Week beginning 14th January 2019

We have continued to learn about famous scientists this week and had fun interviewing Sir Issac Newton about his discoveries. 

In English we have been creating poems about zero gravity and enjoyed performing these to others in our class.

Perseverance has been required in our Maths this week as we learn to multiply two digit numbers by two digit numbers. The children have worked so hard on this and are starting to understand the new method but we will be continuing with this next week to help them get even better.

Week beginning 7th January 2019

We have been 'over the moon' to get back to learning! The children's enthusiasm for our new topic, Stargazers, has been 'out of this world'!

Thank you to everyone who came to the launch of our topic on Wednesday evening. We all thoroughly enjoyed it - and learned some new dance moves too!

During the first two days back, we pondered whether life exists on other planets and designed our own Martians. The children created some fantastic collages and interesting character profiles for these.

This week, we began by focusing on the different planets in our Solar System. We wrote mnemonics to help us remember the order and recorded our research on the Padlet website.
Here are the links to the information that we collated:
During our other topic sessions, we went outside to explore the scale of the Solar System and learnt about Galileo Galilei, who is known for his theory which explains …

Week beginning 10th December 2018

In English, we have been finishing and editing our myths. We have enjoyed typing these on the laptops and were very reflective, improving our vocabulary and adding adverbials for cohesion.

In Maths we have concluded our work on Statistics and moved on to Position and Direction. We have learnt some new vocabulary: translation, vector, reflection and congruent. We liked studying and mastering these.

At the beginning of the week, we set up an experiment to investigate which type of milk goes off the quickest. We have excelled at using ph indicator paper to monitor this, however we have not seen enough change in these measurements to come to a conclusion. Being reflective scientists, we have decided to leave these over the weekend to see if there is a greater difference between them on Monday.

On Thursday afternoon, we enjoyed meeting our buddies in Reception. We loved sharing stories with them and are looking forward to spending time with them again soon.

Week beginning 3rd December 2018

What an exciting start to the week we had! Father Christmas had visited the school, leaving a letter for us to respond to. We were very persuasive in our replies and look forward to seeing if our wishes come true!

This week in English we have continued to write our myths involving the characters we created. We have focused on making our writing cohesive and using lots of rich descriptive language. 

In Maths we have been completing, reading and interpreting tables and line graphs.

During our Topic sessions we have been busy making our 'coke' volcanoes erupt, we were a bit disappointed as they didn't fizz up as much as we hope!

We have been busy perfecting our song for the Christmas Fayre and very much hope to see you there.

Finally, as the children have worked so hard this term, we will not be handing out anymore homework until next term. We hope you and your families welcome this break and enjoy the opportunity to embrace the festivities!

Week beginning 26th November 2018

Hola Amigos! Thank you to everyone who came to our Year 5 assembly! We have thoroughly enjoyed our learning during our topic 'Hola Mexico' and we hope you liked hearing about it.

In English, we have continued to work on our myths, thinking carefully about the problems our main characters will face and how they will solve them. We have been very reflective when editing our work too.

At the start of the week, we had a taster karate lesson. Look at our previous blog post for videos of this!

As mathematicians, we have been focusing on multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. We mastered this quickly - many of us completing more than one challenge each lesson!

In Science, we have begun investigating the irreversible reaction between cola and mentos.

We noticed that the reaction was quite as large as we expected with a small quantity. We couldn't resist using the whole bottle outside!

As you can see, Miss Argyle got a bit wet!

We used what we have discovered to create our o…

Karate Taster

On Monday morning, we were delighted to participate in a karate taster. Here are some of our favourite moves!

Week Beginning 19th November 2018

What a wonderful week of learning we have had! In English, we have been consolidating the features of a myth and have used these to plan our own myths. We created intricate story maps which have helped us to start our introductions. Watch this space!

As mathematicians, we have been looking at different types of numbers: square numbers, cube numbers and prime numbers. We have enjoyed discovering these, learning their properties and applying their new knowledge to solve reasoning problems.

Eager to begin preparations, we have started to practise Christmas carols this week to get ourselves ready for our concert on the last day of term. You may catch us humming delightful tunes!

We have also begun rehearsing our year group assembly - we have demonstrated a mature, professional attitude in these sessions.