Friday 28th January 2022
Year 5 have had another excellent week! Here is what we have been up to:
In maths this week we have been learning how to add and subtract fractions. We began by adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominators, before moving on to add and subtract fractions with denominators that were different but multiples of the same number. Next week we will continue our learning on fractions by moving on to learn how to convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions and multiply fractions by whole numbers.
This week we have continued our learning on the Highwayman. We finished reading the poem on Monday and then hot seated the characters to find out how they felt when they witnessed the events on that fateful night, including Tim the ostler. We then used all of this information to write a letter to a judge, presenting all of our evidence in a balanced argument to decide whether or not the soldiers were justified in their actions towards Bess and the Highwayman.
Next week we will move on to look at another text by Alfred Noyes, The Lady of Shalott. Within our learning we will use figurative language to describe the characters and the setting.
In the afternoons this week we have continued our learning about materials. For our DT unit we have been investigating the best type of material for a class blanket, using questionnaires to gather information. We then designed these based on the results of our questionnaires.
Next week, we will be using our designs to sew a square each which will be put together to create a class blanket. This will be kept in our book corner to show our work.
This week, we would like the children to investigate the different types of materials around the house and their purpose. This information can be presented in any creative way!
PE will continue to take place on a Wednesday. Children should come to school in the correct PE kit.
Sports Project will continue to take place on a Tuesday. Children should come to school in normal school uniform and trainers,
Please could children continue to read frequently and quiz on AR. Children should reading at home a minimum of four times a week.
Number Day is Friday 4th February. Children are invited to dress up as rockstars, superheroes or anything number themed.