Following an urgent message in Collective Worship on Monday from the eccentric Darwin Trotter, once again we find ourselves exploring the world to uncover the wonders it holds and teach others about its secrets!
Year 5 have decided to delve into the Brazilian Rainforest, the lush flora and fauna waiting to be discovered and shared.
In English, Year 5 have been learning about Non-Chronological Reports, ready to create their own fascinating texts. Each child now knows all the texts key features, why and how they are used and have begun to structure their own texts.
In Maths, the children have been reading temperatures from around the world working with negative numbers. Miss Taylor was really impressed with their knowledge of Roman Numerals and later in the week the rounding of 2/3 and 4 digit numbers.
Get ready for another busy week next week Year 5! Well done!
What a fantastic start to the new term! Year 5 have spent the first three days settling in with their new teacher and getting to know each other very well.
There has been lots of team building and collaborative learning going on, developing positive attitudes to their classmates and work. It has been excellent to see the peer praise and raise in self-esteem from many children in class.
We aim to continue to enjoy our learning in the weeks to come and over the months, start to set the foundations for a successful Year 6 and the next academic year!
I look forward to this half term and will continue to frequently update you with our wonderful work.
In the sixth week of the half term (4th - 8th December) we were studying the following in English and Maths:
English : We have been reading and writing reports. We reported on conditions on the planets of the solar system.
We have finished reading The Lemonade Crime. In September we read The Lemonade War. This was the sequel. We have started reading Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.
Maths : Fractions and division! We worked especially hard. We really got to grips with using our times tables knowledge and how to use the bus stop method.