In English we have been writing biographies. We looked at a text about Jeremy Strong, before writing our own about either Anthony Horowitz or J.K. Rowling. We tried to include accurate details, adverbials of time and some of us also had a go at using parenthesis.
This week, Maths has focused on percentages, and we learnt how to find percentages of amounts, which involved using our knowledge of fractions - finding 50% of an amount is the same as finding half.
In Art, we have been using our sketching skills and linking them to next week's English topic - The Highwayman, a classic narrative poem by Alfred Noyes. We read the first verse, using it to create a drawing of the poem's setting, and completed a picture of the highwayman himself.
Don't forget, next week we will holding our talent show auditions. It is also Sport Relief and we will be aiming to run at least a mile each during our PE lesson.
In English we wrote a new episode for the Jeremy Strong story we have been reading - This is NOT a Fairy Tale. We tried to use the same style of writing, adding in humour using parenthesis.
Maths has focused on percentage, and how we can link this to fractions and decimals.
This week was the KS2 Inter-House Cross Country Competition, with Year 5 putting in strong performances against Year 6. We have also finished our Topic about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings by looking at Viking life, Anglo-Saxon law and order and the end of the Anglo-Saxon period in 1066 with the Battle of Hasting. In ICT we continued creating our Space websites.
In English we have continued looking at the work of Jeremy Strong. We also celebrated World Book Day by exploring lots of different books through a scavenger hunt!
Maths has focused on decimals, using our knowledge of place value to help us to order and compare them.
We have continued to look at the Anglo-Saxons in Topic, learning about King Alfred the Great and the Viking invaders. In ICT, we are designing our own website all about Space, aimed at Primary School children.
We have begun our new unit in English, which focuses on the author Jeremy Strong. He uses a lot of humour in his writing, which we have enjoyed reading.
Maths has returned to fractions, and we've been really impressed with what everyone has remembered from last half-term. We will keep practising these skills over the next few weeks.
Our new Topic is the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We have learnt about the invasion of the Anglo-Saxons, and a bit more about how they lived, including art and religion. We looked at the burial site of Sutton Hoo, where they found lots of interesting artefacts.
In English this week, our focus has been reading and developing our comprehension skills. We also learnt more about the Moon and some of the astronauts who have visited it.
Our Maths topic this week has been angles. After looking at how many degrees there are in a straight line and whole turn, we then applied this to help us solve missing angle problems. We also looked at how to use a protractor.
With it being Internet Safety Week, we have looked at how to stay safe on the internet. As well as an assembly, we were also visited by two police officers and made pledges on how we could help to make the internet a better place. In Art, we finished our final pieces - some of these will be on display at parents evening.
In English we used our persuasive writing skills to write an application letter to become an astronaut at the European Space Agency. Some of them were very convincing!
Maths has begun to link fractions with decimals, looking at tenths, hundredths and thousandths.
We continued learning about some of the different Hindu gods and goddesses in RE and in Science we looked at how the tilt of the Earth's axis causes our seasons. In Art we used the skills we practiced last week to begin our final pieces, designing the background for our rocket pictures.
This week in English we have looked at persuasive writing and have learnt about how useful modal verbs and adverbs of possibility can be.
In Maths we have looked at multiplying fractions by whole numbers and finding fractions of amounts. This was quite challenging to begin with, but we have become much more confident as the week has gone on.
In Art we have been experimenting with oil pastels (see photos below). We continued with cross country in PE - we were lucky to miss all the rain - and focused on day and night in Science.
In English this week we used everything we have learnt to write our own poem, based on the classroom. We plan to 'publish' these in ICT, ready to share at Parent's Evening.
Maths has again focused on fractions - adding and subtracting them. We have had to apply lots of our other skills, especially when the denominator is not the same.
This week's Science focused on the Moon, looking at the different phases. We have continued with cross country in PE and have begun looking at Hinduism in RE.
In Art we have begun looking at the artist Peter Thorpe, whose work is inspired by space. See below for some photos of us working in our sketchbooks.
In English we are looking at poetry, and have been reading the poem Last Night, I Saw The City Breathing by Andrew Fusek Peters. It uses lots of poetic techniques, such as similes and personification, which we will be trying to use in our work next week.
Fractions has been our topic in Maths, and will remain a focus for this half term. We have been learning to convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers, as well as how to use cancelling and multiplying to help us compare fractions and find equivalent fractions.
This week we were introduced to our new Science topic of Earth and Space, looking at the planets in our solar system. We are also using space as our inspiration in Art this half term. In PE we started our cross country unit - a bit muddy but lots of fun!