Drama activity

Sugar swap workshop

Friday 17th May, 2019

In Maths we have been looking at different types of triangles and finding missing angles within them. We have also been using a protractor to measure angles on a straight line and within triangles. At the end of the week we were using our knowledge of the properties of shapes, including their angles to sort into a Carroll diagram.

We have continued working on using different sentence structures and emotive language within English to help write a monologue from the point of view of Little Freak, the character.

We’ve been incredibly lucky this week with extra activities laid on for Year 5. On Thursday afternoon we had a visit from the school nursing team, who led a workshop about healthy eating and sugar content in food. The children weighed cereals, scanned the sugar content in drinks and packaging, saw what excess sugar does to your body and tried a wide variety of healthy snacks. We also had a small drama workshop today, where the children took part in some dance moves, singing and freeze framing of different scenes.

This week, Benita Byju (5E) received the golden key award for always working to the best of her ability and for being a lovely member of the class. Seren Tricker (5E) has her writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. James Riggs (5CW) received the golden key award for being quick thinking and helpful. Leon Hogan (5CW) has his writing on the showstopper writing wall.

 

Have a super weekend,

The Year 5 team

Friday 10th May, 2019

In Maths we have been looking at different types of angles and how to find missing angles on a straight line or around a point. We will be moving on to measuring angles using a protractor.

We have been looking at emotive language, in English, and varying our sentence structure for effect.

Children have been set some word level homework today. Please see the accompanying letter to give you information about it.

This week, Amelia Morris (5E) received the golden key award for always doing her work to the best of her ability and being a lovely member of the class. Jeremy Lea (5E) has his writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Joshua Pereira (5CW) received the golden key award for contributing to class discussions. Evie Moseley (5CW) has her writing on the showstopper writing wall.

 

Have a delightful weekend,

The Year 5 team

Friday 3rd May, 2019

In Maths we have continued to practice multiplying numbers by 1 and 2-digits. On Thursday we moved on to looking at different types of triangles and the angles inside of them. This will lead on to measuring and drawing angles next week.

In English we have written character descriptions and empathised with the character. Children have used a variety of sentence structures and worked on using emotive language. They also did some drama hot seating in order to empathise with the character. Next week they will be beginning to write an internal monologue, as if they were the character.

Spellings homework was sent out today. It is due back Friday 10th May.

This week, Niamh Pope (5E) received the golden key award for persevering with her maths tasks and succeeding with the correct answers. Islwyn Mainwaring (5E) has his writing displayed on the showstoppers wall and Archie Abraham was mathemagician of the month. James Riggs (5CW) received the golden key award for working hard and good contributions in class. Eva Ng (5CW) has her writing on the showstopper writing wall and Christopher Smith is the mathemagician of the month.

 

Have a wonderful elongated weekend,

The Year 5 team

Friday 26th April, 2019

In Maths we have been recapping how to multiply 2-, 3- and 4-digit numbers by 1-digit. Some children have moved on to multiplying a 2-digt number by 2-digits. Please check out the video on the maths blog, which demonstrates the methods used and sets a small homework activity.

In English this week we have been exploring character description, generating vocabulary and sentence structure to describe a monster.

The new summer Reading Passports Challenge went out today – the winners will be having a ‘wacky science afternoon’ at Oaklands.

Creativity Homework sheets also went home this week linked to our new topic ‘Ancient Egypt’. It is expected that at least one piece of creative homework will be completed in this half term.

A letter went out regarding our visit to Chichester Harbour. Please return the slips as soon as possible.

Have a super weekend,

The Year 5 team

Geography Deep Learning Day

Friday 29th March, 2019

Today the children have developed their geographical skills through a study comparison of Waterlooville and the Chihuahuan Desert, on the border of North America and Mexico. They have collaborated to create non chronological poster reports including climate, topography and human features of both places. They have also compared similarities and differences and the position of each location on our planet.

Next week children will be completing their extreme sport reports and investigating a murder mystery in maths, based on line graphs.

 

This week Andrew Soy (5E) gained the golden key for the improvement in his work rate and understanding. Cameron McIntyre has his work on the showstopper wall. Ruby Garvey (5CW) received the golden key for contributing to class discussions and respecting the opinions of others. Sophie Lictaoa has her writing on the showstopper wall.

Hoping that you have a lovely, sunny weekend,

The Year 5 Team

 

Friday 22nd March, 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the reading Passport Challenge – Tilly, Niamh, Islwyn, Kieran and Faith – who will be going to Rock Up on the 1st April.

This week in maths we have been finishing our unit about time, solving problems to do with various timetables. We are now moving on to statistics – interpreting different types of graphs.

As part of our focus on extreme sports, children have been exploring complex sentences, identifying the main and subordinate clauses. Please ensure that your child’s homework is in on Monday as they will need this to begin their own non-chronological reports.

This week in Golden Key Assembly Cameron McIntyre (5E) received the golden key for increased effort in all areas of work  and Charlie Henderson (5E) has his work on the showstopper wall. Joshua Renji (5CW) received his golden key for making the right choices inside and outside of the classroom. Jacob Kurowski (5CW) has his work on the showstopper wall too.

Have a great weekend,

Year 5 Team

Friday 15th March, 2019

In Maths we have been looking at how to read and interpret timetables and solve problems involving time. We have used number lines to help solve how long there is between two set times; using a start time and a length of time to find a finish time and vice versa.

We have started looking at extreme sports as part of our new English topic. They have gathered ideas, justified their opinions about whether or not a particular sport is risky or extreme; researched snowboarding as an example and shared their knowledge with the rest of the class.

** Reminder

English home learning about an extreme sport of their choice is due in next Monday (18th March)

Reading Passports need to be completed by next Wednesday (20th March) ready for the big draw on the Friday. Rock Up is the exciting prize and takes place on 1st April.

This week, Jeremy Lea (5E) received the golden key award being a helpful member of the class. Jack Nightingale (5E) has his writing displayed on the showstoppers wall. Amelie Frost (5CW) received the golden key award for exemplary behaviour at all times and always focused in lesson. Henry Stunt (5CW) has his writing on the showstopper writing wall.

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

The Year 5 team