Year 5: Weekly Summary
Tuesday 11th July |
With only a few more weeks left in Year 5 the children are still working incredibly hard. We have finally drawn our work on Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ to a close. To wrap up this complicated unit of work, the children worked in groups to create scripts retelling the story in their own unique ways. The resulting performances were fantastic in both classes – with each group creating unique takes on the play, while still being true to the source. Due to some slight technical issues, the recordings of each performance need to be edited together and so will be posted separately (keep your eyes peeled for that one!).
In maths, we have covered a range of different topics over the last few weeks. First of all, the children learned about money – how to convert between pounds and pence, working out prices and amounts of change needed and how to solve various problems involving money. We even had some special visitors from Santander, who very kindly came into school to do a workshop all about money and what we can do with it.
We then moved on to measurements, starting by looking at the two main systems (metric and imperial) and tackling the sometimes tricky task of converting between them. Although the children found it difficult to start with, they persevered and in the end did really well. At the moment, we are working on making sensible estimates about the lengths, widths and heights of various objects and spaces around school.
In Science, we have been looking at the difference between reversible and irreversible changes and last week we conducted an experiment to see how much gas (in this instance Carbon Dioxide) was produced by various irreversible changes. this involved combining different liquids with solids to cause chemical reactions and fill up balloons. The children all had a fantastic time and made quite the mess, but found that mixing all of our materials together actually produced the best results.
Over the last few weeks, the children will be writing some stories with children in 5L basing theirs on a short film called the ‘Dream Giver’, before returning one last time to poetry. I am sure that the children will continue to work hard in the coming weeks and finish out Year 5 on a high note.