This week in maths we have been looking at converting fractions to decimals and percentages.
In literacy the children have looked at conjunctions, adverbs, speech and adjectives. We now need to make sure we include what we have learnt into our assessed pieces of writing.
In art the children used coloured paper to produce their symbols to represent a day from their week.
We had an assembly by the NSPCC which was very informative and then there was a workshop to give the children further information.
The children said goodbye to Mrs Bozier, we wish her all the best.
We made some Easter baskets which looked really good.
The children also had a golf roadshow which was great fun and there was some great teamwork.
We hope you have a great Easter!
This week in literacy we have been editing and improving our work. This is an essential skill for the children to become independently confident in checking their work. We checked to see if our work made sense, we looked for spelling and punctuation errors and we tried to add more detail and ambitious vocabulary. We also focussed on presentation, thinking, 'Would I be proud to show this work to Mr Stock?'
In maths the children looked at fractions as operations and worded problems which involved fractions.
In science we wrote a non-chronological report on why we are living longer and the consequences this is having.
In art the children described their collages and started to look at the work of 'Dale Devereux-Barker' and his use of symbols. We had a go at producing some symbols to represent a day in our week.
In PSHE we are looking at the differences between being proud and being boastful.
We forget to mention last week how proud we were of the children's efforts in the cross-country, everyone gave it their all!
The children had great fun on Maya day. In the morning, an archaeologist called Dianne Davis came in to speak to the children about her role. She spoke about how the Maya people were extremely clever for their time. She brought in some real life artefacts for the children to see. They got the chance to be archaeologists themselves asking questions about what they could see. They also crushed real coco beans the Maya way! She was extremely passionate about her role and this made the children super enthusiastic. They have one of her cards so they can visit her website too.
The children also got to create some fantastic masks. Watch this space and the display in the entrance way and for photos. In the afternoon, the children tried a Maya bean stew, salsa and torillia crisps. They also learnt a Maya dance. All in all a fantastic time had by all (including the teachers.)
In maths we looked at multiplying fractions and the children made great progress.
In literacy we created our own endings to 'Romeo and Juliet', the children had some great ideas. We wrote these up as a play script.
In art we finished our collages which look fantastic.
This term is flying by!
This week in maths we looked at subtracting fractions and applied what we learnt to solve some problems.
In literacy we finished our Newspaper articles about the fight between Mercutio, Romeo and Tybalt, the children's writing has progressed so much! We also developed some character profiles for Romeo and Juliet.
In science we carried out the end of topic test and the children showed some great understanding of Space.
In art we continued with our collages, using paint and tissue paper to produce some abstract pictures based on enlarged natural forms. They are looking spectacular.
In topic the children looked at Mayan Farming techniques, the children should be able to tell you lots!
Keep up the good work 5CL.
Despite the horrendous weather 5CL have had a very productive week. In maths we continued to look at fractions, learning how to add multiple fractions and subtract fractions.
In literacy we started to plan a newspaper report about the fight that took place between Mercutio and Tybalt in 'Romeo and Juliet'. We also started work on a story called 'The Key' which was set by Mr Stock.
On Thursday it was display day and the children produced some lovely work.
In science we looked at day and night and the phases of the moon.
During ICT we carried on developing our games on 'Scratch'.
Last but not least we made some lovely memories playing in the snow together during break times!
As you may have guessed from the title above we have started to look at Shakespeare's classic 'Romeo and Juliet'. We have studied the main plot and explored it's characters. We are all very excited!
In maths we are continuing to look at fractions, we learnt how to add and subtract fractions.
In science we looked at our solar system, building a to scale diagram and learning how astronomers discovered how our solar system exists.
In art we started our collage topic and the children's first experiments were fantastic. 5CL are such talented artists!
In topic we looked ancient Mayan architecture and had fun finding out facts and being travel agents.
The library system wasn't working last week but is now back up running smoothly so children have changed their books.
This week in literacy we have been planning our Mayan traditional stories, the children have been using what they've learnt in topic to come up with some great ideas. Their writing is really coming on leaps and bounds!
In maths we are continuing with fractions and the children are progressing well. We have looked at converting from improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa and comparing and ordering fractions with different denominators.
It was internet safety day on Tuesday so we had some in depth discussions about how to keep safe on the internet and how to be a confident internet user.
In ICT we continued to program our second game, the children are becoming really skilled in this.
We hope you have a restful and enjoyable half term, Mrs Cook and Mrs Lees.
This week we have been inspired by Martin Luther King to write an 'I have a dream' speech. Children have written a speech about the dangers of plastic disposal in our oceans. We really got passionate about the issue and the results were great.
In maths we have been looking at fractions which we will continue next week.
In science children did some cross-curricular writing, coming up with a poem about a planet. In ICT we started constructing a new 'boat race' game, the children are becoming great programmers! In PE we continued looking at our basketball skills which are coming along nicely. In art we planned our designs for some clay pots, watch this space!
In history we looked at Mayan gods and found out that the most important god is the corn God as without corn the Mayans would not survive.
Have a fabulous weekend!
It's been another busy week in 5CL. In literacy we have continued our work on 'The March!' with the children planning a recount of the book from Martin Luther King's point of view.
In maths we have been looking at division and if you can continue to help your children with their times tables this will help them immensely.
In ICT we have developed our ghost games and they are coming along nicely.
In art the children have used tissue paper and PVA glue to make a colourful bowl, they will be bringing them home on Monday!
In science we looked at levers, pulleys, gears and springs and completed the end of topic test. We will be moving onto space next week.
In topic the children looked at the Mayan writing system and they learnt how to decipher the symbols. We learnt that is it actually phonetic. We have also been looking at sources of information and finding out where they came from.
In PSHE we have been exploring friendship. The children did some excellent role play in character about different scenarios e.g. what would happen if you were in the playground and someone did not follow the rules. This was to help them overcome any small playground issues.
In handwriting we looked at the 'w' join and the Oxford Owl 'Read Write Ink spellings' are going well.
Keep up the excellent work 5CL!
I'm sure you'll agree Christmas seems a distant memory, thanks again for those who came to watch year 5's performance of the 'Highway Man', it was a great end to an excellent topic.
In literacy we are now studying 'March On' which looks at Martin Luther King and his contribution to the civil rights movement. The children have had some great discussions and some fabulous mini drama performances.
In maths we have been looking at multiplication, if you can continue to help the children with their times tables this will really aid them when it comes to longer multiplications.
In science we are continuing to look at forces. In ICT we have become game developers and the children are really enjoying it! In art we produced some amazing figures which were influenced by Alberto Giacometti. This terms topic is about the Mayans.
This week has also been assessment week, results will be shared at parents evening, we look forward to seeing you there, don't forget to book an appointment online. Have a good weekend!
This blog will be regularly updated by Mrs Lees and Mrs Cook and the talented children in 5CL.