Time for a well-earned rest!
Friday 28th May | No comments yet
We have had a fantastic end to the half-term in Year 5! The children have certainly earnt a well-deserved rest after all of the hard work they have put in over the past weeks.
We finished our decimals topic in maths this week, ending with multiplying and dividing decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. We then moved on to revising multiplication. We began by multiplying 3-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers, focusing on how we can partition the larger numbers to help us. This then helped us understand how to multiply these numbers using a column method. After half term, we will continue developing a deeper understanding of multiplying larger numbers before looking at division.
The children have enjoyed working collaboratively in literacy this week by writing scripts for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In groups, children were tasked with retelling the story as a play, writing lines for each character and including helpful stage directions. Although some groups found the task tricky at first, they soon got the hang of it and have written some fantastic scripts! The children will be performing their plays at the start of next half term.
The children were investigating a mystery material in science this week, which they really enjoyed! Before finding out what the material was, the children thought carefully about its properties. They noticed that it was white and a particulate solid (but not an edible one!). They then began adding small amounts of water and observing the changes that occurred. They noticed that as water was added, the material began to absorb the water and expand. However, eventually the material became saturated and could no longer absorb any more. Finally, we revealed the true identity of the mystery material! I wonder if you could guess what it is from the clues…? Hopefully your child will be able to tell you (bonus points for the scientific name)!
The highlight for many children this week will have been mountain biking! All children got half a day’s cycling with Chris Young to help them prepare for residential. We cycled along Priesthorpe Lane towards Calverley, navigating some tricky routes! The children showed great resilience and positivity and all of them showed improvement in their own ability. Fortunately, the routes at Gisburn should be slightly easier as they will be less rocky, so if they managed this week, they will manage on residential!
Maths – arithmetic or problem solving questions.
Learning Log – Learn your own lines from your script (use Google Drive to find it)
Remember to keep using TT Rockstars, Mathletics and Spelling Shed over the holidays, as well as reading as much as possible!
We hope you all have a lovely half-term break, ready for the final term of the school year!
Miss Wetherill & Miss Levett