This week in Year 5…
Friday 30th April |
What another great week it has been in Year 5!
In maths this week, we have been learning how to convert between fractions, decimals and percentages. We have been so impressed with how the children have tackled this tricky topic. We learnt that ‘percent’ means ‘out of one hundred’, which helped children relate percentages to fractions with denominators of 10 and 100. From this, children were then able to convert these fractions to decimals, as they knew how many tenths, hundredths or thousandths there were. We also thought about some well known fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents, such as halves, quarters and fifths. It would be great to see if you can spot any fractions, decimals or percentages in real life over the weekend!
We have continued with our poetry topic in literacy this week, focussing on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes. This is a collection of poems which put a poetic twist on some traditional fairy tales, such as Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We looked closely at the similarities between these poems, in particular the rhyming sequence and the structure. The children really enjoyed hearing these poems with their unexpected twists and are looking forward to creating their own in the coming weeks!
After looking at properties of materials in last week’s science lesson, this week we investigated what different parts of the school building and grounds are made from and why. We thought carefully about the choices of materials that have been used and how effective these materials are by looking for any wear and tear that has occurred over time.
Our geography topic this term is all about rocks and rivers, which will be really important for our residential in June. After looking at types of rock last week, we focussed on limestone this week, which much of the Yorkshire Dales is made from. We learnt that limestone is a sedimentary rock that is prone to weathering. Due to this, clints and grykes form, creating limestone pavements, like the top of Malham Cove, and caves can form below ground too. It will be great to see some of these limestone caves in real life soon!
For maths homework this week, children have been set two assignments on the Diagnostics Questions website. Both tasks are linked to finding equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. This is due by Wednesday 5th May. Children still have until this date to complete their Learning Log homework too.
For a bit of extra homework, we need the children to get prepared for residential! Before going, we need all children to be able to put a bedsheet on, tie their shoelaces and make a sandwich, so now is the time to get practising!
We hope you all have a lovely bank holiday weekend and will see you on Tuesday.
Miss Wetherill & Miss Levett