This week in Year 5…
Friday 14th May |
We have had another fantastic in Year 5, learning about everything from the hardness of solids to Shakespeare! As always, we have been really impressed with the effort that has been put in and the work the children have produced!
We have continued with addition and subtraction of decimal numbers in maths this week. We started off by answering problem solving questions, involving adding and subtracting decimal numbers with the same number of decimal places. The trickiest part of this was figuring out what the question was asking, before deciding what methods would be needed to find the answer. The children displayed fantastic perseverance and showed a great understanding of adding and subtracting decimals. Later in the week, we moved on to adding and subtracting decimals with a different number of decimal places. This proved slightly more challenging, as children had to ensure they lined up each digit correctly, rather than just moving the decimal place!
Our first literacy lesson this week saw the end of our Revolting Rhymes topic. The children spent some time rehearsing their poems before performing them in front of half their class. It can be incredibly daunting speaking in front of a group of people, but we were so proud of the confidence the children showed and we enjoyed listening to some brilliant poetry!
We then moved on to learning about Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. The play has a difficult plot, as there are lots of characters and lots of twists and turns throughout, but the children showed a brilliant understanding of it! I wonder if you could ask your child to try and retell the story to you at home over the weekend and see how much they remember!
We moved on to looking closely at different types of solids in science this week. Just like liquids have varying viscosities, different solids have a different hardness. Children were given a selection of different solids, such as sand, jelly and tin foil, and had to investigate their hardness using their chosen method. They then ordered their solids from hardest to softest. Children noticed that although all of the materials had the properties of a solid, some could be classed as ‘hard solids’ (which have stronger molecular bonds between particles) and some could be classed as ‘soft solids’ (which have weaker molecular bonds between particles).
Maths – Long multiplication practise
Learning Logs are due on Wednesday 19th.
You will have received a letter and/or email this week about a parents’ meeting for residential. This will be held remotely on Wednesday 26th May at 6pm. Please continue to practise your essential residential skills: tying shoe laces, putting on a bedsheet and making sandwiches!
We hope you all have a lovely weekend,
Miss Wetherill & Miss Levett