Over the last few weeks, we have completed our practise weaving. We have used cardboard looms and created our own warp threads before weaving the weft between them. We have evaluated our first weaving attempts today, looking at what we have done well and what we will do different next time when we create our final masterpieces!
What a fantastic Number Day today!
It has been lovely to see some creative Number Day clothing to help us raise some money for a fantastic charity!
We have spent most of the day working in teams designing, creating and playing our own mathematical board games. The whole class have shown some excellent team work and collaboration skills today.
Well done Year 5.
We have been visiting the library each week to change, swap and read our books. We are all developing a love of reading and it is so lovely to watch all the children sharing their books together.
This half term we will be learning all about the Amazon Rainforest. Poppy has gone one step further and done some amazing home learning. She has created a model to show the layers of the rainforest and completed a video clip of her time at the Eden project. Take a look at photos of her work below.
For the next 5 weeks our learning on the Rainforest will involve us:
In art this term, we have been creating seascapes, linked to our Vikings topic. We spent a few lessons trying out different paint and collage techniques before designing and creating our final masterpiece to combine our new skills.
This term in music, we have been learning a song 'Ghost Parade'. We spent some time learning the lyrics to the song before learning some more specific musical notations and symbols to enable us to add a glockenspiel part to the song.
On the 1st December we gained an extra pupil, a naughty elf! He has been causing lots of chaos in our classroom like pouring cereal everywhere, mixing up our drawers and books as well as hanging our PE kits on the ceiling. The children thought it’d be a good idea to write to Santa to explain the problems that the elves are causing us and to ask him to send us some good elves! We will be writing our letters in our writing lessons and posting them next week! Take a look at the chaos of our year 5 classroom.
It was lovely to see so many fantastically spotty and Pudsey related outfits today for Children in Need.
For the next three weeks we are learning about fractions in our maths lessons. You will also see that this is the main focus for our homework in year 5. In Monday's and Tuesday's lessons we we explored equivalent fractions practically using different resources and representations. We explored the fraction tiles from Braining Camp, folded pieces of paper and compared number lines. Take a look at our class display which shows our learning journey so far!
This week we had the fantastic opportunity to take part in an antisocial behaviour workshop.
we all learnt lots of new things about what is legal and what isn't, how our behaviour can impact on others and what exactly antisocial behaviour might look like.
These 4 children were picked out for their amazing contributions to the workshop!
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