I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. By now, you will have read the email about where we all are next year. I am very excited to be your teacher in Year 5 and we are going to have lots of fun. Mrs. Spencer is very excited too!
I would love to know what your favourite thing to learn about is, and something you hope we can do in Year 5.
Today we are going to be learning about adding two or more fractions.
Today we are moving on to our next English booklet called the Impossibly Possible Bookshop.
What do you think of this shop?
Would you want to go inside?
Why do you think the sign is urging people to stay away?
Today, I would like you to read the story which you can find in the workpack below. Once you have read the story, I would like you to complete the challenge on page 7.
Have a look at these pictures: what do you see?
On Monday 22nd June, we celebrate Windrush day. This is a special day to remember all the people from the Caribbean, who were invited to the UK to help rebuild the country after the War.
The Empire Windrush was the ship that carried more than 500 people from the Caribbean to the UK. People on board this ship were mainly from Jamaica, but there were also people from Poland, Trinidad and Tobago and Bermuda. Many of the people from the Caribbean that came were not treated with the respect they deserved and some British people did not want them to be here in the UK.
These people came to the UK to work for the NHS and many other jobs that we needed people to do. They helped our country survive after WW2.
Some people in the UK did not give them the respect and welcome that they deserved, they were very close minded and racist towards them. They did not want them to be a part of our country because of he colour of their skin.
Unfortunately, in 2017 the British government wrongly detained many of these people and tried to deport them back to their countries of origin. This is called The Windrush Scandal.
I'm sure you have heard in the news about 'Black Lives Matter'. This is why this week we are going to learn about the Windrush generation and celebrate them for their contributions to our country.