Another week in year 5!
Friday 22nd September | 4 comments
Its been another fun week in year 5.
In maths, we have been continuing with our learning around place value. We have been increasing and decreasing numbers by a hundred, a thousand, ten thousand, one hundred thousand and even a million! Phewww! We have also been learning how to round big numbers. It is almost time for us to move on to our next topic which will be addition and subtraction. To get a head start at home, practise your column addition of large numbers, more than 2 numbers or decimal numbers.
Literacy has been a lot of fun. Pupils have read a range of different Greek myths and everyone has their own favourite, from the myth of Medusa to the myth of Perseus and Polyphemus! We will doing lots of writing around Greek myths. Some of this includes writing from a different characters perspective and creating our own Greek setting and describing it.
In RE, we learnt about why the Western Wall is a special place for Jewish people. We even wrote a prayer or a wish (or just a nice message) which we would say if we were at the wall. I couldn’t believe how many unselfish pupils there are in year 5. Many wished to end hunger, terrorism and injustice. Many wished the temple could be rebuilt for Jewish people.
In History, we created a scaled timeline and plotted onto it the different period in Greek history.
In Science, we explored forces in water and learnt that water resistance is actually very similar to air resistance. For example, we managed to demonstrate again how by giving an object a large surface area, it would fall more slowly. We also weighed the objects in the water and found that their weight changed!