09/03/2018 at 16:13
This week in year 5 has been another strange one – mainly because we’ve still not managed to have a full week in school because of the weird weather! However, we’ve still worked hard and got quite a bit done.
We had a very successful World Maths Day on Wednesday, completing lots of different activities throughout the day. I am glad to say that all of the children really got stuck in and seemed to enjoy themselves. We even took it a step further and themed each activity to our class book – Lemony Snicket’s ‘A Series Of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning’. You can find pictures of some of our activities below.
In our general lessons, we have been continuing with our work on persuasive writing and in maths have moved on to adding decimal numbers together. We found that we really need to focus on lining our columns up correctly to avoid making silly mistakes.
In music, we have strengthened our ability to both sing ‘Make You Feel My Love’ and to play along with it during the instrumental. I am sure that you’ll agree that the glockenspiel parts are much more together than they were before.
5L homework for the week is to keep practising on Mathletics (with the same enthusiasm that they did on World Maths Day) and to write about what they did on their days off. This can take any form they like (for example a poem, a story, a diary entry) and is due on Thursday 15th March.
09/03/2018 at 13:44
5B really enjoyed world maths day! We played a variety of different games and despite there being some fierce competition, we all got on well and won/lost gracefully!
02/03/2018 at 16:40
This afternoon the children in 5B completed some practical investigations in science. This dissolving lesson required the children to find:
- the saturation point of a solution
- what might affect the rate of dissolving
Some pictures of the children hard at work:
02/03/2018 at 14:27
This week has seen some fantastic adventures out in the snow with the children really getting the most out of this cold weather! We have had snowball fights, sledging and sculpting – complete with wet trousers and frozen fingers (check out some of the other school posts for some great pictures).
In maths, we have been developing our understanding of decimal numbers (including how to convert them to and from fractions and how to find a number exactly halfway between two given decimals). Though the children have found some of this to be difficult they all pressed on, filled with determination.
In literacy, we have been continuing our work on persuasion. We have so far worked in groups to develop adverts for useless products (more on that to come in a later post) and even had a go at performing them! They were generally funny, wacky, or just downright bizarre!
On Thursday the fierce arctic explorers who braved the harsh conditions to make it into school came together to create one big class (37 strong!). Although this caused a few problems, the children worked really hard and produced some great pieces of work – particularly their research projects on South American animals. Did you know what a wide variety of creatures can be found in the continent?
And of course, it wouldn’t be a successful end to the week if 5L didn’t bring out the instruments to put on a fantastic performance of their new song. I think it’s sounding absolutely beautiful so far and we hope to develop our use of the glockenspiel in future lessons.
23/02/2018 at 15:38
Today in 5L, we started to learn a new song – ‘Make You Feel My Love’ by Adele. Although some of the children weren’t too excited to be moving on to a new song (they really enjoyed performing ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’), all the children gave it their best effort when learning. By the end of the lesson, the whole class was able to sing the song in its entirety. I have a feeling that by the end of this half-term, the class will be able to put on a fantastic and moving performance!
22/02/2018 at 20:22
In 5L, we spent the last few weeks of the previous half-term exploring Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ (you may have seen our first performance video earlier on the blog). Since that first session, we have developed our use of instruments, had a go at improvising with the music and even tried composing some of our own melodies during the instrumental!
On the final day of the half-term, the class put their skills together into a performance that included all the parts that they had learned. Unfortunately, there were not enough glockenspiels for all of the class to play at the same time but every child learnt the parts and had a chance to perform. After a short delay, we would like to share our final performance with you. We hope you enjoy it!