Happy Friday, what a wet week it has been! I hope you enjoy reading this week's blog.
This week in English we have begun to plan and write our own sequel to the 'The Sleeper and the Spindle'. We have been planning our own versions using different settings and characters from other famous fairy tales. Next week we will continue to write and edit our own sequel stories.
In maths we have been continuing looking at decimals and learning equivalent fraction decimals. We have been looking at numbers with up to three decimal places. Children have been excellent at identifying and representing decimals in a place value chart.
We were lucky enough to have three PE sessions this week, where in every lesson all children have been working really well. On Monday, we had a lesson with Mark Templeton from Real PE which focused on using our core strength, Tuesday we looked at balances and creating our own sequences in gymnastics. Today we had a lesson looking at skills used in netball and we even played some mini netball games practicing our skills of throwing and catching.
In Geography this week we looked at the factors that affect a biome and how important they are for humans. We also researched and designed a picture to represent a biome of our choice. They look lovely out on display outside our classroom.
I hope you manage to stay dry this weekend! It was lovely to see nearly all of you at parents meetings this week. Have a lovely weekend!
The Year 5 Team
Happy Friday! I hope enjoy reading this weeks blog.
We have had a very busy week with tests this week. The children have been busy sitting one reading paper and three maths papers. I have been very impressed with the children's attitudes towards the tests this week practicing lots of perseverance and resilience as it has been tricky. However everyone has tried their best with all four tests, which is all I can ask for.
On Monday, we started our new geography unit on biomes and we spent time investigating all the different types of biomes across the world. Next week we will be researching about our chosen biomes and creating pictures to represent different biomes.
On Tuesday, we started a new computing unit looking at creating vector drawings. Over the weekend you could ask your child what a vector drawing is! We used google drawings to create our own vector drawings, children worked well in pairs to create their own. We had lots of houses and even a sloth!
We have begun our new maths unit on decimals and percentages this week and will be continuing to learn more about this next week! We have also continued with the 'Sleeper and the Spindle' and next week we hope to start to begin to plan and write our own sequel to this alternative fairy tale.
I look forward to seeing most of you next week at parent's evenings on Monday and Wednesday. I hope you all have a lovely weekend and manage to stay dry! Don't forget spellings and maths homework on Monday.
Happy half term! It is crazy to think that this half term marks being half way through this academic year already! It certainly has flown by.
This week in English, we have continued to look at our text ' The Sleeper and the Spindle'. We have been learning lots of new adjectives to describe the characters. Ask your child what hirsute means, I had to look that one up. We have also had a focus on practicing punctuating direct speech correctly, remembering the different rules with the punctuation.
In maths we have began our unit on multiplying fractions and finding the fraction of an amount. The children have been working really well with this unit and are getting to the dive deeper questions in many lessons, which is excellent. We will continue with this after half term before moving onto decimals and percentages.
In science the children worked hard to make electromagnets! Mrs Ware was very impressed! In history we have finished our unit on Medieval Monarchs by looking at Elizabeth I. We certainly have flown through many years in only 5 lessons. PE this week has focused on badminton practicing our skills and also playing in game scenarios which the children have really enjoyed.
This afternoon, we have had our first nugget treat. The children ha worked well as a class to get all the nuggets for the jar. They chose to watch Sing 2 and enjoyed some sweet treats too.
Look out for parents evening booking sheets after half term. Please can I remind children that will be having a spelling test on the first Monday back and the multiplication/division homework will also be due.
Lots of exciting things to look forward to after half term including bike ability! Have a lovely half term break and look forward to seeing you all on Monday 19th.
I hope you enjoy this weeks blog.
We have had a very busy week in Hazel class. In English we have been busy publishing our biographies about Phillippe Petit. Look out for our writing display after half term. We have moved on to looking at a new text of 'The Spindle and the Sleeper' which is based on a mix of traditional fairy tales with a twist! After half term we will hopefully be writing our own fairy tales with a twist. We have been focusing on features of traditional fairy tales and looking at homophones within the text.
In maths we have finished our multiplication and division unit focusing on using short multiplication and division methods. It would be great if children could continue practice these methods at home to further secure their knowledge and understanding. Next week we will be looking at multiplying and dividing fractions!
