrylic, relief and printing art learning. Tuesday we will wear goggles and complete our wire sculpture (comet tails)



Rounding, choose the task that best fits your ability. Can you round to the tearest tenth, whole number or 100?

Remember it is quality not quantity!

Play this fraction game:
Connected Learning: Design a residential t-shirt competition.
Literacy TUESDAY
Read the differentiated Pirates Non-Chronological reports and annotate the features neatly and in colour. Some of these may not be on your example.
  • Heading
  • Introduction
  • Sub-headings
  • Paragraphs or categories, can be in a different order as long as the linked information inside a paragraph is together
  • Diagrams, pictures, labels and captions.
  • Conclusion or closing statement


  • Present tense (unless historical)
  • Factual descriptions
  • Technical vocabulary
  • Third person
  • Formal and impersonal laguage

What is each paragraph about?

How would you improve the non-chron?

As an extension you may have time left to write the Non-Chronological report into note form.

A mind map would be terrific of all the key facts and details.

Check with the learning wall and use the tools in your toolkit.

We will focus on skills like research techniques and note taking over the next few weeks and writing detailed and informative paragraphs

Did you guess the Learning Question correctly?

Did you collaborate well?

This school have been writing some,

Did your sentences link together?

How did you order them?

What were the clues?

We have been respectful citizens today.

5M hoisted the flag this morning and our student councillors will do it for the rest of the week.

It is a huge honour and we listened to the National Anthem and watched as the flag was raised, we represented the school community this morning

We also had a minutes silence and played the last post at 11am. We do this on the 11th day of the 11th month to show respect and appreciate the people who have bravely fought for their country.



Loi Krathong is a lantern festival in Thailand. "Loy" means "float" and "Krathong" is a little boat (or a small float) made from banana leaves. So "Loy Krathong" is roughly "float banana leaf boats".

ลอย กระทง - Thai Children's Songs - Thailand - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World, Intro Image

ลอย ลอย กระทง
ลอย ลอย กระทง

On the Full Moon of the 12th lunar month.
Water overflows the banks
We all, men and women
Have a lot of fun on Loy Krathong Day
Float, float the banana leaf boats*
Float, float the banana leaf boats*
After we float our banana leaf boats
I invite you darling
To come out and dance the Ram Wong**
Dance the Ram Wong on Loy Krathong Day
Dance the Ram Wong on Loy Krathong Day
Good merit*** brings us happiness
Good merit brings us happiness.
Loy Krathong Festival
How happy are these creative singers?

Features of a Non - Chronological Report.

Does it have a title to tell you what the writing is about? (Is it a question?)

Is there a general opening statement?

Are there separate paragraphs about different parts of the report?

Is there technical vocabulary or words specific to the subject of the report?

Is it in the same tense all the way through?

(past, present or future)

Is it in an impersonal style?

Is there a concluding statement?

Are there diagrams or illustrations or pictures to help with the report? (Optional)

Library Dewey skills

Arts week on PhotoPeach
Which art skill has been the most challenging?
Which piece of learning was your favourite?
Which of your pieces creates atmosphere?
Which piece would you like to do again?
  • Perspective
  • Relief
  • Glass paint nebula
  • Comet sculpture
  • Charcoal blending
  • Starry Starry night
  • Alien print
  • Vector planets

Glass paint nebulas

Class background (giant canvas, individually we'll add our own ALIEN prints)

Individual print

Charcoal (focus on tone)

Vector planets

Comet wire sculpture

Learning wall for ART

A Non-Chronological Report about Non-Chronological Reports


            Non-chronological reports are an interesting and clear way to convey information. These reports can be about almost everything. They come in all shapes and sizes, but there are common features shared by all non-chronological reports.


            This style of writing is called ‘non-chronological’ because ‘chrono’ comes from ‘khronos’ where means ‘time’ in Greek. Therefore, ‘non-chronological’ is a report that is not written as a timeline in a sequence of events as they happen. Instead the paragraphs are arranged by topics.


Where they are used

            They are used in a multitude of different ways and are used when the author wants to give information about a particular topic. Encyclopaedias and information leaflets are just two examples and some blog posts also have features of non-chronological writing.


Layout of Non Chorological Reports

            Diagrams, pictures and charts are often included to illustrate ideas and information. Text can be added to these by using captions, which appear near the image, or labels which point to particular items with it.


            Furthermore, non-chronological reports often include some bullet points or lists for quick reference to the important information.


Style of Writing

            Just like all writing, vocabulary is very important and it should be tailor to the audience. Interesting WOW words to impress the reader are needed and a range of openers and connectives make the report more enjoyable to read. Special vocabulary and technical words are used where appropriate to improve the writing and inform the reader about the topic.


            Non-chronological reports use ‘an impersonal style’, which means that they are written in the third person. So writers refer to everything as he, she or it, rather than writing about yourself and your own experience.


            Non-chorological reports can be powerful at sharing ideas and information. This is why the topic is summarised in a concluding paragraph, with the important points stated again, to leave the reader with a lasting impression of the subject. Only with all of these features can you complete a non-chronological report correctly and share your information clearly and accurately.


One little Alien

4 little aliens

we made prints using styrofoam

Our designs were based on our doodles

we reflected and refined

Da daaaaa our awesome class planet.



Comment By Mrs Measures 

I enjoyed all the arts skills and learning but most of all I enjoyed our relief pieces because there were lots of media and different skills involved.

I wish I had taken more time over my comet tail as I rushed it and it wasn't as pointy as I had wanted it to be and I got paint on my dress.

My most successful learning was the charcoal and it was the quickest too! My spheres are shaded well with different tones and the hairspray smells nicer than turps.

I didn't enjoy getting messy but I can't wait for the expo and assembly. How can we tell KS2 about the process of creating a relief canvas?

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Comment By Aiden 5M 

I've enjoyed art week. I really liked using different art skills. Also blending+ charcoal! I can't wait for doing more art!!!!!!!!!!!!

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Comment By Adam 

I really liked arts week and I wish it would last forever.I enjoyed the perspective the most

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013
Comment By vyom 


Published on Friday, November 15, 2013
Comment By Aarav  

I liked Arts Week because we get to use paint. I learnt new techniques and skils in Arts Week.
These are the names of the paintings:
Vector Planets
The thing did not like is the Acyrilic Paint because the turp smells horrible

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013
Comment By Aiden 5M 

I've enjoyed art week because it was fun trying different art tools. Also using the glass-paint! Great art week!!!!

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013
Comment By Anthony 

I enjoyed the Nebulas and the perspective because of the differint materials included.

I wish I used less time painting my nebula.

my most sucessfull Learning was the Releif painting.

I didn't enjoy varnishing because it was to sticky.

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013
Comment By Praccho 

I enjoyed making the nebula because it was fun just pouring all the glass paint and just wating to see what it would end up like it was realy cool also making the perspective because it looked like you were realy looking down a city

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013
Comment By hari 

what i like about the art week is the reilif because it was messy and it was fun

what i lerned is smudging and tone

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013
Comment By Midori 

I really enjoied Arts week i wish we could do it again! I enjoied doing the doodles the most but i wish we had more time to doodle! I liked making the glass paint it was a good expirience!

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013
Comment By sophie 

I enjoyed arts week and my farovite part was the relif because we got messy and we used the acrilc.I think the hardest part was laying down the sand.It was so FUN!!!!!!!!

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013
Comment By suhela 

i got 7 correct!!!

Published on Friday, January 17, 2014
Comment By Maitri 5B 

I got all right in the formula game, i had loads of fun, I LOVE MATHS!!!!!!!!!

Published on Friday, January 17, 2014

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