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Year 5's time at Saint Cassian's
Hey, it's Clara,
I can't wait until Monday! Our whole class is so excited, it's going to be so much fun at Saint Cassian's! The whole class is talking about rooms, what they are going to bring, who they will sit next to on the coach.
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As part of their topic, Year 5 experienced what it was like to go to school in Victorian times. The children dressed up as Victorian school children and some even bought in a typical lunch that a Victorian child might have had – a piece of bread, some cheese and an apple all wrapped up in a piece of cloth. The day was very strict! We started with a finger nail inspection, took part in an exercise drill, and learnt how Victorian children were taught maths. The children all enjoyed the day, despite some of them being made to wear the Dunce’s cap!
Mrs Elijah came into school to teach us about Passover (Pesach in Hebrew), one of the most important festivals in the Jewish year. She taught us about the Sedar plate and significance of the bitter and sweet food. At the end of her talk she let us try the food.
The children have been researching an author of their choice. They have read some of their books, written book reviews and found out about the author themselves. The class enjoyed listening to different presentations and many were keen to start reading a book by a new author.
As it is the Feast of the Holy Rosary this month, we have been learning all about the Rosary and how to pray the Rosary. We have been using this time to study the Bible and reflect on the mysteries and we have also had the wonderful opportunity to pray the Rosary with Mrs Simmons.