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Thursday 30th November 2017
This week we have been preparing for the Christmas Tree Festival as we are singing some songs in it on 1st December 2017. We have rehearsed all week in the afternoons and have really got the hang of it now. In maths we have been looking at precise angles in Mr. Lingard’s maths class and roman numerals in Miss Cooper’s maths class. On Tuesday we researched famous astronomers like Stephen Hawking and Neil Armstrong and we had to find lots of different facts about them. We also finished of filming our documentaries and then watched them. They were all well-made as they were all very clear, descriptive and full of good ideas. Personally, I think they were all great. In literacy, we have also reviewed our trip to the think tank with lots of photos to go with our writing. On Wednesday, we carried on with our abstract art from a few weeks ago. A very few of us actually finished but the rest of us haven’t quite completed ours yet.
A great week!
Written by Ella Green and Charlie Horseman
Week Beginning 6th November 2017
This week we have been writing our final drafts about night and day. We have learnt facts about the Sun and the Earth's rotation which causes day and night. In art, we have water-coloured our poppies. We also looked at abstract artists and we painted our own versions. We started with a small section and then added the rest. I thought it was really easy and fun.
Next week we will be making our cakes ready for Wednesday when we will be raising money for Children In Need.
I hope you have a fun and good weekend.
Week Beginning 9th October 2017
This week Year 5 have been learning all about advertising. They have looked at how radio and TV adverts have changed over the years and have begun to design their own advertising campaign for a brand new Cadbury's chocolate bar.
They have really developed their creative side in many ways this week. In music they have listened to regional folk music from the four countries that make up the United Kingdom and identified similar themes and sounds that occur throughout. In art the children have looked at some of the work of L.S. Lowry and then sketched out their own versions; exploring how to use perspective to add depth and space to their drawings.
Have a great weekend,
The Year 5 Team.
Week Beginning 2nd October
After all the excitement of our theme day it was back to normal lessons this week. In Maths the children have been developing their understanding of factors, multiples and prime numbers. They have explored the work of the ancient Greek mathematician Eratosthenes who developed a way of finding out all the prime numbers in the 100 square. In Literacy the children have further developed their understanding of what it was like to be a child in a Victorian work house. They have been able to develop their empathy skills and have written in role as a Victorian child; producing diary entries to explain the feelings and emotions linked to the topic.
The busy week was rounded off with a come and learn session all focused on reading. We were glad that so many were able to come and learn alongside the children and we hope that the session was useful. We will have further sessions later in the year focused on Maths and writing. We are having a rethink about the dates and times that were given out in the introduction evening so we can ensure as many parents who are able to attend can.
We hope you enjoy your weekend,
The Year 5 team
Week Beginning 25th September
This week we explored all things British in our theme day. The children dressed up as a range of different British people - past and present - who have inspired them with their achievements. We discussed how these people have helped to shape Britain and inspire more people. We tested our culinary skills by using seasonal vegetables to create a rather tasty dish and our sewing skills by designing and making a bunting using the colours from the union flag. We finished off the week by listening to music written by famous British composers such as Edward Elgar, Thomas Arne and Charles Parry. This music is often heard at the Last Night of the Proms and the children impressed us with how maturely they discussed whether they felt this music was still a good representation of Britain today.
We hope you enjoy your weekend.
The Year 5 team
Week beginning 18th September 2017
This week in year 5 has been really exciting.
In Literacy, we have finished writing up our Revolting Rhymes in neat and some of them are on display! We also have started a unit of work on the Industrial Revolution. We have conducted some research on the chrome books and began writing from the perspective of a child in Victorian Britain. We finished the week with a drama lesson where Mr Lingard took us through a ‘mind cinema’ and Miss Cooper led a hot-seating session. We also created some fantastic freeze frames as you can see below!
In maths, we have been focusing on problem solving and using a variety of methods to help us do so. One of these methods is the bar model! We have learned the basics of how this model helps support our understanding of a word question. Miss Cooper informs us we can ask our parents to help us with any bar model homework as they are now experts!
In geography this week, we learned how to read symbols on a map, find a six figure grid reference, plot a route and label the 8 points on a compass.
We are really looking forward to next week and in particular the Theme Day on Wednesday 27th! Don’t forget your costumes!
Happy Friday everyone!