We have had another busy week in school. In Maths, we have been focusing on numbers with hundred thousands, including comparing and ordering them. We have tackled some challenging problem solving activities and we have seen lots of brave bananas in our lessons. In English, we have continued with our novel Journey to the River Sea and we have met more of the characters. We really enjoyed using strips of paper to create timelines of the events in the story so far and how they made the character feel. We have increased our understanding of spreadsheets this week and created our own spreadsheets to convert a recipe from g into Kg using the formula wizard. In PE, we have continued to look at passing and catching the rugby ball and we had lots of fun doing hand jives on Wednesday’s dance session. We explored some of the different names for the Bible and came up with some of our own to reflect that the Bible is flawless, that it stands for ever and is a lamp unto our feet. On Friday, we were lucky enough to be part of a children’s literature festival where we were able to join in a virtual workshop, run by the illustrator Ursula Hurst, using Microsoft Teams. Ursula talked to us about the process of illustrating a book and then we created our own character to illustrate in a mini book, we really enjoyed it.
‘I have really enjoyed Maths. I especially liked the problem where we had to work out what numbers the letters were. I loved trying to work it all out and figure out the numbers.’ Layla
I really enjoyed doing the illustrating on Microsoft teams because it was fun and helpful.’ Ellen
This week I really enjoyed computing because I liked converting g to Kg. I also really like the Maths when we figured out letters room numbers 1-5. This week has been amazing. Toby
‘I really enjoyed learning about Rosh Hashanah in worship because it’s learning about another religion.’ Lucas
We have made it through our first full week back in school, we were all very tired by Friday and we are ready for a rest over the weekend. This week we have been working hard in lots of curriculum areas. In Maths we have been looking at numbers up to 10,000 and we have also been rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. We have started our novel Journey to the River Sea in English and we have learnt lots of things about the main character Maia. We started to learn about formulas and spreadsheets in computing and we created our own spreadsheets that would convert Cm to M. We have also started our PE units of tag rugby and dance. We had lots of fun starting to learn some rock and rock dance moves (as you can see in the pictures below). We have done some Geography with Mrs Walsh, where we were looking at some maps and identifying human and physical geographical features. In French we have recapped greetings and ways to introduce ourselves. We loved exploring some special books in RE, thank you to everyone who has brought their own special book into school to share with us.
It has been wonderful to welcome the children back into school this week and to see them in person rather than virtually. They have adapted brilliantly to the new routines and systems we have put in place to keep us safe.
We began the week by thinking about our different experiences during the school closure and how being back in school would be different to learning at home. We also spent some time reflecting on how we had changed since the start of Year 4. Then we thought about what things we would like to achieve in Year 5 and set ourself some goals and targets to work towards. From there we started to think about our aspirations for the future such as what kind of career we would like to have and what kind of place we would like to live in.
On Friday, we eased ourself back into some Maths and English by recapping some of the skills we learnt in Year 4. Then we started our new Science topic about materials by thinking about the vocabulary associated with the properties of materials and what it means.
We have had a wonderful start to the year. Well done Year 5!