In our wider curriculum we have been looking at Henry VIII and learning all about him and all his wives! The children really enjoyed learning about him and especially enjoyed the Horrible Histories song all about him! We have had a very enjoyable and fun art lesson this afternoon changing our portraits to create more funny and interesting ones!
Please remind children of the home learning expectation in Year 5. Children need to be reading at home at least 5 times a week and reading records need to be in school every day. Children also need to be practicing their times tables and spellings daily at home too.
Have a lovely weekend!
Happy Friday, double blog this week due to no internet last week!
We have been busy writing our biographies all about Phillipe Petit who is an amazing tight rope walker who famously walked between the Twin Towers! We have learnt lots of facts and are now experts about Phillipe. We will be publishing and editing them next week.
In maths we have been working very hard and have been persevering with some tricky methods and concepts. Our focus has been on column multiplication and using them within word problems. Next week we will be moving onto division so it is important the children are practicing their timetables at home!
in science the children have been focusing on magnets and have been learning how to use compasses! In hitory we have contuined looking at different medieval monarchs with this weeks monarch being Edward I, next week we will focus on Hnery VIII.
Welcome back and happy new year!
We have been very busy and working hard since we have been back.
In maths, we have continued exploring fractions particularly practicing our method for adding and subtracting fractions. The children have had to persevere and be very resilient throughout this week.
In our English lessons we have started looking at a new text 'The Man who Walked between the Towers'. This has produced some discussions around sensitive topics which the children have been very engaged and sensible with. We practices our own balancing skills and imagined we were walking on a tightrope between two towers and what that would feel like.
We have began a new topic about Medieval Monarchs in our history lessons. We have learnt about William the Conqueror and Thomas Beckett . Next week we focus on King Richard and King John. In our book club sessions we have been looking at book called 'Black and British' which focuses on black people and their lives throughout different parts of history.
We will continue to have PE on a Tuesday and Friday for this half term. Spellings and Maths homework will be sent out on a Monday due in the following week. Children should also be reading at least five times a week.
Look out on Dojo for a post about bikeability soon!
Have lovely weekend!
I can't believe we have completed the first term! What a busy and exciting term we have had!
This week has been a very busy week filled with festive fun, we have had a first aid lesson with a medic, our final mini police session, EYFS Christmas performance, carol concert and a Christmas party!
We have been also very busy finishing off our topics. The children have written excellent stories based on the 'Firebird'. The children had lots of amazing ideas and produced some superb writing. We also finished our geography unit on informal settlements looking at crime can be tackled. After the Christmas break we will be continuing and finishing our fractions unit.
We have had a fabulous day playing lots of board games, party games and watching home alone!
Thank you for all your support this term.
I hope you all have a lovely Christmas break!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you on 3rd January.
Happy Friday! I cannot believe it is December already! Just a short blog this week…
It has been lovely to be back after a week off. I believe the children worked very well with Mr Legg whilst I was away, and he was very impressed with them all!
On Monday the children were lucky enough to take part in a OCRA athletics event in the hall competing in all sorts of different races and events.
Yesterday we completed our end of term math assessments, the children worked super hard on these especially as we had two in one day! We also had our last swimming lesson, once again Mrs Moffat and I are so impressed with the progress every child has made over the last term and how hard everyone has tried. Well done Year 5 you should all be so proud of yourselves for your progress in swimming.
Today we have continued our geography unit looking at different informal settlements around the world and particularly focused on the biggest challenges each settlements faces. We have also had a lovely Christmassy afternoon making lots of Christmas decorations for our class!
I hope everyone has a lovely weekend! We have lots of festive and exciting things coming up in the last two weeks!
Happy Friday everyone!
What another busy wet week we have had. Lots of exciting things have been happening in Hazel this week.
In English we have finished reading our text The Island and have been producing some lovely work including diary entries, formal letters and news reports. The children have worked hard producing some lovely writing. Next week we will begin planning and writing our own sequel.
In maths we have continued looking at multiplication and division. We have looked at factors and prime numbers and have had a class discussion as to whether 1 is a prime number or not.
In geography we were looking at the similarities and differences between different informal settlements across the world. We have also had another fab mini police session with everyone being super engaged and participating well.
Today we have had a busy DT day making our pop up Christmas cards ready for the Christmas fair next week! We have had our dancing shoes on too for our just dance party with pudsey!
Have a lovely dry weekend
See you next week
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