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The first week back…

Friday 24th February | Comments are off for this post

Year 5 came back to school with a fantastic attitude and got straight into their learning.

In Literacy, we are looking at persuasive language – something a lot of us seem to be experts at already! We heard about the different techniques the children use to persuade their parents to buy them something, or to persuade their siblings to let them play with something.  We even heard the ‘top-tips’ on how to persuade your mum to let you choose the radio station on the way to work!

In Maths this half term, we are looking at decimals and percentages.  This week, pupils have been comparing and ordering decimals.  To finish the week off we looked at the nutritional values of different flavoured crisps, ordering them accordingly then adding the decimals to a number line.  It is particularly tricky to place your decimal when there is more than one decimal point.  We must remember that the ‘tenths’ hold the largest value.

In Science we will be looking at the reproductive system of plants and animals.  This week, we found out just why bees are so important in the reproduction of plants, as they transfer pollen from one plant to another.  We are hoping to look into this further and also get some flowers which we can deconstruct and dissect, to study them further. We also are looking forward to learning about the gestation periods of different animals, including humans.

In Topic, we are focusing on South America.  We were very impressed to see how much the pupils already knew.  In our first lesson, we looked at where South America is in relation to ourselves.  Using the satellite on google-maps, we zoomed in to different countries in South America to compare what we could observe in terms of landscape, climate and human features.  Pupils really enjoyed the freedom involved in this task – it would be a fun thing to do at home too!

The year ahead – We are halfway through the year now! We are really pleased with the progress the pupils have made and look forward to seeing this continue.  Keep up your home learning and enjoy any experiences you have outside of school, as they are all further opportunities to learn!  If you need any additional copies of anything, such as the spelling lists, just let an adult know and they can provide you with these.

Please see below for some photos of this week’s maths activities!

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